Moroccan Chicken, Baked Mushrooms & Chunky Chips

Calories: 861 kcal (or 566 kcal smaller portion)

Macros: 96g Protein, 76g Carb & 22g Fat

DESCRIPTION:

Yeah…. it was. Actually, it tastes even better than it looks! Just think, all we’ve got here is Chicken, Chips and Mushrooms for the most part, yet it’s far from the boring image that comes to mind. The Moroccan-spiced Chicken breast was juicy and smoky with slight floral hints. The baked mushrooms infused with pomegranate juices were an absolute taste sensation. The asparagus brought its authentic bite to proceedings. And then… bring in the home-made crispy chunky Chips. Wow! Baked with a little Rice Bran Oil and Rosemary. Yuuuuuuuuuummm! 😋

For a smaller portion, drop to 190g Chicken, half the Ras El Hanout and 180g of Potato. This will save you 295 calories without sacrificing the flavour or experience whatsoever.

Cooking Time: 35mins

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Organic Chicken Breast – 360g
  • Ras El Hanout Seasoning – 3x teaspoons
  • White Potatoes – 280g
  • Asparagus – 70g
  • Rice Bran Oil – 2x tablespoons (~1.5x tsp absorbed)
  • Dired Rosemary – ½ x teaspoon
  • Sea Salt – ½ x teaspoon
  • White Mushrooms – 8x medium
  • Pomegranate – 15g
  • Pomegranate Molasses – 2x teaspoon
  • Water – 70ml (for mushrooms)
  • Sheeps Yoghurt – 45g

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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.
  • White Mushrooms are being touted as nature’s nutritional supplement as they are loaded with the nutrients our bodies need to generate energy and repair cells — including digestive enzymes, a spectrum of B vitamins, protein, and vitamin D2.
  • Asparagus contains folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that can enhance the transport of blood sugar into your cells.
  • Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. It also has three times more antioxidants than red wine and green tea. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation. Pomegranate contains a good amount of vitamin C, K, folate and potassium.
  • 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.
  • Sheep Yoghurt contains about twice the protein and fat of cow’s milk, but this also means twice the ‘healthy’ fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, including Omega 3 & 6). The body needs healthy fats for many bodily functions, like absorbing vitamins. These healthy fats lower in the lactose burden, making it extremely gentle on the digestive system and provides a higher dose of many vitamins compared to cow’s milk.
  • 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
  • Ras El Hanout is an incredible concoction of superfood herbs and spices. It’s absolutely packed for of polyphenols and other antioxidant compounds. To list but a few ingredients – it contains Paprika, Cumin, Coriander Seed, Fennel, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Ginger, Clove. 

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