We all know that fibre is important but do we know why? Not only does it allow us to feel fuller for longer but increased consumption is also associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. With only 13% of men and 4% of women consuming the recommended daily amount, we thought we would share this quick and easy high-fibre recipe, packing in 11g of dietary fibre in per serving. We hope you enjoy!
Grilled chicken with fresh summer salad
Serves: 4 Time to make: 20mins
- 4 x 125g skinless chicken breast fillets
- 2 teaspoons paprika, plus 1 teaspoon extra
- 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed
- 1 large cucumber, diced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 head of romaine lettuce, torn
- ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- freshly ground salt and black pepper
- Ghee for frying
- Drizzle of olive oil
Sprinkle chicken with paprika and set aside. For the chickpea salad, place chickpeas in a large bowl and crush lightly with a fork. Add cucumber, tomatoes, romaine, mint and feta. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
A 2 tsp of ghee to a large frying pan and place over a medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through (about 4 – 5 min per side).
If desired, sprinkle extra paprika over the chickpea salad with a drizzle of olive oil and divide between serving plates. Serve with grilled chicken.