It’s that time of year when most of us are starting to panic about that we won’t have our bikini bodies in time to hit the beach. With this is mind this is the latest offering in our series of awesome dishes that not only taste amazing but are filling and super healthy. Succulent chicken, garlic, tangy lemon and steamed veg bursting with flavor, what is NOT to like about this great dish? The only oil used in any of these meals is of the olive variety, and we all know how much better that is for you than your usual fat! The Mediterranean diet is bang on trend as we look to our slim and fit European neighbors for inspiration in the dietary stakes. This is one of those dishes that works equally well for lunch or dinner and also works well with a side salad if you wish.
2 Chicken breast fillets
2 wedges of lemon
1 cup broccoli
½ cup chopped or sliced onions Onions
3 sliced or crushed garlic cloves
2 tbsp Olive oil 2 tbsp
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped parsley
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp each of salt and ground black pepper
Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap and beat with a rolling pin until they are approximately ¼ inch thick then cut the chicken into ½ inch wide strips
Add the oil to a large frying pan and heat gently. Put the chicken strips into a bowl and marinade with the dry ingredients.
Stir fry the chicken etc in the pan until cooked through. Drop a dab of butter into another pan and add the carrots, broccoli, zucchini and beans stirring as you go. When they are cooked to your preference serve them with the chicken and garnish with the rest of parsley.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.