AMY'S ITALIAN SKILLET
20 ounces ground chicken or turkey
1 small onion, chopped, 2 1/2 ounces
1/2 green pepper, chopped, about 4 ounces *
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped, about 4 ounces *
4-8 ounces tomato sauce (see my comments below)
Pinch granular Splenda, optional
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, optional, 1 ounce *
Brown the turkey; drain. Add the onions and peppers and cook until tender. Add the tomato sauce, Splenda and spices to taste. Simmer until heated through. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired.
Makes 4 servings
Can be frozen
* I used frozen chopped peppers. Amy called for a handful of onions and of each color pepper so I had to guess at the amounts. The parmesan was my idea. Amy didn't put any in hers. It only adds about 1/4 carb per serving.
With 4 ounces tomato sauce:
Per Serving: 328 Calories; 21g Fat; 26g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs
With 8 ounces tomato sauce:
Per Serving: 335 Calories; 21g Fat; 26g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
This is from Amy's Eating Low website. I really like this dish. It's simple and you can easily adjust the seasonings to your taste. Amy didn't specify amounts for the spices. I did so that I could come up with the counts. Feel free to use more or less than I did. Amy called for just half a can of tomato sauce but I threw in the whole can rather than waste half of it. I've given the counts for both amounts in case you're really trying to cut your carbs where you can. Amy didn't say how much ground chicken to use. Ground chicken is too expensive for my budget so I got ground turkey which usually comes in 20 ounce packages. If Amy used a pound of meat, 1/2 can of sauce might be plenty. With 20 ounces of meat, and 8 ounces of sauce, the dish came out nice and moist but not as wet as pasta sauce. This is meant to be a one-pot meal so you're not trying to make pasta sauce out of it. I think that adding the parmesan cheese really rounded out the flavor without adding too many carbs or calories. I did not include it in the counts since it is an optional ingredient. Be sure to check out Amy's site where you can watch a video of her making this recipe. Click the photo to see a closeup.
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