If you are looking for low calorie 5 2 recipes,or are simply watching your weight, Chicken is probably on the menu. Skinless chicken breast is quite low in calories, about 113 calories per 100 grams and as such is a frequent ingredient in our kitchen recently. Actually, chicken was always on the menu at our place, however it was often cooked in oil, had the skin on, had cheese melted over it and was served in a cream based sauce. None of this is possible on the “fast diet”. The chicken needs to be poached or at the very least fried in a non stick pan with little if any oil. This recipe ticks all of the boxes with great flavor, low calories, and as a bonus it very easy to make, it’s kind of like San Choy Bow without the water chestnuts.
I made this in the morning for lunch, total time to prep, cook and serve in the lunch boxes was about 30 minutes. I’m talking real time here, none of the 15 minute Jamie Oliver nonsense.
Chicken lettuce Cups – serves 2, less than 200 calories per serving
300 grams chicken tenders or chicken breast
Spray of oil
Small bunch of Corriander – chopped
1 medium Spring Onion – thinly sliced
1 green chili – thinly sliced (seeds in for heat if you prefer – I do)
1 teaspoon light Soy Sauce
Good grinding of black pepper and pinch of Salt
6 Iceberg lettuce cups.
1. Spray a non-stick frypan with a light coating of cooking oil, add the chicken tenders and fry for 3 to 4 minutes each side until just cooked. Remve from pan and allow to cool slightly
2. Shred chicken and place in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients except lettuce, and mix to combine
3. Serve in lettuce cups