Low carb chicken cauliflower vindaloo

Easy quick dishes like this curry is nice to have in your back pocket. This whole meal came together in under 15 mins

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Low carb chicken cauliflower vindaloo curry

2 chicken breast, sliced
1 tbs coconut oil
1 med onion, sliced
3-4 tsp vindaloo curry paste
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 cup sliced snow peas
1 can coconut milk
1 tsp chicken stock powder
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt (optional)

Fry onions in the coconut oil with curry paste for 3-4 mins. Add chicken. Fry for another 3-5 mins. Add cauliflower and coconut milk. Cover and let simmer a few minutes over med heat. When cauliflower is softened add snow peas and chicken stock powder. Stir in yogurt to thicken sauce if desired.

Low Carb Chicken Tikka Recipe

Back from vacation and back in the kitchen. Was visiting London where the unofficial national dish is Chicken Tikka (Masala). Thought I would take a stab at it low carb style.

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Low carb chicken tikka

2 chicken breasts, cubed
4-6 chicken thighs, cubed
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp garam masala
1 clove garlic, grated
1 inch ginger, grated
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Pour lemon juice over chicken and mix. In a bowl mix all spices into yogurt. Pour yogurt mixture into chicken and mix. Marinate for at least 1-2 hours, but overnight is ok.

Preheat the broiler to high. Distribute chicken (with marinade) on a tinfoil lined baking dish. Broil for 10-15/side until cooked through and slightly browned. Serve with a garlic yogurt sauce (grate a clove of garlic into a few tbs yogurt, squeeze a little lemon, mayo can be used instead of the yogurt).

Low carb vindaloo chicken wings recipe

Chicken wings are a staple snack/meal for me. I made them in many different ways. Today I had some Indian vindaloo paste in the fridge so I had curry flavored wings. Came out very good!

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10-12 chicken wing pieces
1 tsp vindaloo curry paste
1 tsp splenda (I used liquid equiv)
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbs melted butter

Deep fry chicken wings at 370F for 7-8 mins. While frying mix the remaining ingredients in a big bowl. Add fried wings and toss to coat. I sprinkled the wings with some cilantro (I have a ton growing on my balcony) but this is optional.

Low carb butter chicken and “rice”

Much of indian cooking is easily adapted to low carb cooking. Just take away the added sugar or flour for thickening and you have a yummy low carb dinner. My bf absolutely loved this dish!

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Low carb butter chicken.

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbs garam masala
2 tbs tomato paste
1-2 tbs oil
1 med onion
2-3 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp grated ginger
Pinch red chili flakes
1/4 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tbs chives

Cube chicken into bite sized pieces. Dice onion. Add oil to preheated frying pan. Add onions, garlic, ginger and spices. Fry for 2-3 minutes until onion just begin to soften (you want a little bite let in the onions). Add tomato paste and cook for a couple minutes. You want a little browning on the tomato paste.

Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes. Reduce the heat and add the cream along with a splash of water. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add chives and salt/ pepper to taste.

Serve with cauliflower rice! Yum!