It’s the time to eat healthily and glow! But you cannot make your stomach feel bored with the regular diet foods. A lot of people possess a thought about dieting is that it is all about eating boiled veggies without oil and butter. But hopefully it is wrong and you can enjoy all types of food if you prepare in the right way.
Chicken is one of the most common and favorite food items that most of the people all across the world like. Actually, “first we eat and then we do everything else” and that’s why this article is sharing an amazing chicken recipe to let you start a healthy day.
In order to prepare garlic chicken with orzo noodles, you don’t need to spend hours, it is easy and simple to prepare. So, let’s start the recipe-
This chicken dish does not require lots of ingredients; just with few ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious food item without absorbing too much calorie.
· One small cup Orzo Pasta (uncooked)
· Olive oil (3 tablespoons)
· Garlic cloves (2-3)
· Crushed red pepper (1/4 tablespoon)
· Two chicken breasts (skinless) and cut into small pieces
· Salt (according to the taste)
· Chopped fresh parsley (1/3 cup)
· Fresh spinach leaves (2.54 cups)
· Parmesan cheese (grated)
First of all, you need to boil the orzo Pasta for ten minutes. For the boiling purpose, you can use stainless steel cookware. You need to use two-three cups water, add a little salt and after one to two minutes add pasta and let it get boiled for ten minutes.
Now you require a nonstick pan to fry the garlic and red pepper. Let the pan to get heated, spread olive oil over the pan and add garlic and red pepper, stir until the garlic become brown in color. In other pot, you need to half boil the chicken breasts. After that, you can add the half boiled chicken and required salt with garlic and red pepper and cook for two to five minutes. Now you need to lower the heat and set it on a medium level. Boiled orzo pasta and parsley you need to add. Now place spinach leaves in a skillet and cook for five to six minutes, stirring often. After that, you need to add all the ingredients and spread parmesan cheese on top. And now it’s ready to be tasted.
In order to prepare this chicken item, you will need only thirty minutes. This dish is nutritious and satisfies the nutrient requirements of your health. The entire dish contains 351 calories. If you do not like rice item or on a diet which restricts rice then you can easily enjoy this recipe. It is easy to prepare and enriched with nutrients and satisfies your taste buds.
Why should you try this recipe?
Yes, there are a lot of mouthwatering recipes although garlic chicken with orzo pasta deserves a try from you. Chicken fries, burgers, pizzas are there to satisfy your hunger and taste buds but those are not good for health. All the fitness experts and doctors suggest people maintain a healthy diet regime.
In this recipe, here is chicken, cheese, pasta and other ingredients. All these are used in very limited quantity and in a unique way so that your body cannot absorb a lot of fat. Chicken is a great source of protein. You can eat chicken two to three times in a week as it is of light fat. Actually, the way of cooking matters- if you add too much oil, butter or cheese then automatically it will be of high calorie. But if you maintain a simple way with limited ingredients and balance with green vegetables then your health will not get affected rather you will enjoy the protein that comes from the chicken. In this recipe, you can notice there is no scope of butter rather little olive oil was used which is truly healthy. Pasta will satisfy your carbohydrate requirements and little cheese (topping) will add taste. Cheese is also a great source of potassium and human health requires potassium to make the bones stronger and produce more hemoglobin.
It is a great main course option which satisfies protein, carbohydrate and fat requirements. And the best part is that it gets prepared just within thirty minutes, without spending hours you can enjoy a great main course.
Try to use a stainless steel cookware
Well, it may not seem relevant with a chicken recipe to a lot of people! But most of the cooking experts prefer to use stainless steel cookware due to a lot of reasons. It is not that this cookware only comes with durability but also ensure great flavor preservation. With other types cookware there is the high chance of getting added metallic taste but with this stainless option, your food flavor is 100% secure. This cookware does not absorb oil and that’s why you can use very limited oil for the cooking purpose and make the food tasty.
So, without getting puzzled with a lot of chicken recipes, start with this easy option and make your stomach happy. From children to elders of the family- all can have this dish for the main course purpose. Let a good food help you to have a good mood for the day.