No-Carb Deliciousness

Sometimes (albeit not very often) after overdosing on cheese, or potatoes, I feel the need to eat something with no carbs or dairy.  In addition, a lot of my friends try to eat healthily as they are training for races, or preparing for vacations.  This led me to come up with a dish that is absolutely delicious, and also extremely good for you.   To seal the deal it is really quick and easy.  Give it a go… you will not regret it!

Spicy Peanut Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

METHOD

  • Combine all the ingredients in a dish.  Add sliced chicken.  Marinate for as long as possible, but at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and set aside to use in the stir fried veggies.
  • I chose to grill the chicken on our BBQ for a nice crispy coating, but you could place in the oven or fry in a pan – whatever suits you best.  Cook until nicely browned on the outside and no pink remains on the inside.

Lime, Cilantro, Spring Onion & Corn Quinoa

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked as per packet instructions
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cups sweetcorn (from a tin, or cooked from frozen)
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced into rounds

METHOD

  • Take the cooked quinoa and stir in lime juice, cilantro, onions and corn.
  • I served by packing the quinoa in a ramekin then turning upside down on my plate.

Stir Fried Veggies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 red pepper, sliced into large strips
  • 1 red onion, sliced into large strips
  • 10-12 medium mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups beansprouts

METHOD

  • Drizzle some olive oil in a large frying pan and add onion. Sautée for a few minutes until soft.
  • Add red pepper and mushrooms and sautée a bit more. 
  • Pour in the marinade from the chicken.
  • Lastly, place the beansprouts in the pan, stir, and sautée for another 5 minutes.

6 thoughts on “No-Carb Deliciousness

  1. I can’t make this at home because it’s spicy and I’m the only one who will eat it, but I’m liking what I’m seeing. I’m going to try this with the heat turned down. I’ve never heard of quinoa, though. It’s a cooscoos?

  2. This looks awesome! I’m definitely going to try the quinoa recipe, and I’m always looking for new chicken marinades. What wine did you serve this with? I think Viogner or Gewurztraminer would have been perfect.

    • I think I was being extraordinarily healthy and not even having a glass of wine [gasp, shock, horror]. But I agree – Viognier would have been a good pairing for this. Definitely give the quinoa recipe a try… my roommate made a point about how she hates the stuff, and then asked for seconds :)

  3. Have just found you ’cause this is entirely my kind of food! Thank you for a fabulously easy satay chicken! I love quinoa but have never added lime to it! Guess what is on for the weekend :) ! And I’ll go with a vIognier too [oops, only sauv blanc at home; that'll do!].

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