Let’s talk cheat days. Are you guilty of undoing all your hard work with a massive cheat day at the weekend? This is so unnecessary when you know how to balance your meals, allowing yourself the good stuff in moderation.

The problem with takeaways is that they’re filled with additives and a shit-ton of fats. With no way of knowing how many calories are in your meal, it can be hard to fit them into your lifestyle.

Although they might seem convenient at the time, they’re not worth it – especially when you can make the same thing at home with a fraction of the calories.

‘Fakeaway’ Chicken Satay Recipe

This recipe makes 4 servings.

434 kcal | 29g P | 45g C | 15g F


  • 600g chicken breasts, sliced in half**
  • 2.5 tsp. peanut butter
  • 4 tsp. lime juice
  • 2.5 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2.5 garlic cloves
  • 10 stalks of fresh coriander
  • 1.5 red chilli pepper, deseeded
  • 100ml water
  • A good pinch of black pepper
  • 200g rice
  • 9 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • Coconut Oil for Frying
  • Pinch of Salt



  • For the sauce: add the peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, coriander, chilli pepper, water and black pepper to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  • Pour half of sauce over the chicken breasts and place into the fridge to marinade for at least one hour. Save the remaining half the mixture for later.
  • Heat a little coconut oil in a sauce pan and fry spring onions and ginger for a few of minutes. Add rice and cook for a further minute so all of the grains are coated in the oil. Add the water to the pan, bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes (or until rice is cooked)
  • While the rice is cooking, grill or gently pan fry the chicken breasts (also delicious BBQ’d), throwing away the sauce that the chicken was marinating in.
  • Just before the chicken and rice is ready, put the second half of the satay sauce that you set aside earlier, into the microwave for a minute. Serve together.


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