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Marry Me Chicken: A One-Pan, Low Carb Favourite

chicken dinner protein recipe Apr 20, 2024

What's the best diet for Real Health and Weight Loss? 

Eating in a way that lowers insulin levels and keeps blood sugars stable is the key to good health and long lasting weight loss. We also need to ensure we are eating enough protein to make hormones, enzymes and maintain muscle. Here's a blog we wrote called How to do Low Carb Properly  We need fat for fuel, vitamins and essentially fatty acids. We need more than was recommended back in the 1980's and 90's but if weight loss is a goal then we need just the right amount. You can find out more about that here in Dr Mary's blog post  

Eating delicious low carb real food is the number one thing you can do for long lasting health and weight loss if you have type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, going through menopause or are overweight. This recipe is quick, easy family friendly and won't break the bank. 

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High Protein, Low Carb for Easy Weight Loss 

Marry Me Chicken combines Tuscan flavours and nutritious ingredients all in a single pan, making it perfect for a low carb lifestyle. This recipe features diced chicken thighs, hearty bacon, and a mix of fresh vegetables, all brought together with a creamy, flavourful sauce. It’s an ideal choice for a satisfying meal that's simple to prepare.


  • Proteins:
    • 1 kg of chicken thighs, diced
    • 300 g of bacon, chopped
  • Vegetables:
    • 100 g of onions, diced
    • 2 zucchinis, sliced
    • 1 red capsicum, sliced
    • 300 g of mushrooms, sliced
  • Sauce:
    • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
    • 200 g of Passata sauce
    • 30 g of Mingle Seasoning, Tuscan Chicken
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 200 g of cream or sour cream


Cooking Method

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Dice the chicken thighs, chop the bacon, and prepare all vegetables as listed.
  2. Cook Bacon and Chicken: In a large frying pan add onions, and cook the bacon until crispy. Add the diced chicken and cook until it’s browned and cooked through.
  3. Add Vegetables and Sauce Components: To the pan, zucchinis, red capsicum, mushrooms, tomato paste, Passata, salt and Tuscan chicken seasoning. Stir well to combine.
  4. Simmer: Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes, letting the flavours blend and the sauce thicken slightly.
  5. Final Touch: Mix in the cream or sour cream, heating through gently to ensure the sauce is creamy and smooth.


Serve Hot: Dish out the Marry Me Chicken hot, optionally topped with fresh herbs like parsley or basil to enhance flavour and appearance. You can add it to cauliflower rice if you like 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (6 Servings)

  • Calories: 495 kcal
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Net Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fat: 35 g


Marry Me Chicken epitomises both simplicity and delight, mixing wholesome proteins and vegetables in a single pan for a quick, nutritious meal. With its high protein and low carb profile, it's perfectly suited for anyone seeking to enjoy a delicious, family friendly meal while managing their carbohydrate intake. Ideal for a busy weekday dinner or a comforting meal without the fuss. Huzzah!


Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy are the co-owners of Real Life Medicine. They help women who have been on every diet under the sun, improve their metabolism and learn mindset skills, so they can achieve optimal health and long lasting weight loss. With this comes increased energy, vitality and confidence. You can avoid chronic disease and stop living life on the sidelines!


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