Hashtag Food Friday… well, Tuesday as I ended up having an unexpected Friday night!
A couple of weeks ago I Instagram’d a photo of a meal that I’d cooked after saying I was trying to eat healthier and a few people said how nice it looked and what I used to make it so I thought I’d kick off the blog talking about something we all love… food food food.
For those of you that know me, you’ll (more than likely) know that I’m going on holiday in a couple of weeks… not that I’ve been counting down or anything… but I desperately need to shift that last bit of weight before I hit the beach which means I’ve been trying to eat a lot healthier and trying to find new ways to introduce fruit and veg to my day!
We had some chicken in the fridge that was due to go out of date in a few days and some left over veg that I had from a stir fry the night before so this seemed like the way to go and ended up producing a rather tasty dish of Herby Chicken with mashed potato and mixed veg…..
- In a frying pan, put in a drop of oil and a large pinch of basic mixed herbs
- Once sizzling, put in a chopped red onion, a handful of halved green beans and some chopped up baby corn on the cob and cook until the onions are soft (make sure the herby oil is covering all the veg!)
- Cut 2 chicken breasts into chunks of 3 or 4, depending on size, cover all sides in herbs to your liking and then place them in the middle of the frying pan (move the veg to around the edge)
- Turn the chicken over after a few minutes and repeat until cooked all the way through.
- Boil 3 or 4 big potatoes and mash with Greek yoghurt or low fat butter – sweet potatoes make amazing mash too, and it’s healthier. If you fancy, you can also add grated cheese for a bit of extra flavoring.
- Once everything is cooked, place all parts on a plate making sure you drain as much oil from the veg and chicken as possible and all that’s left is to enjoy!
It takes no more than half hour (depending how quick you are at peeling potatoes) and is super healthy as long as you don’t go OTT on the oil in the pan or butter/milk in the potatoes! Be sure to Tweet me pictures if you give this a go!