This is one of my favorite, super fast, meals—ideal for those busy days, when I’m focusing on a project or have a deadline to stick to.
Why? You may ask. Here are 3 reasons:
1. No Rush
I zone out when I concentrate, I won’t even hear name unless it’s being shouted 10 centimetre away from my face. Since this meal is equally good hot or at room temperature, there is no need to rush to finish your plate and it’s perfect to leave your mind wander freely.
2. No cutlery
This dish can be eaten one-handed, making it super keyboard-friendly. You can scoop a bit of hummus with pita bread and shove it in your mouth while finishing typing an email—talk about multicasting prowess right here.
3. 15 minutes people!
When you’re busy, you need things to happen fast and this meal delivers. Very little prep, very little cooking and very little washing up. Woot woot!
Hope you’ll enjoy it.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 tbsp Onion, chopped
- 1/2 chicken breast (around 120g)
- 1/4 tsp All Spice
- 1/2 tsp Sumac
- a pinch Cinnamon (up to 1/8 tsp, based on your liking)
- a squeeze Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Pine nuts
- 1/2 tub Hummus (100g)
- a few Mint leaves, finely chopped
- a few Parsley leaves, finely chopped
- Heat a small non-stick pan and sweat the chopped onion for 5 minutes over a medium heat.
- In the meantime, cut the chicken into small cubes (1cm x 1cm) and mix with the spices and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- When the onion starts to colour, turn the heat to medium-high, add the chicken and cook until golden and cooked through.
- Place the pine nuts in a small microwave-safe bowl, drizzle a bit of olive oil and Microwave the nuts for 1 minute followed by thirty-seconds intervals, stirring in between, until evenly toasted and golden.
- Take the chicken off the heat and finish with a squeeze of lemon.
- Serve the dish by spooning the hummus in the middle of the plate, and with the back of a spoon, make a well. Spoon the warm chicken in the center and top with the toasted pine nuts, the chopped herbs, a good drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sumac.
- Dig in with warm pita bread.