Thyme and Garlic Chicken Recipes With Stuffed Chicken Ingredients
Thyme and Garlic Chicken Ingredients:
3 pounds chicken breast, skinned
1 ½ teaspoon thyme, dried
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
¼ cup fresh orange juice, unsweetened
- Sprinkle thyme and garlic all over chicken pieces and press it in well using your fingers.
- Place the prepared chicken in a slow cooker (3 ½ to 4 quart). Pour the remaining two ingredients – that is the orange juice and balsamic vinegar over the chicken pieces in the cooker.
- Cover the lid and cook on high heat setting for 2 ½ to 3 hours or on low heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Remove the chicken from the cooker with the help of a slotting spoon and cover it with a foil to keep it warm.
- Let the cooking liquid stand for 10 minutes. After that, skim off all the fat and strain the juices in a medium size saucepan. Bring the juices to a boil on medium to high heat. After it boils, reduce heat and simmer the liquid for about 10 minutes uncovered or until the liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Serve this along with the warm chicken. This recipe makes 6 servings.
- Thyme and garlic chicken is a high protein low carbohydrate recipe which provides as high as 34 gm proteins and as low as only 3 gm carbohydrates per serving. Thus this recipe can be an ideal choice for people on low carbohydrate, high protein diets (diets like these can cause long term metabolic complications in the body so they should be done only under the guidance and supervision of a health care specialist).
- This is a very simple recipe that requires no pre-preparations or marinade. However, the cooking can take a while.
- Thyme and garlic chicken can be considered a low sodium recipe as it provides only 78 mg sodium per serving, thus this recipe can be easily incorporated in the meals of people on low sodium diets.
- Chicken is an excellent source of good quality proteins. It is especially suitable for people who are meat lovers but need to ensure low amounts of fat ingestion. Chicken breast especially is considered the leanest part of chicken. However any skin over these pieces should also be removed before cooking chicken to ensure low cholesterol and fat values. B complex vitamins and niacin from chicken helps to support energy metabolism of the body and also have a cancer protective effect on the body