Low-carb chicken fricassee
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
- 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) large , dicedlarge , diced
- ½ lb 220 g carrotcarrots
- 4 (52⁄3 oz.) 4 (160 g) celery stalk, dicedcelery stalks, diced
- 4 4 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- 2 2 bay leafbay leaves
- 3 tsp 3 tsp salt
- 2 tsp 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3 lbs 1.4 kg skinless boneless chicken thighs
- 1 cup 240 ml chicken broth
- 1 cup 240 ml tomato sauce
- 2½ lbs 1.1 kg cauliflower
- 4 oz. 110 g butter
- ¾ tsp ¾ tsp salt
- Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add avocado oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic and bay leaves.
- Sauté, stirring often for 10 minutes until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
- Add all of the seasonings and stir well.
- Add the chicken, broth and tomato sauce. Stir well and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Allow to simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the chicken is fall-apart tender, use two forks to break up the thighs into shreds or chunks of chicken. Stir well. Keep hot while you prepare the cauliflower.
- Using a grater or grater attachment on a food processor, shred the cauliflower.
- Melt butter in a skillet. Add the cauliflower and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the riced cauliflower has softened a bit. Add salt while frying. You can also cook the grated cauliflower in the microwave. Put it in a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave it for 5-6 minutes. Mix in the butter and let it melt. Serve with the chicken fricassee.
Recommended special equipment
- Blender or food processor
If you are making this in the slow cooker, transfer the vegetable mixture to the slow cooker after Step 3, stir in the chicken, broth and tomato sauce. Set to cook on high for 6 hours.
You can also use chicken drumsticks or varied chicken parts, but if you are using bone-in meat, you will have to cook longer on the stove top. A good way to tell it is ready is when you can easily tear the meat away from the bone.
This recipe makes a big batch, and it freezes well, the perfect addition to your low-carb meal prep.