Low Carbohydrate Chicken Recipes

Quick! Which came first, the low carb chicken recipes or the egg?

Just kidding. Here are some tasty and very free recipes that you can try for your family. They will be glad you did. Enjoy!


Make-ahead Chicken

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

Here is one suggestion that I use not only for office working but for having handy food in general. It does take some ahead prep time, but if you do it on a weekend, you are set for that week. Of course this is only good if you like chicken. I get a package of 8 or so good quality skinless boneless chicken breasts and split it so it’s the 2 halves. Then I pound them with a meat mallet till about 1/4 thick. I season them with whatever comes to mind that day.. Could be garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, Lowry’s seasoned salt, Montreal chicken seasoning.. Whatever… then I heat some olive oil and fry the breasts about 6 minutes on each side. When they are browned, and cooked inside I take them out of the oil and do the next batch till all 16 halves are done. These keep really well all week, and I would take a few with me wherever I go. I also would keep a variety of toppings.

If you have a microwave available you could do the following variations

1. Mexican chicken – places a spoon of salsa, a bit of cheddar, nuke till melted, and eat with a spoon of sour cream. This is one of my very faves!

2. Italian chicken, – spoon of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, nuke till melted

3. American chicken just melt some American cheese over it.

4. Add cooked chicken to a fast food garden salad

5. Just eat cold with some slices of cucumber   low carb chicken recipes


Low-Carbohydrate Stuffing

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

4 onions, thinly sliced

2 – 4 t. Olive oil

4 cups coarsely chopped shiitake and/or oyster mushrooms, or regular white mushrooms

Salt & pepper

1/4 c. Dry white wine

2 tbsp. Butter

2 lbs. Spicy turkey sausage meat, removed from casings.

1 bunch fresh tarragon, leaves only

Sauté the onions in olive oil over medium-low heat until caramelized, about 30 minutes. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add mushrooms, sauté the mushrooms until crisp on the edges, about 10-15 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat on high and add the wine. Let the wine cook off for a couple of minutes, then lower the heat and simmer with the mushrooms for another ten minutes.

Stir in the butter, 1 tbsp. at a time until combined. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large skillet, brown the sausage. When cooked through, about 5-7 minutes, add to the mushroom mixture along with the tarragon and combine thoroughly.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

2 lb. Jimmy Dean Sage Pork Sausage

2 4 oz. bags crushed pork skins

1 large onion chopped

4 stalks celery chopped

2 large eggs

Sage, black pepper, & salt to taste

Chicken broth if you want moister dressing

Combine ingredients and stuff turkey and stuff yourself.


Sausage Stuffing

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

2.5 lb. pork sausage

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. thyme

1 tsp. salt

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. sage

1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce

Brown sausage in a frying pan, break up with fork. When no longer pink, drain fat. remove from heat add remaining ingredients and set aside in frig till ready to use – then when ready I baked it in the oven.

Makes about 5 cups!



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

12 oz chicken breasts

1/4 c ranch dressing

1 T dijon

2 t butter

splash white wine

Saute chicken in butter til done and remove from pan. Pour wine into skillet; cook over med high heat, scraping up browned bits. Mix dressing and dijon and whisk into wine in pan. Serve over chicken. (2 servings,3 carbs, 0 fiber, 386 cal, 22 fat, 41 prot.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

1 egg

1/4 c grated parmesan

2 T butter

1 T lemon juice

12 oz chicken breasts, pounded thin

cream (optional)

Melt butter in pan. Beat egg in bowl and add cheese til consistency of thick batter like cornmeal muffin mix. Add splash lemon juice. Thickly coat chicken breasts with batter and drop into sizzling hot melted butter. May need to add more butter. When done, remove from skillet. Can add a little cream, or broth and/or lemon juice to deglaze the pan and make a little gravy. (serves 2, 1 carb, 0 fiber, 369 cal, 19 fat, 46 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 T butter, melted

2 t dijon mustard (1.8)

shake or two of: garlic powder, thyme

sage, cinnamon, paprika, pepper (2?)

