Skinny eats: Chicken Jalfrezi

I’ve been on Weight Watchers for one month now, and I have rediscovered my love for cooking tasty meals from scratch, with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Having now lost 10lbs, I’ve decided to share the wisdom on my blog – because I really haven’t been going hungry and have been eating foods that are really delicious. I’ve learnt that I can still lose weight without skimping on flavour.

The first dish I made (that I was dead chuffed with) is this chicken Jalfrezi. I was mildly hungover and just wanted a filthy curry. And I got just that…0for just 5 points and not much money!

Jalfrezi

(Serves two) Ingredients:

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Two tins of tomatoes 
  • 2 chillis, chopped
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Two chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks
  • Two peppers, chopped (mix of colours is always nice)
  • 1 calorie spray
  • Half pint of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Marinade the chicken chunks in the turmeric, coriander and cumin (1 tsp of each) and leave in the fridge until you’re ready to cook
  2. For the sauce, add the garlic, one onion and one chopped chilli to a hot pan and fry until cooked
  3. Add the water and simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, blend the tinned tomatoes. Fry some more spices in a pan and then once they’re starting to heat up, add the tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes
  5. Blend the onion mixture and then add to the tomato sauce and simmer for 20 minutes
  6. Fry the marinaded chicken for a few minutes then add the rest of the vegetables. Cook until the chicken is done
  7. Add the sauce and cook for a further 20 minutes
  8. Stir in the garam masala and coriander and serve on its own or with a naan bread or rice for an additional 5 WW points

If it’s a little too spicy, rustle up a quick raita with yoghurt, mint leaves, lime juice and cucumber to cool it down a bit. 1 point.

Not only is it that curry taste you crave on a weekend, it’s low calories, cheap to make AND three of your five a day. Genius.

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