Coconut chilli lime chicken with lime courgetti

Coconut chilli lime chicken with lime courgetti

Today’s been quite a muggy day and I wanted something light and almost salad like for lunch.

The flavours in this recipe are so fresh, just what I wanted.

If you make the courgetti yourself there’s no need for any cooking and the courgetti strands are so suited to this dish.

Oh and I got to use some of my Chia Seed mountain – bought WAY too much!

This is one of the many recipes I created when I followed the 90 Day Plan by The Body Coach. Simply use your plans ingredient amounts instead of those shown in the recipe. There are 220 Create Your Own (CYO) friendly recipes in my app and on this website.

Ingredients for 1 serving

267 g chicken breast, chopped into chunks
95 g courgettes made into courgetti
46 g spring onion, finely chopped
6 g coconut oil
24 g sesame seeds
43 ml soy sauce
1 lime, zest and juice
10 g fresh coriander, chopped
1 inch piece of ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, chopped or crushed
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
149 g broccoli


  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°C fan/400°F and line a baking sheet with non stick foil.
  • Take the coconut oil and put it in a plastic bowl.  Melt this gently in a microwave.
  • Put the chopped chicken into a bowl, add the soy sauce, grated ginger, chilli flakes, crushed garlic, juice and zest from half of the lime along with the coconut oil that’s been melted.
  • Give everything a good mix and leave to marinate for approx 15 minutes.   As the coconut oil cools it might look a little odd but it’s adding flavour to the chicken, honestly!
  • After 15 minutes, wipe a little of the marinade off the chicken and put the pieces onto the lined baking sheet and sprinkle over the seeds to form a crust.
  • Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes until its cooked.
  • Steam your broccoli to your liking.
  • Add the courgetti to the plate, add the remaining lime juice and zest, sprinkle the chopped spring onion and chopped coriander and give it a little mix to make a little fresh salad.
  • Add the broccoli to the plate along with the chicken pieces.

Recipe Notes

  • For the seeds in this recipe, I used a Chia/Sesame mix.
  • Fresh ginger always comes is such large pieces, so to cut down on wastage, peel the ginger, cut into 1 inch pieces and freeze. The next time you need ginger, grate it straight into your dish. Its so much easier to grate when frozen!
  • Use firm courgettes for the best results.
  • Check out the video showing exactly how to make courgetti!

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