Low Carb Diet Meals: One Dish Chicken & Veggie Recipe

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Low Carb Diet Meals: One Dish Chicken & Veggie Recipe

If you are looking for low carb diet meals, here is a super simple one dish chicken and veggie recipe. I had seen a similar recipe circulating online, however it called for red potatoes, green beans and one stick of butter. I thought surely I can make a low carb version, by substituting other veggies in place of the red potatoes and using olive oil instead of a stick of butter. It was so easy to make, and clean up was a breeze. The chicken was very tender and juicy and the veggies were seasoned beautifully. Of course, you could substitute your family’s favorite veggies and tweak the seasoning to best suit your taste. [Read more...]

Low Carb Meal Plans: Apple Cider Chicken Tenders

Low Carb Meal Plans: Apple Cider Chicken

It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut, making the same recipes over and over again.  I used to make this recipe years ago, and somehow completely forgot about it. As I was looking through my low carb meal plans, I found it and remembered how yummy it is. Today, I changed up the recipe a bit, as I usually make it in my slow cooker with split chicken breasts. We were gone most of the day so I used chicken tenders and cooked on the stove instead. Roasted sweet potatoes, and pan seared broccoli completed our meal. 

Just a warning, do not make Apple Cider Chicken Tenders in a cast iron skillet as I learned the hard way. I didn’t think about the apple cider vinegar stripping the seasoning out of the bottom of my cast iron skillet. I know I can season my skillet again, but thought I would mention.

Adapted from Rachel Ray Apple Cider Chicken

Low Carb Meal Plans: Apple Cider Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced roasted garlic
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan on medium high heat.
  2. Salt and pepper chicken tenders generously on both sides.
  3. Brown chicken tenders in pan approx 7 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove chicken tenders from pan.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan along with onions, thyme, honey, bay leaf, and salt and pepper.
  6. Stirring occasionally, brown onions for approx 20 minutes on medium heat.
  7. Add apple cider (stir with a wooden spoon), and chicken stock to browned onions and bring to a boil.
  8. Return chicken to pan, lower heat to medium/low and cook covered for 30 minutes turning chicken after 15 minutes.
  9. Remove chicken from pan, turn heat to high and thicken sauce.
  10. Either pour sauce over chicken, or return chicken to pot then serve.
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