Chicken broccoli recipe is a soup you can make in fifteen minutes.
So, like most of us you don't have a lot of time, but you want to rustle up a quick, healthy meal. In a quarter of the time it takes you to find parking, drop into the supermarket, find a fast food supper, pay and get home, you can make this delicious meal. I liquidise it into a soup, but that's not necessary.
"First take an onion, slice and fry it in butter, and then make something that will warm your soul."
- an ancient soup recipe.
Soup gives some folk indigestion if eaten in the evening, especially if you've had alcohol before or with the meal; I find it less troublesome if I fry in butter than oil or margarine. This broccoli chicken recipe is so rich in fibre, healthy phytosterols, and the benefits of folate that you need not be the slightest bothered by cholesterol.
Broccoli for painful knees? Not so crazy as it sounds, new research is being done on broccoli osteoarthritis in the UK.
Chicken broccoli recipe makes use of a homemade meaty bouillon and sweet or ordinary potato.
Go for it
This incidentally is the very best potato peeler that I've ever used; and, at around three dollars, it's dirt cheap.
Broccoli is the queen of the anti cancer vegetables, rich in a compound called glucoraphanin that is converted into tumour preventing substances in the body. Dinkum, there's strong research. And even more of these phytochemicals are found in the florets than in the main head.
Broccoli also is rich in lutein, the carotenoid that prevents macular degeneration; there are an estimated five million blind Americans due to this nasty and, by and large, preventable disease. Along with another phytochemical called zeaxanthin, they are found in very high concentration in the retina of the eye.
You will need a largish garden to follow this how to grow broccoli guide. And a determination to turn off the ball-game and get some dirt under your finger nails! Perhaps you'll discover, as I have, that when the world wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there's always the garden.
It's Sunday, so I've bbqed two chickens (always two, same time to cook, and tomorrow we'll eat the second one), instead of pulling frozen chicken bones from the freezer.
Strip the flesh from the carcass and drop the chicken bones into your pot. Strong research from Harvard Med school incidently that chicken bones bouillon are better than anti inflammatories for stubborn arthritis. Nice and tasty anyway.
Our motto at "slow food made fast" incidentally is that it can be healthy and taste good!
If you don't have a pressure cooker, do yourself a big favour. For the cost of two TV dinners for the family you can buy a decent stainless steel pressure cooker.
Then, once the onions are lightly done, just toss in the potatoes and broccoli, the chicken bones, and any other left over greens; and an ordinary spud, and perhaps a carrot if you like.
Who says you have to follow this chicken broccoli recipe to the letter? Do your own thing.
Bring to pressure for five minutes, and hey presto it's done. These modern cookers are quite safe; they have a safety catch so you can't open them when it's dangerous. Do remember to flick it on though before starting.
Pluck out the chicken bones and liquidise. Add a tablespoon of cream if your cholesterol is "disgustingly low"! It will be, I can promise you, if you dip regularly into foods like this. This is the way to get off statins safely. Sprinkle with chives, perhaps.
We are going to have a side dish of chicken meat on wholewheat bread. Who needs anything more for dinner?
There's strong research now that the real cause of inflammation in blood vessels is a toxic breakdown product of protein metabolism called homocysteine. Normally, with a healthy diet, we have the vitamins and minerals to degrade homocysteine in the body as it's formed, but this process is utterly dependent on the presence of folate and certain other vitamins like choline in the diet.
Minimal folate, B12 or choline in the diet > homocysteine buildup > inflammation.
And, of course, one of the great benefits of folate is to be found in this broccoli chicken recipe, rich not only in glucoraphanin but also in vitamin B9, and a host of other phytochemicals like lutein and zeaxanthin that prevent macular degeneration.
Read more at benefits of folate if you are interested in the many benefits of all your greens; they are of course in your chicken broccoli recipe.
Zeaxanthin macular degeneration is a subject for every single one of us; it causes five million Americans to needlessly blind; it's richly found in your chicken broccoli recipe.
The good news is that sweet potatoes calories are relatively low, 100 cals per cup on the carbohydrate despite being so deliciously sweet. More important, the Glycemic Index is low if you boil it. That makes your chicken broccoli recipe particularly good for the obese and the diabetic; enjoy a soft white scone with it, and you've just ruined the meal. Only use healthy flour.
They are not difficult to grow either, if you have a largish garden. Planting sweet potatoes is a breeze but they'll take over if you're not careful and invade your kitchen backdoor!
Interestingly new potatoes do not produce the glycemic fattening reaction of those that are weeks or months old.
A healthy body and spine is totally dependent on low inflammation in the joints; otherwise chiropractic will only be of partial value for you, and all other treatment too, of course. That means chicken bones stock and foods like broccoli, rich in anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties; our chicken broccoli recipe fits the bill.
Remember to check out that broccoli osteoarthritis page.
Don't forget also to increase your omega-3 from fatty fish or freshly ground flaxseed.
No amount of drugs, surgery, physical therapy or chiropractic help will be adequate if you are eating a highly inflammatory diet. You'll be constantly in pain and swallowing bucketfuls of anti inflammatory drugs ... watch your stool to see if it turns black from a bleeding ulcer.
Just add more peas, or a cup of frozen legumes. Cooking chickpeas takes only thirty minutes if you have a pressure cooker.