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Coconut Curry Lime Chicken with Hot Broccoli

Coconut Curry Lime Chicken with Hot Broccoli

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Coconut Curry Lime Chicken with Hot Broccoli
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No surprise but I need to lose a little weight so you are going to get more waistband friendly recipes. I am not going strict clean/paleo or anything but more like weight watchers. It should be no surprise that more chicken, fish and veggies will be making the plate until I can button my pants with less effort.

I love green curry dishes that have that silky coconut milk with layers of green curry and vegetables. So when I saw a recipe for Coconut Lime Chicken it made me think of green curry. And when I read the ingredients, I spotted curry….sold! It doesn’t really taste anything like you might taste in a typical Thai green curry dish. The chicken is super moist and the sauce reduction helps carry that flavor to the rice. I also roasted up some broccoli as a side and used a little soy sauce and red chili flakes to flavor it.

Ingredients:
2 free range air chilled chicken breasts
Marinade and Sauce
1 can of coconut milk
1 lime juiced and zested
3 tbs of Soy Sauce (GF)
1 jalapeno sliced (seeds and all)
2 tsp of cumin
2 tsp of curry powder
2 tbs of olive oil

1 package of Rice
Broccoli
Soy sauce
Red chili flakes
cilantro

Directions:
1. Super easy. Make your marinade by mixing it all in a bag and add your chicken breasts. Marinate it overnight or at least for several hours.

2. Heat up your grill and grill pan to a medium high heat (300-400). Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off the excess sauce/marinade. IMG_0510

3. Take the marinade and sauce and put it in a small pan and heat to a simmer. This can freak some people out but by getting it a boil and letting it simmer will kill the bacteria. IMG_0507

4. Preheat your oven to 350. Cut your Broccoli into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle a little soy sauce on them along with red chili flakes. Roast them for about 20 minutes while your chicken is grilling. IMG_0508

5. While your chicken is resting after it is cooked. Make your 90 minute rice in the microwave I cut the chicken and then poured the sauce over the rice and chicken. I garnished with cilantro.
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Updated Peas and Carrots

Updated Peas and Carrots

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Roasted Carrots and Peas
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To compliment our chicken I decided to do a carrot and pea recipe with roasted potatoes.
Carrots roasted turn even sweeter and syrupy not to mention soft. Paired with the sweet peas with spices was a perfect compliment to our savory chicken.

The spices and lime juice really wake up this traditional side. The cumin and coriander bring some earthiness while the lime juice and ginger bring a pop to the sweet roasted peas and carrots. If you are looking for an easy side that might bum the kids out when they see it but cause them to raise an eyebrow when you force them to take a bite…this might be it.

Ingredients:
Carrots (peeled and quartered)
1 cup of Frozen Peas
2 tbs of olive oil
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp of cumin
Lime juice
Kosher Salt and Pepper

Directions:
First Roast your carrots in a sheet pan with salt, pepper and oil at 400 for about 20-30 mins. Then remove and add your spices and lime juice and stir in your peas. Cook for another 5-10mins.