There are so many low carb chicken recipes available these days that there is no excuse for eating the same old same old day after day. If you like chicken, you can eat extremely well on a low carbohydrate diet.
Of course, you have to avoid anything that is coated or served with a sauce if you don’t know what is in it, but there are plenty of choices for dishes that you can make at home. Here are some example low carb chicken recipes to start you off.
If you need something cold for your lunch bag or to eat in hot weather, try a chicken BLT sandwich – without the bread, of course.
Cut cooked chicken breast into small cubes and chop the tomato and cooked bacon. Mix all of this with mayonnaise, then spread onto washed romaine lettuce leaves. Roll the lettuce over the filling and enjoy!
Make the marinade with a quarter cup dry sherry, a quarter cup soy sauce, a quarter cup water, 2 crushed cloves of garlic and a half teaspoon of ground ginger. Bring it to the boil in a small saucepan and then allow to cool (this boils off the alcohol).
Then take 2 raw chicken breasts and marinade them in the refrigerator in the sauce for at least 2 hours. After that, remove them from the marinade and grill them. Serve with stir fried vegetables.
For a stronger flavor, dice the chicken before marinading, and stir fry it in sesame oil along with some chopped vegetables.
Chicken and Broccoli Crustless Quiche
- 1 chicken breast, cut into small pieces
- 4 oz broccoli
- 2 oz onion, chopped
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 6 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Chop the broccoli small in a food processor, then steam for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat the eggs, then add in the cream. Grease a large pie plate, put in the chopped onion, steamed broccoli and shredded cheese, and season. Pour egg and cream mixture over this. Cook for approx 40 minutes until golden brown on top. When it is done, a knife pushed into the middle should come out clean.
These are just a few examples of the low carb chicken recipes that you can find online or in books. Remember that if you are following the Atkins diet, you can also create your own versions of any fried chicken recipe by frying chicken pieces including skin in oil, flavored with spices. Don’t include bread or premade fried chicken coatings unless you have checked that they are low carbohydrate or, even better, carbohydrate free.
Chicken is one of the standbys of a low carb diet as well as being one of the country’s favorite foods, but it can be bland and boring if you have it the same way every day. Keep yourself and your family interested in your weight loss diet by trying plenty of new low carb chicken recipes.