Low Carb Chicken Picadillo – Keto Recipe

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One of my favorite YouTuber's, Keto Connect, kicked off a cool challenge called the #ketocookoff, where keto-ers had to create a recipe that must consist of three key ingredients: Chicken thighs, olives, and hot sauce. Other ingredients may be added but the main three must be in the dish.

My husband is Cuban and loves it when I make him his favorite picadillo dish, so I decided to do a twist on that recipe for my fellow keto-ers. A Cuban chicken picadillo on a bed of riced cauliflower.

Check out the video below to watch the recipe in action.

Low Carb Chicken Picadillo



Instructions for the Keto Cuban Recipe

Keto Connect is running a keto cook-off that involves a recipe that must contain chicken thighs, olives, and hot sauce. My husband is Cuban and loves Cuban dishes so I made a keto friendly low carb Cuban chicken picadillo that will rest on a bed of riced cauliflower. The recipe listed below. 🙂

Step 1

°In a large pot boil chicken thighs for 40 minutes on high heat

Step 2

°In a deep frying pan add two tablespoons of olive oil
°Add a Whole Diced Green Pepper
°3 Diced Garlic Cloves
°3 Bay Leaves
°Saute ingredients until green peppers are semi-soft

Step 3

°Add 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
°Fill empty sauce can with water add to sauce
°Add ½ teaspoon of paprika
°Add ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
°Add ½ teaspoon of onion powder
°Add 1 full teaspoon of cumin

°Simmer for 5-minutes then increase heat to medium for an additional 10-minutes

Step 4

°Once chicken is fully cooked remove from boiling water and place into a strainer to run under cool water

°Transfer chicken from strainer to a plate and while using the back of your fork full on the chicken thighs to shred the chicken off of its bone (you can leave some pieces in larger chunks).

Discard bone.

Step 5

°Add shredded chicken to the deep fryer pan with the sauce and blend the chicken.
°Add two tablespoons of red wine vinegar and reduce heat to low and allow the seasonings to cook for a couple of hours.

Step 6

°Take the bay leaves out of the sauce

°Scoop a full serving of Chicken Picadillo over a serving of riced cauliflower (Optional). Enjoy!

6.75 Net carbs (less if you don't use the whole pepper) for one serving of picadillo the recipe makes 4

9.5 net carbs if riced cauliflower is included.

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