It has been way too long since I shared a healthy recipe with you. This past year has been a bit of a struggle for me as I am sure it has been for you as well. I have really tried to stay on track with my low carb eating plan and for the most part have been successful. Of course there have been times where I indulged in the carb laden yummies.
Living with diabetes and an additional autoimmune disease, I have found what I eat to have a major impact on my health and on how I feel – physically as well as mentally. Eating low carb has helped me tremendously. I also try to eat protein at every meal. The protein that I eat the most is chicken and I am constantly trying to create new recipes for this versatile meat.
Italian Chicken – Low Carb or Not
Today I want to share with you a recipe for Italian Chicken that I created that can be eaten on a bun or for lower carbs not on a bun. My husband loves it as a sandwich. If I pair it with a salad I too will eat it as a sandwich. When paired with additional carbs I eat it off the bun. I find that it is easier for me to eat healthy when I have different options.
Italian Chicken — low carb
- 2-3 chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1 green pepper, cut into strips
- 1 sweet pepper (your choice of color), cut into strips
- 1 med onion, sliced into strips
- 4 garlic cloves , minced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp salt (to taste)
- 2 tsp pepper (to taste)
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 4 buns (if using)
Preheat oven to 375
Cut your chicken into strips and put in baking dish. Salt and pepper your chicken.
Cut your peppers into strips and place on top of the chicken.
Cut your onion into strips and place on top of chicken/peppers.
Toss all with olive oil.
Add Italian seasoning and garlic. Mix all ingredients well.
Bake for 30-40 minutes — stirring 1/2 way through.
Take out of oven and sprinkle the top with mozzarella cheese. Broil for 2 minutes to melt and bubble the cheese.
Take out of oven and sprinkle with dried parsley.
For low carb - eat as is. If you are not eating low carb you can eat it on garlic toasted buns as a sandwich.
Nutritional Value For Italian Chicken (without the bun)
Per serving: — based on 4 servings ~~
328 calories; 17.4 g fat; 869.1 mg sodium; 10.7 g carbs; 4 g fiber; 1.6 g sugar; 30.1 g protein
If you are looking for more tasty low carb chicken recipe check out my recipe for:
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Check out my chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bar recipe.
Let me know if you have tried it and your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.
Be blessed 💞💞💞
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Please note that I am not a nutritional or medical professional. I am sharing my own experiences and not advising. Nothing that I express should be taken as medical advice. You should consult with a medical professional before starting any diet or exercise plan. The reason that I am providing some of the nutritional information is as a courtesy.
I use MyFitnessPal to calculate and I usually will remove sugar substitutes (erythritol, Splenda, swerve etc..) from the final carb count and net carb count, as it doesn’t affect my own blood glucose levels. It is my goal to do my best to be as accurate as possible. I suggest that you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website