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Chicken Cacciatore and Florentine spaghetti nests (keto / low carb)

jcam222

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Weather was crappy today and my Lang’s out for a facelift. Italian flavors this week using the cast iron. Chicken cacciatore topped with rich creamy burrata cheese and basil with Florentine shirataki spaghetti nests filled with rich buttery garlic mushrooms. Lots of kalamatta peppers, onions, olives and capers in the sauce. The nests are shirataki spaghetti and fresh chopped spinach held together with egg and lots of Parmesan. Baked them in mini cast iron pans. One plates with extra sauce and one without 🙂 All keto as usual. First up some chicken thighs. Local Savealot had 5 lbs bags of thighs for $10 so I grabbed one. I love chicken thighs. Into the cast iron with avocado oil and just hit with a little salt, pepper and Italian seasoning blend.
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After getting a nice sear on the chicken breast I set aside and fired up some green bell peppers, onions and garlic
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After that cooked down a bit I added about a half jar of kalamatta and 4-5 T of capers.
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Sometimes I’ll do my own sauce but Victoria’s was on sale and I thinks it’s a very quality legit home style sauce. I added one Marinara and one tomato basil.
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Chicken thighs go back into the pan , coated them all better then the pic shows and into the oven 350F for around 45 minutes.
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While the chicken is baking I rinsed , soaked and boiled 3 packages of Better than Spaghetti konjac noodles. While they were boiling I also finely chopped two cups of fresh spinach.
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Really winged the next step but roughly 1/2 cup grated parm, 4 eggs , 2 T heavy cream. I just played with it until I got the consistency I wanted to do the nests.
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Into well oiled mini cast iron pans 350F for around 15 minutes.
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Next up some mushrooms in butter and garlic
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Here is the cacciatore all done and ready to serve.
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Plated up for the wife and I, extra sauce for me. Added some nice creamy burrata on top the chicken with a little basil.
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Thanks for looking! I intended to do a salad and dessert too but rub out of gas lol.
 
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bauchjw

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That’s insane! What an amazing meal you crushed. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing!
 

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Right in my wheel house! I would destroy a plate of that! Very nice! Now I am craving cacciatore! Like!
 

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Looks great Jeff!! Thats a beautiful pate!! Thats a meal I could really dig into!
 

DRKsmoking

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Another great meal Jeff

Parm. as a glue works for my meals also

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Jeff, they need to move the fences because you keep knocking out of the park...:emoji_grinning: Nice work...
 

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Just Incredible Jeff! Absolutely off the charts. Those pictures are so good.
 

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Looks amazing Jeff! And I agree. The Victoria sauce is very good quality, though, here it's 6.50 a jar.
 

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I love chicken thighs, and yours are just off the charts!
WOW, what a meal!
Nice job!
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Man you need to leave a little greatness out there for the rest of us. Great looking plate there.
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Good lord Jeff that looks awesome! Love the way how everything came together, those nests are pretty cool. I thought you were just going to twirl the noodles in a large spoon but it’s neat how they came out in the CI pans.
 

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Wow, just another phenomenal cook Jeff, congrats on the ride! RAY
 

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I have not heard of konjac noodles before and need to look into them...especially after seeing the meal you prepared. Big Like!
 

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I have not heard of konjac noodles before and need to look into them...especially after seeing the meal you prepared. Big Like!
As a low carb sub we like them quite a bit. Warning - when you open them they stink like ammonia. Most people stop there lol. Rinse them well, soak in cold water for half hour, boil for 5 minutes and rinse off. Odor gone and taste neutral. Lots of brands out there but we prefer the Better Than brand. They have noodles I do stir fry with as well. The rice is NOT a good sub but it is perfect for doing faux tapioca pudding.
 

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Holy smokes Jeff, what can I say? Yet another stunning meal you have created. I would absolutely LOVE to dive hear first into a plate of that....and I wouldn't come up for air till it was all gone :emoji_laughing: Excellent job my friend.

Robert
 

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