Buffalo chicken with paprika mayo and butter-fried cabbage

Everyday deliciousness, pure and simple. Juicy chicken thighs, buttered cabbage, plus a flavored mayo—either spicy or not-so-spicy. It's an easy keto meal that you'll make again and again.
Everyday deliciousness, pure and simple. Juicy chicken thighs, buttered cabbage, plus a flavored mayo—either spicy or not-so-spicy. It's an easy keto meal that you'll make again and again.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Buffalo chicken
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ lbs 800 g chicken thighs
Butter-fried green cabbage
  • 1½ lbs 700 g green cabbage
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • salt and pepper
Paprika mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon paprika powder
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Mix olive oil, garlic powder, hot sauce and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add chicken thighs and stir to cover; alternatively, brush the mixture all over the thighs.
  4. Place the chicken in a greased baking dish with the skin side up.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. If you use a thermometer it should read 180°F (82°C) when ready.
  6. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, paprika powder and hot sauce or tabasco. Set aside.
  7. Shred the cabbage finely with a knife or food processor.
  8. Melt butter in a skillet and fry shredded cabbage over medium heat until soft and golden brown around the edges. Salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve the chicken and cabbage with a dollop of flavored mayonnaise and perhaps an extra dash of hot sauce.

Tip!

It doesn’t (always) have to be cabbage… Feel free to try this meal with any sautéed low-carb vegetable… even endive!

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18 Comments

  1. Sue McAllister
    what hot sauce do you suggest!?
    Replies: #10, #18
  2. Tanja
    I used Harissa paste.
  3. Jill
    Is there any way to find out the net carbs instead of a percentage in these meals? Although the percentage of what I have eaten and plan to eat is low, the actual carb count may be over what I need! Help!
    Reply: #4
  4. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Jill!

    Net carbs (gram) is given per serving at the bottom in the Nutritional info box.

  5. Nicole
    Do we leave skin on for this one?
  6. Amber
    May I ask how the 8g carbs were determined? I am having trouble getting that number in my calculations, so I am concerned that I am adding my net carbs wrong.
    Reply: #7
  7. Meredith
    Is it possible 8 carbs is total, not net?
    Reply: #8
  8. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Meredith!

    We always use Net carbs.

    Is it possible 8 carbs is total, not net?

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  10. Rick
    If you’re making Buffalo chicken, it’s gotta be Frank’s hot sauce. Substitute butter for olive oil and add a dash of Worcester sauce.
  11. Lynn
    Are there other suggestions if you don’t like “hot” foods?
    Reply: #12
  12. Alison
    It doesn't really come out hot at all. Just peppery really. We like hot here and I added double what the recipe called for. Still wasn't spicy. :)
  13. Grace
    I have two teenage boys. Is it healthy for them to eat keto, or do they need more carbs while they are growing?
    Reply: #14
  14. Neo
    Let them have carbs, full grain and leafy grains, Good for their growth and muscle development, look up IGF-1 and its relationship with carbs if you want more details.
  15. Lynnette
    I am hungry at night, Is ir okay, to eat at night? I stop eating after 8:00 pm
  16. Lynnette
    Is there anywhere, that I can buy almonds bread, all ready made?
  17. Jazz
    Not a fan of “buffalo” flavor... especially spicy. Any recommendations on another substitute?
  18. Kimberly
    The traditional Buffalo hot sauce is Frank’s Hot Sauce, available in most grocery stores. I use butter and a little extra apple cider vinegar.
  19. Darrel
    Another winner! I made this with turkey loins because I had some. Sriracha for the hot sauce. Very easy to make and my daughter even liked it.

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