Chicken is full of nutrients like protein, zinc, iron, vitamins, essential fatty acids and iodine. It comes with various health benefits like strengthening muscles and bones, improving heart health, weight management, better mood and so on.
A raw chicken breast (boneless, skinless) contains 0 g carbohydrates. However, when you add chicken to a recipe, you need to ensure to make the whole dish low on carbohydrates. So, here are 5 low-carb chicken recipes to try.
You can make the sandwich low-carb by using a higher-carb vegetable like onions in smaller amounts. Mix with chicken, pepper and salt and form parties. Grill the chicken. Then add cheddar cheese. After microwaving for a few seconds, add lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes and avocados as toppings. Then enjoy every bite!
The good news is your favorite mayonnaise and lettuce are also low in carbohydrates. Time to add them to your wrap. Stir mustard and mayonnaise together. Spread out iceberg lettuce on parchment paper followed by the mixture. Place chicken at the center. Top with onion sliced, cucumber slices, sprouts, tomato slices and cheese. Roll the whole thing and savor!
Aim to use less of high-carb veggies like carrots and onions. Swap starchy fillers like rice, noodles, and pasta with riced cauliflower, spiralized vegetables like zucchini, celery root and daikon radish. Interestingly, celery root mimics potatoes and comes with a deep flavor, much like parsnip. Feel free to add more chicken than veggies.
Salads are always a healthy choice. In this particular recipe, you can add various low-carb Ketogenic foods like eggs, lettuce, Greek yogurt and pepper to make it even healthier. Cook the eggs and chicken breasts. Then mix them with avocado, Romaine Lettuce, anchovies, lemon, Greek yogurt, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Season with pepper, salt, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard, and chives. Then enjoy this fulfilling and delicious dish.
Grilled chicken is a popular dish and can also be prepared as a low-carb chicken recipe. Start with whisking mayonnaise with lemon juice, coconut aminos, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, rosemary, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt. Pour the sauce into a bowl. Use half of it to brush the chicken with. Then keep the marinade in your refrigerator for 2-6 hours. Preheat a grill pan or grill to medium or high heat. Cover and grill for about 7 minutes. Flip and brush the chicken with the remaining marinade. Then cook for another 7 minutes or so and let the meat cook to roughly 155 degrees. While it rests, it will keep getting cooked to reach the suggested 165 degrees. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes and finally, serve.
Diets low in carbohydrates help reduce your appetite, support weight loss, and lower levels of insulin and blood sugar. They even help reduce blood pressure, prove effective against metabolic syndrome, and help bring down triglyceride levels. So, try the above recipes to enjoy these health benefits.