Lunch: Keep hunger pangs away with these healthy and delicious dishes! 150 calories and under. Lose weight the 5:2 way. This healthychicken recipe is featured in the lunch section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes that meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
6 chicken thighs
1 tsp each turmeric, ground cumin, and ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp light olive oil, divided
4 onions, thickly sliced
Pinch saffron threads
2 preserved lemons, pith removed and sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1/4 cup pitted green olives
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
How to Make It
If you have time, marinate the chicken pieces in the spices, garlic, and 1 tbsp olive oil for 1-4 hours.
Heat oven to 285°F. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, and brown chicken on each side for 1-2 minutes; then place on a baking sheet. Turn heat down, and add onion, saffron, preserved lemons, and 3/4 cup water to pan, and cook gently for 10 minutes. Spoon over the chicken pieces, and top with lemon slices and olives. Cover with foil, and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
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