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Friday, 16 November 2018

Flying Jacob (Flygande Jacob), a classic Swedish Chicken Dish : Moderate Low Carb Version


You may be asking … Who, or what, is 'Flying Jacob'? Well until a short while ago I would have said ... sorry I haven't got a clue!

However, I can now tell you that it is a classic Swedish dish/recipe, which as you will see from the ingredients listed below has a somewhat eclectic range of ingredients!

The "inventor" of this original dish was Jacobsson and he was indeed Swedish, but he wasn't a chef. However, he worked in the air freight industry ... which explains the name, "Flygande Jacob" which means "Flying Jacob".

Now there could also be a little story behind this dish ... about the night Mr. Jacobsson had to cook, since his wife was away, and he didn't really know what to serve up for his hungry children because all he had was cream, bananas, ketchup and chicken? Guess what ... from these ingredients sprang a very popular Swedish dish... however, I can't confirm that is what actually happened!

I do know, however, that in an excerpt from the Swedish book "På svenska bord 1970-2000 Tidernas Mat - Nordiska Museet * Allt om mat" page 137 ... (roughly translated) says, the name of the dish hasn't got anything to do with the chicken, but comes from the name of the creator who was called Jacobsson. His daily job was in the air freight industry - hence "Flying Jacob".

Now this easy to make and popular dish has become a part of the Swedish household and is today also served in Swedish schools. Few people know that it originated in "Allt om mat" (a well known Swedish cooking magazine // Manne); it was first published in issue 13, 1976.

So to recap - Flying Jacob (Swedish : Flygande Jacob) is a Swedish casserole that consists of chicken, cream, chili sauce, bananas, roasted peanuts and bacon. In the original recipe, the chicken is seasoned with Italian salad seasoning. The dish is cooked in an oven and is usually served with rice and a salad.

The ever inventive Anne Aobadia at Diet Doctor has come up with a delicious, moderate low carb, version of this casserole made with chicken, chili sauce and a mild curry flavour. It’s a classic Swedish recipe, in a reduced carb version. May I suggest that if you live the LCHF lifestyle use cauliflower rice as a side dish, or a simple green salad.

Ingredients:
4 servings
14g carb per serving
1 fully cooked rotisserie chicken (1 lb, 450 g of chicken meat)
2 tablespoons butter
½ lb (225 g) diced bacon
½ lb (225 g) mushrooms
2 cups (500 ml) heavy (double) whipping cream
3 – 4 tablespoons chili sauce or ketchup
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
salt and pepper
1 banana - or if preferred - 1 bell pepper (it's lower carb)
3 tablespoons salted peanuts

Serving Suggestions:
Salad
175 g baby spinach
2 tomatoes
Cauliflower Rice
see here

For the cooking instructions please use this link here

Some of the above words taken from here and here 

We bring a variety of recipe ideas and articles 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.

Happy eating - or as I believe the Swedish translation is -

Glad ätande

All the best Jan

32 comments:

Jo said...

What odd ingredients to serve together, it's amazing that dishes like this ever come to be, but wonderful when they work.

Tom said...

...something to warm you up!

RO said...

I've never heard of this, but any dish with bacon is a keeper! Hugs...RO

Iris Flavia said...

And we do have bananas here in the kitchen!
My Dad once was left by himself in the morning, also. He took a pan (still with detergent), put an egg in it, fried it, put it on a buttered bread an headed off to an appointment. Mid-way stopped the car, puked and went on with life.
Guess I go with bananas and chicken instead :-)

JFM/Jan said...

Sure looks tasty!

riitta k said...

Nice to know! I have never tasted Flygande Jacob, but a quick search online showed it is very popular indeed. I find banana to be very odd ingredient but suppose it gives sweetness. Happy flying weekend.

Christine said...

Interesting name, it looks so good!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

sound really rich

Ygraine said...

Ha, just for once, I HAVE had this dish before!
I have relatives in that part of the world...and this is one of my favourites!
So glad you shared this...I'm certain many people will really enjoy it!! :))

Have a fabulous weekend!

mxtodis123 said...

Another delicious dish. Looks like it tastes awesome.

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
The truth is that I never heard about this recipe before but I find it very interesting with all those different ingredients!
Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds delicious indeed. Valerie

Anonymous said...

Well it looks great and the story sounds interesting lol

Catarina said...

It looks very good.
: )

A Casa Madeira said...

Delicious.
Good weekend.

Elephant's Child said...

How fascinating. Not a flavour combination I would ever have considered.

William Kendall said...

It sounds delicious!

Gloria Baker said...

this looks so delicious !!

Louca por porcelana said...

It looks delicious!Hugs,Jan!

Teresa said...

Buen fin de semana.

bill burke said...

Sounds and looks delicious.

Karen said...

It looks very delicious. I like the name. I hope you have a pleasant weekend.

White Rose said...

Hi Jan wow this sounds amazing thankyou for sharing with us.

Lowcarb team member said...

Teresa said...
Buen fin de semana

Google Translate:
Good Weekend.

Martha said...

This looks pretty amazing! Thank you for sharing it.

happyone said...

Sure looks good. Not sure about the banana though. : ) But sometimes those things that seem odd are really very good.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks delicious. The name is interesting too. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day and weekend!

Chris Lally said...

Unusual combination of ingredients though it looks amazing. Thanks, Jan!

carol l mckenna said...

Sounds and looks yummy ~ ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Debbie said...

the ingredients do not sound like they would go together, but they must, right?? eclectic is certainly the perfect word!! visually, it looks delicious!!

Conniecrafter said...

I love to hear the stories behind some of these dishes, even if it isn't true it is a good story :)

Magic Love Crow said...

This was a fun post! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!