pesto

Before switching to a low-carb lifestyle, pasta was one of my favorite, go-to meals. So much so that I was eating it up to three times per week. Naturally, that doesn’t fly on Keto. I recently became aware of a little something called Slim Pasta, and at 11 calories, and 0g net carbs per 125g serve, I couldn’t not try it.

Recipe: Chicken Pesto with Slim Pasta

Yield: 2 Serves

Cooking Time: ~15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 300mL Cream
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 Jar of Pesto

Before switching to a low-carb lifestyle, pasta was one of my favorite, go-to meals. So much so that I was eating it up to three times per week. Naturally, that doesn’t fly on Keto.

Very recently, I became aware of a little something called Slim Pasta, and at 11 calories, and 0g net carbs per 125g serve, I couldn’t not try it.

I felt like a pesto and was fortunate enough to have a jar on hand. For anyone who isn’t familiar with pesto, it’s basically pine nuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and basil.

Ingredients

It’s so simple that anyone can cook it.

Step 1: Garlic and Oil

Before you do anything, put some garlic and oil in a pan and simmer it lightly.

Step 2: Dice and Fry the Chicken

While that’s happening, dice the chicken up into whatever size floats your boat.

And place it in the pan, mixing it around until it looks like this

Step 3: Pesto Time

Add in the pesto, stir through, then add the cream.

If your walls don’t look like this you’re not cooking with enough fat.

I wanted mine to be very rich and very creamy, and truth be told, with an entire jar of pesto, there isn’t much option there, but in any case I decided to reduce the cream down a little.

Step 4: SlimPasta Time

Rinse the pasta

Put it in hot water (not boiling) for one minute.

Drain, and then toss it into the pan

And stir

Step 5: Serving

So the smell has probably found its way through your house, and thus, it’s time to eat.

The SlimPasta is pretty great, it’s as close as one can reasonably expect to get without bringing wheat into the equation. I’m definitely going to be using it again for this, or something similar, because it really hit the spot and quelled a long time craving

3 Comments on Chicken Pesto with Slim Pasta

Hey mate, in in Canberra and wondering what shop i would find this pasta in? Had a preliminary search in Coles/Woolies and couldn’t find it. Thanks.

by Grant on October 1, 2013 Reply

    I usually pick it up in Woolies, in the tiny little area they have for stuff like this, gluten free items, and et cetera.

    by Aaron on October 15, 2013 Reply

What an amazing find, a carb free pasta alternative that’s actually available here in Aus!

by Josh on March 8, 2014 Reply

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