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Tuesday 29 March 2016

Provençal Chicken

Provençal Chicken - a favourite : Especially for low carbers - LCHF 

There are quite a few 'Provençal Chicken' recipe ideas around and you may indeed have your own particular favourite. Recipes to me are to be shared, enjoyed, sometimes amended to suit your particular likes and needs.

We try and bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and 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.

Now, how about the aroma of some great ingredients wafting ... whilst this tasty dish is bubbling in the pan! Then you can enjoy the taste of France at your table! 

Serves Four
4.0g carbohydrate per serving

1 tbsp oil
100 g lean smoked bacon medallions, roughly chopped
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 courgette, halved and cut into chunks
1 aubergine (eggplant), cut into small pieces
4 tomatoes, cut into large wedges
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
500 g carton passata
half a chicken stock cube, crumbled
460 g chicken thigh fillets
14g of fresh flat leaf parsley, washed and roughly chopped
2 tsp mixed herbs


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas 6. In a large oven proof pan, heat the oil and cook the bacon for 5 minutes until crispy. Remove and reserve for later.
2. Add the onion, courgette, and aubergine (eggplant) to the pan and fry for 5 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, garlic, chilli, passata, 50ml water and chicken stock cube. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for another 5 minutes.
3. Add the chicken thigh fillets, half of the parsley, reserved bacon and mixed herbs. Stir to coat the chicken in sauce and cook for 30 minutes in the oven. Remove from the oven and serve straight away garnished with the remaining parsley and seasoned with freshly ground black pepper.

Make it veggie: Leave out the bacon and chicken, and replace the chicken stock cube with a vegetable stock cube. Cook the vegetables and serve with a nut roast.

Original recipe can be seen here

Bon Appetit.
... possibly a glass of rose wine too!

All the best Jan


Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am so enjoying your recipes and all of the natural ingredients that you use.
I pinned this one too.
Thank you.

Jo said...

That looks very tasty, I could even use up some of my turkey instead of the chicken.

a writing place said...

Sounds delicious, Jan!!!


Debbie said...

i make something very similar, i like the addition of eggplant. i serve it over pasta ;)

i don't know if i will ever be carb-less!!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Glad you are enjoying the variety of recipes ...

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

That's a great idea for your turkey, those bargain buys of yours were great.
If anyone would like to see them use this link here

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Chicken is a firm favourite in our house ...
Chicken Cacciatore ( Rustic Hunters Stew ) is lovely too, you can see it here

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

I thought you made a similar dish, this type of recipe is just great.
We love aubergine's / eggplants !!
We love courgettes / zucchini too !!

"i don't know if i will ever be carb-less!!!!!"
Well we are not carb-less just lower carb, and the recipe featured only has 4g carb per serving.

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

happyone said...

Yummy, doesn't that look delicious.

Lowcarb team member said...

Karen (Happyone)
Provençal Chicken is a favourite of ours ... and is delicious!

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is definitely going to happen this weekend Jan.. or maybe Monday night when Aimee comes to dinner, merci beaucoup and have a lovely weekend.

Dewena said...

Jan, they are precious! Their sweet smiles are beautiful. You must be so proud of them! Best thing in the world, isn't it?

I got a pack of chicken from the freezer last night and wondered what to do with it for tonight. I don't have the eggplant but think I can come of with most of the other. Sounds delish!