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Sesame Oil Chicken

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend?

It hasn’t even been a full week, but I already love blogging on wordpress. It’s really easy to do without having to lug extra gadgets around. 🙂

Without further ado, let’s get down to business.

Sesame seeds are rich in zinc. Zinc, as we know (or maybe not ALL of us know- ttc is a teacher), is essential for sperm production as it boosts testosterone levels. It is also believed that the antioxidants in zinc help to protect sperm.

Sesame seeds are not beneficial to men only, they actually are of some benefit to women suffering from some form of estrogen dominance (women with Fibroids, PCOS, Endometriosis, amongst others). The phytoestrogens in sesame seeds help to reduce excess levels of estrogen in women (and men!).

Caution: if your estrogen levels are normal (lucky!!!), limit your consumption of phytoestrogens to about 3 times a month, just to be safe.

Now to the recipe. This is a very aromatic, very warm dish. Warm as in the feeling you get when it hits your stomach. It is VERY tasty, even if I do say so myself (and I do), and I have already made a note to myself to tell my mum she’ll be making this in lieu of ‘omugwo’ peppersoup. It has a depth to it that makes you really believe it’s healing something somewhere. Lol.

Anyway, it’s simple: make this, love it, tell me about it.

Ingredients

300g of chicken, chopped into 2 inch pieces (combine drumsticks and thighs for the best flavour)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
3 inch piece of ginger, sliced thinly (use this amount, recipe will not be the same if you don’t- can be grated)
2 teaspoons of curry powder
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons of freshly blended atarodo
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper (I love the heat)

Method

Add coconut oil to a wok over medium heat. After 10 seconds, add ginger and stir for 2 minutes.

Add the chopped chicken, stir fry for 2 minutes.

Add all other ingredients apart from sesame oil. Stir to combine.

Add 1 cup of water, stir and reduce heat to low and leave to simmer for 8 minutes.

Add sesame oil, remove from heat, serve and enjoy

Remember, it’s sooo good for you,

Deema

ingredients (not pictured: atarodo and coconut oil)

ingredients (not pictured: atarodo and coconut oil)

sauteé the ginger

sauteé the ginger

chicken

chicken

all aboard (except the sesame oil)

all aboard (except the sesame oil)

for him

for him

all fancied up for me (and you guys!)

all fancied up for me (and yoi guys!)

Deema

Chidinma
 

Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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ipio - February 20, 2017

Hi deema, well done, pls I ‘ll like to try this but what is sesame and how do I glet both the oil and seed? I google d images for the seed but still cant get it.

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    Chidinma - February 20, 2017

    Sesame seeds are also called ridi. I’m sure you’ll find them with that name. The oil is sold in good shops. Please try it and let me know what you think

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muma - February 20, 2017

Deema, i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ sesame seed uda in ibo pls, i really want to try dis

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    Chidinma - February 21, 2017

    Muma, no, sesame seeds aren’t uda. I don’t know what they are called in ibo, but I will email you a picture.

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Nike - February 21, 2017

Is Basmati rice a good alternative to brown rice here? I know you said brown rice but, I am so loving basmati at the moment!

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    Chidinma - February 21, 2017

    Yes, use any rice you like. It’s only during the 30DFC that I would prefer you eat brown rice. Even then, you can use basmati rice. Just reduce the quantity by half and eat an extra serving of vegetables to increase your fibre intake.

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muma - February 21, 2017

Deema, i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ sesame seed uda in ibo pls, i really want to try dis and can i get it in a salad shop

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Didimidi - February 22, 2017

This is an answered prayer .finally,a food blog with healthy recipes.pls bring more recipes with beans and whole fish rather than shredded ones.overall,thumbs up for you please keep it up.

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    Chidinma - February 22, 2017

    Will do. Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate it.

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ipio - February 23, 2017

I know what sesame is now, we actually cook soup with it and there is plenty of oil in it though I have not used only d oil to cook before. Will try it and get back to you.

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