On the healthy “chicken” wagon

26 Sep

And that is just because I am feeling so exhausted as if I might have been pushing one around! Also the very lame excuse as to the reason why there have been almost NO posts! Yes I know, but what can I do, I can’t be superwoman every day, I have tried to be like my inspiring mother, but alas, I really don’t know where she gets it from!! Even if you have a slight flu over here, it knocks you back for weeks!!

So, firstly today, I wanted to play chicken with with my “much more fitted” clothes this morning and this is the reason for a warm chicken salad. Something light, but still full of crunch and happiness!! Still thinking how I am going to run this past my very, oh so beautiful, muscled man! ;-p Yes he is, and he is all mine.He’s just going to have to deal with this chicken salad. Luckily there are still some of my dauphinois potatoes left from yesterday, so I know those little buggers will fill him right up!!

Nothing exciting really, all I can say is that it is quick, light and still colourful to lift us into happiness in these glum, dark days that are sneaking into our London home. Also, if you were as lazy and exhausted as I was this weekend, it gives you enough time to still properly clean your house and do the washing that is still looking at you with a VERY angry face. So, all in all everybody is smiling!

Warm chicken & vegetable salad

2 to 3 chicken breasts

2 teaspoons of season all spice

2 roasted red peppers, roughly chopped

1 pack of French green beans

1 teaspoon of cumin seeds

3 tablespoons of toasted pine nuts

1 courgette, grated in ribbons, roasted

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 handful of cherry tomatoes, halved and roasted

Salt & pepper to taste

1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

Put your oven on grill. Place your courgette ribbons on the tray, along with your cumin seeds sprinkled over and tomatoes, flavoured with salt and pepper, drizzled with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Grill them for 10 minutes.

Watch them, as they can burn very quickly. As this is cooking in the oven, sprinkle the season all over the chicken and rub and pat it slightly.

Now heat a frying pan, add the remaining olive oil to the pan and fry your chicken until brown. Watch it so that you don’t overcook it and it is then to dry. Turn then halfway, the season all will create a lovely, thin crispy layer.

Meanwhile, while this is cooking, boil your french beans in water for about 7 minutes, just so that they go slightly soft, but are still firm. Drain them. Remove your courgette & tomatoes from the oven.

Now take your chicken breasts from the pan and slice them into medium sized slices. Place your french beans, along with the tomatoes, roasted pepper & chicken pieces back in the pan the chicken was cooked in. Add your teaspoon of balsamic glaze. Cook for 4 minutes. Take off the heat.

Now take your pine nuts and toast them for 5-7 minutes in a warm pan.

Voila!! Take your warm chicken salad and dish up onto a plate. Sprinkle your salad with the pine nuts.

Lastly, crumble over your feta cheese and sit back, relax and enjoy my friends!

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2 Responses to “On the healthy “chicken” wagon”

  1. conradsword September 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    mmmmm lekka lekka

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