[RECIPE] Chicken, lime and peanut salad

This lower-carb meal option packs loads of beneficial nutrients along with protein from both the chicken and peanuts.

Try this diet-approved light and tasty recipe for lunch or dinner.


  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 20g grated ginger
  • 800g chicken fillets
  • 240g carrots
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 4 green onions sliced thinly
  • 35g coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for dressing

Peanuts contains healthy poly- and monounsaturated fats (50%), and is high in protein (25%) and low in carbohydrate (19%) content.

How to make it

  1. In a large bowl combine the lime juice and ginger, add chicken then refrigerate for 3 hours.
  2. Stir fry the chicken in batches until cooked through.
  3. For the dressing simply combine all the ingredients.
  4. Toss together the chicken, herbs and onions, sprinkle with nuts and serve.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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