Roast chicken breast, spiced potato & cauliflower

Perfect protein-filled training dish

This is proper hearty training food. This week I am doing my take on a classic Indian side dish of Sag Aloo. Cheap and easy to find, the potato, cauliflower and spinach form the base of this tasty dish. It is packed full of vitamins and nutrients and makes the most of easily found vegetables. I have used my favourite form of protein in chicken, although this dish works brilliantly if you use sea bream as well.

Written by Alan Murchison

Alan is a Michelin chef, restaurateur and cookery author who has appeared regularly on the Great British Menu, both as a competitor and a mentor. He currently runs a string of Michelin-starred restaurants.

 

Ingredients

Serves 2


2 medium chicken breasts
Marinade, 1 tsp curry powder & one dash of oil
1 large onion, finely diced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric
250g diced raw potatoes
150g chopped raw cauliflower
Large handful of fresh raw spinach
Fresh coriander to finish

Roast chicken breast, spiced potato & cauliflower
 

Method

Mix together the curry powder and olive oil to form a paste, rub over the chicken breasts and allow to marinade at room temperature for 15 minutes. To cook the chicken breasts, colour in a medium sauté pan and then bake in the oven at 190c for 15-20 minutes.

To make the Sag Aloo, gently cook the onion in the olive oil for 3/4 minutes until soft, add the curry powder & turmeric and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes, ensuring it doesn't catch. Add the potato and cauliflower and cook for 15 minutes until both the potato and cauliflower are soft. Before serving add the spinach and cook for a further 2 minutes. Correct the seasoning and add the fresh coriander at the last minute.

Ingredients

2 medium chicken breasts Marinade, 1 tsp curry powder & one dash of oil 1 large onion, finely diced 1 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp Curry powder 1 tsp turmeric 250g diced raw potatoes 150g chopped raw cauliflower Large handful of fresh raw spinach Fresh coriander to finish

Vital Statistics

Serves: 2
Preparation: 15
Cooking: 20
Difficulty: Easy
Good for: After a long cold run, hearty training food

Calories (kcal): 379
Protein (g): 17
Carbs (g): 29
Fat (g): 7
Fiber (g): 10

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