Days 6 & 7 and #Whole30 Slow Cooker Herb Chicken (Low Carb and Paleo)

low carb slow cooker herb chicken

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I’m finally back in the swing of things after my work trip.  It’s nice to be home and in my own kitchen.  After being away, I was in desperate need of a trip to the grocery store to restock my kitchen.  Now I’m all ready to knock out the rest of this Whole30! I’ve had a lot more energy lately which has been a welcome side effect of eating right.

Are you participating in a Whole30 this month? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. :)

Day 6 Meals:
Breakfast: Sausage and radishes
Lunch:  Leftover Apple Cider Vinegar Pork Chops with sautéed onions and zucchini
Dinner:  Slow Cooker Herb Chicken with a side salad (dressed with my favorite dressing–Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch)

Day 7 Meals:
Breakfast: Sausage and radishes
Lunch:  Leftover Slow Cooker Herb Chicken with a side salad (dressed with my favorite dressing–Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch)
Dinner:  Tuscan Chicken Soup

My meal plan for the week is the following (Breakfast will usually consist of leftovers or sausage and veggies and Lunch will definitely be leftovers):

Day 1:
Dinner
Day 2:
Dinner
Day 3:
Dinner
Traveling-I will have to find Whole30 eats on the road.
Day 4:
Dinner
Traveling-I will have to find Whole30 eats on the road.
Day 5:
Dinner
Apple Cider Vinegar Pork Chops with
sautéed onions and zucchini
Day 6:
Dinner
Slow Cooker Herb Chicken (recipe below) with a side salad (dressed with my favorite dressing–Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch)
Day 7:
Dinner
Tuscan Chicken Soup
Slow Cooker Herb Chicken (Low Carb and Paleo):
4 lb whole chicken
1 medium carrot
1 medium onion
3/4 cup homemade chicken broth
8 cloves of garlic, divided (2 minced and 6 whole)
3 Tbsp of oil or ghee
1 Tbsp diced rosemary
1 Tbsp diced sage
1 Tbsp diced thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste

Peel and roughly chop the carrot and the onion and place at the bottom of the slow cooker.  Also add the 6 whole cloves of garlic and the chicken stock to the bottom of the slow cooker.  Pat the chicken dry and rub with the oil.  Season all parts of the chicken with salt and pepper (use the amount you prefer).  Rub the chicken with the spices and garlic and place the chicken in the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.

Optional steps: Turn on your oven broiler.  Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on a baking tray or dish.  Broil the chicken for about 5 minutes or until the skin in golden brown and crispy (keep an eye on it).  To turn the veggies into a sauce, strain the fat from the slow cooker and pour the veggies/broth into a blender (may require two batches).  Blend until smooth and season to taste.  Serve on top of the chicken.  Freeze any extra sauce or use on leftovers.

Net Carb Count*:
Slow Cooker Herb Chicken: 24 net carbs (for the entire recipe–including all of the sauce)
 
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.
 Enjoy!
~Karen 
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Comments

  1. says

    Your chicken looks and sounds sooooo good!! I’ve got a brand new slow cooker that needs breaking in. This might be the way to go!!!

    Thank you, Karen!

    Alice B.

  2. Courtney Kraus says

    I also do a lot of traveling for work. I’m wondering how you keep a healthy and clean diet while on the road. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!

    • Karen LowCarbOneDay says

      I always bring food with me (whatever I can bring on the plane…a lunch box full of veggies that will last during a few hour plane ride (carrots, cucumbers, celery, grape tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower), some nuts, some packages of tuna fish or salmon, etc.). Then, if possible, once I get to my location I head to the grocery store and stock up on enough food to last me (and that will fit in the mini fridge). Then I know exactly what I’m eating and can control the ingredients.

  3. AngieH says

    This meal looks delish and I’ll definitely have to try it this month! I’m actually starting my second whole30 again today! I finished the 1st whole30 early April and lost 5 inches off my waist! My goal this time is to lose more weight (only lost 3 lbs and I’m currently @ 135 lbs being at 5′ 3″) and so I will cut out the fruit and the higher carb veggies like squash and sweet potatoes. Good luck with your whole30! Cheers, Angie

  4. Hapa Couple says

    We tried your recipe this weekend minus the sage since we forgot to pick some up at the Farmer’s Market, it was great! Thank you for sharing. Very tasty! We used boneless chicken thighs.

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