Black pepper is a spice derived from the matured fruits of the Piper nigrum plant. With its strong aroma, black pepper is commonly used as a seasoning in dishes. It also has several health benefits.
Black pepper aids the digestive system, thanks to its antioxidant properties, and helps protect against the harmful effects of free radicals in the body. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help alleviate digestive discomforts such as indigestion, gas, and bloating by regulating stomach acids.
Here's a delicious recipe for a black pepper chicken dish:
- 4 chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
1. Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt.
3. Dip the chicken breasts into this mixture and coat them thoroughly.
4. Place the chicken breasts on a baking tray and pour the remaining sauce over them.
5. Roast the chicken in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) for approximately 20-25 minutes.
6. Enjoy your meal once the chicken is nicely browned on top!