Spicy Low-carb Zuppa Toscana

Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
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This is a rich, deeply-flavoured family chicken dish. Funnyman and I love spicy food so I added a whopping half tablespoon of ground cayenne pepper which added a satisfying ‘kick’, but you can omit it if you are cooking this for kids, or reduce the amount for the those who don’t like spicy food. This creamy chicken dish can be enjoyed over Cauliflower Mash, Cauliflower Rice or shirataki / konjac noodles… It’s absolutely delicious!

 

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Carbs 4.9g
(2.6%); Fat 58g (69.8%); Protein 52g (27.6%)
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Spicy Low-carb Zuppa Toscana
Deliciously rich chicken family dinner which can be enjoyed over cauliflower rice, cauliflower mash or konjac noodles. Coming in at only 4.9g carbs per generous serving...
Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 6 large chicken thighs
  • salt
  • 175 g streaky bacon diced
  • 1 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 100 g Cabanossi sausage chopped
  • 1/2 TB cayenne pepper
  • 250 g chicken stock
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 50 g sour cream
  • 150 g double cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley to garnish
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 6 large chicken thighs
  • salt
  • 175 g streaky bacon diced
  • 1 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 100 g Cabanossi sausage chopped
  • 1/2 TB cayenne pepper
  • 250 g chicken stock
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 50 g sour cream
  • 150 g double cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley to garnish
Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  2. Have all your ingredients prepped and ready. In professional kitchens, we call this mis-en-place, and its a good habit to get into to become a stress-free cook. Lightly season both sides of all the chicken thighs with salt.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  3. Mis-en-place also forces you to pay attention to weighing / measuring your ingredients to stick to your macros.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  4. Using a large non-stick pan, (that can be used both on the stove top AND inside the oven) heat the olive oil. Fry the chicken pieces skin-side down over high heat until the skins are golden and crispy.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  5. Turn over and cook the underside for one minute. Remove the chicken using tongs and set aside, skin-side up.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  6. There will be plenty of oil and rendered fat in the pan, so you need not add any more oil. Add the bacon to the pan and cook over moderate heat until they have cooked through. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions have softened completely. Stir regularly to avoid the garlic burning.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  7. Add the chopped Cabanossi sausage and cayenne pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  8. Pour in the warm chicken stock and add the spinach. Stir well until the spinach wilts into the mixture.
  9. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  10. After 10 minutes, remove the chicken pieces again and stir in the sour cream and double cream.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  11. Place the chicken pieces back into the creamy mix and bake in the oven for approximately 18-20 minutes. This will be enough time to cook the chicken through, reduce the sauce a little and crisp the chicken skin further. (A meat thermometer probe is useful here, remove from the oven when the internal temperature reads 72°C / 163°F in the thickest part of the chicken.)
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
  12. Serve as is, or over Cauliflower Mash, Cauliflower Rice or shirataki / konjac noodles.
  13. The full macro-breakdown can be found further down the page. Photographs and recipes on MUD AND LOVE are copyright © Monya Kilian Palmer. However, these recipes have been created for you to enjoy and share with like-minded people, so if you loved it - please share your creation with friends / Low-carb Facebook community groups, and please credit M&L by supplying the link of this recipe. If you ran into trouble with the recipe - please use the comment facility below so that I can respond to your queries, and in that way other readers can benefit from it too.
    Spicy Low carb Zuppa Toscana
Recipe Notes


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Macro Details per serving
2.6%                Carbs
27.6%              Protein
69.8%              Fat

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         751Kcal / 3142kJ
Fat                                  58g
of which saturates       22g
Carbohydrates             4.9g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
of which sugars           2.5g
Fibre                               1.5g
Protein                           52g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 4.9g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Allergens
Milk
Wheat (may be found in store-bought chicken stock)
Eggs (may be found in the sour cream)

The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are done using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data.

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