- 3 chicken fillets, cut into strips (breasts or thighs)
- 2 medium lemons, cut into thin slices, seeds removed
- 150 g soy sauce
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2-3 pieces of fresh ginger
- 4-5 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 tablespoon honey
- olive oil
- basmati rice,to serve
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- Place a low, wide pan over high heat and immediately add 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon slices, garlic and ginger.
- These are added for aroma and will be removed before serving.
- Sauté until the lemon slices are golden and caramelized on both sides.
- Transfer to a plate and set them aside until needed.
- Cut the chicken breasts in to pieces. You can also use chicken thighs.
- Add them to the hot pan and sauté over high heat, until golden on all sides.
- Add some freshly ground pepper…. Do not add any salt since soy sauce will be added, which is quite salty.
- When ready, add the soy sauce and stir.
- Add the lemon slices, garlic, ginger, rosemary and honey.
- The honey will balance out the saltiness of the soy sauce and the sourness of the lemon.
- Cover pan, turn down heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove lid and simmer for about another 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
- If there is still a lot of liquid in the pan, cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- When ready, remove from heat. Remove the garlic and ginger and discard.
- Serve the sticky lemon chicken over some basmati rice.
- Add about ½ teaspoon of sesame oil and sprinkle with some finely chopped rosemary leaves.
- It’s important to add the sesame oil at the end because if you add it while the dish is cooking, it will lose all of its flavor.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.