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


  1. Mix the cider vinegar, chilli flakes, lemon juice, paprika, garlic and oregano  in a bowl to make a marinade.
  2. Place the chicken in the marinade, fully coating each piece.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling flim and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade andseason with  salt and pepper to taste
  5. Barbecue or grill on a medium heat until cooked throughly.
  6. 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.

10 Responses to “Dukan Diet Attack Phase – Recipes and Tips #4”

  • Donna on January 26, 2017

    My partner and love this chicken and give it 10 out of 10. Thanks so much for the recipe, Amber.

    • Amber on January 26, 2017

      Hi Donna

      So pleased you like the recipe:)


  • Jen on December 8, 2016

    This recipe is amazing. Made it exactly the way you suggested with boneless and skinless chicken thighs, as well as drumsticks (with skin removed after cooking). Put it on top of shiritaki noodles with the yogurt and lime mixed in to make a creamy sauce. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

    • Amber on December 8, 2016

      Hi Jen

      I’m pleased you enjoyed it.

      Best wishes


  • Deidra on November 21, 2016

    Is hot sauce acceptable to use from cruise forward?

  • Hi Amber

    Thanks for this great recipe I’ve copied it on my site. I hope you don’t mind!


    • Amber on February 27, 2014

      No worries!

      A:) x

      • nigel on February 29, 2016

        Hi i bought some piri piri chicken
        116 cal
        fat 3%
        saturates 3%
        sugars 3% ?
        is this ok on the attack phase please ?

        • Amber on March 6, 2016

          Hi Nigel

          It will depend on the ingredients used.

          If only allowed ingredients are used it will be ok.

          Kind regards


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