1. Marinade chicken thighs in seasoning of your choice
2. Pan Fry (maximum of 2 tablespoons of oil) chicken and chopped 1/4 onion. Until chicken is cooked and onions are caramelized.
3. Remove from pan and stir fry vegetables in the oil and juice/fat from chicken
I’ve been ill for most of the week, I wasn’t at the Saturday Fitter London classes yesterday and anyone who knows me would be surprised.
Any time I’m ill, soup always makes me feel better. I didn’t make pepper soup because the only meat I had was a whole chicken and there was no way I was going to cut it up into small chunks (my preference).
So I decided to make a curry, a little more watery than usual so I could sip on it – curry soup!
1 boiler chicken – skinned and cut into medium pieces
1 Can of Coconut Milk
3 bunches of large leaf spinach
3 tablespoons of Curry Powder
1-2 Maggi Cube(s)
1 tablespoon of Ground Ginger (raw ginger preferable, I was being lazy)
Ground Pepper or Chilli (Forgot to add this but I will next time for that extra kick)
- Boil chicken – add to pot with one chopped onion, maggi cube(s), ginger and mixed herbs. Use more water than usual, so the chicken is totally submerged in the water.
- Allow to cook for 20 minutes (boiler chicken), if you use roaster chicken, cook for a maximum of ten minutes.
- Add coconut milk and allow to cook for another 7-10 minutes.
- Add the curry and stir contents.
- Wash and chop the spinach. Add to pot.
- Cover and cook for a maximum of 10 minutes.
This definitely made me feel a little better and I had some more for lunch today. Yum
Yes coconut milk contains fat (which isn’t necessarily bad for you) and as long as you don’t have the entire pot of soup in one sitting, you’re good
Coconut milk has many health benefits including:
- Contains Iron (reduces risks of aneamia)
- Contains Potassium (reduces risk of high blood pressure)
- Contains Selenium (reduces the risk of joint inflammation eg arthritis)
- Other benefits can be found HERE
Boiled and pan fried sweet potatoes, chicken and vegetables (haha, a friend of mine saw pictures of my meals over the weekend and said I eat like a rabbit. Do rabbits eat chicken and fish?)
I just read Natural Nigerian’s comment on my ‘Maggi is Salt’ post and that reminded me of my dinner yesterday. As much as I love maggi, I know it’s full of “extras”. I’m working on eating as clean and natural as possible.
I will post the recipe for this later but the main reason for this post is: My seasoning consisted only of: Mixed Spice (curry, ginger, etc) and mixed herbs (thyme, etc) and it still tasted really good.
I’m going to buy some rock salt which is natural in comparison to table salt (that’s another post in itself). I’ll used that instead of Maggi every other week to start off and I’ll see where that takes me.