August 27th 2016
Amelia Freer: Green chicken
December 3rd 2015
Photo credit: Kirstin Sinclair
A nutritious and delicious chicken recipe from Amelia Freer that's as tasty as it is filling and good for you
I’m always trying to find ways to get more greens into my clients' diets. And in a quick and simple way. So I came up with this green chicken recipe which is tasty and filling and hence, needs no grains!
4 chicken breasts, chopped into bite-size cubes
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 sticks of celery, finely chopped
2 leeks, finely chopped
2 courgettes, chopped into half moons
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 cup or handful of fresh or frozen peas
2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
1 glass of white wine (optional)
Fresh basil, parsley and oregano to sprinkle over once cooked
Zest of 1 lemon
Coconut oil for cooking
1. Heat a frying pan and add 2 tsp coconut oil (or olive oil).
2. Add onion, garlic and celery and soften, till they start to “sweat”.
3. Add the leeks and courgettes and soften for 1 minute.
4. Add in the chicken breast and stock, stir well and cover for 4-5 mins.
5. Once chicken is cooked through, add peas and spinach and stir.
6. Take off heat and sprinkle fresh herbs and lemon zest.
7. You may wish to add a pinch of sea or Himalyan pink salt and some fresh black pepper.
This is also great for lunch the next day.