Keto Middle Eastern Skewers with Cauliflower Rice

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I love it when my plate is full of color and this dish certainly fits the bill! I added turmeric into the chicken marinade and cauliflower rice. The grilled tomatoes add another pop of color to this plate.

Middle Eastern Skewers Second

Skewers are something I love to make during grilling season. These chicken and onion kebabs go so well with the turmeric cauliflower rice and the tasty garlic sauce!

Yields 4 servings of Keto Middle Eastern Skewers with Cauliflower Rice

The Preparation

Chicken Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon fresh garlic, mined
  • 1 medium lemon, juice + zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon¬†turmeric powder
  • 3/4 medium yellow onion, wedges
  • 28 ounce¬†boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup full-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 4 ounce cucumber
  • 2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cauliflower Rice:

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 16 ounce cauliflower, riced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar

Garnish & Tomato Skewers:

  • 8 ounce fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium lemon, slices

The Execution

1. Measure out and prepare all the ingredients.

2. In a bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice and zest, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and turmeric.

3. In another bowl, lay out the chicken and onion wedges. Completely cover them in the marinade. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of overnight.

4. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sauce: greek yogurt, chopped cucumbers, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Prepare the skewers by sliding on the chicken pieces and alternating with the onion wedges. Put all of the tomatoes on one skewer.

6. In a frying pan over medium heat, add the coconut oil, cauliflower rice, water, turmeric powder, and zaatar. Keep on medium heat for about 5-10 minutes until the water has evaporated.

7. Preheat the grill on medium heat. Grease the grill with a little bit of oil. Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning about every 5 minutes.

8. Serve the skewers with the turmeric cauliflower rice and garlic sauce. Serve with lemon slices and chopped parsley. Enjoy!

This makes a total of 4 servings of Keto Middle Eastern Skewers with Cauliflower Rice. Each serving comes out to be 577 calories, 41.1g fat, 11.9g net carbs, and 41.4g protein.

NUTRITION CALORIES FAT CARBS FIBER NET CARBS PROTEIN
0.25 cup olive oil 477 54 0 0 0 0
3.00 teaspoon fresh garlic 13 0 2.8 0.2 2.6 0.5
1.00 medium lemon 24 0.3 7.8 2.4 5.5 0.9
0.00 none salt and pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0
1.00 teaspoon turmeric powder 10 0.1 2 0.7 1.4 0
0.75 medium yellow onion 31 0.1 7.2 1 6.2 1
28.00 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1135 70.9 0 0 0 134.6
0.75 cup full-fat plain greek yogurt 162 8.5 5.1 0 5.1 15.3
4.00 ounce cucumber 17 0 4.1 0.6 3.6 0.7
2.00 teaspoon fresh garlic 8 0 1.9 0.1 1.8 0.4
0.00 none salt and pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.00 tablespoon coconut oil 243 27 0 0.0 0 0.0
16.00 ounce cauliflower 104 2.3 18.6 10.4 8.2 8.2
0.75 cup water 0 0 0 0 0 0
1.00 teaspoon turmeric powder 10 0.1 2.1 0.7 1.4 0.3
1.00 teaspoon zaatar 5 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.2
8.00 ounce fresh tomatoes 41 0.5 8.8 2.7 6.1 2
2.00 tablespoon fresh parsley 3 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2
1.00 medium lemon 24 0.3 7.8 2.4 5.5 0.9
Totals 2307 164.5 69.3 21.7 47.6 165.5
Per Serving (/4) 577 41.1 17.3 5.4 11.9 41.4
Keto Middle Eastern Skewers with Cauliflower Rice

45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 577

Fat per serving: 41.1g

Keto Middle Eastern Skewers with Cauliflower Rice

The Preparation

  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon fresh garlic, mined
  • 1 medium lemon, juice + zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3/4 medium yellow onion, wedges
  • 28 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup full-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 4 ounce cucumber
  • 2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cauliflower Rice:
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 16 ounce cauliflower, riced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar
  • Garnish & Tomato Skewers:
  • 8 ounce fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium lemon, slices

The Execution

  1. Measure out and prepare all the ingredients.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice and zest, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and turmeric.
  3. In another bowl, lay out the chicken and onion wedges. Completely cover them in the marinade. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of overnight.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sauce: greek yogurt, chopped cucumbers, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Prepare the skewers by sliding on the chicken pieces and alternating with the onion wedges. Put all of the tomatoes on one skewer.
  6. In a frying pan over medium heat, add the coconut oil, cauliflower rice, water, turmeric powder, and zaatar. Keep on medium heat for about 5-10 minutes until the water has evaporated.
  7. Preheat the grill on medium heat. Grease the grill with a little bit of oil. Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning about every 5 minutes.
  8. Serve the skewers with the turmeric cauliflower rice and garlic sauce. Serve with lemon slices and chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

This makes a total of 4 servings of Keto Middle Eastern Skewers with Cauliflower Rice. Each serving comes out to be 577 calories, 41.1g fat, 11.9g net carbs, and 41.4g protein.

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