Anita's advice: Surinamese chicken dish - a main dish

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Anita's advice: Surinamese chicken dish - a main dish


A spicy and healthy potato dish.

For 2 servings



3 potatoes (500 grams, peeled 400 grams)
200 grams chicken breast (or 200 grams vegetarian quorn)

1 chopped onion (250gr, clean 200gr)
One or two cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon (2g) Garam Masala (coriander, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom)
1 teaspoon (2g) Pimenton Picante (spicy chili powder)
3 tablespoons of sunflower oil

200 grams green beans
4 tomatoes (350 grams)
2 carrots (100 grams)


Preparation (40 min):

17:00 Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut them into pieces. Put them on the stove with some hot water. Let them cook for 5 minutes and then drain them.

17:10 As soon as the potatoes are on the stove, cut the chicken / quorn into pieces and fry them in the frying pan with some oil. When the potatoes have boiled for 5 minutes, add them to the meat and fry the mixture until golden brown.

17:15 Wash the beans, the carrot and the tomatoes. Shell the beans (cut or break them if they are very long) and dice the tomatoes and carrots.

17:30 When the potatoes have been baked for about 15 minutes, you chop the onion in the wok. Add oil, garlic and spices. Wok the mixture for 3 minutes.

17:35 Add the vegetables and stir-fry the mixture for 5 minutes on a high heat.

17:40 Add the chicken and fried potatoes to the wok, mix everything well and heat through, and serve.



Rich cooks in the Schoorwijk care home for 90 residents, who can choose every day between a traditional menu (potatoes, vegetables and a piece of meat) and a more adventurous menu, such as this Surinamese chicken dish. When I asked him about the recipe, he said: "You just see what's there, you add what makes it good, always fresh ingredients, you add some love, and everyone will be waiting for you on their table." Rich cooks according to five rules of cooking: simple, easy, cheap, cozy and healthy. Thanks to 90 satisfied and grateful table companions, he laughs and sings all day long.

with Chicken: € 1.95 for a portion of 700 grams
610Kcal pp = 19g fat (3g sat) + 70g carbs (14g sugar), 12g fiber, 33g protein, 0.37g salt

with Quorn: € 2.40 for a portion of 700 grams
620Kcal pp = 21g fat (3g sat) + 75g carbs (18g sugar), 21g fiber, 25g protein, 1g salt

(Anita is the author of «Live2Eat, Eat2Live». She thinks that, in addition to food for thought, we should serve some tasty, easy, cheap and healthy dishes.)