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.

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 1¾ lbs 800 g chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
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. Season with 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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5 Comments

  1. Sue McAllister
    what hot sauce do you suggest!?
  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?

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