This top quick chicken freekeh is can prepare under 20 minutes. Freekeh is a high nutritional value, as it is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Freekeh is one of the oldest grains in the Arab world, especially in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. It recently is becoming popular in Mediterranean and American cuisine because of its rich nutritional value.
Chicken Freekeh with tomatoes is very delicious and healthy dish.
The health benefits of Freekeh
1- Freekeh helps the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system, and facilitate digestion because contains a rich source of fiber.
2- Enhances the health eyes, and can reduce the incidence of macular degeneration. Freekeh contains certain types of antioxidants that protect the eye and strengthen the vision.
3- Control blood sugar levels. Freekeh is an ideal choice for people struggling with diabetes.
Other benefits of freekeh
– Helps with weight control
– Helps build strong muscles and bones
100g of freekeh contains approx:
– 60g of carbohydrates
– 2g fats
– 15g protein
– 12g fiber
– 30mg of zinc
– 32mg of iron
– 3.960mg potassium
– 370mg calcium
The health benefits of Tomatoes
1- Combating cancers
Research has shown that tomatoes is powerful food to fight types of cancers, such as gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, and prostate cancer, because tomatoes contain a great source of antioxidants called “lycopene”, concentrated in peel of tomato, as well as it contains vitamin A and C.
2- Useful for diabetes
Tomatoes can help to regulate blood sugar, because it high source of dietary fiber, as well as it is good source of chromium, which has proven in regulate and maintaining blood sugar.
3- Prevention of osteoporosis
Tomatoes contain calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin K, which can plays a major role for strong bones, as well as study has shown that lycopene play also a vital role in bone mass.
4- A good source of potassium
Tomatoes contain potassium that an essential mineral, beneficial for blood pressure control and cardiovascular disease prevention.
Top Chicken Freekeh with Tomatoes Recipe
Yield: 4 Persons
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15- 20 Minutes
2 chicken breasts cut into small cubes
2 cups freekeh (washed, soaked and drained)
1 onion, diced fine
1 tsp garlic, mashed
8 tomatoes, diced fresh (or 1 can + 3 fresh tomatoes)
1 tbsp allspice
Salt and pepper
1- Sauté onion, garlic, chicken in 2 tbsp olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes.
2- Add tomatoes and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
3- Add freekeh and boil for 5 minutes.
4- Simmer until freekeh and chicken is tender and most liquid has been absorbed.
5- Garnish with mint chopped, or parsley.
Nutrition Facts with Top Chicken Freekeh with Tomatoes Recipe
Serving size: 1 serving
Vitamin A 66%
Vitamin C 47%