Primula - Creamy Piri Piri Chicken Recipe

Primula is a firm favourite among Slimming World members with their light cheese options.  One of the favourite recipes is Nacho Style Feast.  Half a tube of the light cheese is a Healthy Extra A.

Creamy Piri Piri Chicken

You will need:- 

2 tubes Primula light

Piri Piri Sauce-
2 cloves garlic crushed
Juice & zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 birds-eye red chillies (adjust according to personal taste, the more chillies the hotter it is!)
1 red pepper
1 red onion
juice of one lemon
juice of half a lime
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 chilli powder
5 cloves of garlic
4 tbsp malt vinegar
4 cherry tomatoes
50ml water
Salt & pepper

4 chicken breasts or thighs off the bone
1 ½ tablespoons Cajun spice
Fresh coriander


Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes & set aside

In a bowl mix up the Primula light tubes together with the crushed garlic, lime juice & zest.  Add the rest of the peri peri sauce ingredients in a food processor and blitz until it becomes a smooth paste. 

Add in the chicken & cheese, coating the pieces all over. Cover with cling film & chill for at least ½ hour but the longer the better

After the marinating time pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400F/Gas mark 6. Carefully push the cubes of chicken onto skewers & place them on a foiled baking tray.

Place both the chicken in the oven & cook for 25-30 minutes until thoroughly cooked & the chicken juices run clear

Sprinkle with chopped coriander  & serve with a super free salad

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

You will need:- 

4 chicken breast (all skin or visible fat removed)
2 x 150g tubes Primula Light
20g fresh basil finely chopped
2 teaspoons dried basil
Aluminium foil
300g dried pasta – any shape
2 tsp mixed herbs
Low fat cooking spray
Freshly ground black pepper – to taste
Freshly ground sea salt – to taste 
1 bag salad


Place the chicken breasts into an ovenproof dish. In a bowl squeeze out the 2 tubes of Primula Light, add in the fresh & dried basil & mix well. With a spoon dollop the cheesy mixture over the chicken breasts & smooth over with the back of the spoon. Cover with foil. Place into the oven for 40 minutes, carefully remove the foil 10 minutes from the end to lightly brown.

Cook the pasta according to pack instructions then drain & set aside

Place a breast on top of the pasta & spoon over the creamy pesto sauce. Serve with a mixed salad

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