Chicken skewers with low carb tabouleh and hummus

Chicken skewers with low carb tabouleh and hummus

An easy low carb meal with a Middle Eastern flair. Chicken skewers are marinated in a tangy lemon sauce and served with a delicious low carb hummus made with edamame beans instead of chickpeas. A nutritious low carb tabouleh rounds out the meal with loads of fresh herbs and tomatoes.

Chicken skewers with low carb tabouleh and hummus

An easy low carb meal with a Middle Eastern flair. Chicken skewers are marinated in a tangy lemon sauce and served with a delicious low carb hummus made with edamame beans instead of chickpeas. A nutritious low carb tabouleh rounds out the meal with loads of fresh herbs and tomatoes.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken skewers
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1 lemon, zest and juicelemons, zest and juice
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken breast, cubedchicken breasts, cubed
  • salt and ground black pepper
Edamame hummus
  • 8 oz. (1½ cups) 230 g (350 ml) edamame, cooked without the pods
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp water
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • ½ ½ lemon, juicelemons, juice
  • salt and ground black pepper
Low carb tabouleh
  • 4 oz. (7 cups) 110 g (1.6 liters) fresh parsley
  • 1 oz. (5 tbsp) 28 g (75 ml) fresh mint (optional)
  • 2 oz. (9 tbsp) 55 g (130 ml) scallionscallions
  • 2 (8 oz.) 2 (230 g) tomatotomatoes
  • ½ cup 120 ml raw cauliflower rice
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ ½ lemon, juicelemons, juice
  • salt and ground black pepper
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Instructions

Preparing the chicken

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C) or turn on the grill.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and paprika. Then, add the cubed chicken and give it a good mix. Set aside.
  3. Edamame hummus

  4. Add all ingredients for the hummus in a food processor and mix until smooth. Alternatively, put the ingredients in a bowl and use a hand mixer. Taste and add more salt or water if needed. Set aside.
  5. Low-carb tabouleh

  6. Finely chop the parsley, mint, and scallions. Dice the tomatoes. Shred the cauliflower if it's not already.
  7. Add all the ingredients to a bowl with lemon juice and olive oil. Mix and set aside.
  8. Cooking the chicken

  9. Thread the chicken on the skewers and season generously with salt and ground black pepper.
  10. Place the chicken skewers on the hot grill or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper if using the oven. Cook for 20 minutes or until completely cooked through. Make sure not to overcook the chicken as it will become dry. Serve the chicken with the tabouleh and hummus on the side.

Tips

Split tomatoes in half and grill them at the same time as the chicken. The juices from the tomatoes pair perfectly with the rest of the dish.

If you practice intermittent fasting

If you only eat once or twice a day, we recommend increasing the fat a bit to keep you satiated for longer.

Either drizzle some more olive oil on top of the dish when serving, or make fresh tzatziki with dry mint and 50/50 mayo and yogurt.

You could also increase the amount of chicken and swap it with chicken thighs which contain more fat.

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3 comments

  1. Jany
    Hi, I thought that edamame were green, the houmous is white, is there a reason why? Thank you
  2. Sue
    The chicken and tabouleh were great. Using cauli instead of bulgar wheat is a great idea. Loved the taste and this will be a summer regular. I didn't have endameme so used butter beans for the hummus which turned out really well and was delicious.
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The chicken and tabouleh were great. Using cauli instead of bulgar wheat is a great idea. Loved the taste and this will be a summer regular. I didn't have endameme so used butter beans for the hummus which turned out really well and was delicious.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am glad this worked well for you.

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