Chicken with Cheese and Herb Sauce

This is a very easy recipe to prepare. I would also say it is a very useful dish to serve to family or guests where you don’t need to prepare yourself something separate to eat from everyone else. You could make enough of this to feed everyone and just serve the carb eaters some veggies on the side.

If there is one thing I dislike since becoming a full-on carnivore it is the thought of having to choke down a dry skinless chicken breast. When I used to eat a low fat diet it was almost painful to eat skinless chicken breasts, but we all did it thinking it was the healthy thing to do (how misguided we all were!)

Having discovered a 2.5 kg pack of skinless chicken breasts sitting in the back of my freezer, I decided it was time they had to go to make way for a couple of bargain lamb breast rolls I picked up from the supermarket reduced section.

So, I rustled up a plate of chicken breast strips with cheese and herb sauce for breakfast this morning.

Later I will use some of the breasts to make crispy chicken strippers. This is another simple recipe using crushed pork scratchings for the coating. Delicious and completely ZC friendly.

Here is the recipe I used to make this dish, but please bear in mind that this recipe is only a rough guide. You are at liberty to tweak this as much as you like to suit your tastes or what you may already have at home.

For one person:

2 x large skinless chicken breasts
About 3 tablespoons of soured cream
About 2 tablespoons full fat cream cheese
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs

You may want to make the recipe more cheesy by adding in a tablespoon of grated Parmesan or adding some grated Cheddar to the sauce. You can make it more savoury by adding in more herbs and garlic salt, or you can make it into a cheese and chive sauce by swapping the dried mixed herbs for chives. Let your imagination run wild!

Method: Simply cut the chicken breasts into strips and either bake, grill or fry them in butter until cooked through.

Add all the sauce ingredients to a glass microwavable bowl and mix well with a fork. Microwave for 30 second blasts at full power, stirring between blasts, until the sauce is smooth and heated through.

Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary. You can add salt and pepper if you like. Pour the sauce over the chicken strips and serve.

If you are cooking your chicken strips in a frying pan, then you could remove the cooked chicken and add the sauce ingredients to the pan juices, mix well, heat through and then pour over the chicken strips.

Told you it was easy!

See my Zero Carb friendly Crispy Chicken Strippers recipe here.

 

 

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