Nice With Lower Carb Cauliflower Rice

I think many will agree that this Mary Berry recipe for a creamy paprika chicken is one that will please. A quick and comforting meal perfect served with young spinach or green beans. You could also add some plain boiled rice or creamy mash, however, the lower carb alternative cauliflower rice is very nice.


Serves Four
4 small chicken breasts, without skin or bone
150ml/5¼fl oz double (heavy) cream
For the marinade
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp grainy mustard
To serve – suggestions
young spinach or green beans
boiled rice, cooked or creamy mash

Lower carb alternative cauliflower rice

1. Lay the chicken breasts on a clean work surface. Cover with cling film and gently beat with a rolling pin or meat mallet until 1cm (0.75in) thick.
2. Mix the marinade ingredients on a large flat plate then lightly spread each chicken fillet with the mixture and season. Leave to marinate for 10-20 minutes if times allows.
3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Add a little oil and gently fry the chicken breasts for just under two minutes each side or until just done. To check for doneness take a thin slice off one side of a breast. If the flesh is white it is cooked. Take care not to overcook.
4. Remove any surplus oil from the pan with kitchen paper, then measure the cream into a jug and mix with the leftover paprika mixture from the plate.
5. Pour the paprika cream into the pan around the chicken. Allow to bubble up and reduce slightly.

Serve with young spinach/green beans and plain boiled rice, or creamy mash. 

Low carbers may prefer to serve cauliflower rice and many stores/supermarkets now stock frozen cauliflower rice.

Paprika is a pepper-based spice full of antioxidants that helps fight a range of diseases due largely to its ability to fight oxidative stress. Paprika helps reduce inflammation and may be able to prevent and fight autoimmune conditions and some cancers.

Alternative recipes that use paprika

Chickpea Paprikash – a vegan recipe – see here

Hungarian Vegetarian Paprikash – a vegetarian recipe – see here

Mary Berry, is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and broadcasters in the UK. She describes her cooking style as ‘family’ – practical, healthy recipes that incorporate lots of fresh ingredients.

~ wishing you happy day ~

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


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