In her second guest blog for FFS Nutrition, Anna explains the importance of protein with each meal and how to keep chicken interesting with this recipe. This chicken dish is a perfect option for those who want something healthy, delicious and quick after work or the gym.
I don’t know about you but I get very bored of eating the same thing all the time, I went through a phase of eating plain grilled chicken breasts for my lunch every day and this nearly sent me over the edge!
Nevertheless, protein is an essential part of our daily diet and we should be ideally having some form of this at every meal. Protein builds muscle, repairs tissues in the body, such as skin, bones, blood, and is used in making enzymes and hormones.
With that in mind, I found this little gem of a recipe from Derval O’Rourke,.
It’s literally fool-proof and so easy for a quick mid-week meal or even a dinner party main course (my mum swears by it.*
* This recipe can easily be adapted for more people just double or triple the recipe.
Ingredients - 1 person (2 person)
2 chicken breasts (I use skinless)1 tsp Dijon mustard1 tsp mango chutneyHandful of cheddar or mozzarella cheese
Heat the oven to 180 degreesIn an ovenproof dish, place the chicken side by sideMix up the mustard and chutney in a bowlSpoon the mixture over each chicken breast so they are fully coveredSprinkle over the cheeseCover the dish with tinfoil and place in the oven for 20 – 25mins depending on the size of the chicken With 7mins to go remove the foil
Remove from oven and serve with some homemade sweet potato fries (see recipe below) and a salad or some brown rice and steamed veg
Sweet Potato Fries
1 large sweet potato1 tsp mixed herbs1 tsp paprika1 tbsp. olive oil Salt & pepper
Heat the oven to 180 degreesChop the sweet potato into thick-cut chips and place in a bowl with the remaining ingredients and give it a good mix. The size of the sweet potato doesn’t really matter, however, the smaller they are the quicker they will cookPlace on a baking sheet and into the oven for 30minsAfter 15mins, check and give the sheet a shake to make sure the potatoes cook the whole way throughServe with a mix of Greek yogurt and Frank’s Hot Sauce (1 tbsp. yogurt and a decent splash of Frank’s) as a substitute for ketchup or mayo.
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About the Author
Anna is a passionate member of FFS gym, who loves to cook healthy meals using as little processed foods as possible. She believes that it’s all about balance in life and her recipes mirror this.
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