How to Cook Chicken Without Oil

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How to Cook Chicken Without Oil
Grill your chicken rather than cook it in oil. (grilled chicken image by Pavol Kmeto from

Cook chicken without oil for a low-fat meal. Many chicken recipes do not require oil to produce a tasty succulent meal. One option is to marinate your chicken prior to cooking. Another option includes using a sauce to vary the flavour. Consider different methods to cook your chicken. Two possible methods include baking or grilling the chicken. An extremely versatile meat, you can cook chicken for a dinner and use leftovers to create another meal.

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Things you need

  • Potatoes
  • Tin foil
  • Baking pan
  • Garlic powder
  • Cajun spices
  • Onion salt
  • Lemon
  • Sealable plastic bag
  • Italian dressing, salsa or teriyaki sauce
  • Gas grill

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    Preheat oven to 177 degrees Celsius. Rinse the chicken and potatoes under cold water and rub off any debris. Poke holes into the potatoes. Line the baking pan with tin foil.

  2. 2

    Remove the chicken skin for a healthier diet. Add seasoning, such as garlic powder, Cajun spices, onion salt or lemon pepper to the outside of the chicken. Place it into the pan with several whole potatoes.

  3. 3

    Place pan into the oven. Set timer for one hour. Remove the food from the oven and put it on plates to serve.

  1. 1

    Place clean chicken into a sealable plastic bag. Add 1 cup of marinade to the bag, such as Italian dressing, salsa or teriyaki sauce. Shake the bag to coat the chicken well and set it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

  2. 2

    Turn the gas grill on or heat the coals. Run half a lemon over the grill. Remove the chicken from the bag and put it on the grill. Close the lid.

  3. 3

    Turn chicken over in five-minute intervals until it is cooked. Remove from the heat and serve it.

Tips and warnings

  • Add barbecue sauce to baked chicken for a different meal option.
  • Instead of lemon, you can spray a non-stick cooking spray on the grill.

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