Friday, 28 June 2013

Recipe - Diet Coke chicken

Today's blog post is slightly different, it's a foodie/recipe post! I've never actually shared any food posts on here before, unless you count this one full of chocolate. Recently, I've been making somewhat of an effort to cut out the rubbish takeaway foods, and save money and calories by making more meals at home! I've got a whole other post coming up on that but I thought I'd share one of my favourite recipes I've recently discovered! It's quick, easy and tastes delicious and it's pretty healthy too (especially if you are following the slimming world plan). At the moment I'm not following any type of plan - I'm just following my common sense when it comes to meals! I know Diet coke chicken can sound a bit weird and off putting for some of you (it did for me too!) but give it a try .. it's lovely! 

Ingredients you will need: 
Chicken breasts 
Onion 
Worcester sauce 
Passata 
1 can of Diet coke 
1cal spray 
Salt & Pepper 

Prep time : approx 40mins

 Step 1 - Chop an onion, or go for the lazy option like me which is a frozen bag of ready chopped onions, the easier the better in my opinion! Trim any fat away from chicken and cut into small chunks. Put the onion and chicken into a pan with 1 cal spray and 'cook' until slightly coloured. 

 Step 2 - Grab your other ingredients. The recipe I used recommended 6 tablespoons of passata, dash of worcester sauce and a 330ml can of diet coke - you can adjust these depending on how much chicken you use. I used 2 large chicken breasts. 

Step 3 - Add all of the above ingredients into the pan and bring it to the boil. It will look rather thin and runny in texture, but don't panic this will thicken! Season with some salt and pepper. 

Step 4 - Simmer for approx 30minutes or until all your chicken is cooked right through and your sauce has reduced in volume. I'm not a huge fan of sauces so I let mine really thicken into a paste but you can also serve it a bit runnier if you like :) 

 Step 5 - Voila, you are done! I served mine with some plain white rice and some slimming world chips (syn free if you are following slimming world). 

 This was very tasty, almost like a sweet bbq sauce and tasted delicious with rice! In fact, I think next time I'll just have it with rice and leave the SW chips for another day - although it did feel like a takeaway having half rice half chips. I was really happy with how this turned out, it was really easy to make and also tasted yummy as cold leftovers! If you decide to make this, let me know if you enjoy it! 

Jess 
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4 comments:

  1. This looks pretty good. My mum does Slimming World and she made the fanta zero equivalent and it was pretty good x

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    1. I've not tried the fanta version yet but I love this one! It tastes yummy! :) xo

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  2. I love SW Diet Chicken! I'm not so keen on the Fanta one though, I found it quite sharp. x

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    1. I haven't tried the fanta one yet - I imagine it to be quite tangy though. Absolutely love this one :-) love enjoying the leftovers the next day for lunch too, great in salad tortilla wraps! x

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