Chicken skewers with low-carb fries and spinach dip

Chicken skewers with low-carb fries and spinach dip

These tasty chicken skewers with fries made of celery root (also known as celeriac) and a delicious spinach dip are a real treat! If you can't find celery root you can substitute them with rutabaga. An even quicker alternative, with even fewer carbs, are wax or green beans. Fry them in flavorless coconut oil or ghee for just for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Done.

Chicken skewers with low-carb fries and spinach dip

These tasty chicken skewers with fries made of celery root (also known as celeriac) and a delicious spinach dip are a real treat! If you can't find celery root you can substitute them with rutabaga. An even quicker alternative, with even fewer carbs, are wax or green beans. Fry them in flavorless coconut oil or ghee for just for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Done.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken skewers
  • 1¾ lbs 800 g boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 8 8 wooden skewerwooden skewers
Celery root fries
  • 1¾ lbs 800 g celery root or rutabaga
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
Spinach dip
  • ¾ cup 180 ml mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 oz. 55 g frozen spinach, chopped
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Put the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add the chicken. Set aside and allow to marinate for 10–20 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Peel the celery root. Cut into 0.5" (1 cm) thick strips.
  4. Place the fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and mix everything thoroughly. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes to start with (about 50 minutes in total or until crisp).
  5. Thread the chicken on the skewers and spread them out on another baking sheet lined with parchment paper or preferably on a roasting rack. Put them in the oven together with the fries for 20-30 minutes or until they are cooked.
  6. To make the dip, remove the excess liquid from the thawed spinach. Add into a bowl and mix well with the other dip ingredients.
  7. Serve the chicken skewers with the celery-root fries and spinach dip. Garnish with some fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tips

Switch it up a little! Baking the skewers is simple and convenient, but don’t hesitate to cook them in a frying pan or tossing them on a grill. Both cooking techniques add an extra depth of flavor.

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11 comments

  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Athena McGrath
    Is there a substitute for celery root? Not sure I will be able to find it... I've never seen it in a grocery store before :/
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  4. Chanelle
    I am in Australia - what could I substitute the celery root for?
  5. Chris
    You could try rutabaga (Swede)
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  7. Trish
    Celeriac chips - fabulous in taste and texture was good too. I am definitely a convert to this vegetable and it makes a great alternative to green carbs. I almost feel like I am cheating and eating potato chips :-).
  8. LT
    Channelle - you can get celery root here, we just call it celeriac.

    Mame - I had the same concerns but they're only 9g per 100g according to nutritionist advice I received.

  9. Jami
    With the fiber in celeriac the carbs balance out nicely so it really isn't an issue.
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  11. Ingrid
    I used rutabaga vs celery root and I liked it. But I'm not a picky eater. Lol
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  13. Joe
    How come you don't give the calories to the dish? Why only the Macros???
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  15. Rick
    Benjamin try some Buffalo sauce.

    1/4 cup melted butter
    1/4 cup hot sauce (I only use Frank’s)
    Dash of Worcester
    Garlic powder to taste

    Toss the cooked chicken in and stir.
    It’s not BBQ sauce but it’s damn tasty and has no carbs!

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  17. Bartosz
    You can easily find celery root in polish/romenian shops or any east european ones ;)
  18. 4 comments removed
  19. Jill Wallentin Team Diet Doctor
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

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