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Chicken Flat Bread ~ Thai Style
What You Need:
- 1/2lb of boneless & skin less free range chicken, cut it all up into pop in your mouth bite-size pieces (don’t pop into your mouth until cooked!)
- 1/2 cup of shredded carrots ~ room temp
- 1/2 cup of red bell peppers ~ cut or sliced, soften by sautéing in separate pan
- 2tsp of low sodium soy sauce
- 1tsp of organic honey
- 1/2tsp of cornstarch
- 2Tbsp of olive oil
- Pre made flat bread or 2 medium naan ~ feel free to make your own, however I am all about simple and easy. You can also use wheat or gluten-free, whatever you need to make this flat bread your own.
- 8oz of skim or low-fat mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 Thai peanut sauce ~ make your own or buy at the store ~ look for a lighter version or organic.
- Fresh Cilantro ~ to taste ~ sliced and diced
- Fresh Mint ~ a sprinkle ~ sliced and diced
- Handful of roasted chopped peanuts
What You Need to Do:
Heat oven to 375
Mix the low sodium soy sauce, organic honey, cornstarch and free range chicken together and then marinate, 5 to 8 minutes room temp. Just long enough for the sauce to soak into the chicken. Use a non stick frying pan, sauté the chicken for about 3 to 4 minutes until cooked through ~ high heat. Brush the olive oil around the edges of each naan or the flat bread. Now spread the peanut sauce on. Sprinkle on the cheese and cooked chicken. Bake 5 to 8 minutes, until the cheese melts & edges are golden brown. I like to sprinkle the carrots and red peppers on about a minute before the bread comes out for warming purposes. (don’t want to burn the veggies) Remove flat bread from oven, top with mint, cilantro and roasted peanuts. Cut and enjoy! Makes 2 servings or one, whichever you decide!
And that is good enough reason to eat something fried!
Garlic Sweet Potato Fries
Here comes the somewhat healthy part. Now come on… for those of you that know me there has to be some healthy aspect to everything! Not really fried, did I mention that? This tasty recipe can serve 4, or just.. eh em you! (which I have taken out a tray before… no shame here! )
- Non-stick vegetable oil spray ~ Keep those bad boys from sticking!
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and then cut into 1/2-inch-wide slices then cut again into 1/2-inch-wide fries, cut them to the thickness you like, I like them thin and crunchy
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
- Coat a non stick baking sheet with vegetable oil spray.
- In a big bowl, toss sweet potatoes and olive oil.
- Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet, in one layer. Now season generously with salt and black pepper.
- Bake those bad boys for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and tender, turning the fries occasionally during cooking time.
- When fries are done, transfer to a large plate or bowl
- In a small bowl, mix together thyme, parsley and garlic; sprinkle over sweet potatoes.
- In another bowl mix together spicy mustard and ketchup to make a tasty and calorie fat free dipping sauce.