Low Carb Lemon Velvet Chicken

Lemon Velvet ChickenDon’t you kinda get that warm fuzzy feeling thinking about velvet? This low carb lemon velvet chicken will leave you with this feeling long after you have finished it as it has such high fat content, because all the ingredients are so good by themselves, and because they all go so well together.

 

Blue PlateI used to sell this chicken as a “Blue Plate Special” in the restaurant and it always sold out. Did I really have blue plates? Yes, I really did. There were times when I didn’t particularly like the way a dish looked on a blue plate but it is what customers came to expect so I continued the practice. I used to serve it over mashed potatoes (back then everything was served with or over mashed potatoes) but not anymore and I think you will like it over the spinach and of course you can serve it over mashed cauliflower.

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Lemon Velvet Chicken
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Bone-in Chicken Thighs
  2. ½ Lb Sauteed Mushrooms
  3. 6 T Butter Divided
  4. 2 t Crushed Garlic
  5. 2 C Heavy Cream
  6. 1½ t Chicken Base
  7. ¼ C Grated Parmesan
  8. Juice 1 Lemon
  9. 1 t Dried Thyme
  10. 24 Oz Squeezed Chopped Spinach
  11. Pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring 3 T butter to browning and sauté mushrooms. Set Aside.
  2. Put skillet on medium, heat remaining butter until it begins to brown, add chicken thighs, and sauté 5-6 minutes per side depending on size. Put chicken aside.
  3. Add heavy cream, garlic, thyme, lemon juice, & chicken base to skillet, and reduce slightly, add back mushrooms & cheese. Add back chicken & bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile warm the chopped spinach.
  5. Plate spinach & place a thigh on top.
  6. Spoon sauce over top.
  7. 8 Servings
  8. 778 Calories, 38.3g Protein, 9.0g Carbs, 3.0g Fiber, 6.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Easy enough to make this with boneless thighs and even white meat breasts but my preference is the bone-in thighs.
  2. Now if you can eat two of these then go for it, but I think one is just right.
  3. Can be made ahead and slowly reheated.
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  • Kelly

    Did the mushrooms go as a side dish or back on the sauce? Im assuming the latter. I’m going to make this happen his weekend sounds incredible.

    • Hey Kelly,
      Yes, the mushrooms go back into the sauce and actually the chicken too. I have changed the recipe to reflect this. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Thanks