Cinnamon/orange Chicken – inspired by Swissmilk.ch

Tasty – that’s how a meal has to be! You can eat the healthiest meal ever, if it doesn’t taste or if it doesn’t meet your personal taste you won’t be satisfied, nor will your body. I strongly believe that this is something to keep in mind when it comes to healthy eating. 1. you have to find out what you like, 2. you can think about how these ingredients can be turned into something healthy and satisifying (well – we could start a discussion about who or what decides what’s healthy… I believe that everyone has to decide for him or herself what is good for him/her and at the end of the day what counts is how you feel). What I try to do on Eugenies is to post the recipes which worked for me and which I believe that they are tasty, easy and in my eyes healthy, so you feel energized after the meal. I personally don’t follow any special diet – I’m not a vegan, nor do i believe in raw food. I don’t quit sugar, I like to drink alcohol (maybe a bit too much ;)) but I want to feel good in my body just because I don’t like the feeling when I don’t – pretty simple haha.

Talking about feeling good and healthy meals – I stumbled upon this cinammon-orange chicken recipe on Swissmilk.ch. As always I modified it a little and was extremly happy with the result. It’s filling, warming (perfect for cold winter days as cinnamon is one of the spices that warms your body from the inside!), tasty and very creamy. Hope you like the recipe 🙂

XX Patricia

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 300 gr chicken ragout
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 onion
  • 1 fennel
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 dl chicken broth
  • 0.5 dl fresh pressed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 0.5 dl -1 dl Rama Cremefin 7 % fat (or semi bold cream or sourcream if Rama is not available in your country. Rama is a bit lighter than cream but it perfectly works with cream too. If you use cream use 2 tbsl of cream)
  • orange slices for decoration

 

Instructions

  • For the original recipe head over to Swissmilk
  • 1. Cut the carrots and the fennel into small pieces – make sure the carrots are not too thick
  • 2. Cut the onion into small pieces
  • 3. Squeeze the orange – you will need 1 orange for 0.5 dl orange juice
  • 4. Heat up some oil in a skillet. When it’s hot, stir fry the chicken and the onion
  • 5. Mix in the flour and deglaze with the broth and the orange juice
  • 6. Break the stick of cinnamon into 2-3 pieces and place it into the broth
  • 7. Mix in the vegatables and let it simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat (I put a lid on the skillet)
  • 8. Make sure there is enough liquid in the skillet – you might need some more broth!
  • 9. When the chicken and the vegetables are done (+/- 10 min), add the rama
  • 9. Use a good amount of salt and pepper
  • 10. Remove the sticks of cinnamon (not eatable!)
  • 11. Plate the food and top it with slices of orange

Enjoy

 

 

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