Gut-friendly recipe: Spicy Chicken Bowl with Kimchi

  • Prep time:45 mins
  • Cook time:5 mins
  • Servings:1

Adapted from The Fast 800 Keto Recipe Book

This Asian-fusion dish, made up of ingredients like pak choi, edamame beans and kimchi is one deliciously gut-friendly recipe. With cauliflower rice instead of regular rice, this is an ultra low-carb keto recipe, and has everything you need for a healthy gut, protecting against chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. 

Each element of this high-protein dish can be prepped in advance and made in bulk, so if you want to swap out or remove any parts you can do so throughout the week depending on what you have left. Top with a delicious homemade sriracha and greek yoghurt sauce, and you’ll be good to go… and so will your gut!

Nutrition facts(per serving)


  • 125g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into 1cm chunks
  • ½ tbsp tamari
  • 1 garlic cloves, peeled and finely grated
  • Juice of 1⁄4 lime
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce (for chicken)
  • 15g greek yogurt
  • ½ tbsp mayo
  • 2 tsp sriracha (for dressing)
  • ¼ cauliflower, riced (150g)
  • 1 pak choi, leaves separated and finely sliced
  • 25g edamame beans, defrosted
  • 25g kimchi


  1. Marinade the chicken in tamari, garlic, lime juice and sriracha for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix the yogurt, mayonnaise and sriracha (for dressing) together and set aside.
  3. Place the cauli rice, pak choi, edamame and kimchi into a bowl and keep in the fridge.
  4. Fry the chicken over medium heat, scraping the marinade into the pan as well. Cook until white throughout (about 5 minutes).
  5. Pull your veggies out of the fridge, top with the chicken and pour over the dressing.


  • Want a warm dish? Before the chicken is fully cooked, add the cauli rice, pak choi and edamame to the pan and stir through for a couple of minutes until warmed. Top with kimchi and the dressing. 
  • Non-fasting day? Add some brown rice.
  • If following a gluten free diet, please check the label of the tamari to ensure there are no sources of gluten.
  • Edamame soybeans can be found in the freezer or tinned section (in pods or podded). 
  • When choosing mayonnaise, always read the label first. Avoid mayonnaise with lots of additives, gums and preservatives and ideally choose a free-range whole egg mayonnaise made with olive oil and minimal sugar (less than 5g/100g).

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