Spiced Chicken on Quinoa


Calories Protein Fat Carb
360 43g 5g 36g


Mix the chicken and marinade ingredients and leave for at least an hour, but ideally overnight. If marinading for an hour, at the same time chop and salt the aubergine for the salad. Remember to rinse the aubergine before using. To make the main dish you need a pan or dish that is large enough to hold all the ingredients and can go in the oven. Cover the bottom of the dish with raw quinoa. Then add the onions and peppers. Add the thyme and a little salt and pepper. Arrange the marinaded chicken over the top. Finally, pour over the hot stock until the chicken is half covered. Bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees. Meanwhile, to make the aubergine salad, saute the aubergine for 20 minutes, then add some black pepper, the tomatoes, nutmeg and lemon. Add a little water, bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve with the steamed broccoli. 


  • Serves 6

  • 800g chicken breasts, each cut into 3

  • Marinade

  • 4 tbsp lemon juice

  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 20g ginger, crushed

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp sumac

  • 1tsp ground cardamon

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2 red peppers, sliced

  • 200g raw quinoa

  • Sprig of thyme

  • 400ml hot chicken stock

  • 600g tender stem broccoli to serve

  • Warm aubergine salad

  • 1 aubergine (cut & salt 20 mins before)

  • 6 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 tsp nutmeg

  • 2 tsp lemon juice


These tables let you know if this recipe is suitable for your body-type and goal (Fat loss / Sculpt / Muscle gain). They show whether it’s a recipe you can enjoy before or after 5pm as part of your plan and if you need to adapt it slightly by adding or removing carbohydrate.


Meals before 5pm Meals after 5pm
Ectomorph Yes Yes
Ecto-Mesomorph Yes Yes
Mesomorph Yes No
Meso-Endomorph Yes No
Endomorph Yes No


Meals before 5pm Meals after 5pm
Ectomorph Yes Yes
Ecto-Mesomorph Yes Yes
Mesomorph Yes Yes
Meso-Endomorph Yes Yes
Endomorph Yes Yes