Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebabs

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab
Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab

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.

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab
Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab


 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.

Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab
Low Calorie Cajun Chicken Kebab


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