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Piri Piri Chicken Strips

I’m so happy with my lovely new recipe. It’s  full of flavour, spicy  and so easy. So welcome Piri Piri Chicken Strips served with Egg Fried Rice! Yum! I cannot begin to tell you!

The other evening I was craving something tasty with a little spice and chicken is always my go to.

I’m also trying to be really good. But why should being good mean less flavour?

Well trust me it doesn’t!!

Piri Piri Chicken Strips Slimming World

 

It  fits so perfectly to the ‘healthy style’  recipes I’m writing at the moment and happens to fit perfect and specifically into the Slimming  Style 🙂

Syns are 2.5 for the whole thing (the honey) – so just over 1 Syn per portion?! Come on, how amazing is that!!

This dish has spicy sweet chicken strips sat on a bed of soft moist egg fried rice.  So very good! And so very filling!

Top Tips for this recipe

 

  • I’ve used Chicken Breasts here, but there is nothing to say you couldn’t try thighs if that’s your preference?
  • Also if you are trying to cut down some of the carbs, simply serve less rice and maybe add spinach or a tin sweetcorn?
  • Watch the chicken as the honey will make it brown super quick, you need the colour for the flavour, make sure you cook the chicken through though!

 

Piri Piri Chicken Strips chicken

 

  • I used a blend of Piri Piri spice from Schwartz (you don’t have too) but it was something I had in my cupboard

 

Piri Piri Chicken Strips spices

 

 

So what exactly is Piri Piri?

Piri Piri chicken is a spicy dish with roots in both Africa and Portugal. The dish was created apparently  in Angola and Mozambique when the Portuguese settlers arrived with chile peppers (known as piripiri in Swahili).

Lots of people say you should marinate your chicken for at least 4 hours before you grill it but you don’t with my recipe (who has time for that?)

With this one you simply add the seasoning as you add the chicken strips to the pan with the Fry light, garlic & ginger, so simple.

 

Piri Piri Chicken Strips Slimming World

 

 

Another idea for this Piri Piri Chicken

I made the full portion even though there was only me.

Once cooled I popped in the fridge and had it for lunch the next day with tomatoes and cucumber!!

Perfect quick lunch

Piri Piri Chicken Strips lunch

Also maybe you could use the chicken in wraps with lots of lettuce! Wow I’m making my own mouth water… 

I’ll try this soon and post a picture! 

 

Other tasty Chicken dinners!

If you like this recipe for Piri Piri Chicken Strips I also think you’ll love my Easy Chicken Curry, it’s a real winner.

Again simple to cook and again it fits the Slimming programme

Slimming World Easy Chicken Curry

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Thanks

Big Love Clare x

 

Ingredients

Serves 2 large portions

  • Fry Light
  • 1 Clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cm Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 level Teaspoon Piri Piri seasoning – I use Schwartz (if you like it really spicy you can increase)
  • 1 level Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 Chicken breasts, cut into large strips (or chicken thighs)
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • 200g Basmati Rice, cooked according to instructions
  • 100g Frozen Garden Peas
  • 2 Eggs, beaten

Preparation Method

  1. Pop your rice on and cook according to the on pack instructions (once cooked drain)
  2. Firstly find yourself a large non stick frying pan and spray with Fry Light
  3. Add garlic, ginger and chicken breast strips, sprinkle with the Piri Piri seasoning
  4. Fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes
  5. Next drizzle the honey over the chicken strips and turn. This will give it colour
  6. Continue to fry for 15 minutes until the pieces are cooked right through and a nice golden brown (careful they don’t burn)
  7. Once cooked remove from the pan and keep warm
  8. Do not wash the pan but re-spray with Fry Light
  9. Then over a high heat add the frozen garden peas, fry for 2 minutes
  10. Next tip in the cooked rice and heat through until piping hot
  11. Finally add the beaten eggs to the rice mix and stir over the heat until cooked. Remember the eggs will continue to cook even after you’ve switched the heat off.
  12. Pop the chicken back onto of the rice and serve

Comments

Vic says:
Yum yum!!
Sally Pringle says:
Looks lovely. Must try