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Low Carb Mediterranean Diet Chicken Recipe With Tabbouleh

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 15 min
Total: 20 min

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • Chicken
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • Low-Carb Tabbouleh
  • 1 lb cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup (tightly packed) finely chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup (tightly packed) finely chopped mint
  • juice from 1 lemon (or more/less to taste)
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper (to taste)


Step 1

Set oven to 420F/216C.

Step 2

Season chicken thighs in a large bowl. Let them rest/marinate for at least 20 minutes.

Step 3

Spray an oven safe nonstick skillet with a little olive oil, then place on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, toss in the marinated chicken thighs. Sear on each side for 2 to 3 minutes until the outside has dark edges and is crispy. Place in the oven and bake for 6 to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse blend to create cauliflower “couscous.” Add it a bowl along with the remaining ingredients. Fold and mix everything together and season to taste with sea salt & pepper (and any other of the ingredients EXCEPT for oil).

Step 5

Build the meals and enjoy!