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Chicken Braised in Sauerkraut Recipe

Atkins Chicken Braised in Sauerkraut
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 4 pieces Bacon, slab
  • 40 oz, with bone, raw (yield after cooking, bone removed) Chicken Thigh (Skin Eaten)
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 small Red Onions
  • 3 cup Sauerkraut (Solid and Liquids, Canned)
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 each Bay leaves, dried
  • 1 teaspoon Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)


This recipe requires Juniper berries as an ingredient. You will need 3/4 teaspoon for 6 servings. If you cannot find them, leave them out of the recipe.
  1. In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon to cool, once cooked chop into bite sized pieces.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with teaspoon salt and pepper. Brown in two batches in bacon drippings, 8 minutes per batch. Transfer chicken to bowl as it browns.
  3. Dice onion and cook in drippings for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add bacon, sauerkraut, chicken broth, mustard, juniper berries, bay leaf, sugar substitute, and remaining salt and mix well. Arrange chicken on top. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook on low 35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.Transfer chicken to a platter. Discard bay leaf.
  4. Increase heat to high and boil off most of the cooking liquid. Serve chicken with sauerkraut on the side.

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)