Moderate Carb Chicken Vesuvio

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    45 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    55 min

Moderate Carb Chicken Vesuvio

This moderate carb chicken Vesuvio is a delightful and hearty dish that perfectly fits the bill for anyone looking for moderate carb recipes. It combines the rich flavors of chicken, potatoes, and peas with a savory sauce that will make your taste buds sing. This recipe is versatile and ideal for both moderate carb dinner ideas and moderate carb lunch ideas.

Is this recipe suitable for meal prep?

Absolutely! Chicken Vesuvio is an excellent option for meal prep. You can prepare the chicken and vegetables in advance, and even cook the dish fully before storing it in the refrigerator. This dish reheats well, maintaining its flavor and texture, making it a convenient choice for busy weekdays.

How can I adjust this recipe to a Keto diet?

To adjust this recipe to a Keto diet, you'll need to swap out the Yukon gold potatoes for a lower-carb vegetable option, such as cauliflower or turnips. These alternatives provide a similar texture without the high carbohydrate content. Additionally, ensure that the peas are either reduced or omitted entirely, as they can be higher in carbs.

How to customize this recipe?

Customizing this chicken Vesuvio recipe is easy and fun. You can add different herbs and spices to suit your taste. For instance, rosemary or thyme would be great additions. You can also incorporate other vegetables like bell peppers or spinach to increase the nutrient content. If you prefer a richer sauce, consider adding a splash of cream.

Can I omit the xanthan gum?

Yes, you can omit the xanthan gum if you prefer. Xanthan gum is used as a thickening agent, but if you're looking for a more natural approach, you can reduce the sauce down further to achieve the desired consistency. Alternatively, a small amount of arrowroot powder or cornstarch can be used as a substitute, though these options will slightly increase the carb content.

  • Net Carbs

    20.1 g

  • Fiber

    2.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    22.4 g

  • Protein

    37.3 g

  • Fats

    19 g

435 cals

Moderate Carb Chicken Vesuvio

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  • Chicken drumstick, skin eaten

    Chicken drumstick, skin eaten

    8 medium

  • Salt and Black Pepper (To Taste)

    Salt and Black Pepper (To Taste)

    0.5 tsp

  • Red onion

    Red onion

    1 small

  • Garlic


    3 clove

  • Butter


    2 tbsp

  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    0.5 tsp

  • White wine

    White wine

    0.5 cup

  • Potato


    3 small - 1 3/4" to 2 1/2" diameter

  • Chicken broth

    Chicken broth

    1.5 cup

  • Lemon juice

    Lemon juice

    1 tbsp

  • Baking Aids Xanthan Gum

    Baking Aids Xanthan Gum

    0.25 tsp

  • Green peas, raw

    Green peas, raw

    0.25 cup

  • Parsley


    2 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 6

55 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Finely dice the onion and thinly slice the garlic, set them aside. Cut the potatoes into quarters and transfer to a baking dish.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, sear the chicken pieces on both sides until golden, then transfer to the baking dish.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the butter to the pan. Once melted, add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until softened. Add the crushed red pepper and saute for a few seconds.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add the white wine and let it simmer out. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Transfer the contents of the pan to the baking dish.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and transfer to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and mix in the xanthan gum and green peas.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Return to the oven and bake uncovered for 15 more minutes. Take the dish out of the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve!
    Step 6

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