Lifestyle Renovation

Ginger Basil Chicken with Rice/Quinoa

If you ever wonder what you can eat after a workout here’s a great example! This recipe has protein, veggies, and the right amount of carbs. This is listed as 1 serving but it can easily be cut into 2, enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli, broken into small florets
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger or ginger paste
  • 5 large basil leaves, chopped
  • Soy sauce, to taste
  • Cooked white rice, amount dependent on carbohydrate and calorie needs (may also use brown rice or quinoa,) This will also change the macronutrient content.

 

Directions

  • Cook peppers, carrots, and broccoli in olive oil until desired doneness.
  • Once veggies are cooked, add chicken breast slices, and cook until chicken is just about done.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.
  • Remove from heat and mix in chopped basil leaves.
  • Mix with white rice.
  • If desired, add honey, cilantro, green onions, and lime juice.

 

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 487
  • Fat: 17.1 g
  • Carbs: 24.1 g
  • Protein: 59.2 g

 

Joey Thurman