Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 24 oz raw Chicken Breast
  • 0.67 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 1 small Onions
  • 1 medium Carrots
  • 2 stalk medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) Celery
  • 0.5 tsp Fennel Seed
  • 0.5 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Thick-It-Up
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 8 serving Atkins Cuisine Pie Crust


Use the Atkins recipe to make 1 recipe of Atkins Cuisine Pie Crust.  Once the dough is made, wrap it in plastic and put it in the refrigerator until ready to roll out.  Roll to fit size of your pie dish if you are not using a 9-inch pie plate.
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place chicken, broth, yellow onion, carrot, celery and fennel seeds in a medium saucepot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Strain stock into a small saucepan. 
  3. Mix in cream; bring to a boil. Stir in thickener; cook 2 minutes until mixture thickens. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables; stir to coat. Mix in parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  4. Spoon chicken mixture into a 9-inch diameter dish pie plate. Lay dough over filling; press down edges with tines of a fork to adhere to pie plate rim. 
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until crust is golden and baked through (Cover edges of dough with aluminum foil if browning too quickly).  Makes 6 servings.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.