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Pulled Garlic Chicken


My favorite season is winter.  Not only because I enjoy the holidays and the cold, but because it’s the time of the year that I’m guaranteed to have my mom’s Pulled Garlic Chicken! 

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Every winter, our family would have a potluck holiday gathering and my mom would always bring her proven specialty potluck dish – Pulled Garlic Chicken. 

This dish has been enjoyed by many people and everyone compliments my mother on the dish.  It’s a simple dish that uses salt and garlic to really highlight and bring out the umami flavors found in chicken!

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Whenever I eat this dish, I reminisce of all the holiday parties I went to as a kid and all the great times I shared.  Now, I’ll share this recipe with the rest of the world in the hopes that it’ll create the same fond memories for someone else’s family!!

This dish is filled with tender boiled chicken thighs infused with garlic, salt and black pepper.  It’s also loaded with healthy chicken fat and proteins all while being low-carb/keto friendly at ~0.5g of carbs/serving.

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For this dish, you should be able to gather all the ingredients ad your local supermarket. 

So if you’re ready, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Cook Time 15M

Total Time 20M

Net Carb/Serv ~0.5g

Servings 3-4

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/8 tsp Salt (for boiling)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Salt (for seasoning)
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil (can replace with avocado oil if preferred)
  • 2 Stalks of Green Onion

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) In large stove top pot, add enough water to cover chicken thighs and bring to a boil.

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3) Once the water boils, sprinkle 1/8 tsp salt into stove top pot and add chicken.  Reduce heat to medium and cover stove top pot 7/8 of the way to expose a little room for evaporation.  Cook for 15 minutes.

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4) Meanwhile, cut green onion into thin slices.

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5) Grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press.

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6) Once 15 minutes has passed, remove chicken and place onto a  cutting board.  Gently sweep the knife/fork along with the grain of the meat.  The chicken should pull apart and form shreds.

7) In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, garlic, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and mix well.  After mixing well, transfer to a serving plate and add green onions on top.

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8) In a cast iron pan, heat up the vegetable oil until it lightly smokes (please note that cast iron pan & handle gets VERY hot.  So please wear mitts if you need to handle the pan).   Pour hot oil onto chicken (should sizzle if hot enough) and enjoy immediately.

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Pulled Garlic Chicken!

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The best Asian Low/Carb Keto recipe for Pulled Garlic Chicken. So light yet flavorful. Net Carb / Serving ~1g. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe so quick, easy and worth the effort.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: asian chicken recipe lowcarb, boiled chicken thigh, garlic chicken, japanese chicken, keto chicken, lowcarb chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients

  • 3-4 Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/8 tsp Salt for boiling
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/8 tsp Salt for seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil can replace with avocado oil if preferred
  • 2 Stalks Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In large stove top pot, add enough water to cover chicken thighs and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water boils, sprinkle 1/8 tsp salt into stove top pot and add chicken. Reduce heat to medium and cover stove top pot 7/8 of the way to expose a little room for evaporation. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut green onion into thin slices.
  • Grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press.
  • Once 15 minutes has passed, remove chicken and place onto a cutting board. Gently sweep the knife/fork along with the grain of the meat. The chicken should pull apart and form shreds.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, garlic, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and mix well. After mixing well, transfer to a serving plate and add green onions on top.
  • In a cast iron pan, heat up the vegetable oil until it lightly smokes (please note that cast iron pan & handle gets VERY hot. So please wear mitts if you need to handle the pan). Pour hot oil onto chicken (should sizzle if hot enough) and enjoy immediately.

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