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Friday 29 May 2020

CHICKEN Dishes : Three Popular Low Carb and Keto Suggestions

Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked - make it one of the most popular meats around. It has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium.
The pale flesh has a close texture and a mild flavour that pairs up well with many different ingredients. Never eat raw chicken, and always thoroughly wash your hands, utensils and cutting board as soon as you've cut or handled raw chicken. 
Here are three popular low carb/keto chicken dishes you may wish to try:-

Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

This creamy chicken casserole is a modern take on an old favourite.
Loaded with savoury mushrooms, chicken and cheese as well as cauliflower rice;
this meal will leave you feeling warm and satisfied.

Serves Six
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
1½ lbs (650g) chicken breasts
2 tsp garlic powder, divided
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
5 oz. (150g) mushrooms, sliced
2 oz. (50g) fresh spinach
10 oz. (275g) fresh, cauliflower rice
9 oz. (250g) shredded mozzarella cheese
olive oil, for greasing
salt and pepper, for seasoning
½ oz. (15g) pea sprouts, for garnishing (optional)
2 tsp arrowroot powder
1 cup (225ml) chicken broth
½ cup (125ml) heavy (double) whipping cream
¼ tsp salt
1⁄8 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp fresh thyme, lightly chopped
can be seen here

Mustard and Sage Chicken with Celeriac Mash

Swapping potatoes for celeriac lowers the carbohydrates in this lovely mid-week dinner suggestion ... ready in under half an hour and tastes great!
Serves Three
1 celeriac, peeled and cut into chunks
3 chicken breasts, skinless
1 tbsp. English mustard powder
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
8 sage leaves, chopped
100g low-fat crème fraîche, plus 2 tbsp. for the mash
1 chicken stock cube
2 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
To Serve
275g cooked green veg, such as thin-stemmed broccoli, peas or Savoy cabbage,
and more, can be seen here 

Provençal Chicken

There are quite a few 'Provençal Chicken' recipe ideas around,
indeed, you may have your own particular favourite!
This one makes a tasty plate ... 
Serves Four
1 tbsp oil
100 g lean smoked bacon medallions, roughly chopped
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 courgette (zucchini), 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
can be seen here

For our vegetarian and vegan readers, why not have a look at these recipe suggestions;
Vegetarian Choices, five recipe suggestions can be seen here 
Mushroom Bourguignon with Celeriac Mash, more details here
Vegan Choices, lower carb recipe suggestions can be seen here 
Lentil Shepherd's Pie, more details here 

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog. It is important to 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


Tom said...

...I'll have the Provençal Chicken please!

Catarina said...

Good suggestions for the weekend.
: )

R's Rue said...


Carla from The River said...

Our family enjoys chicken, it is our favorite. Thank you for the recipes. YUM!

Valerie-Jael said...

Chicken is always a fave here. Nice recipes today! Valerie

DUTA said...

Chicken is a healthy eating option. I especially like breast which is lower in saturated fats than the other parts (legs, wings). I will eat chicken with anything , except dairy (for religios reason).

Chatty Crone said...

These look good - not sure I can get all those ingredients - but close.

Sussi said...

looks delicious!

JFM said...

All I can say is yummmmmmmmmm!!!

Jo said...

Yum, I'd be very happy with any of those dishes, they look delicious.

eileeninmd said...


All 3 of these chicken dishes look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

Bill said...

I'll take the Provençal Chicken, thank you.

Christine said...

Delicious dishes!

Mary Kirkland said...

That first recipe sounds really good to me.

Elephant's Child said...

Chicken was an expensive rarity when I was growing up. I doubt we ate it more than two or three times a year. How things have changed - and some of them for the better.

Sue said...

These all look delicious, you really can't go wrong with chicken. Take care you two and have a great weekend, Sue xx

Rose said...

These sound delicious...not sure which I would want to try first.

happyone said...

All of these recipes look and sound so good.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh these are some interesting sounding dishes, since we are eating home more often it is good to have different ideas

Margaret D said...

They all look good and they give ideas.
Take care.

Iris Flavia said...

Sage and chicken sounds strange to me. I somehow only know it as tea! Good thought to experiment with that combo!

mamasmercantile said...

Chicken is always our goo to meat, 3 wonderful recipes.

Natalia said...

Everything looks so delicious, especially the casserole! Stay safe and healthy everyone ☺


El pollo es una de las carnes que entra en mi menú y me parece muy saludable su consumo.


DVArtist said...

My husband doesn't like chicken. However, with the rationing of food in my town and the fact that I am buying what is available I have a lot of chicken in the freezer. These recipes are such a big help. I think Mr. M. will like the chicken.

Martha said...

Thank you for all these lovely recipes!

Jeanie said...

This post has been bookmarked so I can come back to it. I'm always looking for a new chicken recipe!

Anne C said...

Hello from the US! I've been following this blog for a short time now and enjoy it very much. I made this dish tonight for myself (the lone diabetic), my mother, my son, and my granddaughter. It was a big hit! I varied it a little by using some tinned tomatoes instead of fresh and adding some mushrooms that needed to be used along with the other vegetables. It's a very forgiving recipe and one I will make again.