Joe Wicks' Chicken Caprese salad
Joe Wicks, a.k.a. The Body Coach, shares a delicious recipe from Lean in 15 - The Sustain Plan.
Everybody knows the classic salad combination of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Well, this is my reduced-carb version, which kicks caprese’s ass because I add chicken (like a boss!). If you fancy a change you could use another cheese, such as feta, and grill it in the oven so it goes all gooey.
½ tbsp coconut oil
1 x 240g skinless chicken breast fillet, sliced into 1cm strips
1 large tomato, cut into about 6 slices
1 x 125g ball of mozzarella, drained and cut into 6 slices
6 basil leaves, plus a few extra to garnish
Salt and pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
20g pine nuts – optional
Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add the chicken and stir-fry for about 6 minutes, or until you are happy the chicken is fully cooked. Check by slicing into one of the larger pieces to make sure the meat is white all the way through, with no raw pink bits left.
While the chicken is cooking, arrange your tomato slices, mozzarella slices and basil in an overlapping circle. Season with a little salt and pepper, and drizzle with the olive oil.
When you’re ready to eat, top with the chicken, drizzle with the balsamic vinegar, scatter over the pine nuts, if using, and enjoy.
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Cooking For Family and Friends is a beautifully photographed collection of Joe's easy favourites and crowd-pleasers, such as Roast Chicken with Celeriac Mash and Bacon Greens, BBQ Ribs with Dirty Corn, and Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Chapattis. All the recipes are big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat.
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