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Saturday 24 June 2023

Ginger Lime Chicken : Easy Low Carb Recipe : Asian Inspired Flavours

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
Tasty served with either
Low Carb Butter-fried broccoli, see here
Low Carb Asian Cauliflower Rice, see here

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 and 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. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...ginger is a new taste for me.

Christine said...

Looks delicious

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta te mando un beso.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yum! I love lime! This recipe looks so good and perfect for summer. Hope you have a beautiful weekend. x K

Elephant's Child said...

Ginger and lime go well together don't they?

Margaret D said...

Looking tasty Jan.

roentare said...

I did not know limes are divided into three types.

Donna said...

A great idea for chicken! Thanks!
Happy weekend!

Martha said...

This sounds so delicious!

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds so good! Valerie

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

I love chickens. Thank you for this interesting recipe.
The fillet looks very tasty, so I will prepare it 100%
Have a nice weekend.

My name is Erika. said...

This sounds fairly easy and looks like it tastes so exotic. Yum!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds delicious, I would love these flavors and the chicken.
Have a happy weekend.

DVArtist said...

Ohhh this looks so darn good. I will make this for dinner tomorrow night. Thank you.

CJ Kennedy said...

Saving this recipe

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

THis looks like a recipe for me to try, thanks. Now, I have to add some lines to next eek's shopping list. We always have lemons available but I usually forget the lines.

happyone said...

Sure looks good!!

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Anonymous said...

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...
The flavors of ginger and lime in one recipe blend beautifully This recipe sounds wonderful and I appreciate your tips

NatureFootstep said...

hm. this is one I might save and try. Looks delicious :)

sandy said...

I don't think i've ever had anything with ginger except this last week when Mike made his fantastic fried rice and besides soy, sesame oil, he added a touch of ginger . Don't think I could taste it though.

Angie said...

I like ginger and lime - sounds like a fabulous flavor combo!!!

roughterrain crane said...

Ginger is good for health.
Happy Sunday!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

This looks really good. We will definitely give it a try.

Teresa said...

Seguro que está riquísimo. Besos.

Jeanie said...

I love all these flavors. This recipe looks like a winner.

Conniecrafter said...

That sounds interesting, I don't know that I have ever used limes with any meat dishes