Benefits for your body
- Chicken is a great source of protein, not only does it contain all 9 essential amino acids to help improve your muscle tone, this source of protein will help sustain your appetite, meaning you’ll feel full on fewer calories.
- The peppers contain lots of vitamins and anti-oxidants to help lower your risk of cancer.
- The sugar snap peas and mange tout contain vitamin C to help build and strengthen collagen.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes (you can reduce the cooking time if you use a rice cooker)
1 dessertspoon of coconut oil
2 boneless chicken breasts, sliced OR used left over roast chicken, cut into chunks
½ large red pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
½ large yellow pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 x 400ml can of coconut milk
250ml of cold water
1 tablespoon of Thai Green Curry Paste
Juice from one lime
2 teaspoons of Thai fish sauce (or nam pla)
1 teaspoon of coconut sugar OR honey
100g of sugar snap peas OR mange tout (trimmed)
1 tablespoon of cornflour
handful of fresh coriander, chopped or roughly torn
handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped or roughly torn
1/3 cup (or 75g) of uncooked brown basmati rice per person
How to make
- Place the brown basmati rice in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil gently over a moderate heat. Reduce the heat and simmer according to the time on the pack (usually 25 minutes).
- Place the coconut oil in a large non-stick saucepan, frying pan or wok and heat until it melts
- Stir fry the chicken and pepper strips for about 2 minutes, then pour in the coconut milk plus 250ml of water, the curry paste, lime juice, fish sauce and coconut sugar or honey.
- Slowly bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir regularly throughout the cooking time.
- Add the sugar snap peas or mange tout and continue to simmer.
- Mix the cornflour with 1 tablespoon of water in a cup and then add to the pan.
- Cook for another 3 minutes, stirring continuously so the vegetables have softened (but are not too soft) and the liquid has thickened.
- Remove from the heat, and add the chopped herbs. Serve on top of a cupped hand size of brown basmati rice per person.Baby Weaning Idea:
One of my favourite things to do is to take a chicken breast and chop it into small pieces.
Make sure the cooked meat is COLD and is in no bigger than 1-2 inch chunks when you puree.
Blend up the meat first until it’s almost like a clumpy powder then add water as this will be your baby’s first experience with meat. You can also combine a vegetable with the water as well. Experiment with the vegetable because all babies have different tolerances and preferences for tastes and textures. Examples are: broccoli, carrots, peas.
Chopped chicken makes a great finger food. Make sure the cooked meat is COLD and cut 1 cm chunks.