[Lifestyle] In The Kitchen – Pinterest Test – Buttery Garlic Herb Chicken

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It’s been a hot minute since I shared any ‘In The Kitchen’ posts, and I thought this would be a great one to share! I stumbled upon a pin on Pinterest with the title: 55+ Easy Keto Recipes and I decided to check it out. I’ll leave the actual link to the recipe here. I really wanted to get back to meal planning, for the past few months I had fallen off the wagon in regards to it and I noticed that my fridge and freezer have been packed with so much… crap. I have stuff in there that has either gone bad or is definitely not on the keto diet. This was my attempt at bringing some kind of order to everything.IMG_8379

The recipe is extremely easy and I have to admit that I was a little intimidated at first because it called for fresh herbs, but it was actually a pretty easy recipe. I did have to tweak a few things here and there because I ended up having more chicken than the recipe called for and I couldn’t find raw riced cauliflower, nor do I have a food processor to make my own.IMG_8377

This was a great recipe, especially the riced cauliflower! It was delicious and the parmesan added a slight creaminess to the overall flavor that really boosted it. It was my boyfriend’s favorite part of the meal – he can be very selective when it comes to the side dish. I noticed that in the recipe, it didn’t really call for any salt, which is a huge mistake in my book, especially on the keto diet. Your body needs the salt in order to absorb water, plus this whole thing tasted extremely bland without it. Since I couldn’t find raw riced cauliflower, and I couldn’t make my own, I ended up using frozen riced cauliflower. I heated it up following the directions on the package and when I added it to the pan I omitted the chicken broth since it’s already cooked and I wasn’t sure if all the liquid would evaporate. I ended up using about 1 ½ packages of the frozen riced cauliflower and it was more than enough for four servings.IMG_8378

The chicken on the other hand, I could have done without. The recipe said to marinade it for 10-15 minutes, but I think if you could do it for a few hours it would be better. You may also want to consider adding in a touch more Italian seasoning. When I tasted the chicken on its own it was very bland and didn’t absorb much of the marinade flavor. The only saving grace to it was that when I added salt to it, it gave it some life.IMG_8381

I had a lot of leftover chicken, and about 1 ½ cups of the cooked cauliflower. I wasn’t interested in the chicken at all, so I shredded it and added mayo to the whole thing, yes, including the cauliflower, and made myself some chicken salad. It made a filling, but delicious lunch the next day!IMG_8379

Let me know if you tried out this recipe and any tweaks you made! I am testing out another one from this pin and I can’t wait to share!

xoxo,

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