Winner winner, chicken d̶i̶n̶n̶e̶r̶ lunch.

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Hey guys!

Today’s post is a recipe post. I feel like I haven’t shared any of my meals for a long, long time (since my first blog post, to be precise). Anyway, the other day I was unbelievably hungry and decided to throw this little shindig together in my kitchen. The recipe is as simple as it gets and it was super satisfying and healthy.

You will need:

– 2 sliced chicken breast strips

– Spinach leaves (torn up slightly)

– 1/2 sweet potato

– Salt

– Pepper

– Chilli flakes

– Chilli powder

– Worcestershire sauce

For the chicken:

Lay the 2 uncooked chicken strips out on your chopping board and sprinkle with some ground pepper, chilli flakes and salt to taste. Be careful not to overdo it because this could create an overwhelming, ungodly taste in your mouth. Place a generous amount of spinach length ways on the strips but make sure you don’t pile it up too high since this can make the chicken difficult to compress. Roll up the chicken strips as tightly as possible, keeping all the spinach intact, and then pierce with two toothpicks to hold everything in place. Remember to pierce the chicken all the way through to the other side or it could all come undone – the toothpick should stick out on both ends. Sprinkle a few drops of Worcestershire sauce and just a touch more of pepper on top.

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For the fries:

Slice up half a sweet potato as you wish (into cubes or longer thick-cut fries). Toss the pieces into a little bowl and drizzle some olive oil, salt, pepper and chilli powder on top. Alternatively, if spicy doesn’t suit your fancy, forego the chilli powder. Use your hand to push the slices around a little bit to make sure they’re all coated evenly. While you can use chilli flakes here as well, I find that the powder sticks easier to the oil and, subsequently, to the potatoes. This way they’re spicier, and spicier is always better (hey, I’m Indian, what do you expect?)

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Cooking instructions:

Remember to lay some foil onto your baking tray to make it easier to clean up later because the chicken and potatoes could drip while cooking and make your oven an icky sticky mess. Next, just pop everything onto the tray and toss it in the oven for approximately 25-35 minutes at 350°F. Don’t be like me and traipse off to your bedroom to watch Orange Is The New Back while the food cooks, or, as you will see in my pictures, you will end up with a slightly charred meal. Keep checking back on the oven every 10 minutes to make sure nothing burns, and if anything seems a little overcooked on one side, flip it over.

That’s basically it. You’re good to go!

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That’s all for the meal. As promised, I do have a post on my Summer challenge coming up very soon. It just made sense to put this up here first (you’ll soon see why).

Anyway, I hope this recipe inspires some clean eating. Stay healthy (or cheat a little, if you want) but more importantly, stay happy! 

(I know, I know… I’m so corny. It kills me too!)

You already know this, but your feedback is always, always needed and welcome.

Thanks for stopping by, stay awesome!

Bon appétit, mes amis!

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About Karuna Israni

Going into my third year at UofT, aspiring writer, desperately trying to get back into shape, traveller, amateur photographer (aka iPhone owner/ Instagram account holder)
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