Chicken Curry Low-Fat Recipe
We know that chicken breast is a low-fat protein source that you can’t go wrong with when on a fat loss programme. However, way too often I see it being cooked the same way with not much seasoning, and it ends up tasting bland and dry. Kind of like ready-to-eat chicken breast slices from your local supermarket with no hot sauce to spice it up. Not much flavor, is there? Now here’s a simple recipe that is not your usual curry, but it’s cooked in a healthy way to create a high-protein and low-fat meal.
Here’s what you need:
- 2.5kg chicken breast, diced
- 1/3 tsp coconut oil or duck fat
- thumb sized piece of ginger
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 teaspoons hot madras curry powder
- 1 teaspoon jeera seeds (cumin)
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed extra hot red chilies
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- Rinse the chicken breast with cold water and dice it.
- Season the chicken with sea salt, curry powder, cumin, garam masala and chilies. Leave it to marinate for 30 minutes if you have the time.
- Finely chop ginger and garlic.
- In a large non-stick stewpot heat 1/3 teaspoon of coconut oil or duck fat over medium heat. Add the fenugreek seeds, chopped ginger and garlic and sauté, covered, for a couple of minutes, until tender.
- Add the chicken, cover with lid, and leave it to sauté for 10 minutes.
- Add the turmeric powder and stir thoroughly. I add it during cooking purely for practical reasons – it has a very strong colour and you would end up with yellow fingernails if you were to season it with hands.
- Cook it for 45-60 minutes and keep stirring every 10 minutes so that it cooks thoroughly.
Cooking a huge amount of chicken or meat at once is a great way to prepare your meals upfront and save time. A good quality non-stick stewpot can come really handy here. If it’s properly seasoned, the cooked chicken can safely stay in the fridge for 3-4 days. I am used to very spicy food. You should experiment with the spices to find the right formula for yourself. Give it a try and leave a comment to let me know how it went!!
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