OK so the summers here (apparently!) and it’s time for BBQs, salads and lighter meals, so I thought it was worth sharing my spicy chicken recipe with you – if you could call it that!
Basically whenever any kind of meat gets cooked in the Noodlechips household, a whole array of spices get chucked into the bowl when marinating or in the pan during cooking, simply because we just like spicy food. I personally find that food without spice is just boring. Now when I talk spice I don’t mean super-hot blow your head off kind of spice, I just mean flavour. In fact, I feel pretty lame about calling this recipe because it’s really quite simple; however I often have people message me when they go paleo/ low carb/ clean eating asking for help on how to make food taste better. When I think back to when I made the change, I remember making some really mediocre tasting food – ha! So in a way, although it may seem obvious (if you are already a pro at making meals taste great, or if you’ve been a convert for some time), this recipe is there to help give people a bit of inspiration.
If you don’t have all the ingredients then improvise, for example if you don’t have spring onion just slice some red or white onion thinly. No ginger – leave it out! Got some cayenne but no chillies – then use that. Now for those who don’t like spice, this recipe does have chilli in it so it’s entirely up to you how much you chose to add or if you want to leave it out completely then that’s fine too! The idea is to make a chicken salad go from ‘ugh’ to fabulous.
I’ve included the salad in this recipe simply because It’s what I served it with. If you wanted to switch it up then add it to a low carb tortilla wrap with some tzatziki, serve with some creamy coleslaw or toss it in with some zoodles.
If you like this recipe then check out my piri piri mix!
Serves 2 People
Total Carbs 5.9g
Net Carbs 4.1g