This healthy-balance troop-feeder was thrown together last Thursday night, from what I had in my larder & fridge, amidst a panicked frenzy stemming from the realization, more dinner guests were arriving than had been planned for, a likely story. It was received so well, much better than any of the dishes I actually 'put effort' into, that I thought to share it here with you. This was inspired (in part) by Nigella's Sake Steak & Rice, the sake sweetener (because I had it) and more certainly the notion of an aromatic (yet plain) basmati with oriental south-east-asian food, I am moreso accustomed to basmati flavoured strongly with good stock and indian fair (this being my parentage). Yet having read widely in health journals, that you can eat plain basmati in 'as you wish' portions at your evening meal, because it has less calories thus assisting in endeavor's to combat weight, made this idea more like a revolutionizer for me. There is only a hint of oil in the marinade and provided you use a non-stick/Bessemer/Teflon coated frying pan, oil is not necessary for sauteing the chicken. The addition of cashews gives a wholesome and nourishing element to the dish and the capsicum compliments both of these. I find discovering the path to eating healthy, is hugely gratifying when it does not compromise what I WANT to eat.
Recipe posted by Titchy