All posts tagged: chicken

Sausages & mash + low calorie series

Who doesn’t love some sausages and mashed potato for dinner? I know I do. I know I freaking love sausages and mashed potato. And if you know someone who doesn’t, I don’t want to know them. Don’t introduce them to me please. ALERT: This meal is so easy. It feels like you’ve had a big naughty, filing, cozy meal when actually it’s the opposite. One serve of this meal is only 222 calories!!! Let’s put that into perspective: 2 slices of thin, white bread are 147 calories. This WHOLE meal is only 222!! Let that sink in. Gravy. Mashed potato. Sausages. 222 calories. Ugh, I died and went to mashed potato heaven. The real stinker here though, is the two ingredients I use that make this so low calorie. If you live in Australia, head to Coles and check out their Simply Less range, chicken sausages. For two sausages it’s only 117 calories, compared to Coles thin BBQ beef sausages which are 157 calories for one! While you’re at Coles you need to pick up …

Chicken Teriyaki

In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make teriyaki sauce from scratch. It’s made with 3 commonly used Japanese seasonings, (cooking) sake, soy sauce and mirin. You can find all these ingredients at your local supermarket in the Asian section. Once you have these ingredients you can make many delicious and authentic Japanese recipes. Chicken teriyaki (serves 1) – 1/2 chicken breast – 1 cup jasmine rice, cooked – 1/2 carrot, sliced and cooked – 4 broccoli florets, cooked Toppings: – Kewpie mayonnaise (Japanese mayo) – 7 spice chilli pepper (find at your local Japanese or Korean supermarket) – 1 serve of Teriyaki sauce Method 1. Cook the chicken breast on a grill on medium heat until no longer pink. 2. Cook the vegetables according to your taste. I boiled mine separately until tender. 3. Prepare the Teriyaki Sauce (recipe below). 4. When the chicken is cooked, slice it. Use a small bowl to press rice into it. Flip it over on a plate for a little rice dome. Place the chicken next to the …

Portuguese chicken curry + low calorie series

A few weeks ago there was a Night Noodle Market at Southbank in Brisbane. We (me and the bf) hadn’t planned on going to it at all, we just happened to be at Southbank for a nice bike ride. We went inside to have a quick look and oh my god, seriously, the smells of it all! Everything smelt soo good so we did a little lap of all the little kiosks. There were heaps of Asian cuisines available, Korean, Pinoy, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and one curious little stall, Portuguese. I was a bit confused seeing as Brazilian Portuguese were.. well Brazilian and not Asian. We had a closer look and it explained that it’s history was from Asian immigrants in Brazil. The Portuguese chicken curry, chicken curry on turmeric rice. It smelled super good so we got one to share. What made it interesting was how it was served. A big scoop of turmeric rice, chicken curry piled on top, a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and a spoon of coconut milk …

Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Ohhh I love fajitas! Who can honestly resist juicy chicken, red peppers and onions flavoured with mexican spices? This is a super easy dish to make at home, you just throw stuff in the pan and, this is my favourite part, eat it! Serve it up with some warm tortillas, some fresh avocado and you got yourself one-a spicy meat-a-ball, er… should I say fajitas? Point is, this dish is delicious, fresh, very customisable and if served with some fresh salad greens and wholegrain wraps, very healthy. The recipe I’ve written is made to be separated into 6 servings for lunches. If you know anything about IIFYM this recipe has calories: 261, protein: 33g and carbs: 23g. I’ve already added this recipe to MyFitnessPal under the recipe title ddbagel Chicken Fajitas so you can log it and/or make any additional changes to the recipe! I’ll even show you later how to use this recipe for a whole week of lunches! So what are you waiting for? Slice up your onion and cook it on medium heat, add oil if you like. …

Taco bowl

  Sometimes all I want for lunch or dinner is a nice big bowl of something filling, fresh and oh so yummy. When I’m in that kinda mood I can’t help but reach for one of these bad boys. This dish consists of rice topped with mexican spiced chicken (or beef), salsa, cheese, avocado and a big helping of salad, and boy can it just brighten my day. I’ve made this with chicken and beef and they’re both equally delicious, you can also change it up by adding different salad, salsa, mexican seasoning or you could even replace the rice with some quinoa and turn it into a scrumptious salad. If I’ve made nachos recently – I’ll upload a recipe soon – then I’m sure to have a mug of cheese sauce sitting in my fridge, just begging to be used. I’m not saying you have to make it, grated cheddar works just as fine, but if you do have any nacho cheese sauce then by all means smother that chicken in it. Go crazy, …

Japanese curry

Oh Japanese curry, how I love thee. In Brisbane especially, Japanese curry is a cheap, delicious and popular dish. $5 for a bowl of hot chicken curry is too good to pass up. When I was in Japan I ate loads of it, however theirs was much more special, I could buy it stuffed in bread or in a croquette. How I miss curry croquettes :( The traditional Japanese curry usually only has chicken, onion and maybe one small potato. When I make it, I want it to go far, as one box of curry costs $4, so I add one big potato, one big carrot, chicken and a whole onion. This can serve around 4-5 people depending on how big your serving sizes are. This is definitely my favourite curry to make, it’s just so easy and delicious and can go a really long way. To me Japanese curry is made with the S&B Golden Curry, I’ve never had it any other way and I’m content with that. If you’ve ever used a different brand let …

Paprika chicken soup

  This soup is so tasty. Paprika is such a delicious spice and is no disappointment in soup. It has a beautiful colour to it and a deep, rich flavour which pairs perfectly with some toasted turkish bread. If you ever want to use up your leftover chicken, this recipe is great because most of the ingredients listed are items you always keep in the pantry and fridge. I love the smell of this soup, the house just fills with the scent of paprika when I cook this. If you’re concerned about the paprika overpowering the soup, rest assured, this soup is delicious and you won’t be disappointed. If you’re someone who doesn’t usually cook food with spices, I promise people will be impressed. Adapted from Crunchy creamy sweet Paprika chicken soup – 2 tbs unsalted butter –  500g/1lb chicken breast, diced – 1 tbs paprika (not the smoked or sweet one, just plain old paprika) – 1/2 brown onion, diced – 1 tbs plain flour – 1x 400ml/14oz can diced tomatoes – 2 cups chicken …