As write this, it’s the end of another 5:2 Diet day, and while I’m still hungry, I’ve just eaten a truly satifying meal. This recipe http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2013/02/52-diet-215-calorie-kebabs-cajun-chicken-kebab-and-spiced-yoghurt-dip-recipe.html comes from an inspirational “Fast Diet” food blogger Karen Burns-Booth of www.lavenderandlovage.com
This particular recipe so simple, but very, very tasty. I’d happily eat 2 of these for a main meal on a non diet day, and that would still only rack up around 430 calories. Apart from a change in the brand of Cajun Spice powder in my dish, this recipe is faithful to the original.
150 Grams Chicken Breasts, Skinless, cut into chunks
1 teaspoon Cajun Spice
Low Fat Natural Yoghurt, 100 g
2 x Weight Watchers Pitta Bread (or 2 x mini pitta breads)
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
1/2 Small Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced
Fresh – Rocket Leaves, 40 g
1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
1 lemon, cut in half (one half cut into 2 wedges)
Step 1 Spoon about a quarter of the low-fat yoghurt into a bowl and add the Cajun spice mix, and the juice of half a lemon. Mix well and then add the chicken pieces and allow to marinate for at least an hour or up to four hours.
Step 2 Just before cooking, take the chicken pieces out of the marinade. Heat a griddle pan over medium heat (or a grill if grilling the chicken) and put the chicken pieces in the pan. Keep moving them around so they don’t stick to the pan and keep cooking over a low heat until cooked. I cooked mine under the Grill in the oven.
Step 3 Mix the rest of the low-fat yoghurt with the ground coriander and cumin, and spoon in to a small bowl.
Step 4 Two or three minutes before the chicken is cooked, pop the pitta breads in a toaster or in a warm oven and heat them up. Arrange the rocket leaves, sliced tomatoes and sliced red onion on a plate.
Step 5 Divide the chicken pieces between two plates and allow the diners to assemble the kebab themselves by adding the salad and yoghurt dip to the chicken in a split pitta bread.