Chicken Stack

Friday, 14 March 2014

Since the beginning of the year I've been doing quite well in making changes. I'm drinking a lot more water and I've started eating healthier too. For those of you that know me, you'll know I'm a massive junk food obsessive and I used to make dinners without caring what I was eating. I don't gain weight very easily so eating healthy was never too much of a concern for me. I've been making small changes to my diet and I thought I'd share one of the meals I not only enjoy cooking, but eating. 

Please bear in mind that my mum has been trying to put greens on my plate since I was about four and I've always pushed them away until now. I only really used to eat carrots but I'm surprised at how tasty healthy food can be. One of my best friends Georgia is gluten and dairy free and her salmon on a bed of asparagus and coconut rice recipe inspired me to make this stack style meal. Head over to her blog for tasty and healthy snack and meal recipes as well as a whole host of fab fashion and lifestyle posts.

So this is what I like to call chicken stack. It's super quick, super easy and super delicious. And what's better? It takes five minutes to prepare and 15 mintes to cook. All you need is a chicken breast, some fresh asparagus and two small sweet potatoes. Peel the sweet potatoes while the kettle is boiling and chop them into fairly small pieces. Pop them in a pan of boiling water and set the timer for 5 minutes.

Cut your chicken into strips, drizzle a little oil in the pan and when the timer goes off, start to fry the chicken off and set the timer for a another five minutes. Boil the kettle again and wash the asparagus to make sure it's fresh and clean. When the timer goes off, boil the asparagus in a pan of boiling water and set the timer for an additional five minutes.

When the timer goes off this time, it's done! Drain the potatoes and mash. I like to put a little butter in but it's still tasty without. Put the sweet potato mash on your plate in a circle, drain the asparagus and arrange it on top of the bed of sweet potato in a criss cross style. Finally, lay the chicken strips on top and voila! Tuck in and enjoy.

Oh, and don't forget to take a pic so you can put it on Instagram. Of course. I know food pics are annoying, but it's a guilty pleasure. If you're not a veg lover, I promise you asparagus is far more tasty than you'd think. And it's a super food. Win. Sweet potato is better for you than normal potatoes so you don't have to feel guilty about eating carbs and you can season the chicken however you like. 

It's the perfect guilt-free meal. What healthy meals do you enjoy cooking?