I haven’t cooked chicken mince until recently. It’s not something that we cook in India.

So my first attempt at chicken mince was the well-known spicy Thai basil chicken (Pad Krapow Gai). That was a failure! It looked so easy on the recipe!

I tried it again…it was a bit better…but I am not Thai so I put it down to that. And I gave up.

I still had mince though, so I was in a hurry to make it, so I just chucked in my favourite flavour bombs and voila – wonderful tasting mince. So quick and easy to make as well (don’t we all love quick and easy?).

If you can’t find chicken mince, just get boneless thighs and mince them in a blender.

Chicken – Remember the old adage, give someone chicken soup when they aren’t well? It really does work to ease symptoms and boost your immune system.

Always choose organic over conventional. There are studies confirming the occurrence of polycystic ovary syndrome with the intake of conventional chicken.

Chicken contains huge amounts of vitamin B3 and B6 and selenium. It also contains phosphorus, choline and B12.

So it is good for your skin and heart, could improve cholesterol levels, good to control diabetes symptoms and great for your brain and mood.

It is also good for impotence or erectile dysfunction.

It is a protein rich food, so it aids in weight loss by keeping you full for a long time.

Broccoli – This terrific veggie contains an astounding number of nutrients!

Starting with an extremely high vitamin K content, this healthy vegetable also contains vitamin C, folate, fibre, vitamins B6, E, B2, A, potassium, magnesium, B1, omega 3, protein, zinc, iron, calcium, selenium and vitamin B3. See why this is one of the healthiest vegetables around?

Broccoli is great for preventing cancer by lowering oxidative stress by defusing carcinogens and detoxing the body. It is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. A ½ cup a day or even 2 servings a week of steamed broccoli (steamed for 5-6 minutes) should be enough to work it’s magic on your body.

You can even eat the broccoli stalk. Just cut the outer skin off and chop the inside and add it to your food.

If you can’t get enough broccoli that way, you could supplement with organic broccoli powder. This is a great supplement for pyroles as well.

The list of other benefits of broccoli are long – it protects your eyes, your heart, bones (osteoporosis), wonderful for menopause, lowers blood pressure and diabetes and is good for age-related issues (cognitive function, wound healing, etc).

Turmeric Chicken mince

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, kids lunch box, lunch
Cuisine: south indian
Keyword: dairy free, easy, gluten free, kids lunch box ideas, processed sugar free, vegan
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ghee/coconut oil
  • 4-6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped (broken)
  • 1 large broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch black pepper powder
  • 300 gms chicken mince
  • Salt as needed
  • Any other veggies you wish to add I added carrots and zuchinni

Instructions

  • Heat the oil / ghee in a hot pan / pot on low to medium heat
  • Add the almonds and garlic and stir till the nuts are browned
  • Add the turmeric powder and pepper powder
  • Add the chicken mince and salt and stir till it is combined well with everything else
  • Once the chicken is cooked a bit add all the veggies
  • Once the veggies are cooked, take the dish off the stove and serve hot with rice
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