A middle eastern inspired lunch bowl which is perfect for meal prep for the working week. This is a low carbohydrate and SIBO gut friendly recipe.

If you’re on the bi-phasic diet for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, this recipe meets all the requirements. It’s free of fermentable carbohydrates that can exacerbate bloating and excess gas if you have small or large intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

The combination of the tahini dressing mixed with the spices of the chicken is the perfect combination.

Try it for yourself!

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


Spicy Chicken and Tahini Salad Bowl



  • 550 grams of free range chicken breast, diced into cubes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 handfuls mixed baby spinach, romaine or mesclun lettuce
  • 3 tomato, diced
  • 1 lebanese cucumber, diced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsps water
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  1. Combine the sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin and olive oil in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Toss the diced chicken into the same bowl until well coated.
  3. Transfer the chicken into a pan over medium heat. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the tahini, water and lemon juice together in a jar. Shake until mixed well, set aside.
  5. Divide the mixed spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum and cucumber into bowls and top with the cooked chicken breast. Drizzle tahini dressing over top and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Health Benefits

Tahini is a great source of calcium, especially if you are on the bi-phasic diet or on a dairy free diet.

Opt for the unhulled tahini over hulled tahini as it provides a higher amount of calcium per serve. In one tablespoon of unhulled tahini, you will receive 34 mg of calcium.

Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth as well as muscle and nerve function.

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