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Sunday, 1 March 2020

Chicken with Zucchini (Courgette) Rice : Low Carb : Keto

Flavours of lime, garlic, olives, and cilantro combine to create this super tasty, golden chicken on a bed of zucchini “rice”. If you don't like cilantro, use parsley. Either way, it's a Latin-inspired winner. It’s a whole meal in a single pan. Easy, delicious, nutritious.

Serves Four
7g carbs per serving
30 oz. (850g) boneless chicken thighs, cut into pieces
½ lime, the juice
1 tbsp. annatto or paprika powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
¼ cup (60ml) coconut oil or avocado oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ red bell pepper, minced
2 celery stalks, minced
4 oz. (110g) green olives, pitted
¼ cup (60ml) fresh cilantro, minced - if you don't like cilantro, use parsley

21 oz. (600g) zucchini (courgette) noodles

Did you know that Annatto (also known as anato, bija or achiote) is a tropical American tree with seeds that are intensely red and have a mild taste. Annatto has been used as a food colouring going back to pre-Columbian times. If you can’t find annatto, use an equal amount of (Spanish) paprika.

If you don't like cilantro, use parsley instead.

Zucchini (courgette) noodles, "zoodles", can be bought pre-made in most local supermarkets (perfect for busy people). However they are super easy (and cheap) to make with a spiralizer.

To make the rice, just chop the zoodles into rice-sized pieces. If you are really short of time, just use the zoodles without dicing. It will look and taste just as good.

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You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, 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.

All the best Jan


JFM said...

Looks and sounds scrumptious...thank you Jan ☕

Tom said...


Christine said...

great idea, zucchini rice.

DVArtist said...

Wow I think I am going to try this tonight.

Elephant's Child said...

I really must get a spiraliser...

Angela said...

Beautiful dish!!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Haven't done much cooking with green olives

Sandi said...


Victor S E Moubarak said...

This sounds really tasty.

God bless.

Carola Bartz said...

That looks like a very delicious dish. Great idea to chop the zoodles into rice-size pieces.

Jo said...

That sounds really tasty.

eileeninmd said...


Low carb and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I have yet to try Zucchini noodles. It is a favorite veggie of mine simply sauteed in olive oil with a little salt and pepper.

baili said...

seems absolutely delicious dear Jan :)
thank you for sharing and for explaining

Martha said...

Such a yummy meal!

Magic Love Crow said...

So good!!!!!

William Kendall said...

Sounds good.