Tag: chicken

Chicken with Spiced Red Pepper Cream (Keto)

I am either in my kitchen developing recipes (which I have thoroughly planned and thought through), OR I am fluttering about finding ways to use up leftover goods in my fridge and pantry before the Next Big Shop. The latter scenario is often my favourite because I am experimenting – and these playful, more relaxed nights can result in deliciously interesting creations! This recipe is an example of one of those nights. I had a half-jar of char-grilled roasted peppers* in the fridge, roast chicken pieces from the night before and some Ras el Hanout in the pantry which I had been meaning to play around with some more. This creamy, fragrant and dead-easy chicken ‘sauce’ can be served over your favourite ‘base’, like cauliflower rice, courgetti or shirataki (konjac) ‘fettucine’. Enjoy! xxx

*For those in other parts of the world, red peppers are also called red bell peppers or capsicum. The char-grilled / roasted kind are sold in all stores, usually in the anti-pasti section. They have been charred, then peeled before being stored in brine, usually in glass jars. They have a lovely smoky flavour.
 

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Carbs 5.5g | Fat 52g | Protein 25g
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Cream-baked Chicken with Tomatoes and Herbs (Keto)

This is an indulgent dish that is made using diced up boneless, skinless chicken thighs (which are far more succulent than chicken breasts). The browned pieces are simply poached in a thick seasoned cream and can be used as a sauce over courgetti or konjac (shirataki) noodles. Alternatively, you could serve it over Creamy Cauliflower Mash or Cauliflower Rice. Its the heavenly flavour of baked cream that really makes this dish sing, along with the sweet bites of tomato. The fresh basil scattered over before serving finishes it beautifully.
 

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Carbs 3.6g | Fat 52g | Protein 30g
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Chicken Liver Parfait (Keto)

Keto Chicken Liver Parfait
Keto Chicken Liver Parfait

While liver paté is lovely, liver PARFAIT is different and something truly special. A paté is simply blitzed cooked ingredients, but a parfait includes butter and eggs in a raw, tempered mixture which is blitzed and passed through a fine mesh sieve to achieve a smooth and creamy (dreamy) mixture before baking at a low temperature, baine-Marie-style. Believe me, it’s well worth the extra love and effort! This recipe fills 4 ramekins, and I calculated the macros that each ramekin can be shared and enjoyed between two people. If you aren’t hosting a dinner-party-for-eight, simply freeze the remaining ramekins like I did. I spread this creamy parfait on my Keto Mixed Seed Crackers* (as pictured, but not included in macros).
 

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Carbs 1.6g | Fat 34g | Protein 9g
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Lemon & Thyme Chicken with Glaze (Keto)

Chicken with Lemon
Chicken with Lemon

Deliciously zingy and packed with flavour, this is a very simple recipe that requires minimum effort and minimal cleaning up. I fried chicken thighs skin-side down to render and crisp the skin, then cooked them in a lemon, garlic and thyme chicken stock (skin-side up). I then took it one step further, and reduced the strained cooking stock and juices to a thick, full-flavoured glaze which I simply brushed over before serving. Be sure to serve it along some lovely high-fibre vegetables – see the SIDE DISHES on this site for some inspiration…
 

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Carbs 1.5g | Fat 18g | Protein 25g
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Chicken and Veg with Balsamic Drizzle (Keto)

Chicken and Veg with Balsamic Drizzle

The great flavour of this chicken and veg dish is enhanced further by the addition of fresh basil and roasted vegetables. I especially love the balsamic mustard reduction which is drizzled over at the end – it brings a sharpness that shapes the whole dish (and a key flavour to the end-result). The whole lot takes only 35 minutes to cook, but this means getting some things going at the same time: I have outlined an efficient order in the method below. Remember, always preheat your oven and prep all your components before you even start cooking – its good practice for any cook. As amazing as this dish is, you may want to save it for a day after intermittent fasting because it still calculates at 12g carbs per serving. Be sure to see all the Poultry dishes on the site.
 

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Carbs 12g | Fat 39g | Protein 53g
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Low carb Thai Green Chicken Curry

Low carb Thai Green Curry Chicken
Low carb Thai Green Curry Chicken

Two simple ingredients (Thai Green Curry Paste and coconut milk) makes for a fantastic dish. This low carb Thai green chicken curry uses only chicken and baby chestnut mushrooms and is served over the fabulous konjac (shirataki) ‘rice‘. I use the Eat Water range here in the UK, which is available online or at Holland & Barrett (who often have penny-sales). Enjoy this lovely, quick curry with freshly chopped coriander sprinkled over..
 

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Carbs 11g | Fat 44g | Protein 42g
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Smoked Paprika Chicken & Chorizo Bake (Low-carb)

Keto Chicken and Chorizo Bake

This is why you must try my Cauliflower Rice recipe! I added the cooked cauli-rice to the chicken roasting dish halfway through and it absorbs all that glorious smoked paprika flavour. This is chicken & chorizo bake is a great family dinner that can be enjoyed with a fresh side salad. This chicken and chorizo bake uses the Fats of Life Cauliflower Rice recipe, which you will notice only serves 4. You should therefore make 1 and 1/2 times that cauli-rice recipe to yield enough for 6 people (and this is also how the macros were calculated.)
 

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Carbs 5.7g | Fat 46g | Protein 54g
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Mark’s Famous Pepper Chicken

Mar's Famous Keto Pepper Chicken
Mar's Famous Keto Pepper Chicken

Bless his socks, this is what Funnyman makes me when I need a night off from cooking and he isn’t treating me with his Lamb Ribs (…that man loves his black pepper!) He has perfected it over the years and has implemented little tricks that I shared with him (like the importance of a meat thermometer probe), so I simply love it! There isn’t much to it, its chicken thighs covered in (it’s body weight of) freshly ground black pepper prior to cooking. A quick fry on the skin-side down to speed up the crisping of the fat, then it’s finished in the oven, skin-side up (an optional step). The accompanying sauce is a mix of mayo and Sriracha and I have included it in the macros because that’s how we enjoy it. If you prefer a ‘stricter / cleaner’ keto dip, simply stir homemade chili paste into your homemade mayo. THIS RECIPE IS ACCOMPANIED WITH A VIDEO. (Scroll down to see it, and be sure to watch the blooper reel Funnyman slips in at the end!)
 

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Carbs 2g | Fat 47g | Protein 29g
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Keto Creamy Pesto-stuffed Chicken Breasts

Keto Creamy Pesto-stuffed Chicken Breasts
Keto Creamy Pesto-stuffed Chicken Breasts

I have made this dish so many times and it just keeps getting better. It’s not easy doing something remarkable with chicken breasts: they can be somewhat underwhelming and can easily dry out. These are juicy, moist and bursting with flavour. I love smoked paprika and rubbed the breasts with it before frying on both sides, then stuffing and finishing in the oven. The stuffing was simply two ingredients that when combined are simply out of this world (one being my Homemade Basil Pesto which you really must try). Enjoy this simple, mid-week meal of pesto-stuffed chicken breasts – it may become your new breast friend (… see what I did there?)
 

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Carbs 1g | Fat 14g | Protein 38g
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