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Monday, 4 September 2017

Chicken and Mushrooms : Low Carb and Delicious

Please look away if you don't like mushrooms! However if like us you love them, especially when added to a chicken dish, please read on. Chicken can make a tasty meal and is usually very reasonably priced, it's also one of the most popular meats around. It has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium.

Serves Four
1/4 cup butter (or ghee)
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
Four large chicken thighs
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Summer savoury or fresh tarragon, chopped

Approx. nutrition per serving: 447 calories, 31g fat, 1g net carbs, 37g protein
For full recipe instructions please see Mellissa's blog here 

If you need help with measurement conversion please see here

Tarragon is a popular and versatile herb, it has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet aniseed and a mild vanilla. The leaves are narrow, tapering and slightly floppy, growing from a long, slender stem. It's a key herb in French cuisine (it's an essential ingredient in sauce Bernaise), and goes very well with eggs, cheese and poultry.

Recipes are to be shared, enjoyed, sometimes amended to suit your particular likes and needs and you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. Not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Happy Eating !

All the best Jan


sage said...

Sounds delicious!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, chicken and mushrooms is one of my favorites. This recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Carol Blackburn said...

Thanks! Will definitely try this soon. Have a great day.

Mac n' Janet said...

We love chicken and mushrooms so I copied the recipe. Thanks

RO said...

This recipe looks so yummy. I don't normally cook my food with mushrooms, but I heard they help to burn fat, so I need to start adding them. The recipe seems simple to prepare. Hugs and thanks so much! RO

Mary Kirkland said...

I had chicken and mushrooms last night. My daughter went to the store for me and bought baby bellas instead of the white button mushrooms but they were very good. Firs time I'd had them.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds delish Jan, I wouldn't have thought that it would have so many calories?

happyone said...

This one sounds good too.
Trying to get caught up after not blogging for a couple of days.

Elephant's Child said...

Hold the chicken and add more mushrooms for me.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Sounds wonderful! And so simple, too.

Snowbird said...

I'm a hobbit, adore, adore, adore mushrooms!xxx

Lowcarb team member said...

Grace - Perth Daily Photo said:
"Sounds delish Jan, I wouldn't have thought that it would have so many calories?"

Hello Grace, this recipe is from Melissa and I didn't check her nutritional measurements.
But as we know "consuming the right balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat can help you maintain a healthy weight and optimize your energy levels. Protein and carbohydrates both contain 4 calories per gram, while fat provides 9 calories per gram. Calculating your calorie needs can help you determine how many grams of protein, carbohydrates and fat you should consume each day." More details on this here:

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you! My mom and I will be enjoying this one!

Lisa said...

I do like mushrooms. never tried tarragon though. Can't stand the taste of aniseed though, the combo of that and vanilla does sound like a really unusual one.
Lisa x