Firecracker chicken salad recipe!

Here is my delicious firecracker chicken salad recipe! It is perfect for lunch or a quick post-gym snack! The chicken is also delicious in a sandwich or with pasta!

This recipe is packed with vegetables, fibre and protein. It is low in carbohydrates, so adding a carb source might be important you are making this as a main meal.

Serves 2


Calories: 274
Carbohydrates: 20g
of which sugars: 9g
Fat: 13g
Protein: 23g
Fibre: 5g


For the chicken:

firecracker chicken salad ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 small red chilli
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Juice of a lime
  • 1 tsp wochestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp light Mayo
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 handful coriander
  • 1 tsp honey
firecracker chicken ingredients

For the salad:

  • 200g iceberg lettuce
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 100g cucumber
  • 2 tsp sweet corn
  • 4 radish
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds or sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • Handful of coriander for garnish


1.Cut the chicken into strips, add all of the seasonings, garlic, lime and chilli and leave to marinate. (You can cook straight away or leave it for as long as you like).

2. Heat up the griddle pan with 1 tsp olive oil and cook the chicken.

3. Chop up all of your salad ingredients and mix with the chicken in a bowl.

4. For the sauce, place the mayo in a bowl with chopped spring onion, coriander and the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine.

5. Finally, add the sauce into the salad and toss to combine. Garish with coriander.

6. Next, enjoy 🙂

firecracker chicken salad

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Sun-dried tomato and chicken pasta dish!

Here is an absolutely delicious sun-dried tomato and chicken pasta dish that is a perfect, quick dinner or lunch. I use red lentil pasta as a gluten free alternative, it tastes amazing and the macros are great!

The macros and carb content is listed below. There is dish is fairly carb heavy, but it is also high in protein and fibre to slow glucose release.

Serves 2

Macros (Per portion):

Calories: 577
Carbohydrates: 70g
of which sugars: 14g
Fat: 14g
Protein: 42g
Fibre: 16g


garlic - sun-dried tomato pasta
  • 125g dry red lentil pasta (gluten free option)
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 0.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato
  • 15g pine nuts
  • 200g spinach
  • 100g broccoli
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 pint chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Firstly, prepare all of the veg and the stock.

2. Next, cut the chicken breasts into cubes and fry in a large cooking pot. Add all seasonings, as well as the onion and garlic.

chicken - pasta

3. After 5 minutes or so, add all of your veg as well as the chicken stock and white wine.

veg and chicken - sun-dried tomato pasta

4. Allow this to simmer for around 10-15 minutes while you cook the pasta.

5. Once your pasta is cooked, drain and throw it in the cooking pot with the sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts. Stir everything together to get the pasta fully coated.

6. Next, serve up, garnish with your herb of choice and enjoy :)

sun-dried tomato pasta

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