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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Chicken recipe - Sweet Chilli Chicken and Noodle Salad


Chicken recipe - Sweet Chilli Chicken and Noodle Salad - This easy recipe low fat sweet chilli chicken and noodle salad is a great for enjoy at anytime and everywhere ...Try this healthy recipe ...


Ingredients benefits
Vermicelli rice noodle : Nutritionally , the vermicelli rice noodle is calorie dense and high in carbs , but fat -free and low in sodium .With 200 calories in a 56 gram -or 2 ounce -serving , vermicelli rice noodles are a high -energy -dense food .Energy density refers to the numbers of calories a food contains compared to its weight .The vermicelli noodle contains 3.5 calories per gram ; compare that to a low energy dense food such as broccoli , which has 0.5 calories per gram .

The noodles contain 3 grams of protein per 2 ounce serving .Because the noodles are made from rice , they do not contain all of the essential amino acids , making them an incomplete source of protein .But you can meet your daily protein needs eating foods throughout the day , even if they are nonmeat source , such as other grains , beans or vegetables .

This noodle is low in sodium .Getting too much sodium in your diet increase your risk of developing high blood pressure , according to the American Heart Association .When trying to limit the sodium in your diet , vermicelli rice noodles make a good choice as you combine them with other low-sodium foods .A 2- ounce serving contains 22 milligrams of sodium .Limit your daily sodium intake to less than 1,500 milligrams a day .

Cucumbers
-Cucumbers are 95 percent water , keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins .Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day .Don't forget to leave the skin on because the skin contains a good amount of vitamin C, about 10 percent of the daily recommended allowance .

-Cucumbers are known to contain lariciresinol , pinoresinol and secoisolariciresinol .These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types , including breast cancer , ovarian cancer , uterine cancer and prostate cancer .

-Relieves bad breath : Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds , the phytocchemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath .

Cherry Tomatoes : Cherry tomatoes are miniature versions of traditional beefsteak tomatoes , but they are equally as nutritious .In addition to the 1.3 grams of protein , 1.8 grams of fiber and 20 milligrams of vitamin C in 1 cup of cherry tomatoes , you also get a healthy does of other vitamins and minerals essential for good health .Cherry tomatoes contain lycopene , an antioxidant that lowers your risk of certain disease caused by cellular damage .

Noodle cooking tips
-Always buy freshly made noodles .You can prepare at home .

-Break the noodles before boiling them .This allows easy cooking .Don't break them into very small pieces .

-One cooking tip to boil noodles is , while boiling them , add few drops of oil and salt to avoid sticking the noodles .

-When the noodles are almost boiled , add little cold water 2 minutes before draining .This prevents them from sticking and overcooking .

-One important tip or trick while cooking noodles or chow mein is to run cold water immediately after straining the noodles .This avoid sticking them .

Ingredients
Serves 4
Time : 20 minutes
200 g vermicelli rice noodles
250 g cooked skinless chicken breast, shredded
2 small cucumbers , halved , deseeded , cut into in sticks
2 carrots , cut into sticks
250 g cherry tomatoes , quartered
125 g bean sprouts
1/2 cup each fresh mint , coriander and Thai basil

 Sweet chilli dressing
1 large red chilli , deseeded , finely diced
1 clove garlic , crushed
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1/4 cup lime juice 

Method
1 .Place noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water and simmer for 4 minutes until softened .Drain noodles , refresh in cold water and drain again .Set aside .

2 . Meanwhile , make Sweet chilli dressing .Place all dressing ingredients into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth .Set aside .

3 . Place noodles , chicken , cucumber, carrots , tomatoes , bean sprouts and herbs into a large bowl .Add dressing and toss to combine .Divide among bowls and serve immediately .

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