Category Archives: Poultry

Garlic Chicken

When I was in college, I worked at a French restaurant that served this dish. I would sneak into the kitchen whenever I could, and watch the chef making it so that I could try it myself, at home. Don’t let the amount of garlic frighten you: it all cooks down to a sweet, savory, magical concoction.

Garlic Chicken
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Vietnamese Chicken Soup (Phở)

This soup is based on a recipe from Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in an Instant” book. I’ve created a low-carb version.

Vietnamese Chicken Soup (Phở)
4 servings // 340 calories, 6 net carbs

2 packages (12 ounces total) shirataki fettuccine-style noodles
8 cups organic chicken bone broth
4 skinless, pastured-raised boneless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
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Instant Pot Barbecued Chicken (low carb)

I like to make some Cauliflower Mac & Cheese while the chicken is cooking, just to make things traditional. This recipe is a low-carb version of Melissa Clark’s “Smoky Barbecued Chicken” in her book, “Dinner in an Instant.”

Instant Pot Barbecued Chicken (low carb)
Serves 4  // 263 calories, 4 net carbs (using very little sauce)

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Coq au Vin

Based on a Food & Wine recipe, this is a high-calorie dish if you eat three (or more) drumsticks, so it’s probably best reserved for special occasions. On the other hand, it is completely delicious!

Coq au Vin
Five servings (of 3 drumsticks) // 764 calories, 8 net carbs
Eight servings (of 2 drumsticks) // 477 calories, 5 net carbs
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Chicken and Dumplings (low carb)

Warming comfort food, perfect for winter!

Chicken and Dumplings (low carb)
6 servings // 408 calories, 3.2 net carbs (including 2 dumplings)

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 pounds pasture-raised boneless chicken thighs
2 cups cauliflower florets, small
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried

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Tinga de Pollo, or Chipotle Chicken

Here’s a spicy chicken dish with two versions: tomato sauce-based or creamy. Both are delicious! Vegetarians and vegans can substitute tofu for the chicken and use vegetable stock.

Tinga de Pollo aka Chipotle Chicken
Serves 6 // 271 calories, 3 net carbs (creamy version: +10 calories, <1 net carb)

4 boneless organic free-range chicken breasts
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MARINADE
1 7-ounce can

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