Crispy Chicken Pasta from The Eczema Detox

This delicious allergy-friendly recipe is from The Eczema Detox by Karen Fischer. This eczema-friendly recipe is designed for people with eczema and skin inflammation, but anyone can enjoy it. The chickpea flour gives the chicken a lovely golden colour and makes it taste delicious.

The Eczema Detox is both a cookbook with beautiful images and a practical 'how-to' which details how to clear up your specific skin complaint. 

Serves 1, preparation time 20 minutes, cooking time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup gluten-free pasta (or mung bean pasta or spelt pasta if not sensitive to gluten)

  • 2 chicken tenderloins or 1 chicken thigh fillet, fat removed

  • 2 tablespoons chickpea (besan, gram) flour (or brown rice flour)

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or chives

  • sprinkle of quality sea salt

  • handful of green beans, ends trimmed

  • 1/4 cup finely shredded red cabbage

  • Parsley Oil (p. 134), for frying

  • 1–2 teaspoons rice malt syrup (brown rice syrup) or real maple syrup (optional)


Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the pasta. Cook according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside.

Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces, removing any strings or fat. Place the flour, dried herbs and salt into a sealable plastic sandwich bag, then add the chicken, seal the bag and shake until the chicken is coated (alternatively, use a bowl to combine the ingredients and push chicken pieces into the mixture on all sides).

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat, add a little oil and cook the chicken until crispy on the outside and cooked through (about 7–10 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces). Remove from the heat and place onto paper towels to drain the oil.

Wipe the frying pan then place back on medium heat, add 1 teaspoon of oil and lightly sauté the beans and red cabbage with 1 teaspoon of syrup. If the pasta needs refreshing before serving, run some boiling water over the top, drain and serve with the sweet vegetables on top and chicken on the side.

The new way to feed your skin ...

You can find more recipes like this one in The Eczema Detox by Karen Fischer. 

Karen Fischer is also the author of The Eczema Diet and The Healthy Skin Kitchen

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the eczema detox book by Karen Fischer