This meal consists of three parts: chicken, rice, and a salad. It's been proven that you feel most satisfied when you eat a meal that combines multiple flavors and textures so here we're mixing sweet and spicy flavors. The contrast of the warm meat and rice against the cool crisp veggies is also a plus. Feel free to modify them however you like, I'll just go through what I used.
- Orange Juice
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- 1 tsp Red Pepper flakes
- Boneless skinless chicken breast, preferably free range, raised without antibiotics
- Orange juice
- Sliced onions
- Grated cheese (any kind) for topping
- Your choice of greens; I used romaine and spinach
I put the salad in the bowl and refrigerated it for a little bit (about 10 minutes) so the veggies would stay crisp even with the addition of warm chicken and rice. After refrigerating I added a few lightly salted almonds for crunch and a little pure balsamic vinegar. Then I scooped a half cup of rice on top of the salad and placed the chicken breast on top of the rice, salt and pepper to taste. Top the chicken with the grated cheese and the onions.