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Low-Carb Chicken A La King

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Updated November 23, 2008

Low-Carb Chicken ala King

Chicken ala King on Cauliflower "Rice"

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Ah, Chicken (or turkey) A La King - true comfort food. This is one of our favorite ways to use up leftover cooked chicken or turkey. The only question on low-carb diets is how to manage the fact that this is at its base a white sauce. There are a lot of options - I recommend this information on making low-carb sauces. I like to use a half and half approach, using partly a starchy thickener (some type of flour) and partly a low-carb product such as xanthan gum or Thicken Thin.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped (about 3 oz)
  • 1 small can of mushrooms or 4 to 6 oz fresh chopped mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons oil or butter
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons flour or less flour and a low carb alternative, see note
  • 1 cup milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk (carb count is for unsweetened soy or almond milk)
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1¼ cups chicken stock, or water with chicken Better than Bouillon or regular bouillon
  • 1 4 oz jar chopped pimentos
  • Salt if not using bouillon

Preparation:

1) Heat the oil or butter and saute' the onion for 2-3 minutes. Add the green pepper and mushrooms, and cook until softening. Add black pepper.

2) Add the flour, if using as a thickener. Cook for 2 minutes before adding liquids.

3) Add liquids. Add low-carb thickeners, and any flavorings such as Better than Bouillon. Add salt if needed. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes.

4) Add chicken/turkey and pimento. Heat through.

Serving Suggestions: Serve over "Cauli-Rice" or low-carb toast (such as toasted Flax Meal Foccacia Bread). Alternatively, any low-carb pasta or pasta substitute works well.

Nutritional Information: Using above recipe, each of 6 servings has 5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 1 grams fiber, 17 grams protein, and 237 calories. The flour adds 2 grams of carb per serving. If you use only flour (6 tablespoons) to thicken, it would add 4 additional grams per serving.

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Turkey/Chicken a La King, Guest NanaWhip

could we have the fat content on recipes please Sounds great but would like all the info before I try it

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