Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean compromising delicious food. There are different ways of cooking your favorite food so that it still remains delicious and at the same time, good for the body. Here is a simple recipe of lemon chicken that has been modified to be a healthier meal.
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. soy sauce
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup fat-free chicken broth
¾ lbs. chicken breast cutlets
1 tsp. minced ginger
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. low calorie sweetener
1 tbsp. olive oil
¼ cup red bell pepper cut into thin strips (optional)
¼ cup green bell pepper cut into thin strips (optional)
- Remove the skin from the chicken breast cutlets. This makes the chicken healthier to eat.
- In a mixing bowl, combine 1 tsp. cornstarch and 1 tbsp. soy sauce. Mix together until the ingredients are well combined. Get the chicken breast cutlets and put it in the mixture. Massage the chicken breast cutlets with the mixture and make sure that the surface of the chicken is covered with the marinade. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
- While the chicken is marinating, you can already start working on the sauce. In a mixing bowl, stir in together ¼ cup soy sauce, ginger, garlic, 1 tbsp. sweetener chicken broth and the 1 tsp. cornstarch.
- Get a medium-sized frying pan and heat the olive oil. Once the oil is heated, get the chicken from the refrigerator and cook for 3-5 minutes without overcooking the chicken.
- Once the chicken has been cooked, add in the sauce. Cook the chicken in the sauce for a couple of minutes or until the sauce slightly thickens.
- When the sauce is thick enough, you can add the red and green bell peppers. Wait for the bell peppers to be tender. You are ready to eat!
This recipe makes 3-4 servings. It can be eaten together with organic rice or wheat bread. Removing the skin from the chicken makes this meal healthier as chicken skin is high in saturated fat. Opting to eat this with the bell peppers also gives you a chance to have you vegetables without overpowering the main ingredient, which is chicken.