Monday, 3 October 2011

RECIPE - Chicken Breast in a Creamy Cajun Sauce

This is my favourite sauce discovery of recent times, and the best thing is it's only 1 syn on Red or EE but tastes really rich and delicious (or could be made using part of your HEXA allowance). I used it on chicken, but I also think the sauce would be lovely with some pasta or other meats.

(Serves 2)
2 Chicken breasts
4 tbsp fat free fromage frais
2 laughing cow light triangles
Cajun spices (amount depending on your taste)
Red onion, finely diced
200ml chicken stock
1 garlic clove, crushed

  1. Chop the chicken breasts into bite sized chunks and brown in fry light.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan, along with the chicken stock and cajun spices
  3. Cook over a medium heat until the chicken is cooked through and the stock has reduced by half.
  4. Add the laughing cow lights and keep stirring until they have dissolved
  5. Remove from the heat and stir through the fromage frais.
  6. Serve with Slimming World chips and extra veggies

Taking a Break

Sorry for the lack of blog updates recently. I've ended up having a couple of weeks break from Slimming World. After being really shaken up by an incident 2 weeks ago I turned to comfort eating, and no matter what I did I couldn't seem to get myself back on track. The day would start well, but by lunchtime would have descended into giving into the food cravings.

Then, just as I was starting to feel better again my hen weekend was upon me. I had an amazing weekend away with my brilliant friends, but I'm pretty sure that the cocktails, crisps, chocolates and general bad food choices have added a few pounds back on. But I don't regret it - I had been really looking forward to this weekend away, and I really didn't want to deny myself anything.

Slimming World is something that I do believe fits into your life most of the time, which is why I love it as a diet. I can easily see that continuing eating 'on plan' would be something that works throughout my life. However, there are always going to be times when I really don't want an apple - I want a big bag of crisps and a cosmo, and my hen was definitely one of those occasions. I love my food, and wouldn't want that to change.

I'm back home today, and back at work tomorrow, so I'm going to get back on plan tomorrow too. I'm avoiding the scales as I know it will only be bad news, and going to have a few success express days to give me a kick start again. Funnily enough, I'm actually craving something healthy now, so pass me that apple this time...