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Friday 9 October 2020

Chicken Escallops with Thyme : Low Carb : Keto


Today's recipe suggestion uses chicken, a great favourite in our house. Chicken has 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.

Did you know that the term escalope originated in France. It first appeared in cookery terminology in the late 17th century in the northeast of rural France. An escalope is a piece of boneless meat that has been thinned out using a mallet, rolling pin or beaten with the handle of a knife, or merely butterflied. The mallet breaks down the fibres in the meat, making it more tender.

So with chicken mentioned in my first paragraph and escalope in my second there are no surprises for guessing the title of the recipe! Yes, it's Chicken Escallops with Thyme.

Serves Four
4 x 150g skinless chicken breast fillets
2 large cloves garlic
6 sprigs fresh thyme
large handful fresh flat-leaved parsley
2 tbsp olive oil
juice of a lemon
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1. Put the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy duty cling film and bash them with a rolling pin until they are about 1cm thick, then place in a large shallow non-metallic dish.
2. Peel the garlic and thoroughly crush it using the flat blade of a meat cleaver, or a pestle and mortar. Take the little thyme leaves off the stalks and roughly chop the parsley, then in a small bowl, mix garlic, thyme leaves and most of the parsley with the olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning. Spoon the mixture over the chicken to thoroughly coat (rubbing it in with clean hands), cover and leave for 30 minutes.
3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan or ridged griddle pan and cook the escalopes (with any juices left in the marinating dish) for 3-4 mins each side over medium-hot heat or until cooked through and golden - there should be no pinkness in the centre of the escalopes when cooked. Serve with any pan juices, garnished with remaining parsley. 
Nutrition Per Serving
Carbohydrate 0.6g Protein 36.3g Fat 7g Fibre 0.3g
From recipe idea here

I wonder what vegetable accompaniment you may choose? Fine green beans are nice, perhaps with a few roast celeriac chunks/bites.

If you would like a few more chicken recipes ideas, see here

We bring a variety of articles and 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.

All the best Jan 


DVArtist said...

Oh this sounds yummy I think I will make it for tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I knew chicken was a good source of protein, but I didn't know the other nutritional values you shared, nor did I know that about escalope, that's very interesting!

Thanks for sharing the added ingredients and the method on how you prepared that dish!

That photo above looks delicious!

When it comes to the ingredients you mentioned, the only ingredient I'd add for myself, would be basil, and Thai Chili Peppers or habanero peppers, seeing I like my food really hot!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds good! Valerie

Tom said...

...there are so many ways to fix chicken!

Hootin Anni said...

Sounds delicious

Kay said...

Oh my! You DO post the most delicious looking meals.

A Casa Madeira said...

I loved the recipe;
Good weekend

Louca por porcelana said...

Looks delicious. Love carrots and caramelized onions with chicken.Today I made chicken with shoyu,orange juice and onions for lunch. It was good. Have a lovely weekend!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Excellent choice, and so easy to make too. We ate slowly migrating towards vegetarianism but are still eating chicken.

Bill said...

Sounds good and I just bought some chicken today from the butcher.

mxtodis123 said...

This is delicious. I have made it before. I love anything with chicken.

Christine said...

Looks delicious.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Jan, it looks so nice. Always great to have a new way of cooking chicken! Cheers and thanks for your visits, I've been slow in catching up :D) xx

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds delicious. Always good to have another way of serving chicken.

Jenn Jilks said...

I've not heard that word before, escallope!

pam nash said...

That sounds good. I'm going to try that also. Does it freeze well?

Jeanie said...

Chicken is always a plus. This looks like another useful recipe. Thanks for coming by, too!

Martha said...

What a great recipe! I've saved it. Looking forward to making it!

Lowcarb team member said...

pam nash said...
That sounds good. I'm going to try that also. Does it freeze well?

Hello there and many thanks for your comment and question.
I hope you do get to try this tasty recipe soon.
I haven't tried freezing it but cooked chicken can be frozen and this article gives some hints and tips.

Bon Appetit

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

good, fresh green beans would be good with this. i would serve mashed potatoes because i am a potato lover!!

Teresa said...

Se ve muy sabroso. Feliz semana.

Magic Love Crow said...

I'm going through your posts and printing off some of the recipes I have missed and want to keep! LOL!