Keto Muffuletta Chicken
I know I’ve talked about this before… but I used to be a really picky eater. 6 or 7 years ago probably would have hated this muffuletta chicken because of the olives, but nowadays, olives are my one of my go to snacks and I perhaps even my favorite ingredient in this recipe. That is saying a lot considering provolone is it’s major competition for the top spot.
I always felt justified with my distaste for olive because of the How I Met Your Mother Olive Theory (Lauren loves olives) and if I’m being completely honest the first time I ever tasted a castelvetrano olive it caused a paradigm shift in the way I eat and the foods that I’ll try and overall has made me a much more adventurous eater.
Muffuletta sandwiches are a New Orleans staple, almost as much as a Po’Boy or a big bowl of gumbo. But what really makes it unique are its utilization of Italian flavors in a city known for its French/Cajun influences.
Trying to emulate New Orleans cuisine on the keto diet can be difficult because of its heavy use of fried foods and red beans and rice, but this recipe is an excellent low carb alternative with all the flavor you know and love from the big easy.
This is the part where I usually tell you about the some of the nutritious benefits from one of the ingredients in the recipe, but nothing I can say would quite as succinct or informative as what Dr. Josh Axe has to say:
“Known mostly for making versatile, beneficial olive oil, olives are bursting with rich phytonutrients and are known to provide antioxidants, lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, relieve pain, treat and prevent cancer, boost heart health, work as a natural probiotic, lower risk for diabetes and obesity, help fight infections, and prevent osteoporosis.”
When shopping for olives for this recipe and others it’s a good idea to check out the nutrition label because some brands are absolutely loaded with sodium and while I love salt, it can be too much of a good thing if left unchecked. To read more about the numerous health benefits of olives check out the following links below:
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 oz salami
- 2 oz ham
- 4 oz provolone (sliced)
- ½ cup (120g) olive mix
- 2 tablespoons olive oil