Chicken made in a pan? Yes, you have read correctly. Today I will show you a whole new way to cook low-fat chicken. Together with the vegetables, this recipe is really healthy and tasty although there’s no additional fat added – the perfect dish for a healthy lifestyle. On top of that, the preparation is very easy, only the chicken needs a little time to get tender. But it is worth it, I promise!
Tasty chicken without oil?
Preparing chicken without using fat sounds a little weird. The question is: does it work and will the chicken be tasty? I will prove this with my recipe. What you need for preparing the low-fat chicken is a special pan called “Peperita pan”.
You spare yourself energy, washing the dishes and many, many calories!
That’s how our chicken cooks in the pan:
First I have to heat up the stove (step 7 out of 10). To see when the right temperature is reached, I have a useful tip for you: add some drops of water to the pan. If the water starts “dancing”, the heat is just perfect.
The water has to “dance” in the pan, then you can add the chicken.
I reduce the heat to step 5, put the chicken into the pan and press it down well. That step I repeat with every side of the chicken. Pressing down is really important, so that the chicken has good contact to the heat.
Mhmm … it smells like roasted chicken!
When all sides of my chicken got some brown color, I put it into the pan and reduce the heat to step 3.
Great vegetables meet the chicken:
Many types of vegetables are possible side dishes for the chicken. I decided to use potatoes, mushrooms and carrots. I cut them into pieces. If you want to cut it exactly as I did, watch my video. Now I add the vegetables and the garlic to the chicken and put the lid on the pan.
Good chickens come to those who wait
Now you have to be a little patient with our chicken. It cooks at stove step 2-3 for about 90 minutes. A little cooking tip: If you cut the potatoes into smaller pieces than I did, the cooking time will only be 1 hour.
I remove the lid and see …
a fantastic, roasted, aromatic chicken. What I also can see is the natural gravy which I will refine a little. First I take out the chicken, cut out the breast pieces and arrange them on plates. It is really tender.
How to make the perfect sauce for the chicken:
I add chopped parsley, a little bit of salt and olive oil to the natural gravy.
Olive oil contains many vital substances and makes our sauce more delicious.
In the end I spread the sauce over the chicken and add the side dishes.
You will find more cooking tips in my video. Enjoy your chicken!
Similar recipes on other websites:
You can find a recipe for a glazed chicken here.
The basque chicken looks also really good. Recipe with many pictures here.