2/3 cup crushed pork rinds

2 T grated parmesan (.4)

1 1/2 t soy flour (1)

2 T butter

Preheat oven 350. Melt 3 T butter and mix with mustard, garlic and all spices. Mix crushed pork rinds, parmesan and soy flour and place in shallow dish. Cut each breasts in half lengthwise. Coat chicken well with mustard mixture, then roll in rind mixture. Place in shallow baking dish, dot with butter, and bake covered about 30 minutes, then uncover and bake additional 15 minutes. (Serves 2 @ 1 carb, 0 fiber, 529 cal, 36 fat, 48 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

12 oz chicken breasts

2 T butter

1 T oil

1 T chopped onions

4 T balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 c chicken broth

1/2 pkg frozen spinach, WELL DRAINED

5 sun dried tomatoes, sliced

1 sm tomato, chopped

Saute chicken in 1 T butter and 1 T oil; sprinkle with salt & pepper. Remove when done. Saute onions few minutes. Add vinegar and bring to boil. Boil 3 minutes, or til reduced to a glaze, stirring. Add broth and boil til reduced to 1/2 cup. Add spinach and dried tomatoes. Remove pan from heat, whisk in 1 T butter. Serve over chicken, and top with chopped tomato. (Serves 3 @ 16 carbs, 6 fiber (10 net carbs), 454 cal, 22 fat, 49 protein).



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

12 oz chicken breasts

1 T butter

3 thin ham slices

1/2 c cheddar

1/2 c cream

salt, pepper, garlic powder

1/4 t liquid smoke

Pound chicken, then saute in butter til done. Add ham slices to pan and warm. Remove chicken and ham. Melt little butter in pan, add cream, seasonings and liquid smoke. Add cheese and stir til melted. Put ham slice on each chicken breast and pour sauce over top. (Serves 2 @ 3 carbs, 0 fiber, 613 cal, 43 fat, 53 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

12 oz chicken breasts

1/4 c soy flour

1 T oil

1 T butter

1 c sliced mushrooms

1/2 c 5 Brothers Alfredo Sauce

Mix spices with flour and drip chicken. Saute in oil and butter til done and remove from pan. Add a little butter and saute mushrooms. Stir in alfredo sauce and stir til warm. Serve over chicken. (Serves 3 @ 5 carbs, 0 fiber, 483 cal, 31 fat, 44 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes1 c sliced mushrooms

1/4 cup chpd onion

1 minced garlic clove

2 T butter

6 oz cubed, cooked chicken breast

1 t Italian seasoning

1/4 cup white wine

1 oz grated Parmesan

2 oz cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese

3 eggs

3/4 cup light cream + 1/4 cup water

1 T dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9″ pie pan. Saute mushrooms and onion in butter til tender. Add garlic, then stir in chicken and seasoning and wine. Cook over med heat til liquid evaporates (few minutes). Spread mixture in bottom of pie pan. Sprinkle with cheeses. Beat together cream, water, eggs and dijon, and pour over the chicken and cheese. Bake 40-45 minutes, til mixture looks “set”. (Serves 3 @ 7 carbs, 1 fiber (6 NET carbs) 463 cal, 34 fat, 30 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

8 oz chicken

3-4 T mayonnaise

1 c shredded Cheddar cheese

1 T dijon mustard

1 T ea chopped: onion, red pepper, parsley

4 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled

Mix all ingredients together. Place in refrigerator to cool or bake at 350 for 20 minutes til hot and bubbly.

