This is not a Jamie Oliver style recipe with superfluous ingredients, the focus here is on good nutrition rather than incredible flavour. Chicken is a bodybuilding staple and the carbohydrate sources are interchangeable in most cases. The main health benefits of each ingredient are listed beside them. This is suitable as a lunch or a dinner, and can also be prepped in the morning and taken to work in Tupperware. Around 50-60 grams of Buckwheat might be suitable for a petite frame, while 100g+ for those who need big portions.
- 1 Piece Organic Chicken Breast: High in protein, lean meat.
- 80g Buckwheat: Lowers Cholesterol, High in Fibre, Complex Carbohydrate, Source of Magnesium.
- 2 Tomatoes: Has anti-cancer properties and is a good source of Vitamins A, B and C.
- Put organic chicken breast in a pan of hot water, on a low heat (steam, no visible bubbles)
- Wait 10 minutes
- Weigh out your Buckwheat and place it in a pan of boiling water
- Take two tomatoes and cut them into 8-16 pieces
- Heat a frying pan with oil (Groundnut or Coconut Oil are good choices)
- When the chicken has been on for around 18 minutes, place the chopped tomatoes in the frying pan
- Add seasoning of your choice, I used Smoked Paprika, Pepper and Hot Chili Powder
- The chicken should be ready after 20 minutes. Remove, drain the water, place on a chopping board and cut into pieces
- Add diced chicken to the frying pan and stir. If the chicken is cooked this is a quick stir just to coat the chicken in seasoning
- Drain the buckwheat and serve alongside chicken and tomatoes
As with the other “recipes” it’s just cooking three ingredients. This is a nice and healthy meal and takes 25 minutes.
As a complete protein, you can make buckwheat a staple meal, and mix it up with different vegetables to add variety.
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