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Creamy Low-Carb Chicken with Capers

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One dish, maximum flavour and minimal effort. This recipe will quickly become a favourite in your house — I know it is in mine!

This is the perfect recipe for meal prep and batch cooking so you won't have to spend time in the kitchen when you're busy.

Readily available pantry and freezer ingredients such as green beans are combined to create a delicious and creamy dish packed full of unexpected pops of flavour. Feel free to swap the frozen green beans for fresh if you have them, just make sure they are cooked through and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes if needed. Enjoy!

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Serving size 1/2 skillet

Allergy information for Creamy Low-Carb Chicken with Capers

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/2 skillet)

Net carbs8.8 grams
Protein41.1 grams
Fat44.6 grams
Calories574 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 27%, fat 67%
Total carbs11.5 gramsFiber2.7 gramsSugars4.6 gramsSaturated fat19.1 gramsSodium696 mg(30% RDA)Magnesium66 mg(16% RDA)Potassium672 mg(34% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 340 g skinless and boneless chicken thighs (12 oz)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 cup frozen green beans (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp capers (17 g/ 0.6 oz)
  • 3/4 block soft cream cheese (180 g/ 6 oz)


  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
    Creamy Low-Carb Chicken with Capers
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss with the salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet and brown the chicken pieces. Add the seasonings and the lemon juice and stir to mix through and coat the chicken.
    Creamy Low-Carb Chicken with Capers
  4. Place the green beans and capers in the pan and mix through.
    Creamy Low-Carb Chicken with Capers
  5. Cook for a further 2 to 5 minutes over medium heat and then add the cream cheese. It’s much easier to add the cream cheese in cubes than in one big lock. Continue cooking, stirring regularly, until the cheese has melted and is coating the rest of the dish in a delicious blanket, approx. 10 minutes.
  6. Store in a covered dish in the fridge for up to 3 days or portion out and freeze.
    Creamy Low-Carb Chicken with Capers

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/2 skillet)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, raw)
0 g33.4 g7 g206 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Onion powder, spices
1.5 g0.2 g0 g8 kcal
Italian seasoning (mixed herbs)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Beans, snap, green, frozen, all styles, unprepared
3 g1.1 g0.1 g24 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.8 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Capers, canned
0.1 g0.2 g0.1 g2 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
2.7 g6 g23.8 g209 kcal
Total per serving, 1/2 skillet
8.8 g41.1 g44.6 g574 kcal

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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (2)

So delicious and simple! We made this for dinner tonight with fresh green beans and a more generous portion of chicken, and it ticked all the boxes. Ours didn't look as pretty as the pictures here, and the sauce split a bit and was more clumpy than sauce-ey (not sure why... Maybe we should've added some water because we used fresh beans?), but it didn't matter because it tasted so good and we gobbled the lot of it 😊 Next time I might try this with fresh onions and maybe season this with some chives and chilli flakes for an extra kick. Or perhaps add some olives at the end... The possibilities are endless! Thank you so much for wonderful, fuss-free recipe.

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! I find that if I cook the sauce too long with any acidic ingredients it sometimes tends to split so this should be easy to fix if you add any acidic ingredients in the last 3-5 minutes 😊