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Can I Make Keto/Low-Carb "Chicken, Bacon & Leek Casserole"?

Updated: Aug 28


I was looking for Irish food for St. Patrick's Day that was not the usual suspects. I saw this recipe on Pinterest from Noshing with the Nolands that looked really good -- not just for St. Patrick's Day, but for any day --so I decided to give it a try!


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/579557045780394708/

https://noshingwiththenolands.com/33-year-round-irish-recipes/?utm_content=buffera0f52&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer


It has leeks, which I have recently found I like a lot. They have a sort of mild onion flavor. I probably wouldn't have tried them if I hadn't seen this recipe while I was at the DMV for Cauliflower & Leek Casserole. Haha! :)

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/cauliflower-leek-casserole-from-the-dmv



Attempt #1:


I just made a smaller version than in the recipe. Their recipe calls for 3 lb. of chicken; I just used about 8 oz. of chicken breast. I also didn't have half & half (which is in their recipe). I just used a little cream cheese and milk for creaminess.



What I used:

- Chicken breast

- Bacon (a couple slices)

- Leeks

- Cream cheese (~1 tablespoon)

- Milk (~1/4 to 1/2 cup)

- Tarragon (1 tsp)













I cut the bacon into about 1" pieces and then I sauteed it with the chopped leeks. Then I took them out of the pan & placed them aside.



In the same pan, I added a tiny bit more oil to the bacon fat, and I seared the chicken breast on both sides. I also added the milk, cream cheese, and tarragon.



Then I put a the bacon & leeks back in and covered it with a pan lid and left it on the stove on low-medium/medium for ~15-20 min to make sure that the chicken was cooked through.


That it's it!


RESULT: Success! :)


We are good at this! It was really good. I've actually made it a couple times already. I didn't realize how much I like tarragon flavor. It's also low-carb if you are on a low-carb diet.


It's a pretty easy one-pan recipe that looks pretty fancy. As I mentioned, it's good for any day, not just St. Patrick's Day. :)


Give it a try! We are good at this!









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