Tex Mex Chicken with Loaded Sweet Potato Skins & Gut-Friendly Veg

Calories: 1288 kcal (or 644 kcal smaller portion)

Macros: 110g Protein, 117g Carb & 44g Fat

DESCRIPTION:

Fajita spice and flavour, without all the calories that come with the wraps and guac! The simple Cajun seasoned Chicken Breast cooked with Red Peppers lights up your taste buds with a little heat, and then is perfectly contrasted by the indulgent, creamy and meaty loaded Sweet Potato Skins. So much flavour, excitement, nutrients… and smiles. 😄

The beauty with this dish is the simplicity of process and ingredients, whilst packing so much flavour and generally given you that healthy feel good feeling. I looooved this dish, and it absolutely will make a feature in our dinners going forward. Oh, and let’s not forget our trusty super veggies – Leeks and Tenderstem Broccoli. This combo, with a little butter brings the fibre, volume and yummy green balance to the dish, and has hardly any calories to boot. 😋

For a smaller portion, Simply half all ingredients – a perfect size for Michelle’s appetite (for example). This would save you 644 calories, without compromising on the flavours or nutritional goodness whatsoever.

Cooking Time: 30mins

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Sweet Potato – 400g (after a little scooped out)
  • Soft Goats Cheese – 40g
  • Smoke Bacon Lardons – 95g
  • Diced Onions – 1x tablespoon
  • Spring Onion – 1x
  • Organic Chicken Breast Strips – 330g
  • Red Pepper – 1x medium, sliced 
  • Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
  • Cajun Seasoning – 1x teaspoon
  • Leeks – 125g
  • Tenderstem Broccoli – 100g
  • Grass Fed Butter – 10g
  • Seasoning & Garnish – Rock Salt and Coriander

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HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Chicken is a great source of healthy lean protein. With 31 grams of protein per 100 grams, is one of the best foods for protein. A good source of Magnesium, Vitamin A, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and a variety of Vitamin B’s, with trace amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin E and vitamin D.
  • Broccoli, Leek and Onions are great sources of indigestible fibre and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
  • Broccoli brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium.
  • Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato due to its high fibre content that slows the absorption of the carbs.
  • Quality Pork is high in protein and essential vitamins, minerals, creatine and amino acid good for overall health. Lean pork, when trimmed of visible fat, is nutrient-dense and satisfying. Best to treat pork as a treat as there are more nutritious meats and it’s high in calories.
  • Leeks have sulfur-containing compounds that fight dangerous free radicals in your body, and also contain kaempferol, a flavonol that may help fight cancer and lower your risk of chronic diseases including heart disease. Plus, they have nutrients such as vitamin A, K, B’s, Folic Acid and Magnesium
  • Goats Cheese– Goats do not contain a certain mutation in the milk that most cows do, making their milk and cheese much more digestion friendly and look uncannily similar at a DNA level to human milk.
  • Spring Onions, nutritionally, have a combination of the benefits of onions and greens. They are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and a very good source of vitamin A too. Moreover, they are a great sources of indigestible fibre (inulin) and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
  • Coriander is known all over the world for its medicinal properties. It is a great source of potassium, iron, vitamins A, K, and C, folic acid, magnesium, and calcium. Coriander Seeds have antiseptic properties, can help regulate blood sugar levels and have antioxidant properties and dietary fiber to support better digestion.
  • Red Bell Peppers are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fibre, however, compared to green bell peppers, Red Peppers have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C. They have strong antioxidant properties. 

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