If you are a regular reader here, you will know we do enjoy chicken in our house. It has so many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked - make it one of the most popular meats around. It has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium.
Today, I share this quick and easy low-carb Asian inspired chicken recipe. It is full of flavour, and also very versatile. You could double the recipe and have it for dinner one night, and then use the leftover chicken for salads throughout the week... Yum!
Serves Four2g carbs per serving
1½ lbs (650g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup (60ml) 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 (3g) sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish (optional)
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish (optional)
for this dish can be seen hereServing Suggestion
Low Carb Asian Cauliflower Rice, see here
Did you know that, sesame seeds, are considered one of the world’s oldest foods, they provide an abundance of nutrients for such a small shell. Bear with me while I go scientific on you; the densely packed seed is a fantastic source of protein, lignans, dietary fibre, monounsaturated fats, Vitamins B1 and B2, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phytic acid. Incredibly, they are also low in carbohydrates and cholesterol-free. The fatty make-up of a sesame seed is an incredible 82% unsaturated fatty acids, with the average oil content of the seed being 50%. Sesame is rich and varied in amino acids – making it an ideal source of plant-based protein – and is noted for antioxidant and digestive properties.
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All the best Jan
That looks delicious. We're big fans of chicken here too.
Looks just fantastic, wish I had it here right now! Valerie
I should use more sesame seeds. The chicken looks so good.
This does look SO delicious...I will definitely try it!
Thank you so much!😊😊
Hope you're having a good day!
I second Rues yum!
...sounds like just the dish to enjoy here on Maui.
Had no idea sesame seeds were so good for you - the chicken looks great.
That sounds like something I would make.
Looks delicious! Chicken can get boring without some variety, and this will help. Thx!
While I am not a big fan of anything citrus with my chicken, nor does ginger excite me, I am WOW at the scientific breakdown of sesame seeds. Thanks! Good to know. And thank you for visiting my blog. xo
Great combination of flavors and the flowers are beautiful!
Ginger and lime is a match made in heaven.
I didn't realise sesame seeds are so full of goodness.
That does sound delicious....
I have had lemon chicken but not lime. Sounds great. I have taken to drinking cinnamon, ginger and cloves in my hot tea in the morning. All supposed to be great for inflammation so I am giving it a try.
It looks really good.
Yum, I go with Elephant´s Child!
Looks delicious I hadn't realised sesame seeds contained so much. Must use them more often.
That would be just ever so tasty as I do like limes etc in food.
Looks really tasty!
We love chicken in our family and this recipe will be joining our dining pleasure soon!
Thank you 💮
Mmmm... This sounds delicious!
Consider this one saved with a great big thank you! Maybe this weekend!
Another delicious recipe, thanks for sharing. Have a great day!
Another healthy recipe ~ gotten tired of chicken, though ~ LOL
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aka (A Creative Harbor)
We love to spice up our chicken and have it a lot of different ways! Thanks for this tasty recipe!
I'd go for that.
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