Smoked maple chicken – Low fodmap tray bake

One of my favourite recipes is an Ottolenghi dish based on chicken, cinnamon, onion, hazelnuts and honey – a middle eastern baked chicken recipe that I cook for special occasions. Obviously this is certainly not advisable for those people following a low fodmap diet, I have changed this recipe and it certainly does taste just as good as the original! I didn’t need to add any salt and pepper to the dish as my palate is used to not using them and bacon is very salty, you can add a small amount if needed, but do taste if first!


1/2 white cabbage

4 teaspoons maple syrup (make sure it has no fructose-glucose syrup added)

1 heaped teaspoon of asafoetida

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

6 skinless chicken thighs

6 rashers of smoked bacon (fat removed)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

50g of chopped pecan nuts


Wrap each chicken thigh with bacon – wash hands after using raw meat and any utensils used – do not wash the chicken thighs before use.

Chop cabbage thinly

In a small pan add vegetable oil, maple syrup and spices and heat gently to release the aroma.

Add the cabbage to a roasting tray

Pour over the spiced oil and mix well with cabbage

Place chicken thighs on the top and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours to marinade.

Heat an oven to gas mark 6, 220 deg.C and bake for 30 minutes.

Chop the pecan nuts and sprinkle over the bake and bake for a further 5 minutes.

Chop chives over the dish to serve.

Serves 4-6 people depending on the size of the chicken thighs. Serve with boiled rice and green salad.





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I am a state registered dietitian. My speciality is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and multiple food intolerances. I have had lots of experience in other areas of dietetics and I wished to start this blog to spread the word about evidence based dietary treatments and dispel much of the quackery that is common with these diseases. All information on this site is of a general nature and is based on UK based treatments and guidelines. Please see your healthcare practitioner should you need more country specific information.

One thought on “Smoked maple chicken – Low fodmap tray bake

  1. […] I do inform people to use relevant variable recipe sources in clinic but I don’t make other people’s recipes as I am too busy developing my own! If I am able to be a shameless self-publicist and choose one of my own recipes then the following is my favourite – smoked maple chicken traybake… a real tasty celebration dish! You can view the recipe here. […]

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