Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Friendly Meals: Fresh Sesame Chicken & Cucumber Salad

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Fresh Sesame Chicken & Cucumber Salad

This recipe is fantastic for a mid-week meal, especially when you're experiencing a Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis flare. It's simple to make and easy on your digestive system, it may quickly become a weekday staple in your household!

Why you'll love it:
It's flavourful-- with simple ingredients, it still packs a punch
Light on the digestive system-- no regrets!
Refreshing, crisp taste-- perfect for hotter months or a welcome break between heavier, more indulgent meals
Under 35 minutes-- from preparing and cooking to savouring the flavours, this fast meal will beat any sudden hunger pangs


1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 skinless chicken breasts
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sunflower oil
½ cucumber, thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 tsp caster sugar
2 tbsp white wine vinegar or rice vinegar

1.) Pre-heat oven to 200C
2.) Season the egg white with salt and pepper
3.) Cube the chicken into bite-sized chunks
4.) Dip the chicken in the egg white mixture and lightly toss in the sesame seeds
5.) Lightly oil a baking sheet with the sunflower oil, bake for 20-25 minutes turning chicken once until fully cooked
6.) Spiral or slice the cucumber and place in a colander. Sprinkle with salt and leave for 5 minutes to drain excess fluid
7.) Pat the cucumber dry with kitchen paper (paper towel)
8.) In a bowl, mix the caster sugar and white wine vinegar. Toss with the cucumber.
9.) Plate, serve with sweet chili if you prefer and enjoy!

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