KETO LOW-CARB CURRY CHICKEN QUARTERS (HEART HEALTHY)
I prepare these Keto Low-Carb Curry Chicken Quarters on a regular basis.
Before beginning and now during my Keto Low-Carb journey, I continue to LOVE all kinds of curries. I don’t cook with this spice as often as I like. Curry odor can stink up the house. Shawn doesn’t mind the lingering scent of curry. I despise it. I’m also super sensitive to smells, which is no doubt the reason why I loved being a wine journalist for many years. My girlfriends call me a scent puppy and often use my smelling abilities to help them detect scents in the house like mold! If I walk into a house and say there is mold…well, there is always mold. Back to the curry. I love this recipe because the fat is removed from the chicken. No sauces or extra fats are added. It’s just skinless legs with curry spice, salt, and pepper. A healthy way to enjoy dark poultry.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LOW-CARB CURRY CHICKEN QUARTERS?
Curry powder is the main spice in these Keto Low-Carb Curry Chicken Quarters. It is a mixture of spices with a bright golden color. It is made with spices, such as turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, and sometimes chili powder. Small producers can sometimes add ginger, mustard seeds, curry leaves, fennel seeds, and black pepper. Curry powder is a great addition to the Keto diet and low-carb lifestyle due to its impressive nutritional benefits. It is a blend of various spices including turmeric, cumin, coriander, and ginger. These spices contain numerous nutrients that offer various health benefits. Turmeric, for instance, contains curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation and boost brain health. Cumin contains iron, which is essential for the formation of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia. Coriander is rich in vitamin K, which is important for maintaining healthy bones and blood clotting. Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help to alleviate nausea and pain.
By the way, curry powder is also a low-calorie seasoning that can enhance the flavor of food while adding minimal calories to the diet. This makes it an excellent choice for those who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, the spices in curry powder have been linked to improved digestion, reduced risk of heart disease, and lower blood sugar levels.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB CURRY CHICKEN QUARTERS?
The predominant taste sensation in these Keto Low-Carb Curry Chicken Quarters is spiciness due to the curry powder with heavy garlic. Some saltiness.
HOW DO YOU DE-BONE CHICKEN QUARTERS IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SERVE THE BONE IN THE CHICKEN?
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB CURRY CHICKEN QUARTERS?
What wine partners well with these Keto Low-Carb Curry Chicken Quarters? Spicy foods always require a wine with some sweetness to offset the heat and spice. While this dish is not “hot” per se, it’s still spicy. So you have a couple of options. This means you need a wine with sweetness to match. Normally this dish would demand a white wine with sweetness. But in following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up carbs on a glass of wine with carbs, especially when we can enjoy zero carb wine! So, you have a couple of options.
- Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to salad. Enjoy your wine the way you like it.
- If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to offset the heat and spice. Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit to your glass of white wine. Choose whites like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet. So they will take well to the added sweetener. The wine’s sweetness will nicely offset the heat and spice.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB HEART HEALTHY RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
I wanted to share with you the BEST thing you can do for yourself to support your Keto Low-Carb diet. Invest in a Vitamix Blender! I stand behind this product 100%. This Vitamix is a long-term investment worth every dollar! I use this Vitamix for almost daily all of my Keto diet needs – smoothies, ice cream blends, hot soups (made right in the Vitamix), sauces, and more! Every other blender I purchased before my Vitamix failed within a couple of years. This blender is a work horse. My best-friend has had her Vitamix for over 20 years with NO issues! I just got my Vitamix this past year and LOVE IT!
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CURRY POWDER?
HOW IS KETO LOW-CARB CURRY CHICKEN QUARTERS PREPARED?