Southern Fried Chicken
Whoever would have thought that oats could be a threat to KFC? Rather than deep frying chicken and adding breadcrumbs, here’s a more delicious way of cooking ‘fried’ chicken:
Add salt and black pepper (and paprika or Cajun spice if you have any at hand) to the egg (egg whites are good enough) and then dip the chicken breast in the mixture, and then coat it with oats. Once this is all done, you just have to pan fry it for 7-10 minutes.
**I frequently replace the chicken with a piece of white fish such as haddock or gole fish.
Diet Coke Chicken
This has got to be the strangest combination of ingredients that I have ever tried but it tastes delicious…like an amazing barbecue chicken without the calories. It got me quite nostalgic of the sausages I used to have as a kid (my fellow Lagos people will know the kind I’m referring to):
Lightly brown a chicken breast in a pan. In the meanwhile, mix 165 ml of Diet Coke and 4 tablespoons of Ketchup. Pour this mixture over the chicken and leave it to simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.
**When I made it, I bulked it up by adding mushrooms, peppers, and onions to the chicken.
Chicken fried quinoa
Quinoa seems to be grain that’s in fashion these days. Although it looks a bit like bird seeds in its raw state, it tastes delicious once cooked. It’s also full of minerals and great for vegetarians as it contains more protein than any other grain. At the risk of sounding like a walking advert for quinoa, I also want to point out that it’s gluten-free, and therefore great for those who are wheat-intolerant.
Coat a fry pan with cooking spray. Once it is heated, add in spring onions and garlic, and sauté for about 2 minutes. Then add in pieces of chicken breast (or tofu) carrots, green beans, and mushrooms. Sautee this for about 4-5 minutes until the chicken (tofu) is cooked through. Stir in cooked quinoa, peas and soy sauce until it is heated through.