Mediterranean Chicken Recipe
Mediterranean Roast Chicken
Mediterranean food is becoming more popular as a health diet.
Since the the mid 1990s, a lot of research has, and is still being done on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Researchers have discovered that there is an exceptionally low death rate from heart diseases, in Mediterranean countries that follow the Mediterranean diet. Not all Mediterranean countries follow this healthy diet, but the ones that do, show a significant reduction in coronary related illnesses. This trend of having a healthy heart is due to the foods that they eat, and their active lifestyle.
The health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet are numerous, lower risk of getting diabetes, reduced risk of coronary related ailments, a healthier BMI ( Body Mass Index ), a reduced chance of suffering from Alzheimer.
Lauded as the Diet of Choice for a Healthy Lifestyle.
The low saturated fat and high fiber, high monounsaturated fat in the diet, seem to afford the locals a significantly healthier life. Although the Mediterranean diet is a major contributing factor, the active lifestyle of the people has to be noted.
Researchers have found that in Mediterranean cooking, olive oil is the principle source of fat, and a lot of whole fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed. Beans, yogurt, nuts are eaten often, and red wine is consumed in moderation. Poultry, fish and eggs are also eaten in moderation and red meats is rarely consumed.
Mediterranean food is usually enjoyed with family, friends, lots of laughter, and delicious wines. People living in Mediterranean countries believe that, to eat good food, with good company is to enjoy life.
It is not uncommon in places like Greece and Croatia, to have a bowl of fresh vegetables, like tomato, onions, olives and capsicums sprinkled with lemon juice, with a side serving of fresh crusty bread dipped in delicious village bought olive oil for breakfast. In Italy, restaurants have bread and olive oil on the tables as appetizers .
The local markets in Croatia have a wide variety of honey, olive oils and cheeses that are made in the nearby villages. Many homes in Croatia have fruits, vegetables and herbs growing in their gardens.
Easy Roast Chicken
This is a super easy, Mediterranean roast chicken recipe, its the delicious blend of ingredients that make this an exceptional dish. The fresh aroma, gingery flavor will keep you going back for more.
Treat your family and friends to this easy to cook, flavourful roast chicken.
Here are the Ingredients
- 1 Chicken, Whole
- 1 Liter Chicken Stock
- Half a cup Pitted Green Olives, Whole
- Half a cup Pitted Black Olives, Whole
- 30 grams Ginger, Julienne
- 2 Onions, Sliced
- 2 Large Tomato, Cut to 4
- Half Lemon, Juice
- Splash Olive Oil
- Quarter tsp Turmeric, Powder
- To taste Salt
- To Taste Pepper, Crushed
- Rub some salt on the chicken and put the chicken in a deep baking tray, breast up, sprinkle some olive oil on the chicken.
- Pour chicken stock in beside the chicken, add onions, tomato,ginger,black olives,green olives , turmeric powder and a little pepper to the stock
- Pour in the lemon juice.
- Bake at 220 degrees for one hour, or until the chicken tunes golden brown.
- Serve with steamed white rice, for extra freshness, garnish with fresh coriander.
The Mediterranean Prescription
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