Are you faking it? You should be!
Fakeaways are becoming ever more popular as food prices rise and people start to opt for a healthier lifestyle. Since I couldn’t get by in life without a decent chicken curry (okay, maybe I could if I really had to) I love this recipe for a Slimming World friendly dish.
Sim from Sim’s Life is currently running a really inspirational weight loss linky called Weight Loss Wednesday. It’s a place for bloggers to meet up each week and report back on their successes (or not) from the past week. All of the participants have goals relating to their health and fitness and it’s a great way to stay motivated; if you intend to tell people you’re working towards a goal you don’t want to be saying you didn’t reach it!
Anywho, I was talking to Sim about Slimming World and the not overwhelming, yet still notable, success I’ve had with it. I’m a stone lighter than when I joined and although I have since fallen off the Slimming World wagon I haven’t actually put any weight back on in the few months since I last attended a group. There must be something in that, surely?
This recipe isn’t actually an official Slimming World recipe but having tweaked just one ingredient (the fry light was originally ghee) I have been using it on the Slimming World plan. I took it to taster night at group too and it was a hit!
Without further ado …
- 4 chicken breast fillets, diced
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- Low fat cooking spray (I use Fry Light)
- 1 salad tomato, quartered
- 1 tsp table salt
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp madras powder
- pinch turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp tandoori masala
- fresh coriander, to garnish
- optional vegetable – chuck anything in that you fancy!
It sounds like a lot of different ingredients in small quantities (and, well, it is) but I took a chance on it and now this is one of my go-to recipes and these spices are always in my cupboard. It’s worth it, I promise!
1. Sauté the onion and garlic in Fry Light until soft
2. Add a splash of water and the tomato, chicken and salt. Vegetables too if you’re having them. Stir gently.
3. Add the rest of the spices and leave to simmer until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
4. Top with a coriander garnish and serve with boiled basmati rice. Or I like a bit of (low fat) sour cream, but that’s not part of the deal here!
What is your favourite ‘fakeaway’? Next time: home made Doner Kebab!