Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eat for Life Recipe #1 "Chicken A la From the Far East" (of Chicago)

Chicken A La "Far East"

1-2 pounds of whole or thin sliced chicken breast ( I like the thin sliced because it cooks faster)
Garam Masala
Curry Powder
Onion Powder
Sea Salt
Garlic Powder
Powdered Ginger
Lemon Juice
4 cups of Spinach
1 cup of red, yellow and green peppers (optional)

Prep time - 10 minutes
Cook time- 4 hours

  1. Preheat oven to 270 degrees
  2. Place alluminum foil the bottom 1-2 large baking pans. Make sure you leave enough to be able to cover the dish once the chicken has been placed inside the foil.
  3. Line each baking pan with one layer of chicken breast. Season each side of of each chicken breast with Garam Masala, Curry Powder, onion, powder, sea salt, garlic powder, tumeric and powdered ginger.
  4. Squirt each chicken breast twice with lemon juice.
  5. Sprinkle the spinach on top of the entire dish
  6. Sprinkle peppers on top of the entire dish

    Chicken before being placed in oven 7. Cover and seal the entire dish with the remaining aluminum foil 8. Cook for 4 hours. That may seem like a long time, but remember you are cooking for about 3 days of meals. I cook when I get home from work. These four hours give me enough time to clean up the house, take my shower, watch a little HGTV, Bad Girls Club and For the Love of Ray J reruns. 9. Remove from oven after 4 hours.  Juicy, succulent, guilt free, cheat free chicken!!!
    10. Meaure meals out for the next day or week and place in your containers. I usually pair it with brocolli, asaparagus or green beans alongside a half of a plain sweet potato or brown rice.


  1. This looks pretty good, I wonder could I modify and use my slow cooker??? I won't deviate just yet...since it'll be my first attempt, the oven it is! Thanks, C!!!

  2. I think it would be Super tasty in a slow cooker! Let me know how it turns out!

  3. Chaya, I made this last night in the slow cooker, and it turned out great. I loved it. Thanks again.