Here’s an easy, delicious, weeknight dinner. Make sure to use skin-on thighs—skinless thighs will not be fatty enough and will dry out during baking (skinless breasts are also not recommended, for the same reason).
Zesty Vinegar Chicken with Crushed Green Olives
Yield: 4 servings / 697 calories, 4g net carbs
3 pounds skin-on chicken thighs (2 per person)
1 teaspoon … Read more
This pot pie is a savory addition to your autumn and winter table. This can be made more quickly by buying a pre-roasted chicken. You could even top with an all-butter puff pastry (found in the freezer section of many grocery stores), and skip making the pie crust entirely, though that will increase both calories and carbs.
Chicken Pot Pie… Read more
Cassoulet is a perfect rustic meal. It lends itself to improv, so I’ve added alternative suggestions in parentheses, but I strongly suggest you use duck stock and duck fat all the way through the recipe. When roasting a duck for a special occasion, I usually opt for roasting two, then save the fat, carcasses, and giblets, and use the … Read more
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 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
This is one of the easiest curries I make. It’s basically a one pot “chop, dump together, simmer” affair. Note: This is very stew-like. Add rice, chapatis, or curried cauliflower-rice to soak up the liquid.
Curried Chicken and Vegetables
Serves 4 // 246 calories, 11 net carbs
1 tablespoon unrefined cold-pressed avocado oil
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped… Read more