Grilled Ranch Chicken (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

My latest cooking adventure was Low Carb Grilled Ranch Chicken.  I have been on a search for a replacement for my beloved ranch seasoning and dressing.  Ranch is my favorite condiment and I use it on everything.  Even though Ranch is low carb, the store bought versions often contain sugar and/or other unnecessary ingredients.  After trying a bunch of recipes I finally found one I LOVE and what better way to celebrate my birthday (it’s today by the way) than to throw the ranch seasoning on my other favorite, chicken.

Grilled Ranch Chicken (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (4-5 pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp Ranch Seasoning (recipe below)

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Oil as necessary to prevent sticking.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Next, rub 1 Tbsp of the Ranch over one side of the chicken breasts (add some oil to the seasoning if using an outdoor grill).
  5. Flip the chicken over and rub the last 1 Tbsp of Ranch over the chicken breasts.
  6. Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes on one side. Flip the chicken over and cook for another 5 mins or until cooked through.
  7. Served with a side salad and Ranch Dressing for dipping.

Notes

Net Carb Count*: Grilled Ranch Chicken: 4 net carbs (for the entire recipe)

*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts.

http://holisticallyengineered.com/2012/07/grilled-ranch-chicken-low-carb-and.html

Homemade Ranch Seasoning (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard

Instructions

  1. Combine the parsley, dill, and basil in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind to a powder.
  2. Combine the mixture with the rest of the ingredients. Makes about 4-5 Tbsp.
  3. To make Homemade Ranch Dressing mix 2 Tbsp of Ranch seasoning with 1/3 cup homemade mayonnaise and 1/4 cup of almond milk, coconut milk, or grass fed heavy cream.

Notes

Net Carb Count*: Ranch Seasoning: 8 net carbs (for the entire recipe)

*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts.

http://holisticallyengineered.com/2012/07/grilled-ranch-chicken-low-carb-and.html

Comments: I’m so glad I found a replacement for Ranch.  It is really easy to whip up a batch of the seasoning to use for cooking or for making dressing.  I usually end up making a double or trip batch and keep in an air tight container (usually in the fridge) so I have it when I need it.  I throw the larger spices in a spice grinder so that they incorporate better with the other spices.  You can grind the spices by hand if you don’t have a spice grinder.  I’ve had a spice grinder for months, but just recently started using it.  I really like how much better my spice mixtures turn out when I use the spice grinder.  Also, I seared my chicken on the grill pan and finished in the oven (350 F for about 15 mins.) to make sure the chicken did not burn. Enjoy!~Karen 

 

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