Crispy Lemon and Thyme Chicken

crispy-lemon-chicken

Good weeknight meal. Quick and easy to make along with being delicious.

Whenever cooking chicken I prefer chicken thighs. Dark meat is harder to overcook. I always have a more tender and juicy piece of chicken than if I used breast meat.

This was a Pinterest find. Original link with step by step pictures here: http://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2015/12/10/extra-crispy-lemon-and-thyme-chicken

Effort: Low. Specially if you used boneless skinless thighs

Time: 30-40 minutes

Amount: 3-4 servings depending on how many thighs you use. 

 

You need this:

  • 6-8 thighs. Either boneless skinless (I recommend) or boned and then bone removed.
  • 1 Tbl freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 lemon – juiced (the original recipe calls for lemon zest but I didn’t use it. It’s already lemony enough)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (I have a big container of pre-minced garlic in my freezer and estimate what 2 cloves would be.)
  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • 2 Tbl butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Do this:

  1. Place the chicken thighs in a large bowl along with the thyme, lemon juice, garlic, oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place your thighs in the pan (One layer please. No overlap.)
  5. Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook for about 3 more minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  7. Serve with broccoli or any side you like.
  8. Enjoy!

 

 

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Low Carb Pizza Crust – That actually holds up

fathead-pizza

This was good. It satisfied my weekly pizza craving without going way over on calories or carbs. It holds up too. I ate it with my hands and not a fork!

I found this on reddit.com/r/ketorecipes

It’s called fathead pizza and the crust recipe is originally from here: http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2015/04/23/fat-head-pizza/

*Tools/ingredients that you need and not everyone uses daily are baking parchment paper and almond flour. If Kayla is reading this…You need a microwave.

Effort Level: Low amount of effort. You mix you roll. 

Time: 30-45 minutes

Amount: 1 full size thin crust pizza – 8 slices

 

You need this: 

  • 1 & 3/4 cup grated and/or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbl cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • Other herbs if you want. i.e)Rosemary
  • Pizza sauce of choice
  • Toppings of choice

Do this:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a medium to large mixing bowl add the cheese, almond flour, and cream cheese.
  3. Roughly mix together and microwave 1 minute.
  4. Stir mixture and microwave another 30 seconds.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.(Dough will be wet and sticky)
  6. Place in-between two pieces of parchment paper and roll into desired size and thickness.
  7.   Remove one piece of parchment and slide the crust, still on the parchment paper, onto a pizza pan.
  8. Bake at 425F for 10-15 minutes or until browned.
  9. Remove and flip over on the parchment paper.
  10. Bake other side at 425F for another 5 minutes or until that side is also browned.
  11. Remove and add desired and pre-cooked toppings.
  12. Cook until cheese is completely melted and toppings are hot.
  13. Enjoy