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Grilled Chicken and Mushrooms in Heavy Cream Sauce

This is one of our family's favorite recipes these days. It's a quick and easy meal, low in carbohydrates, and tastes great alone or, if your diet allows, over a bed of rice or pasta. If your diet allows additional carbohydrates, you can thicken the sauce by adding a thickener such as cornstarch, or, if you are avoiding all carbohydrates, you can thicken by increasing the heavy cream and further reducing the sauce before adding the other ingredients (I reduce by boiling over medium-high heat for about 30 minutes, in a nonstick wok or pan, stirring/scraping constantly with a silicone spatula, until I get the desired consistency). This reduction technique can make for a very thick and rich sauce. Depending on how you prepare it, this recipe can be used in Low-Carb or Carbohydrate Addict's type diets. In a Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP) style diet, it can be part of a Complementary Meal (CM) or a Reward Meal (RM).
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Reduce the heavy cream and chicken broth over medium-high heat in a non-stick sk
Slice the mushrooms.
Keep stirring the heavy cream reduction.
Fillet the chicken breasts.
Grill the seasoned fillets over medium-high heat in the non-stick skillet.
Deglaze the non-stick skillet using the white wine.
The reduction should be nicely thickened by now.
Combine ingredients in non-stick skillet and simmer for a few minutes.
Serve it up!  This is one of our favorite dishes.
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Quick Low-Carb Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This is one of my favorite quick soup recipes. You can make this a straight vegetable soup by omitting the grilled chicken, and you can make it straight vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth.

This recipe feeds at least two. You can multiply the recipe to feed more people. I make this recipe in two stages. You can do prep on the next stage's ingredients while the current stage is simmering.

Ingredients

Stage 1:

  • Two chicken breasts
  • 2 15 oz cans chicken broth (we like Swanson) or vegetable broth. You can use homemade stock if you have any on hand
  • Bay leaf
  • 2 tbs dry or fresh parsley finely chopped (to taste)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped
  • (Optional) several whole black peppercorns (sparingly, to taste)
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Low Carb Compatible Recipes

Carbohydrate Addict's Recipes

Looking for something new? Tired of the same old thing? Have we got a meal for you!

This online 'book' contains a collection of our carbohydrate addict's diet reward meal (RM), complementary meal (CM), and low-carb compatible recipes. Most of these are low-carb rather than zero-carb, though there may be an occasional zero-carb recipe thrown in.

Our intrepid chef (AKA Darling Husband) shares his favorites with you. (To be fair, many if not all of these are LowCarbForLife's favorites too!) Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Spice-Crusted Cod and Dijon Mustard Sauce

If you are ready for something a little different, this may be for you. It contains crushed coriander and cumin seed, and the two flavors go well with the cod. I think the spice mix might also work well with catfish, halibut, and other types of mild fish. I'll try it and post an update here.

I found the basic recipe on a package of frozen cod fillets. No nutrition information is given, but from looking at the carbohydrate content of the ingredients, I'd say it's very low in carbohydrates. And it tasted really good, too! Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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