(Serves 2 @ 3 carbs, 0 fiber, 582 cal, 44 fat, 45 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes


3 T butter

1 cup cream (16)

1 cup chicken broth

salt, pepper, Old Bay seasoning

thickener (guar gum or notStarch)


2 T butter

1 med onion, chopped (14)

1 red pepper, chopped (10)

8 oz mushrooms, sliced (3)

1-2 cups diced cooked chicken

Mix all sauce ingredients except thickener and heat in pot. Mix thickener with little water and stir in. Cook til thickened. Sauce onion and pepper in butter. Add mushrooms and salt, pepper and parsley and saute til done. Mix in chicken and sauce, and serve. (Serves 4 @ 9 carbs, 2 fiber (7 NET carbs), 494 cal, 38 fat, 30 protein)

Original called for all ingredients to be transferred to baking dish, and baked at 400 for 30-40 min. This was quicker and tasted great.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/3 c sour cream

2 T heavy cream

2 T brown mustard

2 eggs

crushed pork rinds

Cut each breast into 4 slices. Mix sour cream, cream, mustard and eggs with a little water (to pancake batter thickness) and dip chicken in batter. Roll in pork rinds til covered and place in glass baking dish sprayed with PAM. Spray tops of chicken breasts with PAM. Bake at 350 for 25 min. (Serves 3 @ 3 carbs, 0 fiber, 360 cal, 18 fat, 46 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

1/2 c mayo

1 T brown mustard

1 pkt sweetener

Mix and use as dipping sauce. Totals: 1 carb, 0 fiber, 802 cal, 94 fat, 2 protein



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

3 boneless chicken breasts

1/2 pkg Hidden Valley dry Ranch Dressing*

3 slices bacon (.7)

1 c shredded Cheddar (4.8)

Lay chicken breasts in bottom of casserole dish. Sprinkle dry dressing mix on top. Lay bacon across, and top with cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake open additional 15 min. (Total 7.5 carbs – serves 2 @ 3.8 ea)

*It was difficult to figure the carbs because the pkg has listing for 2 T prepared mix, not dry mix. I used 2 carbs as a conservative extimate, which is included in the count above.)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

12 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts

3/4 c Ragu Cheese Creations Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sauce

1 c shredded Mozzarella

Preheat oven 350. Saute chicken in butter sprinkled with seasoned salt just til browned on both sides. Place small amount of sauce in bottom of baking dish. Put chicken on top of sauce. Top with shredded cheese and rest of sauce. Bake 40 min or til chicken done. (Serves 2 @ 6 carbs, 0 fiber, 518 cal, 30 fat, 55 protein).



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

3 boneless chicken breasts

3/4 cup bbq sauce

6 slices bacon

6 oz shredded Cheddar

Pound chicken breasts til thin. Saute in pan until just about done. In the meantime, cook the bacon (I use the microwave). Pour about 1/4 cup bbq sauce over each breast, top with 2 pieces of bacon, and sprinkle with cheese. Cover just until cheese melts and serve. (Serves 2 @ 7 carbs, 0 fiber, 639 cal, 40 fat, 66 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

16 oz ricotta cheese

1 c shredded mozzarella

2 eggs

1/4 cup grated parmesan

1 t Italian herbs

pinch nutmeg

salt & pepper

8 slices deli turkey breasts, sliced about the thickness of a tortilla

1 cup tomato sauce

Mix ricotta, eggs, 3/4 cup mozzarella, parmesan and spices. Spoon filling down center of each turkey sliced, dividing evenly among 8 slices. Roll up. Spoon 1/2 cup sauce onto bottom of casserole dish. Lay rolled-up “manicotti” on sauce, top with rest of sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake at 350 til heated and cheese on top is bubbly. (Serves 4 @ 8 carbs, 1 fiber (7 NET carbs), 421 cal, 26 fat, 37 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

12 oz boneless chicken breasts

2 slices ham lunchmeat

2 oz. mozzarella

crushed pork rinds

3 T grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350. Mix rinds and parmesan. Pound chicken breasts flat. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic & onion powder. Place 1/2 slice ham and some mozzarella on each breast. Roll up and dip in rind-parmesan mixture. Place in baking dish seam down, and bake 20-25 minutes. (Serves 2 @ 1 carb, 0 fiber, 405 cal, 17 fat, 58 protein).

