Chicken bites and spicy peppers
Updated: Apr 18
Hello guys, we made it until the weekend!! It is finally Friday, which means another yummy recipe post!
This is one of my speedy, last minute recipe that saved my dinner last Tuesday when I didn't know what to put on the table. It is also healthy, low calories while being incredibly tasty!
No vegetarian or vegan stuff this time, I needed some good old animal protein. I am not a huge fan of chicken, as it is difficult to find good quality meat but it was a very long time since I cooked something with it, so I thought I would give it a go.
It is rather economic dish, I bought the chicken for around 5quids (it was a massive tray) and the peppers were a pound for a bowl in my local Turkish off licence store and I obtained 4 generous portion out of it. Bargain!
I love spicy food, but you can easily do it without the green super spicy peppers and it will be very nice anyway, I promise. This is an alternative to your usual grilled chicken if you are on a diet because it doesn't have many calories and it would be perfect after a workout (lean protein + veggies = great combo for you muscles). Obviously, it would be amazing with some steamed rice or couscous on the side if you don't have any problems with carbs. I need to loose some weight (spring is approaching fast and ate too much chocolate this winter), so in this case I skipped it. Even without them it is deeply satisfying being so full of flavours and rather nutritious, so I didn't felt deprived and I didn't need to jump on the biscuits after an hour.
Bonus: it is an amazing dish to take for lunch at work the next day!
-2 small jalapeños
-4 paprika red peppers
-2 yellow bell peppers
-4 cloves of garlic
-A glass of white wine
-Thyme leaves (dry or fresh)
-Extra virgin olive oil
-Wash and clean the peppers first. Remove the seeds inside and cut them roughly (not too small).
-In a large wok pan, warm up some olive oil with two garlic cloves cut in a half and the jalapeños. Let it cook for a couple of minutes at high heat.
-Add the peppers in the wok and stir. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 10 minutes.
-In another pan, warm up some olive oil with other two garlic's cloves.
-Slice the chicken into strings or small bites and toss them in the pan to fry.
-When they become white, incorporate the thyme and season with salt.
-Pour the whine on the chicken and let it cook until the chicken becomes golden.
-Check the peppers: when they are softer, add the capers + the black olives and season with salt. Lower the heat, stir them well and let them cook again with the lid on for other 5 minutes.
-When the chicken is ready (it should be gold-brown), add it in the pan with the peppers, stir well and let it simmer at low heat for a couple of minutes to incorporate all the flavours.
I hope you liked my recipe today, I wish you a lovely weekend!
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