Yakitori Chicken with Cucumber Noodles

These skewers will boost your protein for maximum satiety.  

The chicken provides a solid dose of protein along with vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12, choline, copper, iron, selenium and zinc.  The carrot and cucumber lift vitamin A and potassium.  

For extra flavour, you could add spring onions, chilli, lime zest and juice, toasted sesame seeds to the cucumber noodles to spice this meal up.

Macros 

One serve provides 540 calories, 73 g protein, 22 g fat and 6 g of net carbs

Micros  

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

SERVES 4

  • 1 kg chicken thighs, cut into 3 cm cubes
  • 1 cucumber, spiralised into noodles
  • 2 carrots, grated

MARINADE 

  • 6 tbsp Tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

Directions 

  • Make the marinade.  Marinate the chicken for a minimum of one hour (or overnight for maximum flavour).
  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C/356°F (bake).
  • Thread the chicken onto wooden skewers.
  • Place the chicken in a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, this is to ensure the chicken is cooked through, to get the nice crispy bits it is best to finish the cooking in a frying pan, BBQ or sandwich press.
  • Heat a frying pan, BBQ or sandwich press to medium heat.
  • Place the chicken in the press for 6 minutes, or if cooking in a frying pan or BBQ, 3 minutes a side approximately. Check the chicken is cooked through by cutting a middle piece in half. No pink should show.
  • Serve with cucumber and grated carrots or preferred veggies.
  • For extra flavour, you could add spring onions, chilli, lime zest and juice, toasted sesame seeds to the cucumber noodles to spice this meal up.

Suitable for 

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