I decided to challenge myself to something new: cooking.
Some of you may not be able to relate to me on this (for those who can, thank you), but I hate cooking. I do love the end result, but I find the whole process long and boring. It just depresses me that a dish that requires so much time and effort is eaten in 3 minutes (that’s right, I eat fast.)
Howerver, I think we all need to get out of our comfort zones from time to time and do things we’re not used to doing. I also think developing new skills makes life so much more interesting.
So, in addition to answering my favorite 15 fitness FAQs over the course of a few weeks, I plan to develop my cooking skills. Every week I’ll write a post on my favorite dish that week. I’m really not a bad cook, I just don’t enjoy cooking. I hope this challenge ignites a fire in me.
The dishes I choose will ALWAYS respect this criteria.
- Tasty (nobody likes eating a boring dinner)
- Healthy (low GI, no preservatives, etc)
- Easy to make
This week’s meal is Tandoori chicken
What you’ll need:
- Chicken breast (cut in strips) Quantity not important
- Tandoori marsala spices
- Virgin coconut oil (just enough to keep the chicken from sticking)
- Basmati rice (I chose brown rice)
- 1 pan
- 2 pots
- 1 spatula
- 1 spoon for the rice
- Put 1 part rice and 2 parts water into a pot and bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat; not too much, as the water has to keep boiling, then cover.
- Set timer to 15 minutes.
- Heat pan with coconut oil on medium- high, add chicken strips (the thinner they are, the faster they cook).
- Strir chicken so that all sides cook evenly.
- Sprinkle Tandoori spices and strir so that all part of the chicken are seasoned.
- Turn down heat and strir from time to time.
- Boil water in second pot and place vegetable steamer on the bottom.
- 3 minutes before rice is ready add broccoli and cover pot.
- When the timer goes off remove rice pot from heat, but keep pot covered AND rince broccoli in cold water to set color.
- Verify if chicken is cooked (white inside).
- Serve and enjoy.
Why eat this meal?
- Low in fat
- Low glycemic index (GI)
- Doesn’t require continuous supervision
- High in protein