Step by step recipes. Easy.

Healthy Best Diet Recipes: Chipotle Chicken with Quick Pickled Cabbage

Healthy Best Diet Recipes: Chipotle Chicken with Quick Pickled Cabbage

Chipotle paste is now available in most supermarkets and is a fantastically versatile store cupboard ingredient; from stirring into a chilli to making a dressing for roasted vegetables. It is made from smoke-dried jalapeno peppers and instantly delivers a deep smoky heat. Paired with the pickled cabbage and yoghurt this dish will certainly wake up your taste buds and makes a great hot lunch or quick supper.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Chicken, Main Courses, Poultry
Servings 2


  • 100 g red cabbage, core removed
  • 1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar
  • 125 ml white malt vinegar
  • 11/2 teaspoons salt
  • 300 g free-range skinless chicken mini fillets
  • 11/2 tablespoons chipotle paste
  • 100% mild and light olive oil spray
  • 2 heaped tablespoons unsweetened natural yoghurt (about 4% fat)
  • Pinch of flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Small handful fresh coriander, tender stalks and leaves


  • Shred the cabbage very finely using a food processor, mandoline or very sharp knife, and tip into a wide shallow bowl.
  • Mix together the sugar, vinegar and salt until dissolved. Pour over the cabbage and mix well. Set aside, mixing occasionally.
  • Coat the chicken with the chipotle paste.
  • Spritz a wide shallow frying pan with a small amount of oil. Place over a medium heat and, when hot, add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes each side.
  • Season the yoghurt with sea salt flakes and pepper.
  • Drain the cabbage (this removes most of the sugar) and mix in the coriander leaves.
  • Transfer the pickled cabbage to two plates. Serve with the chicken on top and dress with the yoghurt.
Keyword Chicken recipes, Diet Recipes