Category Archives for "Chinese"

Firecracker Chicken

It’s a dish that I can’t stop myself from ordering every time I go to Wagamama.  As you can see from the video, there are loads of ingredients for the marinade, but it’s this combination of sweet and spicy flavours (with a hint of sourness from the tamarind and vinegar) that makes the dish.

Where you have sweetness, you will of course have sugar.  Or, in this case, sweetener.  I used Sukrin Gold, a natural sweetener which looks and tastes just like brown sugar but without the calories.   I highly recommend it.


480 calories | 54g protein | 7g fat | 54g carbs

The full recipe can be found in my book High Protein Classics – order it here.  

(I also made it live on Facebook – see the video here)

Healthier Sweet & Sour Chicken

Like Crispy Chilli Beef, Sweet & Sour Chicken is a Chinese takeaway classic.  Here is a healthier version, without the oily batter and without the MSG.  This recipe is plenty for two people when served with rice – it doesn’t keep well so you are best to eat it straight after cooking it.

The recipe & full macros (calories, protein, fat & carbs breakdown) can be found in my book High Protein Classics.


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Fried Cauliflower ‘Rice’

This dish is so quick and easy:  if you take the lazy smart option you don’t even have to bother chopping anything!  I used frozen chopped garlic and ginger, spiralized carrot and cauliflower couscous (all bought from my local Tesco).

Yes it may seem a little lazy, but it can’t be just me who fills up the fridge with fresh vegetables which I then forget to cook and end up guiltily throwing them away weeks later (by which time they are mouldy).

Make sure you have everything all ready and right next to you by the time you start cooking and this whole dish will be ready in less than 10 minutes.


257 calories | 24g protein | 15g fat | 16g carbs

The full recipe can be found in my book High Protein Classics – order it here.  

[I made a salmon version of this recipe live on Facebook – see the video here]