My husband loved this, but he likes his chicken a little drier than I do. Next time, I would pour some chicken gravy over.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

2 T olive oil

16 oz chicken breasts

soy protein isolate (for breading)

2 chopped garlic cloves

1 cup mixed red & green pepper, cubed (11)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 cup diced canned tomatoes

Bread chicken and saute in oil til done. Remove from pan and keep warm. Add little oil to pan, saute peppers, garlic, onion and mushrooms. Season with basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, Old Bay (or your choice). Add tomatoes and liquid, breaking up tomatoes with spoon. Pour sauce over chicken and serve. (Serves 4 @ 6 carbs, 2 fiber (4 NET carbs), 212 cal, 8 fat, 27 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

1 1/2 c broccoli, cooked

1/2 c mayo

1/2 c sour cream

2 T white wine

1 t chicken bouillon

1/2 t paprika

1/2 t dry mustard

1/4 t curry powder

12 oz chicken breasts, raw, cut in cubes


Preheat oven 350. Mix all ingredients except broccoli and chicken. Stir in chicken, then broccoli. Spoon into 13×9″ pan and bake 25 min. Top with parmesan and bake additional 5 min. (Serves 2 @ 6 carb, 2 fiber (4 NET carbs),780 Calories, 64 Fat, 48 protein)

This was very tasty and the chicken was really moist and tender. I would have liked more sauce, though, and will increase that next time.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

1 T oil

1 lb chicken breast, cut in strips

2 t taco seasoning mix

salt, pepper, garlic powder

1/2 cup onions, thinly sliced

1 cup red & green pepper strips

1/2 cup salsa

8 oz jack cheese, shredded

Preheat broiler. Brown chicken in oil, and stir in seasonings. When chicken done, remove from pan. Add onions and peppers and cook few minutes til crisp-tender. Put chicken into casserole dish. Top with onions and peppers. Spread salsa on top and sprinkle with cheese. Put under broiler for few minutes til cheese bubbly and melted. (Serves 3 @ 9 carb, 2 fiber (7 NET carbs) 527 Calories, 29 fat, 55 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

3 chicken breasts, cut into strips

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup DaVinci orange syrup*

1 tsp guar gum

salt and pepper

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 cup soy sauce

3/4 cup red pepper, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1 cup bok choy, shredded

Heat oil in pan. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder and ginger and saute til almost done. Remove from pan. Saute vegetables in little more oil for few minutes. Mix all other ingredients well, making sure guar gum is well dissolved. Return chicken to pan, then add sauce. Stir for a few minutes until everything is coated and hot. (Serves 2 @ 9 carb, 2 fiber (7 NET carbs), 294 cal, 9 fat, 42 protein).

*I didn’t have the orange syrup, so I made my own, mixing 1/4 cup water, 1/2 tsp orange extract, and 3/4 t liquid splenda. (If you don’t have the liquid, use 6 pkts Splenda, but add 3 carbs to the total).

This was excellent! The sauce was very different and flavorful. You could use any veggies you want.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

3 chicken breasts

1 egg 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds

oregano, garlic powder, parmesan

3/4 cup tomato sauce (Ragu Pizza Sauce)

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven 350. Mix rinds with spices and parmesan in shallow bowl. Beat egg in another bowl. Dip each chicken piece in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. Lay in sprayed baking dish. Bake chicken 35 min. Add about 1/4 cup tomato sauce over each breast, and sprinkle each with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Return to oven and bake additional 10 min (or til chicken no longer pink). (Serves 2 @ 7 carb, 1 fiber (6 NET carbs), 600 Calories, 31 fat, 70 protein)

This was quick and easy and the chicken was really tender and moist.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

