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Did any of you wonder if you’d found the right blog? Haha, no worries, I completely understand your confusion. As you know. . . I don’t post recipes. At least, I never really have, save for my one Chicago Style Pizza. After that monstrosity, it is no wonder I never posted another! (Though it WAS delicious.)
You know, plus I’m not a food blogger, or really a cook.
I mean, I cook. Same as any spouse/parent, I cook to feed my family. Sometimes I get creative, but mostly it is pretty mundane. So why am I changing it up now?
Well, I’ve been doing a new diet with the hubs that has sort of got me back in the kitchen. We’ve been doing the ketogenic diet, and it has been going well! It just requires me to come up with new, low-carb/high-fat dishes rather than our staples of chicken and rice. So I figured I’d blog about it, see if maybe I had another “craft” up my sleeve.
Yeah, I may not, so please be kind. Rookie cook!
Low Carb Chicken Skillet
Chicken thighs (skin on) are a good staple on a keto diet. So I pulled a few and seasoned them basically with salt, pepper, and basic seasoning mix. Nothing too fancy.
I oiled up the skillet using cocount oil (another keto staple), and heated it on high. I seared each side of the thighs, and removed them to a plate.
Next comes the butter.
Keto relies on high fat, so butter is a common core ingredient. Doesn’t make me cry, let me tell you!
I tossed in the 1/2 stick of butter to melt, then added about two cloves chopped garlic. Add to that yet another high-fat keto offering, a cup of heavy whipping cream. I stirred that around for a bit, then added my secret (and favorite) ingredient.
Now, as with any diet, alcohol is not terribly helpful. The nice thing about keto is that if you feel like indulging, a dry wine is a pretty good way to go and not derail your progress. And I like me some wine, that’s for sure!
If I’m cooking with it, it seems unfair not to also have a glass on the side, right?
One cup of the chardonnay went into the sauce. Now it smelled amazing, and looked pretty good!
I seasoned the seared chicken with a little smoked paprika, and placed them in the pan with the sauce. I’d pre-heated the oven to 400° and popped the entire skillet into the oven for 40 minutes.
I may not be a food blogger or big chef, but I was pretty pleased with these beauties!! And they tasted of heaven!
(Must be all that wine and butter.)
It may yet be that I will find new things to do with wine besides simply drinking it! (And Mama loves her wine.)
If you want some ideas on fun things to do with wine, check out this awesome list –> Simple Entertaining Social Hub.
Apparently, Woodbridge also does demos that might liven up a boring meal. Check out this list to see if and when Woodbridge in-store demos might be near you.
Soooo. . . this is me, stepping out of my comfort zone and posting a recipe. Whew! I may decide to do this again in the future, if I end up with something I really think you guys would like! Mostly I just fly by the seat of my pants, so that could be fun too.
When’s the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
If you are interested in low-carb or ketogenic diet info, definitely check out this Facebook group! So many excellent tips, and you can access information about Keto O/S, a supplement I use myself to boost my weight loss/focus/mood/sleep! (NOT an affiliate link. I do not receive any compensation, I just like to share good things!)
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