The Sirtfood Diet: How to make aromatic chicken breast with kale

Published Tuesday, Mar 1 2016, 00:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Everyone's talking about the Sirtfood Diet.

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The Sirtfood Diet aromatic chicken recipe

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  • 120g skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g kale, chopped
  • 20g red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 50g buckwheat
  • For the salsa
  • 130g tomato (about 1)
  • 1 bird’s eye chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers, finely chopped
  • 5g parsley, finely chopped
  • Juice of ¼ lemon


To make the salsa, remove the eye from the tomato and chop it very finely, taking care to keep as much of the liquid as possible. Mix with the chilli, capers, parsley and lemon juice. You could put everything in a blender but the end result is a little different.

Heat the oven to 220ºC/gas 7. Marinate the chicken breast in 1 teaspoon of the turmeric, the lemon juice and a little oil. Leave for 5–10 minutes.

Heat an ovenproof frying pan until hot, then add the marinated chicken and cook for a minute or so on each side, until pale golden, then transfer to the oven (place on a baking tray if your pan isn’t ovenproof) for 8–10 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Meanwhile, cook the kale in a steamer for 5 minutes. Fry the red onions and the ginger in a little oil, until soft but not coloured, then add the cooked kale and fry for another minute.

Cook the buckwheat according to the packet instructions with the remaining teaspoon of turmeric. Serve alongside the chicken, vegetables and salsa.

Recipe taken from The Sirtfood Diet by Aidan Goggins & Glen Matten (Yellow Kite £7,99)