Dinner: Hot and cold

Last week I shared one of my lunch recipes that I make when I do not have that much time to prepare lunch. Did you try it? Did you like it? Well, lunch is not the only meal I make in a rush during the day. When it has been a sunny day and it is starting to cool down in the evening, my body wants to go out and work-out. My mind wants to wander during an hour filled with exercises. Though, after a day at the office, I need to eat first. And yeah, there are many many other reasons why I like a dinner that is easy to prepare.

After eating this dish, I usually wait about 45 minutes before I actually go outside, or I eat it after my work-out. It only takes me about 20-25 minutes to prepare.

For 1 person:

  • 50 grams of mixed (ready to eat) lettuce260820132809
  • 1 handful of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 100-150 grams of sliced chicken breast
  • some oil (I used olive oil)
  • optional: red pepper and / or paprika flakes (pul biber), chili and / or pepper
  • optional: lemon juice (less than a teaspoon)
  • optional: desert of grapes or strawberries

Put a frying pan on a low fire and add about a tablespoon of oil. Peel the garlic gloves and put them in the frying pan in one piece. Peel the onion and cut it into small bits. Add it to the garlic and oil after about three minutes. Glaze the onion in about 5 -7 minutes.

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While you are glazing the onion, take out a plate and put the lettuce on there. Cut the tomatoes into quarters.  spread them over the lettuce. When your budget is low, you can go for cheaper lettuce options and use 1 or 2 normal tomatoes instead of the cherry or grape tomatoes.

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When the onion is glazed nicely, add the pieces of chicken and the rosemary. At this point you can also add the Pul biber or some chili and pepper. Keep the fire low and slow fry the chicken in about 6-8 minutes. When you want to reduce frying time, use thinner slices of chicken breast. You can also buy a filet of chicken and cut it yourself, this might be a cheaper option, but make sure the pieces are small so they won’t be pink after frying them. Stir the chicken regularly.

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After frying the chicken, take out the rosemary and add the chicken onion mixture to the plate. I myself like to eat it with a glass of water next to it and sometimes I add a little bit of lemon juice to give it an extra fresh taste.

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In for a desert? What about finishing the meal with a nice bowl of grapes or strawberries?

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