8 Easy Microwave Recipes
Not all heat-and-eat food is bad for you. See these healthy, dare we say gourmet-tasting recipes that you can actually nuke
Lunch: Chicken and mushroom in spicy tomato sauceThink you're stuck with Lean Cuisine if you have to nuke your lunch at work? Check out this recipe you can whip up in even the tiniest office kitchens.
500 grams boneless chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces
10 to 12 quartered mushrooms
1 large tomato
3 to 4 spring onions
5 cloves garlic
2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste
3/4 cup tomato puree
1 tbsp crushed red chilies
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
5 to 6 crushed black peppercorns
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp dried oregano
2 to 3 stalks of green onions, chopped
Wash and blanch the tomato in a quarter cup of water in a bowl, covered, in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove, put in cold water, peel, cut into half, deseed and further cut into quarter inch cubes. Mix the butter, spring onions, garlic, chicken cubes and salt in a deep microwave bowl. Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 4 minutes. Add diced tomato, tomato puree, crushed red chillies, Worcestershire sauce, peppercorns and mushrooms. Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Add honey and dried oregano to the tomato gravy, cover and cook in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Sprinkle spring onion greens and serve hot.
Source: Sanjeev Kapoor, restaurant owner and author of "Microwave Cooking Made Easy"
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