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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Ginger Lime Chicken ... Asian Inspired Low Carb Dish

This quick and easy low-carb Asian inspired chicken recipe is not only full of flavour, but it is also very versatile. You can double the recipe and have it for dinner one night, and then use the leftover chicken for salads throughout the week.

Serves Four
2g net carbs per serving
1½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup tamari soy sauce or Coconut Aminos
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp lime zest
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 pinch chili flakes, extra for garnish
1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish (optional)

1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish (optional)
for this dish can be found here
Serve with
Low Carb Asian Cauliflower Rice, see

Limes are the same shape, but smaller than lemons, with a bright green, fairly smooth skin, limes are a highly aromatic fruit. Like lemons, limes are high in vitamin C.

There are three main types:
Tahitian, which is the largest, with the most acidic flavour;
Mexican, slightly smaller, very aromatic, and with a particularly bright green skin;

Key lime, which have a paler skin, a high juice content and a strong flavour.

Limes are available all year round, when buying them look for unblemished, firm limes that feel heavy for their size as they will be the juiciest. If you intend to use the zest, buy them unwaxed (shops should state this clearly). If you can't find unwaxed limes, scrub the limes thoroughly before zesting. 

To extract the maximum amount of juice, make sure the limes are at room temperature, and firmly roll them back and forth under your palm a couple of times - that helps to break down some of the flesh's fibres. Alternatively, microwave them for around 30 seconds, depending on the size of the lime - warming them up also helps them give up more juice. 

You can store limes in a perforated bag in the fridge (for a couple of weeks); in a fruit bowl (for around a week). Once cut, wrap in clingfilm and keep in the fridge for up to four days.

A variety of recipe ideas/articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...sounds like a good way to enjoy chicken.

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, this chicken looks so good. Thanks for this recipe.

Iris Flavia said...

Looks yummy and easy to do!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I never realized key lime is an actual lime! I thought it was just some name used to refer to a pie.

JFM/Jan said...

This sounds delicious and it looks delicious, too!
I love chicken 💮

CJ Kennedy said...

Yum, saving this recipe.

baili said...

this made me hungry dear Jan!

what a delicious recipe and lime brings so much taste indeed

Jeanie said...

This looks really tasty, Jan. I love all these flavors!

Jo said...

Yum, that sounds tasty. I like the idea of doubling the quantity and using it in salads.

Chatty Crone said...

Looks great.

Chatty Crone said...

Those look GREAT~

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds very tasty, one I will definitely be giving a go.

Mary Kirkland said...

I make something similar and it's really good.

bill burke said...

It looks delicious!

Elephant's Child said...

Ginger and lime are a wonderful combination aren't they?

William Kendall said...

I wonder if it might be a bit spicy.

It's me said...

O don’t like ginger...but lemon chicken Ria 💚🍀💚🍀💚

Louca por porcelana said...

They look delicious!Hugs!

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Martha said...

What a lovely recipe. Thank you!

DVArtist said...

I just read this and then got up and pulled chicken out of the freezer for tomorrow nights dinner. This sounds so good. I have all the ingredients too. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Margaret D said...

That look a Delicious dish.
Love limes or lemons with chicken.

Edit said...

They look very tasty! I love ginger a lot. :-)

RO said...

Love ginger and lime on chicken. Really gives it a zing of tasty flavor! Hugs, RO

Conniecrafter said...

I don't believe I have used much lime in my cooking, will have to give it a try and see what I think :)

Phil Slade said...

I didn't realise that 3 varieties of limes existed. Always forget to buy some, but we often add lemon juice to our grilled chicken with garlic.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser muito bom este frango, aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

eileeninmd said...


I am always looking for new recipe for chickens. This sounds delicious.
Have a happy day!

carol l mckenna said...

Yummy looking chicken ~ ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yum! This is a definite very soon, thanks Jan ✨

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks interesting! Some different flavours in this one! I like! Big Hugs!