Friday, March 28, 2008

Curry and Weight Loss

Curried Chicken with Couscous
2 cups water
4 cups canned coconut milk, light
1-1/2 tsp. salt, divided
2 cups uncooked couscous
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. curry powder
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut 1/2 inch thick strips
4 tsp. vegetable oil
2 cups julienned carrots
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Combine the water, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil and gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove cover and fluff with fork. Combine 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, flour, and curry powder. Add the chicken and toss gently to coat. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Stir in remaining coconut milk, carrots and raisins; reduce heat and simmer for 7 to10 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Serve 3/4 cup curry over 1/2 cup couscous per serving. Garnish with cilantro. Makes 8 servings. A high Protein meal that will do wonders for your weight loss routine and P90x.

Preparation Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 370 Protein: 33 g Fiber: 4 g Carbs: 49 g Fat Total: 4 g Saturated Fat: 1 g

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