Low Carb Easy Chicken Salsa Verde

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  • 1 1/2 lbs raw skinless chicken tenders

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder or 2 teaspoons garlic oil

  • 1/8 tsp oregano

  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin

  • salt, to taste

  • 16 oz roasted salsa verde, I always look for lower sodium salsa usually under 200 mg per serving.



INSTRUCTIONS

Slow Cooker

  • Season chicken with garlic powder, oregano, cumin and salt and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  • Cover with salsa verde, cover and cook HIGH 2 hours.

  • Remove chicken, shred with 2 forks.

  • Remove 2/3 cup of liquid from the slow cooker, and discard (unless you want it over rice).

  • Place shredded chicken back into the crock pot with remaining salsa, adjust seasoning to taste if needed and keep warm.

    Instant Pot

  • Season chicken with garlic powder, oregano, cumin and salt and place in the bottom of the Instant Pot.

  • Cover with salsa verde, cover and cook HIGH pressure 20 minutes. Quick or natural release.

  • Remove chicken, shred with 2 forks.

Nutrition: Per half cup - 1/2 cup, Calories: 145, Carbs: 5g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 2g (computed without oil)

Recipe Adapted by: Skinnytaste


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Angie's Low-Carb Pad Thai

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For Sauce: 

  • 4 T PB2 (or if you want the fat you could also do 4T Peanut Butter or 2T PB2 and 2T Peanut Butter)

  • 2 T coconut aminos

  • ½ cup warm water

  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated (or you can use pre prepped ginger)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1 T Rice Unsweetened Rice Vinegar

  • 2 T Stevia or Coconut Sugar

  • 1 ½ tsp chili garlic past or siracha

  • ½ squeezed fresh lime juice

Blend together set aside.

Pad Thai:

  • 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash (about 3-4 lbs.)

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces

  • 12 large shrimps, cleaned and deveined

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 small red onion, diced

  • 3 carrots, shredded or diced

  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts

  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 3 eggs, scrambled

  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish

  • Lime, for garnish 


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Roast spaghetti squash: Cut spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Brush inside with oil. Place face down on baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until you can pierce with a fork. Simply scrape out “spaghetti” with a fork.

  3. When the squash is about 15 minutes away from finishing in the oven, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot add chicken, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Brown chicken on both sides, about 8 minutes total. Remove from pan.

  4. Add shrimp and sear until cooked through, about 1 minutes. Remove from pan.

  5. Add another splash of oil or cooking oil spray (to say fat content macros) to the now empty pan and then add garlic, onion, and carrots and cook until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add in bean sprouts, 1/2 of the scallions, 3 cups of the cooked spaghetti squash and the cooked chicken and shrimp. Stir to combine and then create a well in the center of your pan and add eggs. Let cook and mix well, so that the eggs are scrambled and incorporated.

  6. Lower the heat and add sauce from up above that has been set aside. 

  7. Taste and adjust spices as needed.

  8. Serve immediately and add the optional garnishes of lime, remaining scallions, and peanuts.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can also use fully cooked chicken with the recipe. Just place shredded or diced cooked chicken instead in step #3.

Nutrition: Serves 5

Calories  310  Fat 7.6g  Carbs 22g  Protein 42g  Fiber 6.4g  Sugar 11g (There was no oil accounted for in this recipe if you add oil to sauté or add real peanut butter adjust fat accordingly.) 


 How to Roast Spaghetti Squash

1.   Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

2.   Cut spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise.

3.   Scoop out seeds.

4.   Brush inside with oil.

5.   Place face down on baking sheet and adding water to the baking sheet.

6.   Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until you can pierce with a fork.

7.   Simply scrape out “spaghetti” with a fork and Enjoy!


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