Saturday, March 21, 2009

French Beans n Baked Chicken Crisps

Green beans, sometimes known as string beans, snap beans or French beans..the green bean offers less protein and more fiber and other nutrients.Green beans are an excellent source of manganese, and vitamins K and C. They are very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, iron, folate, and vitamin A. They are a good source of calcium, protein, magnesium, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and copper. As these green frenchbeans are very good source of vitamin K, which play an important role in bone healthy and prevention of osteoporosis,increase in consumption of vitamin K rich foods such as green beans have been shown to improve bone health..As our younger generations need to be very strong, its very much recommanded to give twice a week these green beans..i prepared this steam cooked french beans and served with baked chicken crisps for sterday lunch, this chicken crisps need a tsp of oil n they are baked in oven..these both dishes are quite healthy n will love for the sure...This is first entry and this tasty dishes goes to Kids Lunches guest hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4all Seasons, event started by Meeta K..

Steam Cooked French Beans:
1kg Green French Beans (trimmed)
3nos Garlic (crushed)
1no Onion (chopped)
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1tbsp Olive oil

Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker, add the chopped onion n crushed garlic cloves, stir fry them until the onion pieces turns transculent, add the trimmed french beans n saute with salt for a while in simmer (until the beans turns tender), springle some water, add the pepper powder n toss gently..close the pressure cooker with lid , cook it for 10 minutes without putting the weight...put off the stove n put the weight..keep aside..

Oven Baked Chicken Crips:
1cup Chicken bread pieces(cut as lengthwise)
1/4tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Cumin seed powder
1/4tsp Red chilly powder
1/4cup Corn flour
1/4cup Bread crumbs
2tsp Oil

Marinate the chicken pieces with pepper powder, cumin seed powder, red chilly powder with enough salt n half a tsp of oil..let them sit in fridge for an hour..Preheat the oven to 350F,make a thick paste with corn flour n water..dip the marinated chicken pieces in the corn paste n roll them evenly in bread a baking sheet over a baking tray, brush the baking sheet with oil n arrange one by one the breadcrumbed chicken pieces n bake them for 15-20minutes until they turns golden brown in colour..

Once the steam get released, serve this delicious steam cooked french beans with oven baked chicken crisps!!


Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect combo for kids, good one Priya, both look delicious! :)

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Love the chicken strips inthe onve, i am sure my daughter will love them too.

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

I can't wait to try the french beans recipe..Chicken strips too looks very yummy :)
I love your calzone idea..And im making it for the second time.Had some soya chunk curry.So this time im using this as stuffing...Its now baking in the oven..Thanks for it ,Priya :)

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a healthy meal Priya, I tasted steamed green only after coming to US. Love the combination of the beans with the crispy chicken.

Vicky Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

Good combination for aa healthy dinner. Love it:)

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

steam cooked itself is a fantastic idea..i loved that priya..chicken crisps looks yummy too

Adlak's tiny world said... Reply To This Comment

nice click.. french beans looks yum.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

French bean is my fav Priya, My son will love the baked chicken strip too!

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

what a grt combo..I love those baked chicken strips..looks yummmm..:)

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure kids will love both the chicken and the French beans.

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo...perfect and delicious Priya.

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Chicken crisps looks wonderful and inviting Priya! Great combo! :)

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the lovely entry!...looks so good priya!