Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Easy healthy recipes: [paleo] broccoli lemon chicken

I have a tendency to make complicated dishes. Not on purpose, I just love throwing in lots of different vegetables and flavours into one pot and seeing what the result will be. It's not that I like to make my life difficult, but it's more that I like to get a variety of veggies into each meal, and for some reason, that translates into one, elaborate dish rather than a few easy sides. This blog has really been a good way for me to focus on one or two flavours rather than a mix of 10,999,274,104 types of vegetables in one large, overflowing pot where you can't taste the difference between carrots and broccoli. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit, and perhaps I throw in five to eight types of veg instead of 10,999,274,104, but same difference. 

Anyhow, this recipe is one of my favourite easy and healthy recipes, and one that I have learned not to turn into an everything dish. Don't get me wrong - there's still tons of flavor in it, but it focuses on one lovely vegetable (broccoli) and one protein! Of course, I always like to add some spices and herbs for an oompth of flavah, and this recipe is no different. It's a lovely, easy way to get some green into your life!


Easy healthy recipes: Broccoli lemon chicken by Welcome to Mommyhood


Servings

A whole lot! 4-6 adult portions. 


Kitchen Tools

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wok or large pan


Easy healthy recipes: Broccoli lemon chicken by Welcome to Mommyhood

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken (1 kilo) 
  • 1 onion
  • 1 head of broccoli 
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger  
  • 2 tablespoons dried tarragon
  • 1/2  teaspoon chili flakes 
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Optional: 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk [this will give it a bit of a sauce and creamy consistency]

Easy healthy recipes: Broccoli lemon chicken by Welcome to Mommyhood

Instructions

  • Heat oil in wok
  • Add chicken 
  • Pan fry chicken until it browns 
  • Add onion
  • Once the onion is translucent, add the remaining ingredients
  • Pan fry for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli is soft enough for your taste

Easy healthy recipes: Broccoli lemon chicken by Welcome to Mommyhood

Oh, and guess what? We got some good news yesterday, but I'm not telling yet. Aside from the Netherlands losing the only football/soccer match I actually felt like watching during this entire World Cup thing, it was a brilliant day! 

For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my Healthy Recipes page! For some (p)inspiration, visit my Healthy Recipes board on pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Yuliya