Coconut Curry Chicken Stir Fry

Absolutely by far, one of the best dishes I ever invented.  Super easy, super quick and most importantly, super amaaaaaaazing!  Late last night I went to Trader Joes to pick up some food after a 12 hour day.  I love how Trader Joe’s provides free samples at a counter (cause sometimes I am so dang hungry-hee hee) so I grab a sample if the ingredients won’t “kill me” and I always ask myself, “How can I make this JZ approved?”

Last night’s sample was a chicken curry over quinoa.  I don’t eat grains so quinoa is outta the question.  This curry chicken dish was loaded with oils, soy, wheat and um, crap!  But, it tasted amazing.  People were grabbing samples like it was the most amazing dish they ever tasted.  They didn’t know that this dish was severely unhealthy for them.  Many purchased this pre-made tray and I felt so sad about it.  People want yummy food, but they are clueless on how to judge if it’s healthy.  I therefore reinvented the meal.

The coconut flavor made the dish.  They used coconut cream.  Unfortunately, TJ’s didn’t have coconut cream.  Neither did Whole Foods.  Hmmm…What to do….Ah hah!  How about if I take my Nutiva coconut oil and combine it with heavy cream?  Boom shaka laka!  Let me try that, I thought…

Besides, coconut oil is great for you in that it contains MCT’s or multi-chain triglycerides which is fabulous for your cognitive function and hormones.  Great for your skin and cell membranes, when consumed in the right amount of course (as in a tablespoon max).

So, because I had coconut oil and heavy cream at home, I purchased turmeric and home I went to make my new dish.

My version:  No grains, rather, loaded with veggies which were my carbs, chicken was the protein and coconut oil was the healthy fat.  Perfect balance.  How many calories?  Who cares!  I don’t count that!

So who has time to cook?  Nowadays, life is actually made easier with companies coming up with pre-cut, precooked options for the days when you don’t have a minute to blink.  On those days, you must still eat healthy.  Just use these types of recipes so that you can remain low GI with your choices.  Easy, I say!

Check it out here:

Ingredients:

  1. Precut/precooked grilled chicken-Trader Joes
  2. Nutiva coconut oil: Whole foods or Vitamin Shoppe
  3. Heavy cream: TJ’s or WF
  4. Pre-cut organic broccoli TJ
  5. Snap-peas TJs
  6. Turmeric
  7. Cayenne pepper
  8. Crushed red pepper
  9. Paprika
  10. A wok or big deep pan

How to rock it:

Turn the stove on with the wok on the stove and add in the heavy cream and tablespoon of coconut oil to the pan.  Seconds later, throw the pieces of chicken in there.  Stir in all the spices.  Everyone is different so be sure to put enough Tumeric in there for its amazing properties but decide how much cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper you will use.  Start with the paprika before the other two and add in a bit ata time.   Also toss in the bag of snap-peas and the bag of organic broccoli.  Stir everything and add a bit more spice as you stir. This dish is best with not too much spice so figure it out. LOL.

Remember to make enough time for yourself each day. If you are like me, your “me” time is spent doing something that completely enhances who you are, whether it is exercising, meditating, writing, volunteering…Make me time your time and never be too busy for you…Check out all the other recipes on this site and please tell your friends about JZ FITNESS so that we together can break the chains of obesity in America!  Thank you!