Simple Turmeric Chicken
Turmeric has been renowned as a healing powerhouse for thousands of years. Recent research shows it can help prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. (Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010)
- 300g chicken breast
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 onion, roughly sliced
- 1 large lemongrass stem, chopped into four pieces
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 large bunch of french beans
- 1 1/2 tbs fish sauce
- 1 piece of fresh turmeric, chopped (no need to peel if organic)
- Coriander to serve
- 1/3 cup of brown rice (yields 1.5 cups of cooked rice)
Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the rice according to packet instructions. Place the chicken, garlic onion and lemongrass in a bowl and mix well, seasoning with a little salt and pepper. Place the coconut oil in a wok over high heat and add the chicken mixture, stir fry for a few minutes until cooked. Add in the coconut milk and green beans and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for one minute. Add the fish sauce, fresh turmeric and stir for a further two minutes. Remove the lemongrass stems and serve with fresh coriander and rice.
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Laura Bond is a Nutritionist (DipION) and published author. She works with men, women and children to help them achieve optimum health through food, supplements and lifestyle medicine. She has a special interest in reducing environmental toxins – to boost our health and heal the planet. To arrange a free 15 minute consultation, or to find out more contact [email protected]