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Low Carb Braised Chicken And Vegetables

A delicious low carb chicken recipe you and your partner will enjoy making and eating.

Carbohydrates are composed of three elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are the most expensive nutrient in providing heat for the body. Carbohydrates are divided into two categories: effective carbohydrates which are those we can absorb and make use of such as monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides; and the ineffective carbohydrates, those we cannot digest, such as cellulose.

Sweet potatoes, potatoes, high-sugar fruit and cereal products, such as dumplings and bread are high carbohydrate foods. Low carbohydrate foods are whole grains such as oats, brown rice, and fiber-rich vegetables. Carbohydrates are the main components of cell structure and the main energy supply substances. They are important in regulating cell activity. Lack of carbohydrates in the diet will lead to general weakness, fatigue, decreased blood sugar levels, resulting in dizziness, palpitations, brain dysfunction and so on. Severe cases can lead to hypoglycemia coma. When carbohydrates are excessive in the diet, the carbohydrates will be converted into fat and stored in the body. Obesity can lead to various diseases such as high blood lipids, diabetes and so on.

Therefore, it is wise to regulate the amount of carbohydrates we consume in our daily diet, to avoid series problems such as obesity. A low carb diet is an essential part of keeping fit. I spent a couple of hours preparing a nutritious, and low-carb weekly meal plan with simple recipes, which is easy to implement.

Healthy chicken and vegetable recipe

Low Carb Braised Chicken and Vegetables (Serves 2)

Ingredients:
1 chicken thigh (or chicken breast)
1/3 head of broccoli
1 carrot
1/2 onion
2 large slices ginger
100 ml water
salt
pepper
soy sauce
vegetable oil

Method:

Step 1
Using a boning knife, cut the chicken from the bone.

Healthy low carb chicken recipe

Step 2
Dice the chicken meat into 2 cm pieces.

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces

Step 3
Pour enough water to blanch the chicken (not the 100 ml in the ingredients list – this will be added later) into a pot and add the two pieces of ginger.

Add Ginger to this healthy recipe

Step 4
When the water comes to the boil, add the diced chicken.

Chicken and vegetable low carb recipe

Step 5
Bring the water to the boil again and cook the chicken for half a minute. Remove the chicken with a strainer and put it aside on a plate.

Low Carb chicken recipe

Step 6
Wash and cut the broccoli into small florets, dice the carrots and onions into 1 cm cubes.

Diced vegetable for low carb recipe

Step 7
Pour a little vegetable oil into the pan and use a spatula or silicon shovel to push the oil to the corners of the pan.

Add vegetable oil for low carb recipes

Step 8
Fry the onion until translucent.

Step 9
Add the chicken to the onion and stir fry for a few minutes to brown the chicken.

Step 10
Add the diced carrot and stir fry evenly.

Step 11
Finally, add the broccoli and stir fry.

Stir fry chicken and vegetable for low carb recipe

Step 12
Add the 100 ml of water to stew the meat and vegetables.

Step 13
Add a small amount of salt, soy sauce, and pepper seasoning. Stir fry until the liquid evaporates.

Add seasonings to cook low carb recipe

COOKING TIPS:

A week long low-carbohydrate diet (slow carbon diet), should avoid any pasta, fried food, sweet drinks, and high sugar fruit. Keep your intake of calories low by limiting the amount of eggs, meat, and fish, etc. in your diet. The main focus should be vegetables and soy products, to achieve adequate nutrition and low carbs. Low carb meals are soothing for our bodies. My Low Carb Braised Chicken and Vegetables stir fry is high in nutrients and quick and easy to prepare.

Cooking tips for health conscious cooks

Thank you Tiana for sharing your wonderful chicken recipe with us!

Join Tiana in her virtual kitchen where she shares all her recipes of amazing Chinese food with you. Some have been passed down from generation to generation, and some are her own recipes. Happy cooking, but before you leave, take a look at our Easy Recipes for Two video series. 

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