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7. Herby Chicken Breasts

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These chicken breasts go great with a stir fry, rice or potatoes. Chicken is packed with protein and easy on the stomach so makes for an easy-to-digest meal.

Ingredients (serves 4):
2 chicken breasts (skinless and boneless)
2 tsp sesame oil
½ onion, diced
½ inch fresh ginger, minced
½ tsp lime zest, grated
1 cup cilantro
1 cup spearmint
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt
pepper

Method:
Make a marinade by placing the spearmint, cilantro, onion, ginger and salt on a chopping board and chop until the herbs become wet and the ingredients turn into a rough paste. Put the paste into a bowl and add the lime zest, sesame oil and some pepper to taste.

Slice the chicken crosswise to make four pieces, then butterfly the breast pieces by pressing your palm down on the top of the chicken and slicing ¾ way through the center of each piece and then fold out. Using a mallet, pound each chicken piece until they are flat and even and around twice the size. Spread each piece with the marinade and then pound a few times more and then flip the chicken over and repeat.

Heat a medium-sized skillet over a medium to high heat and some of the olive oil, fry each chicken piece separately until cooked through and keep warm until they are all finished. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

Source: American Institute for Cancer Research

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5 comments

  1. Rhonda Fleming says:

    Thank you for posting these recipes. My lil sis was just diagnosed with breast cancer last Friday. We are ready to fight in every way possible.

  2. American Cancer Society; you’ve got to be kidding me!! Pastas and other carbs turn into sugars which feed cancer. Plus, you can load up on meats or fruits either.
    I will continue to look for a reliable source.

    • Elle says:

      it is a misconception that sugar feeds cancer- I am a dietitian and learned that this is a myth while I was doing my oncology rotation at the hospital.

    • Dan Morich says:

      Sugars don’t “feed cancer” – that’s an old wives tale that is spread by bad posts like yours. Please don’t spread false pseudoscience and mislead people, especially the ill who are searching for things to believe.

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