Quick microwave Chicken

This one was a quickie. I needed to try something fast and delicious on the microwave. I looked into the refrigerator for ingredients available and rustled up this chicken dish based on whatever i could find. It turned out pretty amazing.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Lemon
  • A spoon of honey
  • Pepper

Marinate chicken. Microwave for 15 mins.Check with a fork and adjust the time.What i found was the chicken was well cooked but looked too sallow.i missed a warm brown tinge that you get when you bake.Also there was too much juice in the pot.So i put it on a non stick pan and let the meet brown for 2-3 means and the juice to reduce.And it was done.Yummy.

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Pasta Salad

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Another Sunday . And a day too precious to be wasted. So far, in my student days Sundays were all about going out for movies,shopping,dinners etc. But now with a tight week-day schedule and work on Saturdays as well, most of the Sundays i am too tired or lazy to want to move.So we decided to order pizza and cook the side dish and dessert on our own.Cooking is a good stress buster they say…..

The Pasta Salad is pretty easy,however the original recipe i had read in a magazine won’t suit every taste bud.It has some sour element with quite a bit of garlicky heat.So we added honey in our version to tone it down. Here is my version of the recipe.

  1.  Pasta
  2.  Boiled vegetables like Capsicum,Broccoli,Mushroom,Baby corn
  3. Boiled Chicken if you want
  4. Garlic paste
  5. Mustard Paste
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. A spoon of oil
  8. Vinegar
  9. Honey

Use the garlic paste,mustard paste,salt,oil vinegar to make a smooth sauce.In a big bowl mix with the rest.Pour a little honey from top according to taste. And the healthy Pasta Salad is ready. And that is the best part about it. No butter,no cheese. However if you want a little less healthy version try the following:

Honey Mustard Mayo Sauce

Add mayonnaise mustard and honey together and add very little amount of garlic to it.Use this as your pasta sauce.

This went quite well with our olive cheese and chicken pizza.Very good for people who are trying to lose some weight.