slow cooked sesame chicken

After the isolation, certainly as lots of people, I’m feeling like I have put on some weight (you know, cooking daily, work out less…) So, I’m currently working on my desire to find lighter recipes but still delicious to satisfy both my/your taste buds and body. I worked on it and here we are, I have 4 super-healthy and quick recipes to introduce you and that you can reproduce at home easily, I promise!

To start with, I suggest you a wonderful prawn and broccoli stir-fry. You will then taste a slow-cooked sesame chicken, a one-pot chickpea curry, and finally, a honey lime prawns recipe! I hope these 4 easy recipes for delicious and super-healthy dinners will delight your stomach and also, be feeling your best!

PRAWN & BROCCOLI STIR-FRY


Preparation: 5 minutes.

Cooking time: 10 minutes

prawn broccoli stir fry

Ingredients for 3 people:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 450 g prawns
  • 450 g broccoli
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, cook the prawns with 2 tbsp of olive oil and then, add 1 tsp of salt and crushed red pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a new saucepan, pour 2 tbsp of olive oil again and cook the broccoli. Add garlic, ginger and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 7 minutes and add the prawns.
  3. Add soy sauce and the juice of one lemon and cook again for 3 minutes. It’s ready!
prawn broccoli stir fry
prawn broccoli stir fry
prawn broccoli stir fry

SLOW COOKED SESAME CHICKEN


Preparation: 15 minutes.

Cooking time: 2,5 hours

slow cooked sesame chicken

Ingredients for 3 people:

  • 700 g Chicken breast
  • 450 g broccoli (6 cups)
  • Pepper,
  • 80 ml soy sauce (1/3 cup)
  • 45 g honey (1/3 cup)
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 60 ml water (1/4 cup)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the chicken breast in small pieces. In a saucepan, cook your chicken with olive oil. Add pepper, soy sauce, honey, tomato paste, garlic, sriracha, ground ginger, sesame oil and rice vinegar and mix all together on low heat for 2 hours. After 2 hours, take out the chicken, but let the sauce inside the saucepan.
  2. Mix water and cornstarch in a cup and add to the sauce. Low heat 15 minutes, then steam broccoli at the top of the saucepan in a passerby. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Put back the chicken in the sauce, mix together. It’s time to prepare your plate. Spread broccolis on your plate and add the chicken in the center. Enjoy your meal!

Note: for the topping, you can add sesame seeds.

slow cooked sesame chicken
slow cooked sesame chicken
slow cooked sesame chicken
slow cooked sesame chicken

ONE-POT CHICKPEA CURRY


Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

one-pot chickpea curry
one-pot chickpea curry

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • Oil, salt, pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Chilli flakes
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp lentils
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream
  • 225 g broccoli
  • 400 g chickpeas
  • 100 g spinach
  • Juice of ½ lemong
  • A few parsley leaves and cream for the topping

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, pour some oil and cook the onion. Add garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli flakes, salt and ginger and mix together.
  2. Then, add 4 tomatoes, lentils and coconut cream. Mix again and let’s cook with a lid on for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix everything and add to this mixture broccolis, chickpeas and spinach. Cook again for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon juice. Serve on a plate by adding some cream and parsley at the top! It’s delicious and full of flavours!
one-pot chickpea curry
one-pot chickpea curry

HONEY LIME PRAWN


Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20/25 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • 450 g prawn
  • Oil, salt, pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 lime juice
  • 450 g asparagus
  • 1 red capsicum

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, cook the prawns with some oil. Add salt, pepper, 1 clove of garlic, honey and lime juice.
  2. Mix together and let it cook for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a new saucepan, pour some oil and cook the asparagus with the red capsicum. Add salt, pepper, one clove of garlic, cook for 5 minutes and then, add to this mixture, prawns previously cooked.
  4. Cook again for 2 minutes and serve on a plate! Bon appétit!
honey lime prawn asparagus capsicum
honey lime prawn asparagus capsicum
honey lime prawn asparagus capsicum

Voilà!! It is time for you now to realize these 4 easy recipes for delicious and super-healthy dinners!! Let me know if you like it?

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