High of 81º in Tulsa today! 😀
Don’t forget to checkout my cooking class recap from last evening! It was so much fun and truly a success!
We have 62 participants in April’s DO what you DON’T Challenge! It’s not too late to join, but tomorrow is April! Do you have a plan?
I’m really into Indian food lately, and I hesitated for not one second to make Biz’s Tikka Masala recipe. ALL of Biz’s recipes are divine! She mixes health and tasteful ingredients perfectly… and I really love that! 😀
Warning: SPICY DELICIOUS MEAL AHEAD!!!
Biz’s Tikka Masala adapted from Biz of Biggest Diabetic Loser
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup brown rice (dry), prepared
6 dried chiles (for garnish)
cilantro (for garnish)
Marinade for chicken:
1 6 oz. container 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon butter 50/50 Smart Balance Butter Blend
1 3 garlic clove
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (remove membrane)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon sriracha sauce (MEASURE!! SPICY!!)
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
Mix the marinade together and let sit for an hour.
Heat grill pan (or skewer and grill outdoors) and grill chicken until 3/4 done. Meanwhile, melt butter and saute garlic and jalapeno. Add seasonings and stir for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add in tomato sauce and heavy cream. Add chicken into sauce and cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve over 1/2 cup rice and garnish. Yield: 6 servings
Nutrition Information (per serving with 1/2 cup rice): 438 calories; 20.5 g. fat; 723 mg. sodium; 17.7 g. carbohydrate; 1.7 g. fiber; 36.2 g. protein
I cut a lot of sodium from this recipe and it still tasted great! The flavor comes from the spices and heavy cream…mmm! If you’d like to make this recipe less spicy, use less sriracha!
I’m playing hookie from work this morning and this afternoon with 7 patients crammed in between 10 am and 3 pm. I’m looking forward to some quality time with Miss Lily and catching up with blogs! Finally! 😀
Question: Do you like SPICY food? Say you walked into an Indian restaurant and ordered x-x-y and the person taking your order asked, “On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the spiciest), how spicy would you like your meal?”, what would you say?
I’d probably say 5-6.
Happy Hump Day!