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Saturday 2 April 2016

Chicken, Paprika, Chickpea and Kale - One Pot Meal

I just love adding kale to my one pot and casserole meals. Not only is it green and colourful - it has good nutrients too! The original recipe idea suggests serving with crusty bread. However if you are following a LCHF food template you may prefer to substitute a lower carb flax-seed bread. Or why not serve with buttery mashed swede. As always dear reader ... the choice is up to you.  

Serves Four

15.7g carb per serving

1 tbsp olive oil
615g chicken thigh fillets
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
400g can chopped tomatoes
200ml chicken stock, made with half a stock cube
2 tsp smoked paprika
75g kale
salt and pepper to season, as required

(Optional -
Crusty bread, to serve)

1. Heat the oil in a shallow casserole dish over a medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook for a couple of minutes on each side, until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. Add the onions to the pan and cook over a low heat for 5-6 minutes, until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute or two. Add the chickpeas, followed by the chopped tomatoes, chicken stock and smoked paprika. Return the chicken to the pan, nestling it in under the sauce, and then top with the kale. Place the lid on the pan and cook on a low heat on the hob for 25 minutes, removing the lid for the last five minutes.
3. Season, as required, and serve.

(Optional -  with crusty bread on the side)

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.

Original recipe idea here

Hope you may give this recipe suggestion a try soon.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

this looks great

Jo said...

I never think of adding something like kale to a one pot meal such as this, I usually cook it separately and have it on the side but it makes sense to just add it to the pot, I'll try that in future.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Tom
Yes it is a tasty and colourful meal.

Sometimes we don't appreciate that we use our five senses when it comes to enjoying good food ...
hearing (listening) to it cook
sight (seeing) it cook
touch (touching) the food with clean hands whilst preparing it
smell (smelling) the beautiful aroma's when the meal is 'bubbling' in the pot
taste (tasting) perhaps the best of all when we sit down, eat and savour the wonderful taste.

Many thanks for your comment, have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo
It's funny how our cooking evolves ... almost by accident, one day I thought 'oh, I'll just put a little' kale (sometimes cabbage too) into a particular dish I was cooking ...
I don't do it with all meals, but this recipe idea just lends itself to doing that.

Many thanks for your comment, have a great weekend

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love kale and the ease of one pot meals. YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a happy weekend!

a writing place said...

Oh wow, that looks good!!!!!

And all in one pot. Love those kind of meals!


DeniseinVA said...

Looks delish, thanks Jan!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Eileen
One pot meals are brilliant aren't they!
Hope you may enjoy this recipe suggestion soon!

Many thanks for your comment, have a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tessa
Sometimes it is so good to cook in one pot / dish, and this recipe lends itself perfectly.

Many thanks for your comment, enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Denise
Chick Peas
All cooked in one-pot!
I just had to share this recipe idea ...

Many thanks for your comment.
Have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

TexWisGirl said...

i like one-pot meals, too! yum!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tex
One pot meals are usually yummy, and this one certainly is!

Many thanks for your comment, hope your weekend is going well.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

One pot meals are my favorites!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Debbie
Your favourites and certainly my favourites too! It makes the washing up easier after enjoying all the tasty food too!

Many thanks for your comment, enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

All the best Jan

Sandi said...

I made this tonight. So good! It was a hit.


Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Sandi
So pleased you came and told us this recipe was a big hit for you ...
Always nice to know, thank you.

Enjoy your day

All the best Jan