This dish goes together in 30 minutes and can be on the table in no time with a convection oven feature on your oven. Just marinate the chicken a half hour, cut the veggies up into your sheet pan and it cooks itself…….REALLY! My kind of meal, as my regular readers know. I’m such a lazy cook! This recipe is suitable for all phases of Atkins, Keto programs, Paleo and Primal Blueprint as well! You can make it as spicy as you like, increasing the Tandoori spice and curry powder, but I’ve kept this recipe fairly “tame” as that suits my palate.
2 large chicken thighs, bone-in
1 large chicken breast, cut into 3 portions (they’re so big nowadays)
2/3 c. sour cream (or yogurt)
1 tsp. each curry and tandoori powders
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
6 oz. sweet onion (I used yellow and red), cut into wedges
3 oz. red bell pepper, cut 1″ pieces
10 oz. eggplant, cut in large cubes (about 1-1½”)
1 very small head cauliflower (yield about 2½c. florets)
3 Roma tomatoes, cut into 4 wedges
1 tsp. minced ginger root
¼ c. cilantro chopped
Dash black pepper
¼ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. my Garam Masala
DIRECTIONS: In a large mixing bowl, measure out the sour cream or yogurt. Add the tandoori and curry powders. Stir well to blend. Dip each piece of the chicken into the mixture, coating well on all surfaces. Place bowl in fridge for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, Preheat convection oven to 350º (375º for a regular oven). Place the EV Olive Oil into a large baking sheet pan. Cut the eggplant into 1-1½” cubes (I do not peel mine) and put it in the pan. Cut onions, separate the segments and add to the pan. Cut red bell pepper into 1″ pieces and add to the pan. Add the cauliflower pieces as well. Next add the ginger, Garam Masala spice, salt and pepper. With a spoon or rubber spatula, stir all so the vegetables get well-coated with the oil and spices. Add the tomato wedges last and toss once or twice, very gently. Lay the chicken pieces on top of the vegetable melange and sprinkle all with the chopped cilantro. Pop into a hot 350º convection oven (or 375º regular oven) and bake under convection for about 40 minutes; for about 1 hour in a regular oven, or until meat is properly done. Please check before time is up, as ovens, convection or not, can vary quite a bit. Remove and serve with your favorite low-carb flat bread (if you can fit it into your daily number limits).
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 5 servings, each contains:
410.2 cals, 29.66g fat, 12.04g carbs, 3.96g fiber, 8.08g NET CARBS, 24.52g protein, 461g sodium