Saturday, December 24, 2011

::no-butter:chicken::

I love spicy food and I love trying new foods in general. One type of cuisine that I wish I could dabble in a bit more would be Indian. For starters - I love Indian Butter Chicken. LOVE it. It's so delicious but incredibly high in calories which is totally unfair! Why do the most amazing things have to be so fatty! I don't get it!
Anyways - one of my most favorite magazines is Oxygen - it's for the fit lady that likes to hit the iron and eat clean and they always have amazingly delicious and low-fat/low-cal recipes. 
I found this recipe {I know! Finally a recipe!} in the latest issue of Oxygen {January 2012 issue with Tosca Reno on the cover - page 51 for the recipe and pic} and it looks amazing and it's a take on the calorie laden butter chicken. I am sure it tastes just as awesome and when I do decide to put this on my recipes to try list I will let you know what I think and if it's as good as the "real" thing. :)
So let's get on with it than. :) 

Bon Appetit!


No-Butter Chicken
A fat-burning dinner. 
Makes 3 servings.
Ready in 20 minutes. 

Ingredients
12 oz chicken breast, chopped into cubes
1 small onion, diced
1/2 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric 
1 tsp dried coriander
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp hot chili powder
2 tsp low-sodium chicken stock powder
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp corn starch
1 cup unsweetened almond milk 

Directions
1. Saute chicken in a large skillet coated with cooking oil.
2. Add onion, ginger and garlic, and cook for about 8 minutes, or until fully cooked.
3. Stir in all the spices and stock powder. Add tomato paste and fold through. 
4. Blend cornstarch with milk, then add to pan. Stir continuously until boiled. Add extra milk to thin out sauce, if needed. Coo through and serve.

Serve with brown basmati rice of with a whole wheat roti {Indian flatbread}. 

Fit Fact: Spices like cinnamon, turmeric and paprika can help reduce high levels of triglycerides {a type of fat in your blood}. -- Journal of Nutrition.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 214, Total Fats: 5g, Saturated Fats: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 160mg, Total Carbohydrates: 13g, Dietary Fibre: 3g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 28g, Iron: 3g


There ya go! Simple enough! ;) 
And finally a recipe for you! 

-S.*

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