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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Ginger Lime Chicken : Full of Flavour : Low Carb Dish


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!

Ingredients
Serves Four
2g 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)
Instructions
for this dish can be seen here
Serving 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. 


image from here


You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, 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

31 comments:

Jo said...

That looks delicious. We're big fans of chicken here too.

R's Rue said...

Yum.

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks just fantastic, wish I had it here right now! Valerie

Christine said...

I should use more sesame seeds. The chicken looks so good.

Ygraine said...

This does look SO delicious...I will definitely try it!
Thank you so much!😊😊

Hope you're having a good day!

Hugs xxx

CJ Kennedy said...

Yummy!

Laurie said...

I second Rues yum!

Tom said...

...sounds like just the dish to enjoy here on Maui.

Chatty Crone said...

Had no idea sesame seeds were so good for you - the chicken looks great.

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds like something I would make.

Divers and Sundry said...

Looks delicious! Chicken can get boring without some variety, and this will help. Thx!

J C said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

Great combination of flavors and the flowers are beautiful!

Elephant's Child said...

Ginger and lime is a match made in heaven.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I didn't realise sesame seeds are so full of goodness.

happyone said...

Sounds wonderful.

Rose said...

That does sound delicious....

Pam said...

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.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It looks really good.

Iris Flavia said...

Yum, I go with Elephant´s Child!

mamasmercantile said...

Looks delicious I hadn't realised sesame seeds contained so much. Must use them more often.

Margaret D said...

That would be just ever so tasty as I do like limes etc in food.

Martha said...

Looks really tasty!

JFM said...

We love chicken in our family and this recipe will be joining our dining pleasure soon!
Thank you 💮

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This looks delicious.

Kay said...

Mmmm... This sounds delicious!

Jeanie said...

Consider this one saved with a great big thank you! Maybe this weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Another delicious recipe, thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

carol l mckenna said...

Another healthy recipe ~ gotten tired of chicken, though ~ LOL

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love to spice up our chicken and have it a lot of different ways! Thanks for this tasty recipe!

William Kendall said...

I'd go for that.