Heart healthy Chicken is a great centerpiece to any meal and since it can be prepared in so many ways, the menu options are endless, and living a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring!
1. Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole
Those who like a spicy meal should get really excited about this Jalapeño chicken popper dish.
Jalapeño peppers and red hot Buffalo sauce add a jump kick to the virtually no carb chicken thighs. Plus, the rich and delicious combination of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese spread over the chicken gives the mouth a jubilant flavor blast in every bite.
But, of course, the bacon is the piece-de-resistance because, let’s face it, everything tastes better with a mouthful of bacon.
2. Blackened Chicken With Roasted Garlic Alfredo
Cajun meets Italian in this quick, easy to prepare week night chicken dinner.
The chicken is simply prepared by coating it with Cajun seasoning before putting it in the oven to bake. Served on top of bow-tie pasta that has been combined with garlic roasted alfredo sauce and then sprinkled with extra Parmesan cheese.
This is one of those low-carb chicken recipes that couples two paradoxical flavors in a one delectable dinner dish.
3. Chicken, Asparagus And Bacon Skillet
Is it better with bacon? Of course it will be.
Bacon added to the pan when cooking the chicken adds flavor as well as a complexity to this chicken recipe.
The carb-free chicken becomes a Paleo-friendly main meal idea when tender, green asparagus and summer squash are added to the mix.
Additionally, the crisp, cooked asparagus and squash add vital nutrients as well as necessary dietary fiber to this lovely chicken entrée for a pleasurable eating experience.
4. Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad With Buffalo Deviled Eggs
This classic Cobb Salad has a zesty Buffalo-style twist.
While the salad has the traditional Cobb Salad ingredients, the twist comes with spicy Buffalo chicken breasts and the Buffalo devilled eggs. Both add zip and zing to this salad for a lunch or dinner meal that can’t be beat.
Add any dressing you desire, but a mixture of ranch and Buffalo sauce is a tasty preference.
5. Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken
Here’s a low-carb chicken entrée that is fancy enough for company, and very easy to prepare.
Butterflied chicken breast is filled with rich guacamole, rolled, and wrapped in bacon. The bacon helps keep the guacamole inside as it is grilled or pan seared until the bacon is crispy and delicious.
The combined flavors meld into a creamy goodness you will want to make frequently. For an extra special treat, add cheese on top and let it melt into a gooey temptation.
6. Chicken In A Creamy Parmesan And Sundried Tomato Sauce
Everyone loves a dish that is easy to prepare and comes together in one pot.
This one fits the bill perfectly as it will take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Also versatile, this low calorie chicken can be served over rice or quinoa, cut up and tossed with pasta, or served by itself with a side of veggies.
The sundried tomatoes and parmesan cheese give this entrée a burst of flavor while the heavy cream gives it a richness that is second to none.
7. Low-Carb Chicken Alla Puttanesca
Puttanesca is a sauce typically placed over pasta. Since pasta is not usually part of a low-carb diet, you can substitute courgette/zucchini noodles and add chicken for a complete low-carb meal.
With ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, and anchovies, the Puttanesca sauce is rich with amazing flavors.
Even if you don’t think you like anchovies, they really give this dish the salty edge it needs to be awesome.
And, if you love anchovies, then feel free to add some extra fillets, either whole or chopped, as they are also very low in carbs and add yet another layer to the goodness of this recipe.
8. Texas Chicken Nachos
For a twist on the traditional nacho dish, try this low-carb chicken recipe for Texas Chicken Nachos.
The chicken itself replaces any nacho chips, but it is sliced thin and cut into strips for the ultimate finger food. Seasoned with chili powder, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper, this spicy chicken will wake up your mouth.
Add the sliced jalapenos and some gooey cheddar cheese, and this dish is just about perfect for game day.
9. Honey Mustard Chicken
This is one is for the lazy days. All you have to do is mix three ingredients, dump them on top of chicken thighs, and bake for 45 minutes. Voila, dinner is done.
But yet, it is pretty enough and tasty enough to serve if guests drop over for dinner. The flavors of mustard and honey shine through in this overly simple, low-carb chicken dish. Better yet, it makes its own gravy as it cooks, and you can put it over rice or veggies, depending on how many carbs you want to add to your meal.
Either way, it’s a delicious, lazy day chicken dish.
10. Spanish Chicken With Chorizo And Potatoes
Spanish chorizo is the key element to giving this chicken dish its special flavor.
Made with Spanish smoked paprika, the chorizo is baked along with the chicken and potatoes for a spicy, smoky flavoring that permeates the entire entrée.
The baby potatoes are cut in half so that they can absorb all of the wonderful flavors as well.
A drizzle of orange juice and the orange zest add just a bit of sweetness to round out this perfectly seasoned, low calorie chicken dish.
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