Refreshing Lime and Cilantro Chicken

Happy New Year!

After all the traditional foods and desserts during the holiday season, a light and refreshing recipe is always a wonderful change. As most of our recipes, this recipe is easy, simple and delicious! 

Lime and Cilantro Chicken:

 4 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts    
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
1 lime
3 whole dried chilies
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Garam Masala
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ cup cilantro

Add chicken in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lime juice, salt, chili powder and garam masala. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan, add whole dried chilies. Add chicken mixture and let it cook for a couple of minutes, add garlic and ginger. Add chopped cilantro. Let the mixture cook for 5 minutes or so, then lower the heat and cover the saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked and the sauce gets thick. Serve with basmati rice. 

Know your Food Tuesday - Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is fast becoming one of the 'super foods'. It has been known to offer proven health benefits, e.g. therapeutic effect on brain disorders like epilepsy and alzheimer's. 

Coconut is considered an “exotic” food in the Western world, primarily consumed by health conscious people.However, in several parts of the world, coconut is a dietary staple that people have thrived on for many generations and have proven to have excellent health without any evidence of heart disease, despite high saturated fat intake. Knowing all this, maybe it is time to incorporate coconut oil in our diet and see what happens. Cooking is all about experimenting with new ingredients and developing our palate. Apart from all the health benefits who can object to some delicious coconut and chocolate macaroons!! 

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