Eating healthy is not just about eating what is on your plate. There are many ingredients that form a formidable part of your daily platter. There are many vegetables and fruits that are considered top notch in this category. Visual cues can help with portion sizes-your serving of meat, fish, or chicken should be the size of a deck of cards, a slice of bread should be the size of a CD case, and half a cup of mashed potato, rice, or pasta is about the size of a traditional light bulb. India is a diverse country, famous for different preferences and varied taste of people. There are different regions and areas that specialize in different cuisines and ingredients that make the cuisines a success. Preferences vary for different people, some people prefer vegetarian and some prefer non vegetarian. If we speak about non vegetarian, what comes to your mind instantly? I would say chicken.
Chicken is one of the most widely used ingredients across all age groups according to various surveys. I would say that my dinner plate would not be complete without a proper dose of chicken in it. A chicken recipe with a proper touch of spices would make up a perfect recipe. It is a myth that health and tasty food does not go hand in hand. There are many finger-licking chicken recipes that are also high on health quotient. If you merge the proper ingredients together, it will provide you with various healthy chicken recipes that would leave an everlasting impression on your taste buds. This is the reason chicken is considered as one of the most versatile ingredients in the field of cooking. There are various types of chicken loved by people all over.
Tender on inside, crispy on outside or delicious marinated chicken breasts dripping in healthy peanut butter and yoghurt. Different regions, different people prefer different types of recipes. Let us discuss one such chicken recipe that is high on health meters and would definitely leave an everlasting impression on your taste buds.
Indian Chicken and Rice Salad
Ingredients – 12 Servings – 3
1 1/2 cups (300g) basmati rice
2 1/4 cups (560ml) water
2 cups coarsely shredded Steggles roast chicken
1 tablespoon tandoori paste
2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced lengthways
1 carrot, peeled, thinly sliced length ways
1/2 cup coarsely coriander
1/2 cup mint leaves
Mango chutney, to serve
Natural yoghurt, extra, to serve
Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water until the water runs clear. Place rice and water in a large saucepan. Cover with a tight-fitting lid or foil and bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken, tandoori paste and yoghurt and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until well combined and heated through. Remove from heat.
Spoon the rice among serving bowls. Arrange the cucumber and carrot ribbons over the rice. Top with chicken mixture, coriander, mint, mango chutney and dollop with yoghurt. Serve immediately.
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