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Chicken And Vegetable Fried Millet

Healthy Facts:

  • Millet is at the top of the health charts; it’s loaded with magnesium which can reduce asthma severity, lessen migraines, and lower high blood pressure and heart attack risk
  • Kale and bell peppers are packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C and K – all of which battle cancer and keep us healthy and strong
  • Chicken offers all essential B vitamins and is packed with lean protein
  • Quercetin, a polyphenolic compound from onions, helps reduce inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis and allergies
  • Vitamin A from sweet potatoes provides antioxidant support and is important for vision health

10 Min Cook Time |20 Min Prep Time | Serves 4 |392 Calories per Serving


  • 2 cups millet, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grape-seed oil
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and julienned
  • 2 bell peppers, julienned
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cabbage, julienned
  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 cup huitlacoche, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

What You Need

  • Large skillet
  • Saucepan

How To Make It

  1. Cook millet according to package to yield two cups. Toss warm millet with lemon and lime zest. (Add scallions for an extra zing!)
  2. Heat two tablespoons of grape-seed oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. Add more oil to pan if needed. Heat sweet potato, peppers, kale, onion and cabbage and sauté until all vegetables are softened. Stir in five-spice and fish sauce.
  4. Stir in scrambled eggs and cook for one minute. Stir in cooked millet, cooked chicken and huitlacoche.
  5. Divide millet between four plates or bowls. Top each with a drizzle of sesame oil and chopped cilantro.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.