Recipes are meant to be simple, especially for the average guy who isn't too kitchen-savvy, and doesn't have the time to raid every supermarket shelf, looking for exotic ingredients he never knew existed.
Another problem with long and complicated ingredients lists, is what if you make something and you don't like it? Not only would the whole thing be a waste of time and effort, you'll also be left with a bunch of ingredients that you don't know what to do with.
I've also started to realize that most good restaurants with fabulous-tasting food, don't rely on dozens of different complicated ingredients. They rely on a perfect mix of the right few basic ingredients.
Another thing I've learned when it comes to meat and fish, is that the secret isn't so much in the sauce or marinade they use, but rather in the quality of the meat/fish, the way it is cooked, and the cooking process. With flame grilled options for example, the type of charcoal you use can make a big difference in the taste of your food.
With that said, here's a simple recipe I've been experimenting with. It's not amazing, I'm still working on it, but it's decent, and it doesn't require much in the way of ingredients.
Here's What You Need
The Main Dish:
- Boneless Chicken (Breast or Thigh) – 1 piece
I personally prefer chicken thigh, which is much juicier (less dry), contains more fat, and is hence more tasty than chicken breast. Remember though, if you get non-organic chicken, it's best to avoid the fat, because excess estrogen from chemicals get stored in fat cells. Best go chicken breast if it's non-organic, and chicken thigh if it's organic.
For The Chicken Marinade:
- Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
- Black Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
- Chili Powder – 1/2 teaspoon (very spicy! Spice is good for raising your metabolism and helping you to lose weight. If you can't handle too much of it, try using 1/4 teaspoon instead. You could also try using cayenne pepper instead).
- Lemon Juice – 2 teaspoons
- Garlic Powder – 1/2 teaspoons
See how most of the above is stuff you probably have in your kitchen already? Except for the garlic powder, but you should get some of this, it really comes in handy, and is unbelievably good for you! Garlic has massive weight loss benefits, and countless health benefits. Fresh garlic is best of course, but the powder form is hugely convenient. You can get some here.
With the lemon juice, use fresh lemon juice (i.e. squeeze it out of a lemon yourself). Don't use the stuff form bottles, unless you know for sure it doesn't contain any chemicals. I've noticed the bottled stuff usually contains chemical preservatives, which can cause hormonal imbalances in your body.
The Vegetable Sides:
- Carrot x1, chopped
- Broccoli x4 large florets
You can use any decent vegetable you like here of course. But always try to include broccoli in as many meals as possible, since broccoli, as I mention in How To Lose Man Boobs Naturally, is a superfood when it comes to losing man boobs. Broccoli contains something called indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which studies have shown reduces the activity of estrogen receptors.
Here's What To Do
- In a cereal bowl, mix up all the marinade ingredients (salt, pepper, chili powder, lemon juice, garlic powder).
- Throw in the chicken, and coat it in the marinade. You can then cook immediately, or leave it in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight).
- You can then either grill the chicken, or shallow-fry it in a good fat of your choice (I like butter, ghee, coconut oil (especially coconut oil, it's by far the healthiest)).
I recommend a simple George Foreman grill, as it cooks both sides at the same time, and drains off the water that comes out of the chicken.
- Lightly steam the broccoli and chopped carrots. Be sure not to overcook the broccoli, as you'll lose the estrogen-killing benefits of the I3C. Stop cooking it as soon as it's soft enough for you to cut through with a butter-knife with ease. Don't overcook it to the point where it gets dark green.
- Dump it all on a plate, grab a knife and fork, and enjoy!
Here's how mine looked lunchtime yesterday…