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HCG Diet: Delicious, healthy Chicken Marinara recipe

It can be quite daunting embarking on a new 40-60-day diet, deprived of your favourite foods, while all around you are tucking into whatever takes their fancy.

The task can be all the more difficult if you have to scout around for recipes, cross-checking to see whether the ingredients are permitted in the particular phase of the diet you’re and counting the calories – especially when most recipes stipulate quantities in cups, tablespoons, pinches and handfuls, and your instructions give the permitted quantities in ounces or grams!

It’s advisable, therefore, to amass recipes which you enjoy and which are calorie counted so that you can select a collection of meals and snacks for the day, to suit your mood, without having to rummage around for information.

So here’s a scrumptious recipe to assist you – complete with calorie count.

Chicken Marinara

Preparation time:     10 minutes

Cooking time:             40 minutes

Servings:                       1

Applicable to Phases 2 and 3 of the HCG diet.


Quantity Ingredient Approximate calories
3.5 oz* Lean, raw chicken breast 27
1 small Tomato, diced 5
2-3 cloves Garlic, crushed
1 tsp Fresh or dried oregano
1 tsp Fresh or dried basil
½ tsp Chilli powder
Dash Garlic powder
To tast Salt
To taste Pepper
2 tsps Olive oil 20
Total calories (approximate) 42

*3.5 oz – 100 grams


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius)
  • Place half the diced tomato into a casserole dish
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet and sear each side of the chicken for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add a dash of garlic powder, salt and pepper and toss, briefly
  • Place seared chicken on top of the tomatoes in your casserole dish and top with the crushed garlic
  • Toss the rest of the chopped tomato together with the oregano, basil, chili powder and pepper and spoon the mixture onto the chicken
  • Cover the dish with foil (or an oven-proof lid) and bake for 45 minutes


You can vary this dish with any of the approved sauces or spices mentioned in Kevin Trudeau’s The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, but be aware of the calorie count.

Prepare several portions in one go and freeze them, labelling each frozen serving with its contents and its calorie count and sort your freezer drawers into calorie ranges.

Eat slowly, chew your food well. This helps you to savour your meal, aids digestion and helps you stick to your diet. Why? Because it takes about 20 minutes for your body to produce the hormones which tell your brain that you are “full”.

Purchase a 1 kg of lean, raw chicken breasts, trim of all traces of fat, divide into 10 portions, weigh each to ensure that they’re no heaver than 100 grams, bag and label each 100 gram portion, then freeze. Alternatively, cook each portion before freezing, so that your cooked chicken portions can be quickly diced and tossed into a salad, for an ultra-quick meal.

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