Chicken is good for weight loss because it’s packed with protein, low in calories, and easy to prepare. When you throw some vegetables in the mix, it will make your meal time feel complete. Low carb basil recipes like this low carb basil chicken and veggies are great ways to add a new flavor to your chicken and take it to a different level.
Low Carb Basil Chicken and Veggies Recipe
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Fat: 15g / Protein: 42g / Carbs: 7g
- 16 ounces Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1 Red Pepper
- 8 ounces White Mushrooms, Raw
- 2 Zucchini, Chopped
- 8 ounces Basil, Fresh
- 3 Cloves Garlic, Raw
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1. Heat oil in a large skillet on high heat.
2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken before placing it in the skillet
3. Cook chicken on one side and then turn the pieces over (about 5 minutes each side)
4. Add the vegetables and stir
5. When food is nearly cooked, push it to one side and add the garlic
6. After about 30 seconds, stir all the ingredients together and add basil leaves
7. Cook another 30-60 seconds and serve
What are the Best Low Carb Vegetables?
When it comes to low carb vegetables, there’s a general rule of thumb to follow—if it grows above ground, it’s low carb. If it grows underground, it’s higher in carbs. Vegetables like lettuce, spinach, kale, green beans, brussels sprouts, asparagus, and cucumbers all grow above ground, and all have very few carbs. Whereas potatoes, onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, and other in-ground vegetables tend to have more carbs than their above ground counterparts. As another general rule, if a vegetable is green and/or has leaves (i.e. lettuce), it’s usually Keto friendly.
Can I Eat Chicken on Keto?
Yes, chicken is Keto friendly! We love recipes like this Xyngular basil chicken with vegetables because the basil chicken calories are fairly low, the accompanying vegetables are low calorie and low carb, and basil carbs are also low. Choosing recipes like the Xyngular basil chicken and vegetables or this chicken and green beans meal, are helpful because of all the benefits in the form of chicken and vegetables weight loss.
What Meats Can You Eat on a Keto Diet?
Meat lovers rejoice, the Keto diet has you covered. The key to Keto diet approved foods is that they need to be low in sugar and carbs. This means most meat is fair game. Beef, chicken, seafood, pork, and even bacon, sausage, and hot dogs are all approved. What you need to watch out for is meats cured with sugars or other ingredients.
What’s the Difference Between Low Carb and Keto?
If you’re new to the low carb or Keto world, you may be wondering how they are similar, and how they are different. The short answer is that low carb meals center around chicken, fish, and vegetables, while the Keto diet includes more beef, eggs, and cheese. For a better overview, check out this article on the difference between low carb and keto meal plans. Or if you want a deeper dive into the subject, see The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Keto Vs Low Carb Diets. Keto and low carb are both great options, it’s simply a matter of selecting the one that best fits your lifestyle.
Best Xyngular Low Carb Recipes
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