30-Minute Easy Slow Carb Roast Chicken

Slow Carb Roast Chicken

This recipe is ridiculously simple and very tasty.  A perfect inaugural slow carb roast chicken for a bachelor or bachelorette new to cooking.  So easy and so well received that my friend’s non-cook boyfriend asked me to teach him to make it.  This dish is great served with green beans and roast veggies.

30-Minute Easy Slow Carb Roast Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 t ghee (optional)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 large chicken pieces on the bone (chicken Maryland is what I use)
  • Roasting vegetab les – whatever you have on hand (onions, carrots, parsnips or and ear of corn chopped up into two inch sections all work well and fit into Slow Carb.  If you’re aren’t Slow Carbing or have guests, it’s nice to add potatoes as well )
  • Everyday Seasoning Blend or other seasonings.   See below.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C or 425 F.
  2. If you plan on roasting veggies, peel and chop into small pieces roughly the same size and put in a medium-large baking dish (it is important that the pan is big enough so that there is plenty of room for veggies to crisp.) Toss with a bit of macadamia nut oil.  Pop in the oven while you prep the chicken.
  3. Season chicken with seasoning blend.  I use a premade blend of sea salt, peppercorns, dried onion, garlic, parsley and oregano called Everyday Seasonings sold at Aldi.  You can make your own by filling a grinder with those spices.  Alternatively, I like Penzey’s Mural of Flavor or season on your own any way you like.   Any poultry seasoning free of sugar and fillers is fine.  Even plain old salt and pepper tastes great.
  4. Place ghee and oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and brown for 2 minutes each side until golden.
  5. Transfer to baking dish with the veggies.  Reduce heat to 175 C or 350 F.  Roast for 15 minutes, and then stir veggies and flip the chicken pieces over. Roast for 15 minutes longer and then remove from the oven and serve.
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**Note: I like crispy, caramelized veggies so I will sometimes stir more often, but this isn’t necessary.

My Favorite Slow Carb Chili Recipe

Chili is often a staple for those of us on a Slow Carb Diet.  It’s family-friendly, party-friendly, super-easy, and by making a batch or two early in the week and portioning it out for lunches, you have your weekly meals planned.

While chili is a familiar food, everyone seems to have their own recipe.  Here’s mine – a bit more ingredients than most use, but I think it gives the chili a bit more depth than most chilis.

If you’re concerned about the cocoa powder, leave it out, but if you use pure baking cocoa with no added sugars or fillers, you’re actually getting yourself a mighty dose of antioxidants that shouldn’t cause your blood sugar to spike.

Slow Carb Chili

Slow Carb Chili

My Favorite Slow Carb Chili Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs olive oil or macadamia nut oil
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1-2 can of beans, rinsed – OR LEAVE OUT COMPLETELY FOR FEWER CARBS
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t cocoa
  • ½ t dried chilli flakes
  • Cayenne pepper to taste (I use about ½ t)
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 c water or beef stock
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook another minute until fragrant.
  2. Add the dry spices and cook another minute until you can smell the spices.
  3. Add the beef and cook just until it’s cooked through. Add tomatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  4. Add tomato paste, beans, water or stock and the bay leaf and some fresh ground pepper and bring to boil. Once chilli begins to boil, turn down the heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve or portion out for lunch servings during the week.
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