Kotopoulo Sto Fourno Me Halloumi

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Calories: 1364 kcal (or 764 kcal smaller portion)

Macros: 122g Protein, 82g Carb & 61g Fat

DESCRIPTION:

What did you say?! This is a delicious fresh zesty greek dish, that reminds you of summer in the Mediterranean. Chicken in the oven with Hallomui is the literal translation. The trick here is to bake the Chicken and Cherry tomatoes in the oven with fresh Thyme and Rosemary and the juice of a fresh lemon. Absolutely gorgeous. Accompany with with fresh mixed leaf salad, a splash of Olive Oil and some buttery chive Baby New Potatoes. It’s like dying and going to a sunny heaven by the seaside. 😋 

In my usual fashion this is a big plate! But don’t be scared, we can hack away the calories easily. For a smaller portion, basically halve all ingredients, whilst keeping the salad and herbs as is. That’s a good portion for someone like Michelle, would save you 600 calories, without compromising on the flavours or nutritional goodness whatsoever.

Cooking Time: 25mins

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Free Range Chicken Breast – 390g
  • Lemon – 1x fruit
  • Fresh Rosemary – 2x sprigs
  • Thyme – 2x sprigs
  • Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
  • Halloumi – 125g (half pack)
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 8x tomatoes
  • Baby New Potatoes – 350g
  • Grass-Fed Butter – 10g
  • Dried Chives – 1x teaspoon
  • Cucumber – 80g
  • Leafy Butterhead Salad (bagged) – 25g
  • Carrots – 118g
  • Extra Virgin olive Oil – 1x teaspoon

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HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Chicken is a great source of healthy lean protein. With 31 grams of protein per 100 grams, is one of the best foods for protein. A good source of Magnesium, Vitamin A, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and a variety of Vitamin B’s, with trace amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin E and vitamin D.
  • Thyme is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, fibre, riboflavin, iron, copper, and manganese, calcium, and doses of vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc as well.
  • Rosemary is a good source of vitamin A (in the form of provitamin A carotenoid phytonutrients). Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration.
  • Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K. However, due to the lectins present in their seeds and skin, some inflammatory response and sensitivities can occur with digesting tomatoes. Cooking and High pressure cooking, as well as removing the seeds can eliminate the lectins and make them more digestible.
  • Carrots are a rich source of Beta carotene – a powerful antioxidant that can also be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy skin.
  • Lemon promotes hydration, is a good source of Vitamin C, supports weight loss and can aid digestion.
  • Olive Oil is loaded with antioxidants that help protect the heart and blood cells from damage, and can also aid in weight loss and pain relief.
  • Grass-Fed Butter is a great source of healthy-fats that promote optimal health and hormone production. Furthermore, Butter contains only trace amounts of lactose.
  • Halloumi (Goats Cheese) – Goats do not contain a certain mutation in the milk that most cows do, making their milk and yoghurt much more digestion friendly and look uncannily similar at a DNA level to human milk.
  • White Potatoes are an excellent source for vitamins C and B6, a good source for fibre and manganese, and have more potassium than bananas. However, Because potatoes maintain one of the highest glycemic index values of any food, they cause blood sugar levels to rapidly rise which in turn cause our blood insulin concentrations to increase. Then of course you get the issues that arise when deep fried in unhealthy oils.

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