Flying Jacob Casserole

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If you love chicken, curry, and a little bit of heat, you’ll love this dish! Simplicity at its low-carb finest, this twist on a Swedish classic really satisfies. Moderate low carbModerate low carb76% Fat17% Protein6% Carbs14 g carbs / serving Easy 10 + 30 m10 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking time
Moderate low carbModerate low carb76% Fat17% Protein6% Carbs14 g carbs / serving Easy 10 + 30 m10 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking time

If you love chicken, curry, and a little bit of heat, you’ll love this dish! Simplicity at its low-carb finest, this twist on a Swedish classic really satisfies.

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 1 1 fully cooked rotisserie chickenfully cooked rotisserie chickens
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ lb 225 g diced bacon
  • ½ lb 225 g mushrooms
  • 2 cups 500 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons 3 – 4 tablespoons mild chili sauce or ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1 bananabananas
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons salted peanuts

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NutritionModerate low carb76% Fat17% Protein6% Carbs14 g carbs / serving

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Cut the mushrooms into smaller pieces, and fry in butter with the bacon. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Debone the chicken, and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Place the pieces in a greased baking dish with bacon and mushrooms. Peel and slice the banana, and add to the bacon mixture.
  5. Whisk the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add chili sauce, curry, and salt and pepper to taste. Spread over the chicken.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes until the dish has turned a nice color. Sprinkle a handful of chopped peanuts on top and serve.

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21 Comments

  1. Apicius
    Am I the only one wondering how the heck "flying Jacob" name came into existence? You crazy, crazy Swedes.....
  2. Martin
    It's one of the 70"/80" s common foods that have survived (google classic swedish recipes for that period ) it would probably had conserved pears with after eight in oven to follow and a shrimp coctail as starter in a fancy and hipp dinner then

    as i have heard it the person inventing this dish worked with airfreight

  3. Carole
    Would this recipe work without the banana? I dislike them, plus I need to follow a much stricter low carb diet? Is there another lower carb food that might substituted effectively? If the banana is omitted, what would the carb count be?
    Thanks for your advice.
    Reply: #9
  4. Bonnie
    Carole - it should be fine. I'm thinking of trying it without either the banana or peanuts.

    Depending on the size of the banana, you could subtract 6-7 grams carb from each serving. It would cut the carbs almost in half!

    Reply: #6
  5. Jan
    @Apicius and any other reader who may also wonder ...
    Back in 2005 this was written to explain how this dish got it's name!
    http://tummyrumble.hultberg.org/2005/11/recipe_sharing_.html

    All the best Jan

  6. Carole
    Thank you so much, Bonnie. I'll try your suggestions.
  7. jane
    This looks disgustingly delicious. What about using unripe green bananas or plantains to feed our gut?
  8. Kathleen
    Made this tonight for the family + parents. It was a huge hit! This is going to be a regular meal in our house from now on. Thanks so much for the recipe!
  9. Would this recipe work without the banana? I dislike them, plus I need to follow a much stricter low carb diet? Is there another lower carb food that might substituted effectively? If the banana is omitted, what would the carb count be?
    Thanks for your advice.

    Hi Carole!

    If you omit the banana the recipe has 8 carbs per serving. Try replacing it with something you like, a bell pepper or a few tomatoes would probably be good.

    Good luck!

  10. Christi
    This was delicious! I left the banana out. My whole family enjoyed it, so it's a keeper.
  11. BonnieJean
    My husband does not like curry - any substitute suggestions?
  12. Nina
    Does this freeze and reheat well?
  13. Deborah
    My family liked this so much, we will not have enough for lunch tomorrow. It's going to be one of our regulars also. Thank you for the recipe!
  14. Lance
    I know you aren't supposed to measure calories, etc...but I'm trying to track my intake via myfitnesspal and it's really frustrating that they don't provide more of the nutritional info on these recipes outside the ratios. Or am I missing that info somewhere...
    Reply: #15
  15. Hi Lance!

    As you wrote, we don't want to promote calorie counting.

    But If this is very important to you then use the formula below to calculate.

    (%PROTEIN / %CARB) * gram_CARB = gram_PROTEIN
    (%FAT / %CARB) * 4/9 * gram_CARB = gram_FAT

    gram_CARB * 4 + gram_PROTEIN*4 + gram_FAT*9 = CALORIES

    I know you aren't supposed to measure calories, etc...but I'm trying to track my intake via myfitnesspal and it's really frustrating that they don't provide more of the nutritional info on these recipes outside the ratios. Or am I missing that info somewhere...

  16. Connie
    Made this for dinner tonight. My husband and I loved it. Lots of flavor. Will definitely make again. Nice that it is made in one pot except the whip cream.
  17. Renee
    We made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious, it seems like the banana would be weird, but it isn't. I didn't have a rotisserie chicken, so I used 6 thighs cut up and fried in bacon grease and seasoned with season salt and garlic powder. I also used 2 tsp of Garam masalafor the curry powder and sugar free ketchup with a few dashes of hot sauce for the chili sauce. It will definitely be added to my meal rotation.
  18. Kimberly
    I made a rookie mistake and walked away from my stand mixer, while creating soft peaks, and ended up with whipped cream. I didn't think it was that big of a deal, but after cooking, everything separated and I have these pools of oil/fat. It tastes ok, but looks gross, and I just can't wrap my head around these pools of grease.
  19. Gloria
    Same question about freeze and reheat would like to have ready at all times.
  20. Carole
    Absolutely delicious and wonderful, the whole family loved loved loved it. I did add extras...a garlic clove grated up and a bit of onion, also thin sliced red pepper, all cooked with the mushrooms and bacon. Also some garlic-herb spice, and in the cream sauce I really boosted the curry powder (probably 3T or more) because we all love it. I beat the cream carefully, but when the dish was finished it was pretty thin in the dish and had lost its thicker texture going into the oven. HOWEVER...the taste is lovely, and who cares if the sauce isn't thick! The chicken, bacon, and curry is a lovely combination. I had a banana, so I added it (in smallish pieces) and I thought it was a wonderful addition. My husband and son were surprised to learn banana was in the dish, actually. For lower carb, it could be left out with no problem, but I liked the overall flavor with the banana included. This is probably my favorite dish thus far.
  21. Gina
    Tried this tonight and was very disappointed. The banana ruined it and I love banana's. I put tiny bits of banana in and I still thought it should be without it.

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