Low Carb Chicken Recipe for Weight Loss

Chef Cindy Mooney , On October 15, 2022

This low carb chicken recipe for weight loss is quick and easy and has just 500 calories.

Low Carb Chicken Recipe for Weight Loss

This low carb chicken recipe for weight loss consists of tender and juicy chicken breast with the sweetness of peas and the earthy flavors of grilled cauliflower. Sprinkles with zero-calorie herbal seasonings this is a weight loss recipe you will keep coming back to.

This low carb chicken recipe has 500 calories.

Equipment needed for this Low Carb Chicken Recipe for Weight Loss:

Cook the chicken

Kitchen tools needed for this weight loss recipe.

  • Knife

  • Cutting board

  • Spatula

  • Skillet

  • A second skillet would speed things up a bit if you like to multi-task.

Low Carb Chicken Recipe for Weight Loss Ingredients

Cook the chicken

Weight loss recipe ingredients.

  • Chicken breast – 6oz

  • Peas – 5oz fresh or frozen

  • Cauliflower – 5oz (1/2 cauliflower head cut into slabs, about 1/2″ thick)

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend *(see below if you want to modify or make your own)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Pinch of salt (1tsp or 5ml).

Good low carb seasoning blend proportions:

  • Oregano – 3 parts

  • Marjoram – 2 parts

  • Thyme – 2 parts

  • Basil – 1 part

  • Rosemary – 1 part

  • Sage – 1 part


Low Carb Chicken Recipe Instructions

Part 1: Cooking the low carb chicken recipe:

  1. First, flatten the chicken breast either by lightly hammering with a tenderizing mallet (recommended), or by butterflying with a sharp knife. 

  2. Heat a large skillet (medium heat) with the olive oil in it

  3. Season the chicken on both sides and place in the hot skillet. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes each side. Keep the heat low enough so that the chicken cooks all the way through and gets some nice color on the outside. Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through by piercing it with a knife tip and pulling it open a bit to see if there is any pink.

    Cook the chicken

    Pan Sear the Chicken.

Part 2: weight loss cauliflower recipe:

  1. While the chicken is cooking, heat another skillet (medium heat) with olive oil, some of the Italian seasoning, and put the cauliflower slabs in on a single layer.

  2. Cook until the cauliflower starts to brown on the bottom, turn over and cook the other side. Sprinkle some more Italian seasoning. Remove from the pan when ready.

    Cook the cauliflower

    Roast the cauliflower in pan.

Part 3: Cook the low carb peas recipe:

  1. In the same hot skillet you just took the cauliflower from, put a little more olive oil and the peas. Swirl until the peas are hot, then serve.

    How to saute peas recipe

    Use the same pan to cook the peas.

Part 4: Serve with all ingredients

  1. Serve your weight loss chicken recipe with peas and cauliflower. This is delicious low carb recipe will help you in your weight loss journey while enjoying what you eat.

  2. Plated weight loss recipe

    Plated weight loss chicken recipe with peas and cauliflower.


Tips for Cooking this low carb Chicken Recipe for weight loss

Tip 1: You can use our calorie calculator to determine your ideal body weight and compute your recommended daily calorie intake, then build your custom meals here.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.