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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Slow Cooked Chicken with Red Wine and Asian Greens : Low In Carbs


This lovely Slow Cooked Chicken with Red Wine and Asian Greens recipe is by Julia McPhee, a fellow low carber who lives in New Zealand. Julia has a passion for creating low carbohydrate recipes and adapting traditional recipes to fit the low carb agenda. Her aim is to make the low carb lifestyle an achievable option for everyone, and to help people to understand that there is life after carbs! She has been living and promoting the low carbohydrate lifestyle for over three years and while weight loss was her primary motive, she continues to notice positive changes in herself, including increased and consistent energy levels, less of those age related aches and pains and naturally improved food choices.

Here is what you need and how you cook this great tasting meal ...


Serves 4
2 tbsp Coconut oil
500 gm or 4 whole Chicken thighs on the bone
1 onion quartered
4 whole Garlic cloves
1 knob Ginger
2 Chili's sliced
¾ cup Red wine
¾ cup Chicken stock
2 cups Asian greens (bok choy etc) or spinach and kale
1 Carrot sliced
Fresh herbs (coriander, parsley, thyme etc)
Salt and Pepper to taste
½ cup Cream

Heat coconut oil in pan and add chicken legs, Cook until browned on both sides (skin side in particular). Place chicken in a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic cloves, ginger, wine and stock. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-7. Before serving, add sliced greens, carrot, cream and cook until vegetables are heated through. Taste before serving and add extra flavouring (chili, garlic etc) if needed.

Nutrition Information:
Serving size: 1 Fat: 30.6g Saturated fat: 17.4g Carbohydrates: 2.0g Protein: 47.8g

Enjoy - you can see the original recipe here

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

It is most interesting to read that this lady has improved health since eating a lower carb template. This has been the experience of so many.
Although this does look a very nice recipe it may not be my first choice. Preference would be to your pork casserole recipe. Husband and I do like that one.

Always interesting articles to read here. Thank you.

Kath ( retired HCP )

Lisa said...

Might try this for tomorrow's dinner

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Jan, thank you for coming by again to view the blue delphiniums! YES! Aren't they the most striking blue? And that photo is not enhanced in any way. That is their pure color!

AND this recipe! I think I mentioned before, that though I am not diabetic, I do prefer and greatly enjoy a diet low in starches. That's not to say I don't LOVE them, but I felt I had to curb my craving to gorge myself in them! This recipe is wonderful because I've made something similar. You may also enjoy what I do: I bake a chicken breast then top it with marinara sauce (with basil, garlic of course, any Italian herbs you wish) then bake a little longer to allow the sauce to meld into the breast. I then sautée onions and broccoli (or any green of your choice) and pile it onto the chicken breast. It tastes exactly like pizza without the carbs.

I think I shall try your recipe this week! Anita

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Sound very good. I like things that have an Asian flavor.

Anonymous said...

May give this a try later this week.

Jenny S

Lowcarb team member said...

Kath - many thanks for your comment. It is always lovely to receive them. We do try and bring a wide range of different recipe ideas, but we do all have our particular favourites. Glad to know you and your husband like the pork casserole recipe ... funnily enough that it was Eddie and I had this evening.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Lisa - many thanks for your comment. I'm sure you will enjoy this meal - hope you get the opportunity to try it soon.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Anita - many thanks for your comments, I love the blue colour of the delphiniums that feature on your blog. Thank you too for sharing your chicken recipe idea. It sounds a lovely one ... for those of you who may not be aware a marinara sauce features tomatoes and a mix of herbs (delicious).

Enjoy the rest of your week - they go by so quickly.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Amy - thank you for your comments. It is good to try out different recipe ideas and flavours, hope you enjoy this dish soon. Mind you with your recent visit to Italy perhaps it should be something Italian?

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Jenny - thanks for your comment. If you should give this recipe idea a try hope you enjoy it.

Take Care

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

I just made chicken treats for the puppies. Chicken for us tonight too, but on the grill with lots of good vedge roasted under it.

Have a yummy day.

Lowcarb team member said...

"Chicken for us tonight too, but on the grill with lots of good vedge roasted under it."
That sounds a great idea to me Ivy ... enjoy.

Thanks for your comments

All the best Jan