Chicken Sago Stew
Chicken Sago Stew:
Sago is healthy as it prevents risk of colon cancer and constipation. Good for diet as it has low calorie and fat content. Safe for diabetic patients as it has low glycemic index. More details below after the recipe.
No of servings: 4-6 persons
- 500g chicken on bone cut into pieces
- 100g baby marrow, peeled and cut into cubes
- 125ml uncooked sago
- 1 pepper (any colour)
- 1 litre of water
Spices & Condiments
- Garlic paste (1tsp)
- Garam masala (1tsp)
- Black pepper (1tsp)
- Olive oil (1tsp)
- Onion chopped into cubes (qty=1)
- Gloves (qty=3)
- Turmeric power (1 pinch)
- Nutmeg (1 pinch)
- Salt to taste
- Parsley, finely chopped (1 bunch)
- Celery, finely chopped (1 bunch)
The Tasty and Healthy Secret (which makes the difference)
- Lemon juice (1tsp)
The Directions (in Easy steps)
- Soak the sago in 250 ml of water for 30 minutes
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper
- Sauté the spices (i.e. garlic paste, garam masala, black pepper, onion, the gloves, turmeric power, and nutmeg) in the olive oil until the onions are soft
- Add the chicken and let braise, until brown on the outside
- Add 250 ml of water, the marrow and salt
- Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low
- Allow to cook until the chicken is tender
- Remove the lid and add the rest of the water and the sago
- Add the chopped pepper, and celery
- Stir the mixture, then add the lemon juice
- Cover and steam for approximately 10 minutes
- Stir the mixture once again and let simmer until a stew with a rich thick gravy is obtained (approximately 5 minutes)
- Season with extra salt and black pepper if necessary
- Garnish with finely chopped parsley, before removing from fire.
This is best served with homemade lemon chutney
This is a low fat recipe and a very filling one.
Health Benefits of Sago:
Sago is a starchy grain that has many advantages compared to other commodities such as wheat flour and even rice. It is extracted from the spongy centre of various tropical palm stems.
- Sago has high carbohydrate content (84.7g per 100g). This is higher than rice (80g per 100g) and wheat flour (77.3g per 100g).
- It also has low calorie and low fat content. Therefore it is good for diet.
- It is good to be consumed as a non-allergic food as its protein content is very low and free from casein and gluten.
- Further, sago has a low glycemic index. That is, it does not raise blood glucose levels immediately, and as such it is safe to be consumed by diabetic patients.
- It can also prevent the risk of constipation and even colon cancer. Thanks to its property “resistant starch”.
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Health benefits Marrow:
- Reduces risk of cancer
- Reduces risk of osteoporosis
- Reduces risk of developing anemia
- Helps to maintain healthy heart
- Helps to improve bone density
- Aids in weight management
- Boots energy level of body