This recipe is one of the most popular keto diet meal plan videos on the FlavCity YouTube channel. The chicken stew is a one pan wonder that is full of flavor and very easy to make. The key is adding the right spices, searing the chicken, and adding lots of flavorful goodies to the braising liquid. The chicken stew is so tasty, you will be ecstatic that you have 5 servings made for meal prep for the week. If you want some more easy keto chicken recipes check out my crispy chicken thigh and slaw meal prep, and my epic keto lunch recipe for chicken salad with cloud bread.
I wanted to give this keto chicken stew recipe a Moroccan twist, so I added a bit of cinnamon and cloves to the spice rub on the chicken and braised the chicken in lemon slices, green olives, and herbs. The result is a chicken stew meal prep that is monster on flavor and really only takes 45 minutes from start to finish. You will need ten boneless and skinless chicken thighs to make this chicken meal prep recipe that is ideal for dinner. The first step is searing the chicken creating a crust with that yummy spice rub.
The chicken thighs make this low carb recipe very keto diet friendly, and they have much more flavor than chicken breasts. Once you sear the chicken, get the veggies in the pan to saute, then all you have left to do is a quick braise back in the pot with some low carb veggies like olives, roasted peppers, and some lemon slices for a Moroccan flavor.
Low Carb Recipes With Chicken
This recipe for keto chicken has an absurd amount of flavor, it starts with the spice rub and then the cooking liquid. But make sure you allow the chicken thighs to sit at room temperature with the spice rub on for 20-30 minutes, otherwise the chicken might cook unevenly. Chicken thighs have a lot more flavor than breasts, and many people don’t realize that they only have a little more fat and calories.
While the chicken is braising in the flavorful broth, you can make the low carb golden cauliflower rice to finish off this keto meal plan.
How To Cook Cauliflower Rice
This golden turmeric rice with coconut milk could be the best cauliflower rice recipe I have ever made. I mean, just look at that brilliant color y’all! The key is to cook the turmeric in the hot pan so it blooms the essentials oils before adding the coconut milk. Make sure to use full fat coconut milk and be ready for the color to turn into what I call an edible mandala, it’s so darn beautiful.
Resist the urge to buy pre-made cauliflower rice from the store, especially frozen cauliflower rice, as the texture is too soggy. All you need to do is grate a head of cauliflower on the largest setting of a box grater. This will give you the ideal texture for the cauliflower rice, and you will avoid paying for a bag of shredded stalks, which is what they sell at the store 😉
How To Reheat Meal Prep
This meal prep recipe makes 5 servings for the week. Go ahead and store everything in the fridge for 5 days, when time to reheat, the best way is in a 350F-oven for 8-10 minutes. If you have to use a microwave, cover the container with a wet paper towel and make sure not to over-heat otherwise the food will get dry. You can freeze the chicken for 2-3 months, but the cauliflower rice can not be frozen as it get too mushy.
More Keto Chicken Meal Prep Recipes:
- Roasted cauliflower & broccoli lunch salad with chicken
- Crispy chicken saltimbocca with roasted cauliflower mash
- Fennel spiced chicken with creamed spinach