Low Carb Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Low Carb Creamy Tuscan Chicken is rich and satisfying with lots of sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. I love the parmesan cream sauce. It is one of my very favorite low carb meals and it is perfect for the keto diet.
Prep Time 10 minutes / Cook Time 15 minutes / Total Time 25 minutes / Servings 4 / Calories 495
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in half horizontally
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (approximately 1/2 of a 4 oz jar )
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2-3 cups baby spinach
- 2-3 medium zucchini squash, zoodles (optional)
- Place olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Season chicken with lemon pepper.
- Add chicken to skillet and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.Remove chicken and set aside.
- Add onion to skillet and cook for about 3 minutes to soften.
- Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
- Add white wine or chicken broth and cook until reduced just a bit and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
- Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer for 1 minute.Add Parmesan and stir until melted.
- Add sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.Stir in spinach. Cook and stir until spinach is wilted.Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Optional: Many italian dishes are served over a bed of pasta. I like to avoid the carbs and use zoodles instead. Make the zoodle noodles with either a mandoline or zoodle maker. Place on a paper towel to remove some of the excess water. Add 2 T of olive oil to a pan and heat on medium heat. Add zoodles to pan, and add salt and pepper to taste and stir for about 2 minutes. Add more slat/pepper to taste and stir again for two minutes or so until just a bit limp. Place zoodles on a plate and then add the chicken and sauce and serve.
This colorful side dish is packed with flavor and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Roasted Curried Cauliflower
- 1 large head cauliflower, cored, broken into large florets, florets sliced into 1/2-inch slices
- 1/2 onion, peeled, thickly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow madras curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven, line baking pan with foil: Pre-heat oven to 425°F with a rack on the top third of the oven. Line a large rimmed baking with foil.
2. Whisk together garlic, lemon juice, oil, curry, cinnamon, salt: Put the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, curry powder, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously until well combined.
3. Coat floret slices with curry mixture: Add the cauliflower and onion slices to the bowl with the curry and toss to coat. Spread the cauliflower and onion slices on the baking sheet in a single layer.
4. Roast in oven: Roast in oven at 425°F for 25 to 30 minutes until well browned. Check halfway through the cooking, and rotate the pan for more even cooking.
Serve immediately or at room temperature.
Source: Simply Recipes
Vietnamese food is full of mouth watering flavors and this recipe is sure not to disappoint. I found it while browsing on Pinterest. I adapted the recipe from an original post in October 2007 from Food and Wine Magazine.
Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken
Dinner is ready in 20-30 minutes (don’t forget to marinate chicken before)
2 tablespoons fish sauce
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon curry powder ( I use madras)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (thighs work too)
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 fresh lemongrass stalks, tender inner white bulbs only, minced finely
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
3 red chilies, seeded and minced
1 scallion thinly sliced for garnishing (optional)
cilantro sprigs for garnishing (optional)
- Marinate the chicken: In a bowl, combine the fish sauce, garlic, curry powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar. Add the chicken meat to coat. Marinade for at least two hours.
- Make the caramel: In a small skillet, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of the water and cook over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Cook without stirring until a deep amber caramel forms about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of water. Transfer to a small bowl.
- Cook the chicken: Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the coconut oil and heat until shimmering. Add the lemongrass, shallot, and chilies and stir-fry until fragrant about 1 minute. Add the chicken and caramel and stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened about 8 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and top with the scallions and cilantro. Serve with steamed white rice.