Dukan Diet Attack Phase – Recipes and Tips #4
In this posting I’ve decided to spice things up a little for both the recipe and the tip. Boredom, lack of variety and uninspiring food are all reasons why diets fail and with the number of foods you are permitted, limited in the Attack Phase to just 72 low carb, high protein foods it is important to make your food tasty and to build in variety to your diet.
You may adore baked salmon fillet or roast chicken but eating it three times a day for three or four days in a row is probably enough to put you off it for life. One of the ways you can add variety is through the use of herbs and spices so my #4 Dukan Diet tip is “Spice Up your Food”. By using different seasonings and different ways of cooking and presenting your food you will almost forget that you are on a diet. Many of the recipes are also good enough to serve up to entertain your friends and if you wait until you move on to the Cruise Phase and entertain on a Protein and Vegetable (PV) day they may not even notice that you are on diet.
My spicy #4 Dukan Diet recipe is Piri Piri Chicken.
Ingredients (for 4 servings)
- 8 chicken thighs or 4 chicken breast fillets
- 2 teaspoons crushed chilli flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- Juice of half a lemon
- Juice of half a lime
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Mix the cider vinegar, chilli flakes, lemon juice, paprika, garlic and oregano in a bowl to make a marinade.
- Place the chicken in the marinade, fully coating each piece.
- Cover the bowl with cling flim and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours but preferably overnight.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade andseason with salt and pepper to taste
- Barbecue or grill on a medium heat until cooked throughly.
- Remove skin for those on Dukan Diet and serve with plain fat free yoghurt with a squeeze of lime juice.
Useful information: Cook an additional serving and have it cold for lunch the following day.