Honeyed Sesame Chicken

No lean protein gets more respect from me than the humble chicken breast. In addition to being a fat burning powerhouse, each breast contains approximately 27 grams of high-quality protein. These facts need no sweeteners, but drizzled in honey and I’m sold.

Recipe

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SERVES: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • ½ tablespoon raw organic honey
  • ½ teaspoon organic coconut oil

For the salad

  • ½  small cucumber, peeled and de-seeded
  • small piece red chili, chopped
  • zest and juice of ½ lime
  • ½ ripe peach
  • 1 teaspoon raw organic honey
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful of lambs lettuce, washed

 

METHOD:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180º.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Saute chicken for a few minutes on each side until browned lightly all over.
  3. Transfer to a baking sheet and coat in honey. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and roast for 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, make the salad by combining cucumber, chili and lime zest.
  5. Tip peach into another bowl and pour over boiling water. Refresh immediately under a cold tap. Peel, slice and add half to the cucumber and chili.
  6. Mix in lime juice, honey and oil. Toss with lettuce.
  7. Slice chicken and serve with salad.

Tips:
Replace the honey with a few drops of stevia for a lower-carb version.
Try wedges of apple or nectarine when peaches are out of season.

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 writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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