Big Steve and I started low-carbing a week or two ago. We've both lost several pounds already. But we had reached a crisis stage. You see, we had a wonderful houseguest for the summer who ate neither beef nor pork. No problem, we adore chicken and meatless meals. So we had chicken this and chicken that during the summer. I enjoyed it, but Big Steve is a red meat kind of guy. So he got a bit overdosed on chicken and a bit underdosed on red meat. So for the past two weeks it has been red meat this and red meat that. Honestly, I was just about to puke red meat two days ago.
So..............yesterday we had awesome shrimp and the last of the green beans from the garden. But for tonight, I took some so-so looking drumsticks from the freezer and wondered what to do with them. I wanted something with a soy sauce base.
Enter zippy chicken! (And mashed faux-potatoes...low carb yumminess!!!)
So here we go - and it couldn't be easier.
Put your chicken parts in a baking pan - the smallest pan you can make them fit in. Then pour over a "zippy" sauce. Tonight our sauce consisted of:
- Lemon juice
- Soy sauce (we always use Bragg's Liquid Aminos)
- Olive oil
- Whatever seasonings you like - we used sea salt, fresh ground pepper, red pepper flakes and granulated garlic.
Take it out of the oven and ENJOY!!!
For the mashed faux-tatoes, we steamed a head of cauliflower, and then drained it and mashed it like potatoes. We added butter, cream cheese, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, shredded cheddar and fresh garlic. Wow - so yummy! I'm definitely going to scrape the pan when I go out there and clean the kitchen as soon as I hit "publish" tonight.
Enjoy!!!!! Who says scrumptious can't be really easy and really cheap????