Chicken is a popular choice for people with digestive problems, because from what I gather it generally doesn’t cause problems. As I’ve said before everyone is different, so you might be fine with chicken or it might be a no go for you. I certainly eat a fair amount of chicken, and I am often looking around for new recipes to make my diet a little more varied. This is one that I have done a fair few times and really enjoy.
When I cook this for myself I use:
- 1 decent sized chicken fillet
- Juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 pint of chicken stock
- Enough flour to coat the chicken (I use plain flour, however you can change this for corn flour if you prefer)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 sweet pepper
Obviously if you are cooking for other people then just increase the quantities. I normally serve this with plain rice (shown here) or egg noodles.
So to start: I get a saucepan and put it on to boil for the rice or noodles. I then get the stock prepared as per instructions, then add the honey, lemon juice and soy sauce. Once this is done I put the oil into a deep pan and heat it on the hob. While this is heating up I dice the chicken into lumps about 1 inch square and coat it with the flour. I then fry it in the oil until its cooked through and golden brown on the outside. Sometimes I need to add a little more oil, just keep an eye on if its looking too dry add a little more. This is probably a good time to put the rice or noodles on to cook as well – just double check the instructions on the packet.
While the chicken is cooking I slice the pepper up. If pepper is a no-go for you then just leave it out. You can add different veg if that works better for you, or just leave it out altogether.
Once the chicken is cooked through, I add the peppers, then after a few minutes the stock and let it all cook together for 5, minutes. Once this is done then I drain the rice or noodles and serve the chicken.
And that’s it! Hope you enjoy this one guys.