Eating healthy doesn’t mean a diet of flavorless, boring foods. In fact, a nutritious diet is so much more then rice cakes and protein shakes.
Take the following Curried Chicken Recipe, for example. A light and delicious meal option that is quick and easy to make.
It’s a balanced blend of lean protein, carbs and healthy fats.
An added bonus of the dish? Curry powder, one of its main ingredients, offers you a serving of the anti-inflammatory super spice turmeric.
Turmeric is a herb, best known for its abilities to help promote a healthy digestion system, support your joint health and maintain cholesterol levels.
Recent research from the University of Texas has even found Turmeric can help prevent cancerous cells from forming.
Treat your taste buds and your body with a new chicken experience. Ready in less then 30-minutes, enjoy this recipe as a tasty protein packed dinner option with enough leftover for tomorrow’s lunch.
Curried Chicken and Vegetables
Recipe by Eric Liles
- 5-ounces of boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced.
- 1/4-cup of low-sodium chicken broth
- 4-teaspoons Cornstarch
- 1/2-tablespoon Olive Oil
- 5-cups mushrooms
- 1 large Red Pepper, chopped.
- 2-cups Snow Peas
- 1-cup plain, low fat yogurt
- 2-teaspoons Curry Powder
- In a non-stick pan, drizzle 2-teaspoons of olive oil over medium heat.
- After a minute, add in the chicken, cook until browned.
- Add in chicken broth, yogurt, curry powder and cornstarch;stirring constantly.
- Keep on medium heat until a think sauce forms, then lower heat and allow mixture to simmer for 5-minutes.
- In another non-stick pan, drizzle remaining olive oil and combine vegetable medley. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
- Once both dishes are done, combine the saucepans and mix together.
- Enjoy while warm. Serves two.
- Serving: 1/2 recipe
- 373 calories
- 13g of fat
- 35g of carbohydrate
- 7g of fiber
- 32g of protein
- Incorporating lean proteins into your diet, like chicken breast, will curb your appetite and help your body maintain lean tissue while burning fat for fuel.
- Recent research has shown red peppers can activate thermogenesis and increase metabolic rate to burn fat.
- Snow peas are a good source of iron, a mineral necessary for normal blood cell formation. Adequate intake of iron helps to prevent anemia ad fatigue. They are also a good source of fiber, which will keep you fuller, longer.
- Olive oil is filled with the healthy, good-for-you monounsaturated fat, which has been proven by research to help reduce bad cholesterol.