Monday, 20 September 2010

Chicken and Broccoli Noodles

I’m really proud of myself, I have stuck with my healthy eating for a whole week without falling off the wagon. I for one know how hard it can be to get back into the swing of things when you’ve spent the last couple of weeks indulging in not so healthy food. But I’ve gotten through that craving food all the time cycle, which was getting ridiculous and I’m starting to feel better again. I’m actually having fun looking for and planning new recipes to make and realising once again that cutting down on fat doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious food. Last night for dinner we enjoyed this Chicken and Broccoli Noodles, another instalment from 101 Low-Fat Feasts. It was quick, very tasty and one more to add to my definitely will make this again list!

Chicken and Broccoli Noodles

Serves 2-3

Ingredients
250g packet egg noodles
350g broccoli florets
2 tbsp olive oil
2.5cm/1inch piece fresh root ginger, grated
4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
bunch of spring onions, trimmed and cut in half horizontally, large ones cut in half again vertically
3 tbsp soy sauce
200ml chicken or vegetable stock

Cook the noodles in a pan of salted boiling water for 5 minutes, adding the broccoli for the last 2 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat a wok or frying pan until very hot. Add the oil, then stir in the ginger and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring. Add the chicken strips and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until tinged brown. Add the spring onions and stir briefly to heat through.

Mix the soy sauce and stock together and stir into the pan. Tip the drained noodles and broccoli into the pan, season with black pepper and toss everything together. Serve immediately.

8 comments:

Happy Cook said...

You are really sticking to you healthy diet, I should go on a diet too, but i always fall of the wagon by the weekend and then have to start all over again.

Petit Filoux said...

Well done for getting back into healthy eating, it's so difficult isn't it?!

Kelly-Jane said...

It's a cruel time of year, trying to be good, and all the new tempting cookbooks have to offer!

Sounds lovely.

Nic's Notebook said...

This actually looks really nice! I would have it with Quorn chicken breasts as I'm a veggie! Well done for sticking to your healthy eating :)

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Well done - this is a wagon I am desperate to climb on right now!

Victoria said...

Oh Maria, your bowl of noodles sounds DELICIOUS! With recipes like this one, it's more easily to "stay in the wagon" :) And congratulations for your choice for a healthy eating. It's sometimes difficult but possible ;)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Well done :)
That food certainly does look fresh and inviting.

Barbara said...

I'm not doing so well with healthy eating, because I'm entertaining tomorrow so am cooking things I don't normally have around the house. But starting Thursday...I'm starting. And your chicken dish is a good way to begin. Love the ginger flavor in your dish!