Sage Chicken with Rice

Sage Chicken with Rice

Sage Chicken with Rice

Sage Chicken with Rice
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 large onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
2 sticks of celery (Thinly sliced)
2 carrots (diced)
2 sprigs of fresh sage (or 1 tsp dried sage)
300 ml/ 1 pint chicken stock (You may need more depending on rice)
350 gr/12 oz boneless and skinless chicken breasts
8 oz mixed brown and wild rice
*(400 gr/14 oz can of chopped tomatoes)
Dash of Tabasco sauce
2 medium courgettes (zucchini) peeled and thinly sliced
100 gr/ 3½ oz lean ham

Place garlic, onion, carrots and sprigs of fresh sage into a heavy base pan. Add chicken stock, bring to boil, cover pan then simmer for 5 minutes.

Cut the chicken into aprox 2.5cm/ 1 inch cubes and add to pan. Mix with vegetables. Cover pan and simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Stir in the rice and chopped tomatoes and rice. Add Tabasco sauce to taste and season. Bring back to boil, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. (I added additional water with stock during this time as the mixture began to stick)

Add sliced zucchini and diced ham. Continue to cook uncovered for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice is tender.

Serve with a fresh salad.

* If you are following an Anti inflammatory diet omit the tomatoes and replace with red chopped peppers.

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6 responses to “Sage Chicken with Rice

  1. Hi, this looks lovely! Have a look at what the chicken stock contains if you’re using ready made stock or stock cubes… they quite often contain gluten if you’re trying to follow gluten free. I use one that uses rice flour as it’s thickener, I think it’s called Maizena.

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  3. Wow..didn’t know tomatoes are not good when fighting inflammation…thanks Piglet!!!

    • Hi,
      This is only what I was advised, but everyone is different and not all foods affect people in the same way I am told. I am going to try re-introducing tomatoes into my diet “gradually” and see what happens. I am just at the beginning of my food journey and it’s all experimental at this stage as to what suits me.
      I wish I had discovered this approach to eating years ago as I have already lost 6lbs since returning from France 3 weeks ago.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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