Chicken, like beef, is high in protein and low in fat. That makes it an ideal food in building, maintaining, and repairing muscle affected by a muscle-building program. The high-quality protein in chicken is also helpful in enhancing bone health and maintaining a healthy body weight.
Of course, the key is to prepare your chicken in a healthy way. Try to avoid deep frying it; instead, grill it on the BBQ or in a pan with a small amount of olive or canola oil. Also, be sure to remove the fatty skin.