Broiled Periperi Chicken & Cauliflower with Lemon and Almonds

Chicken breasts are usually dry when grilled so I cooked it in the oven this time, using my favorite spicy sauce.

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The sauce ingredients are simple: olive oil, Nando’s Peri-Peri Sauce, Garlic Chili Hot Sauce, and red pepper flakes. Except for the olive oil all other ingredients are zero calorie. If you’re not used to hot and spicy food I recommend a 2T:1T:1tsp ratio. Bake the chicken at 400F for 30 mins., then broil for another 10 mins.

The cauliflower dish is a variation from this paleo recipe and I got the idea to combine it with baked chicken from this Instagram pic.

Here’s my version:

INGREDIENTS (2 Servings)

  • Half a head of cauliflower
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 medium sized lemon
  • Chopped almonds, 1/8 cup

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I used a strainer to steam the cauliflower over a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes.

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Then I fried it on olive oil, adding a dash of black pepper, the lemon juice and chopped almonds for 3-5 minutes, perhaps longer if you chose not to steam the cauliflower first.

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Preparing the lemon zest: I love my new grater, it comes with a container and its own lid.

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Add the lemon zest last as garnish.

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The chicken looks ready.

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Dinner is served with brown rice.

  • Cauliflower with lemon & almonds: 160 cal
  • Broiled chicken breast, skinless: 183 cal
  • Brown rice, medium grain, 1 cup: 218 cal
  • TOTAL = 561 calories

 

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