LighterLife low calorie recipe: Mediterranean chicken ratatouille

August 20, 2014 - Lite Plan, Recipes, Weight Management

Chicken RatatouilleThis is a variation on a classic dish from the south of France, evocative of sunny Mediterranean meals. It’s vibrant colours transform your dinner to a delicious low calorie meal enticing all the family.

This chicken ratatouille is super simple to make and just the ticket to transport you to the Mediterranean with each mouthful.



  1. Add a few spoonfuls of stock to a heavy-based frying pan and place over a low heat. When the pan is hot, add the onion and garlic and cook gently for about 10 minutes, until the onion is softened and golden.
  2. Add the chicken strips, red pepper, courgette and aubergine and continue cooking, adding a little more stock if necessary, until they begin to brown.
  3. Pour in the remaining stock, and stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, sugar and basil. Cover the pan and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Stir well and then simmer, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens and all the liquid is absorbed. Season with black pepper.
  4. Serve the ratatouille hot with thin French beans or steamed green vegetables and plain boiled rice.

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