Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken with Eggplant

This dish is aromatic and delicious, but it has a lot of steps. It’s easier—for me, at least—to prep the chicken, cauliflower-rice, and vegetables on Day 1, followed by browning the chicken, roasting the vegetables, and cooking the dish on Day 2.

Need to lower the carbs? Skip the cauliflower-rice and save 4.5g of carbs per serving. Vegetarian? Swap canned … Read more

Four Gent’s Spice Rubs

Four gents. Four spice rub recipes. All outstanding.

John’s Zesty Chicken Spice Rub

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Pinch onion powder
Pinch garlic powder

In a small mortar and pestle, mix all the dry ingredients. Grind until combined, then add enough extra virgin … Read more

Thai Chicken Curry

This recipe also works well with tofu or fish like halibut or salmon.

Thai Chicken Curry
Makes 4 servings // 337 calories, 7 net grams carbs

1 tablespoon cold-pressed unrefined avocado oil
3/4 cup onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green onions, sliced on the diagonal
2 teaspoons Thai green curry paste
Pinch turmeric
1 14-ounce can Thai Kitchen unsweetened coconut … Read more

Tandoori Chicken

I found this old recipe that I’d made years ago and can’t believe it hadn’t made it to my food blog—baked tandoori-style chicken is low carb, aromatic, and a great alternative to summer’s barbecue flavors.

Tandoori Chicken
10 servings of 4 ounces each // 172 calories, 3 grams net carbs

2 ½ pounds chicken pieces drums and/or breast
½ teaspoon … Read more

Italian Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs need several things to succeed—good flavor, a bit of fat, “just barely done” cooking, and enough sauce to add another layer of flavor.

Italian Chicken Meatballs
6 servings of 3 meatballs each // 411 calories, 10 net carbs

6 cloves garlic
1 large pasture-raised egg
1 pound pasture-raised skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch chunks
1/2 cup … Read more