Dukan Diet Recipe: Spicy Moroccan Chicken Breasts

This is another recipe than can be cooked on the barbecue if wanted but it can just as easily be cooked inside if the weather changes or if you haven’t got a barbecue!  It uses no vegetables and is therefore a recipe that can be used on any day of the Dukan Diet, including Dukan Thursdays in Stabilisation.





There are two parts to this recipe the first part makes a mix of traditional spices used in Moroccan cuisine and the second part is the Spicy Moroccan Chicken Breast recipe.

Moroccan Spice Mix

Ingredients

2 teaspoons each of  ground cumin, ground coriander and nutmeg

1 teaspoon each of  ground ginger and allspice

1/2 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and cinnamon

Method

Mix all the dried ingredients together well and store in an airtight container until wanted.

Spicy Moroccan Chicken Breasts

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of Moroccan spice mix 
  • 2 cloves of finely diced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes (optional to spice things up if desired)

Method

  1. Make your marinade in a large bowl using all of the ingredients except the chicken breasts.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and coat well.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  4. Either cook on BBQ or broil/grill on a medium-high heat, turning a couple of times until the chicken is cooked through.

 

 

2 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipe: Spicy Moroccan Chicken Breasts”

  • Lynn on August 12, 2015

    Great recipe, simple and delicious. I used the combined Moroccan spice, Ras al-Hanout (purchased at Whole Foods and used several times before), which simplified the spices, and I added a tbsp of fat-free Greek yoghurt for a little extra flavor and a little softening of the mustard. I also used thighs instead of breasts, because that’s what I had on hand, and I baked the chicken (450 degrees) for about 20 minutes. Again, delicious and a breeze to prepare.

    • Amber on August 16, 2015

      Hi Lynn

      This is an easy recipe and very tasty too. I’ll try adding a little yogurt the next time too.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

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