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
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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,
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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
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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


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