Low-Carb Cajun Chicken Skillet

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 25 min 5
Low-Carb Cajun Chicken Skillet
Health Highlights
Low-Carb Cajun Chicken Skillet is an excellent low-carb meal made entirely in one pan. Serve over cauliflower rice or steamed rice.

Ingredients


454 gm Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (sliced thin, cut into strips)
2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
2 tbsp Butter, grass-fed, salted
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced)
1 medium pepper(s) Yellow bell pepper (diced)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Paprika (smoked)
1 pinch Salt and pepper (to taste)
3/4 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
1/3 cup Heavy cream, 38% M.F.
2 tbsp Tomato paste, organic
227 gm Pepper jack cheese (monterrey; shredded)
1 bunch Parsley, fresh (for garnish)
341 gm Cauliflower crumbles/rice (frozen; cooked to package directions)

Instructions


  1. Cut thinly sliced chicken breasts into strips and toss with cajun seasoning.
  2. Heat butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  3. Add chicken and saute’ until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear – about 8 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan, cover and set aside.
  5. To the pan add peppers. Saute’ for about 4-5 minutes until peppers are crisp-tender.
  6. Stir in garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
  7. Add in smoked paprika and salt and pepper to taste. 
  8. Add in chicken broth, heavy cream and tomato paste.
  9. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 8-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  10. Return chicken to pan. Stir in cheese.
  11. When the cheese has melted, sprinkle with parsley and serve over cooked riced cauliflower or steamed rice. Alternatively, you can stir the riced cauliflower right into the skillet.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 452
Calories from fat 270
Calories from saturated fat 153
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 17.0 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Cholesterol 143 mg
Sodium 774 mg
Potassium 606 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Protein 34 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat 1.0
Milk Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 2.3

Energy sources


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