3-4 chicken breasts, pounded even but not too thin

salt, pepper, garlic powder

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 lb. sausage

4 oz cream cheese, soft

1 cup shredded cheddar, divided

8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced

Season chicken, brown 3 minutes each side in oil. Set aside. Crumble and cook sausage til brown. Drain well. Preheat oven to 350. Spray casserole dish and place mushrooms in bottom. Place chicken on top. Mix sausage, cream cheese, 1/2 cheddar and spoon (and smooth) over chicken. Cover and bake 30 min. Remove cover, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 15 min until chicken completely cooked. Serves 3 @ 5 carb, 1 fiber, 972 Calories, 69g Fat, 77g Protein


CHICKEN CAKES (like crab cakes)

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes2 chicken breasts, shredded

1/4 cup pork rind crumbs

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup onions, chopped

1 tbsp lemon juice

Mix ingredients and form into patties (I got 5). Heat oil in pan, then coat each pattie with crushed pork rinds. Cook til outside crisp, turn and cook til other side crisp. Serves 2 @ 2 carbs, 0 fiber, 417 cal, 34 fat, 29 protein) (Counts are without the oil for frying).

These had a great crunchy outside, and since the chicken was cooked, you didn’t need to worry about making sure they were done inside.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 tsp ea. garlic powder, Italian seasoning

salt & pepper

1/2 cup heavy cream

4 tbsp prepared pesto sauce

2 tbsp parmesan

3 chicken breasts

Cook the chicken any way you like. (I sauted the breasts in frying pan, then lowered the heat, covered and cooked about 10 minutes til no longer pink inside). Sauce: in large skillet bring broth and seasonings to boil. Let cook til about 1/2 volume. Stir in cream, and again cook down til about 1/2. Whisk in prepared pesto and parmesan. Serve over chicken. (Sauce makes enough for 5 chicken breasts @ 2 carbs, 157 cal, 15 fat 4 protein)



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

3 boneless chicken breasts

1 tbsp soy flour (or protein powder)

salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder

1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp dijon mustard

1/4 cup SF orange syrup

1/4 cup SF amaretto syrup

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour and spices and coat chicken. Heat oil and butter in skillet and saute chicken til brown, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove and put in casserole dish. To skillet, add mustard and SF syrups. Boil, stirring til slightly thick, about 3 min. Pour sauce over chicken and bake, covered for 20 min. Serves 3 @ 2 carbs, 1 fiber, (1 NET carb) 203 cal, 5 fat, 36 protein.

I browned the chicken in the pan, removed the chicken to make the sauce, and returned the chicken to the pan, covered and simmered for about 20 min til chicken was done.



Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

1 Tbsp oil

1 tbsp butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 chicken breasts, chunked

taco seasoning

1 cup chicken broth

4 oz canned green chiles

1 tsp prepared mustard

1 cup sour cream

8 oz Sergento 4-cheese Mexican blend

Melt oil and butter in frying pan. Add chicken, sprinkle with taco seasoning, and brown. Add garlic and saute. Add chicken broth, undrained chiles and mustard. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid cooks down and is syrupy. Add sour cream and heat. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and simmer few minutes until cheese melted. Serves 4 @ 6 carb, trace fiber, 429 cal, 38 fat, 18 protein.


Chicken Wings

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

Fry wing & drumettes until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain

While all of that is happening, drop a cube of real butter (not that crummy fake stuff) in a small pot, along with about a cup of vinegar and a whole bottle of Franks Hot Sauce (small bottle) I sometimes add a bit of cayenne or Cajun seasoning. Bring this mixture to a light boil then drop in the wings for 4-5 minutes. (stir them a few times to get them all covered)

Pile on a plate with a ramekin full of Bob’s Big Boy Bleu Cheese and you’re good to go!!


Outback Steakhouse’s “Alice Springs Chicken”

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

Fully cook some seasoned Boneless Chicken Breast or Thighs. At the same time fry up some Bacon (75% done), enough for 3-4 slices each breast/thigh.

Once the Chicken and Bacon are finished then place the Chicken in a dish then cover with the bacon and then pile on Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Hot Pepper Cheese and bake for about 10 minutes at 350!

Heaven on Earth. Maybe the best of the low carb chicken recipes!


