Chicken breasts are usually dry when grilled so I cooked it in the oven this time, using my favorite spicy sauce.
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.
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
I used a strainer to steam the cauliflower over a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes.
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.
Preparing the lemon zest: I love my new grater, it comes with a container and its own lid.
Add the lemon zest last as garnish.
The chicken looks ready.
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