DIREN KARTAL

Coconut & Chilli Chicken

prep time

10 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

SERVES

3

Calories

332

PER SERVING

Carbs

8g

PER SERVING

Fat

15g

PER SERVING

Protein

42g

PER SERVING

Ingredients

  • 1 clove peeled garlic
  • 10g minced ginger 
  • 60g diced white onion (roughly 1/4 of a small onion)
  • 1 habanero chilli or chilli to taste
  • 10g fresh coriander, including stalks  (roughly 4-5 sprigs)
  • 400 ml coconut milk light 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 pinch Good quality sea salt
  • 100g courgette, diced
  • 100g pepper (any color) seeds removed and diced 
  • 100g broccoli, picked into small florets  
  • 100g frozen peas 
  • Squeeze lemon juice
  • Fresh chopped coriander to sprinkle over 
  • 375g chicken breast, diced

Instructions

STEP 1

Add the coconut milk, garlic, onion, ginger, chilli, coriander and cumin to a blender and blend for a minute until everything is smooth.

STEP 2

Add to a pot, bring to a boil then reduce straight away to a gentle simmer. Add the chicken and vegetables EXCEPT for the peas.

    STEP 3

    Season lightly with salt. Mix well and simmer for 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked and vegetables softened. 

    STEP 4

    Once chicken is cooked, squeeze in lemon juice and adjust seasoning with salt to taste. Add the peas and stir through the excess fresh coriander.

    STEP 5

    For a lower calorie option eat as it is. If you want to add calories, you can serve with rice or your favorite carb. 

    Notes

    • Chicken thigh meat is more flavorful and juicy. If using thigh, buy boneless and skinless.
    • Chicken could be substituted for prawns, fish, tofu or chickpeas depending on preferences.
    • This makes a medium spiced dish. If you don’t like chilli, leave it out! If you can’t get habanero, use any chilli you can find!
    • If you don’t want to use the veg I’ve listed, use your preferred vegetables in the same quantity as above. However, be sure to use veg that cooks at a similar time.
    • I used light coconut milk. This is a way to reduce calories whilst still getting the flavor. If you want to increase calories, use full fat coconut milk.