Chicken with Pistachios

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

4 chicken breasts

1 Cup Sour Cream

1/2 Cup chopped Green Chile Pistachios

Spray baking pan with oil. Lay in the chicken breasts, cover with the Sour Cream and sprinkle over the top with Green Chile Pistachios. Bake uncovered in 375 degree oven until the chicken is tender, about 45 minutes.


Macadamia Nut Chicken

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

4-6 chicken or fish cutlets

1 cup Macadamia nut crumbs

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup Macadamia nut oil (or an olive oil/butter combination)

1 egg

2 tbsp. lemon juice

Fresh chopped parsley

Dry the cutlets and roll in seasoned flour. Cover cutlets with beaten egg and roll in Macadamia nut crumbs. Heat oil in pan and fry cutlets gently until light brown either side. Add lemon juice and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Serve garnished with parsley.


Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

1 Lb. White meat chicken

2 sprigs of each (Sage & Rosemary)

3 cups assorted wild mushrooms (sliced)

2 Tbs. Shallots (diced)

2 Tbs. of butter

2 Leeks (sliced thin)

1 cup Ricotta cheese

1 cup cottage cheese

1 cup Dutch Gouda cheese (shredded)or any of your favorite melting


2 Eggs

1 tsp. poultry seasoning

Salt and pepper to taste

Slice the chicken in thin strips(against the grain). Bring to a boil a large pot of salted water and add the sage and rosemary. Turn the heat down to a simmer and add a handful of chicken to poach for 3-4 min.(until chicken is opaque). set aside cooked chicken to drain. In a pan sauté melted butter and add shallots and leeks (make sure you wash leeks very well) cook until soft and add mushrooms. Cook till soft. Then set aside.

In a mixing bowl combine Ricotta, cottage cheese, half the shredded Gouda and both eggs. Mix well add the poultry seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.

(Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees)

In a baking dish lay out the chicken and mushrooms combining them at the same time. Pour cheese mixture evenly over top and sprinkle the remaining shredded Gouda in a single layer. Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 min or until golden brown on top.


Broiled Chipotle Chicken with Creamy Spinach

Category: Low Carb Chicken Recipes

Serves 4

2 to 3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)

1 1/4 cups Thick Cream (recipe follows), whipping cream, or crème fraîche

4 medium-large (about 1 1/3 pounds) skinless and boneless chicken-breast halves

1/4 cup chicken stock, preferably homemade

6 cups (about 10 ounces) spinach, stems removed, well rinsed


Marinate the chicken several hours in advance, and cook it just before you sit down to dinner, as it only takes a few minutes to broil. If you don’t care for very spicy dishes, you can reduce the heat by splitting the peppers in half and scraping out the seeds with the back of a knife before chopping.

Thick cream is cooked in the roasting pan with the chicken before it is added to the spinach; this lends it the smoky, spicy flavor of the chipotle peppers.

1. Place the chopped canned chipotles and 2 tablespoons thick cream in a small bowl, and mix to combine.

2. Place the chicken in a large bowl, and pour the chipotle mixture over it, making sure to coat the chicken well. Cover with plastic wrap, and transfer dish to the refrigerator. Marinate the chicken 2 to 3 hours.

3. Heat the broiler. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish (preferably earthenware) just large enough to accommodate them. Place the baking dish 6 inches away from the broiler, and broil chicken until deep brown in color, about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Remove dish from broiler. Turn chicken breasts, and drizzle remaining 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons thick cream around the chicken. Return the dish to the broiler, and broil until chicken is deep golden and no longer squishy when you lightly press it with your finger, 4 to 5 minutes more.

5. Transfer the chicken breasts to a warm platter, and transfer platter to a warm oven.

6. Scrape the cream mixture from the baking dish into a medium-large saucepan. Add the chicken stock and the spinach. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach has wilted and the cream has reduced and thickened, about 3 minutes. Season mixture with salt, and serve creamy spinach with the broiled chicken. One of the better low carb chicken recipes.




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