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[Recipe] Spicy chicken and paw paw salad

A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Success Story turned Coach,  Sylvia Frank (read more about her here).

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food List,  Healthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.



  • Quality Protein
    • Cooked, skinless chicken breast or thighs (hand palm size)
  • Vegetables/Fruit
    • Half a cup finely shredded purple cabbage or red chicory leaves.
    • 1 lemon or lime (half cut into two wedges or slices, other half juiced.)
    • 2 cups lettuce broken into bite-sized pieces.
    • Half a small red pepper, chopped.
  • Smart Carbs
    • Half a cup diced papaya pieces.
  • Healthy Fat
    • Tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • Herb, spices and extra
    • Half a tsp chopped, fresh oregano.
    • Spicy chicken spice.
    • 1 tsp sugar-free berry jam
    • 1 tsp red wine vinegar


  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • 2 small roasting pans
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Tablespoon


  • Break up some spicy pre-cooked chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Break up 2 cups of loosely packed lettuce leaves of choice.
  • Shred half a cup of purple cabbage finely.
  • Deseed and chop the red pepper into little chunks.
  • Cut a slice of papaya and cube it (you will need half a cup)
  • Slice up or cube a quarter of an avocado.
  • Cut the lemon or lime in half, squeeze the juice from half and slice the other half.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over the avocado to prevent browning.
  • Chop up half a tsp fresh oregano
  • In a little jug, mix together the wine vinegar, sugar-free berry jam, oregano and oil, whisk well with a fork.
  • Season the dressing to taste.


  • Arrange all the salad ingredients on a plate.
  • Add the spicy chicken pieces on top.
  • Pour over the dressing

Points of interest: Papaya is rich in vitamin C, has loads of fibre and helps prevent the buildup of cholesterol in arteries.


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