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One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken is a delicious and easy main dish that’s low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com.

People often ask me where I get the ideas for the recipes that end up on Kalyn’s Kitchen, and they do come from a variety of sources. But for this One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken I just woke up one day with the recipe idea in my head, and the next time I cooked with Jake we tried it out and loved the result. 

It did take two tries to perfect the recipe so it was good enough to share with you. The second time we used my trick that creates Perfect Grilled Chicken Breasts to cut little crosswise slits in the chicken for more even cooking, and we also mixed spices into the petite diced tomatoes for a bit more Greek flavor.

But seriously, this recipe is so easy and quick you could definitely make it on a work night if you have some chicken thawed out in the fridge. Jake and I are both huge green olive fans, as you can tell, but if you’re not fond of that bitter taste, you could skip them or use regular black olives or sliced peperoncini instead. But whether you use the olives or not, this is just so good; hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken is a delicious and easy main dish that’s low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com.

People often ask me where I get the ideas for the recipes that end up on Kalyn’s Kitchen, and they do come from a variety of sources. But for this One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken I just woke up one day with the recipe idea in my head, and the next time I cooked with Jake we tried it out and loved the result. 

It did take two tries to perfect the recipe so it was good enough to share with you. The second time we used my trick that creates Perfect Grilled Chicken Breasts to cut little crosswise slits in the chicken for more even cooking, and we also mixed spices into the petite diced tomatoes for a bit more Greek flavor.

But seriously, this recipe is so easy and quick you could definitely make it on a work night if you have some chicken thawed out in the fridge. Jake and I are both huge green olive fans, as you can tell, but if you’re not fond of that bitter taste, you could skip them or use regular black olives or sliced peperoncini instead. But whether you use the olives or not, this is just so good; hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Twenty Favorite Low-Carb Asparagus Recipes (plus more asparagus recipes from my friends)

Twenty Favorite Low-Carb Asparagus Recipes (plus more asparagus recipes from my friends)

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and this Friday I’m sharing 20 Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Asparagus! Check the Low-Carb Recipe Love Round-Ups Index to find more weekly round-ups like this.

Twenty Favorite Low-Carb Asparagus Recipes found on KalynsKitchen.com
I’m starting to see more and more asparagus in the markets, and asparagus has been on the menu more often than usual at my house lately for sure. It’s a treat I look forward to every spring, and when it’s fresh asparagus season I think asparagus might be the perfect low-carb food!

Twenty Favorite Low-Carb Asparagus Recipes found on KalynsKitchen.com
I know I’m not the only one who feels this asparagus love every year, and last week I shared Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus. But there are so many asparagus recipes on this site that are favorites of mine, and it seemed like this week’s edition of Low-Carb Recipe Love would be a good time to update my collection of Favorite Low-Carb Asparagus Recipes! Some of these are things I make over and over every year in the spring, hope you enjoy!

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Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce

A craving for peanut butter led to this recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Sirloin Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce, and with approved ingredients this tasty recipe can be low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s true that I never liked peanut butter sandwiches when I was a kid (and still don’t) but I love recipes using peanut butter, especially if the recipe has a spicy Asian twist to it. This Low-Carb Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce is a recipe I came up with about five years ago when I had a pork sirloin roast I wanted to cook, I had a lot of work to do, and I was craving peanut butter. I enjoyed a couple of slices of the roast pork for dinner, and the next day I diced up some of the leftover meat and ate it inside lettuce leaves, and I thought it was great both ways.

Now flash forward a few years, and I still love the recipe and thought I could improve on the photos. And I know that in 2017 someone is going to ask about making this in the Instant Pot, so I’m going to add some pressure cooker directions for this favorite way to cook pork roast just for those of you who’d like to make this recipe in the pressure cooker instead.

This time I cut the pork roast into some pieces to brown it, and also cooked it in my Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Mini, a flatter, oval shaped slow cooker that gives a you more surface area so more of the meat is covered with sauce when it cooks. But you can make this in any smallish slow cooker you have and it will work beautifully.

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Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta

Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta

Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta are a delicious quick breakfast option that’s also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta found on KalynsKitchen.com

A few years ago I became infatuated with the idea of baking eggs in individual serving dishes, and I really enjoyed Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan and Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Parmesan, so if the idea of avocado baked with eggs and Feta doesn’t appeal to you, you might like one of those earlier ones. But we absolutely loved this combination when we tested the recipe!

We just ate the eggs and avocado like you see it, which would be perfect if you’re wanting this for a low-carb meal. This is a quick breakfast that can be on the table in about 30 minutes, but you do need to take time to heat the dishes while the eggs and avocado come to room temperature if you want those perfectly cooked but still soft eggs like you see in these photos. And if you don’t have little gratin dishes like this that can go in the oven, just use a casserole dish and cook it all together, which might need one or two minutes longer to cook.

I’m going to add this to my earlier round-up of The BEST Low-Carb Breakfasts with Avocado, so if you’re an avocado fan you might like some of those ideas as well! And if you don’t care if this breakfast is low in carbs, some whole wheat toast dipped into the eggs would definitely be good.

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Low-Carb Recipe Love: Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus

Low-Carb Recipe Love: Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and this Friday I’m sharing Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus! Check the Low-Carb Recipe Love Round-Ups Index to find more weekly round-ups like this.

Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.
A few weeks ago I made Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses and ever since then I’ve had asparagus on the brain. And another thing I have on my mind lately is Sheet Pan Meals, those easy and delicious dinners where the entire meal is cooked on one sheet pan. So it seems logical that I’d love Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus, and that’s what I’m featuring for this week’s Low-Carb Recipe Love! 

Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus featured for Low-Carb Recipe Love on KalynsKitchen.com.
This collection has sheet pan meals with salmon, cod, shrimp, and chicken combined with Asparagus, and I think they all look amazing. Hopefully there will be enough good ideas here to provide you with easy dinner ideas from now until it gets too hot to cook in the oven; enjoy!

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Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan

Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan

I could make an entire meal of this Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan, and this favorite salad of mine is also Keto, low-glycemic, and gluten-free, and can be South Beach Diet friendly if you go easy on the Parmesan! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com.

I first made this Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan with my nephew Jake in 2011, and we absolutely could not stop eating it when we tested the recipe. It was Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw from Bon Appetit Magazine that gave us the idea of Caesar dressing with kale, and when we made it we added some Romaine for a more traditional, but still interesting take on Caesar salad.

Through the years I’ve made this quite a few times, adapting the recipe a bit along the way by using baby kale, shaving the Parmesan (and using more!) and also replacing the anchovy paste in the original dressing recipe with a little bit of fish sauce. (Or use Vegan Fish Sauce if you want to keep it strictly meatless.)

I love the idea of Caesar dressing recipe with no raw eggs, and the dressing in this recipe is really good, but even if you cheat and use my favorite bottled Caesar Dressing (or your own favorite vegan Caesar dressing) this will still be an amazingly delicious salad. And recently I decided this favorite salad recipe simply must have better photos to show off its deliciousness, so here you go!

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The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles

The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles

We loved these delicious refried beans, made in the Instant Pot, and I think the special way I season the beans really does make them The BEST Instant Pot refried beans! And these refried beans are low-glycemic, gluten-free, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Way back in 2009 I got a stovetop pressure cooker and started trying out Pressure Cooker Recipes for the blog. It was at a time when I was having extensive house renovations on my old house, and there was definitely more comfort food on the menu than usual. It was during that time that I first made refried beans in the pressure cooker, and loved them!

Fast forward quite a few years and a new house later, and of course I would make refried beans in the Instant Pot now. Refried beans are definitely not low in carbs, but they’re low-glycemic and South Beach Diet friendly, and this is something I love for an occasional treat. I made them recently and decided to take some new photos to update this favorite recipe. And they were so good that I’m calling them The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles!

If you’ve only had refried beans from a can, I can’t emphasize strongly enough how there is something completely special about homemade from-scratch refried beans, especially my recipe where the beans are cooked in the pressure cooker, then pressure-cooked a second time with onion, garlic, and chiles, and then fried. When we took these photos, Kara and I kept commenting about how amazing the refried beans were, and I ate my share of the leftovers in bean burritos with low-carb tortillas and enjoyed every bite.

If the pressure cooker is never going to be your thing, you might like Slow Cooker Refried Beans, which are also really delicious. And if you’ve never made homemade refried beans, I hope this will be the recipe that’s going to get you to try them!

Love Your Instant Pot?
Check out my growing collection of Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot Recipes!

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Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage (and Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!)

Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage (and Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!)

St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to eat cabbage, so here are my Top Ten Low-Carb Cabbage recipes. Grab some cabbage while it’s on sale and try some of these recipes! Check the Low-Carb Recipe Love Round-Ups Index to find more weekly round-ups like this.

Kalyn's Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, the time when people all over the U. S. will be enjoying Irish-American favorites like Corned Beef and Irish Soda Bread. I love making those dishes every year, even though most of the foods Americans eat for this Irish holiday actually aren’t really that popular in Ireland. It was actually for economic reasons that Irish immigrants started cooking corned beef and cabbage after they arrived in the United States, and now that’s certainly the food that most Americans associate with this holiday.

I’m a little bit Irish myself, and I love all things St. Patrick’s Day! (Well, maybe not green beer, but you know what I mean.) And one thing I really love about this Irish holiday is the way it gets grocery stores to sell cabbage at ridiculously cheap prices. I love, love, love cabbage and it’s on sale again this week at the store where I shop most often!
Many years ago I wrote a post singing the praises of My Five Favorite Salads with Cabbage. But there’ve been a lot more new cabbage recipes since then, so for St. Patrick’s Day this year I decided to spotlight my Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage. 

I limited it to ten recipes so I’d be forced to pick my very favorite things to make with cabbage, and all these are cabbage dishes I’ve made over and over. If you’re a fellow cabbage fan, run to the grocery store this week and get some cheap cabbage and then try one of these delicious low-carb cabbage recipes. I promise, you’ll be glad you did!

(And if you happen to end up with some leftover corned beef after today, I’ve got you covered for that with Low-Carb Corned Beef Recipes; check it out!) 

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Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

I love everything about this ultra-simple sheet pan meal with Roasted Salmon and Asparagus, and this easy dinner idea is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, Whole 30, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

If there’s one thing I know about the internet, it’s that things are always changing. For example, I first made this super-easy, cooks-in-one-pan, tastes-amazing recipe back in 2011, long before anyone had even heard of Sheet Pan Meals. In the original version I mentioned it had three of my favorite ingredients (salmon, asparagus, and lemon) and said it was the type of recipe that always appeals to me. And sure enough, I’ve been making it pretty much every spring when fresh asparagus starts going on sale.

And when I made this again recently I decided to take photos to get better pictures for this favorite dinner. And I also decided to rename it Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal, since that’s what people would be calling it these days, and I also changed the recipe to serve four, since that’s what most of my dinners are on the blog.

I’ll leave the original printer friendly recipe link in place, in case anyone has it bookmarked. (The new recipe is just doubled, and I did things in a slightly different order which seemed to flow better this time, but if you only want two servings use the original link.) It’s asparagus season for a few months now, so grab some salmon, some asparagus, and a lemon and give this easy recipe a whirl!

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