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BBQ Chicken Brunch Bowl

There’s nothing quite like barbecued chicken cooked to perfection on a hot grill. Pair it with some simple seasonal greens, and fresh pesto and homemade dukkah for your new brunch favourite.





  • 4 skinless, organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 bunches fresh asparagus
  • 4 tablespoons fresh pesto
  • Target Beetroot, thingy sliced (to garnish)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup macadamias
  • 1/8 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp good quality sea salt


  1. Prepare the dukkah by adding the nuts to a pestle and mortar and smashing them to small pieces. Add the spices and salt, small a little more, and store in a glass jar.
  2. Rub the chicken in the olive oil (reserving 1 tsp for the asparagus) and add to the grill, cooking for 18-25 minutes until cooked through, depending on the size and thickness of the breasts.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the asparagus and add that to the grill 15 minutes after you add the chicken.
  4. Meanwhile, ribbon the zucchini by running a vegetable peeler down the length of the veg and lay on the plates, along with the brown rice.
  5. Slice and serve the breast with the asparagus, beetroot slices, a drizzle of pesto and a good helping of fresh dukkah.

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BBQ Chicken Brunch Bowl

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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