Cajun Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Green Bean Bacon Bundles


Hey y’all, hope everyone has been enjoying the weekend! This is a versatile recipe, you don’t have to use anything spicy, you can also use any season blend you prefer. Plus, if you’re not a fan of bacon you can use strips of deli turkey meat or nothing at all. Oven baked green beans are amazing all on their own with a little salt, black pepper, and maybe some thinly sliced onion. 

I will say this, the bacon bundles are HIGHLY addictive! No kidding! I could easy eat half the pan, they were that good. But I didn’t, instead I ate six which is a serving size. 

What you’ll need:

1 pound chicken tenders, fileted

3 tblsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning, or fresh lemon zest with black pepper

1 tblsp zesty cajun seasoning, optional

1 pound frozen green beans

1 pound bacon, cut in half

1 tblsp coconut oil

Onion powder

Black pepper

Directions:

Heat oven to 400*F and line sheet pan with non-stick foil(shiny side down, dull side up). 

Start with making the bacon bundles first. Lay a half strip of bacon down on a cutting board and place about 7 pieces of frozen green beans on the bacon strip. Start at one end and roll the bacon up and over the green beans, lay seam side down on sheet pan. I got about 30 bundles. Once the pan is filled sprinkle the top with a little onion powder and black pepper. Set aside.

Filet the chicken tenders lengthwise and season both sides with cajun and lemon pepper seasoning. Rub 1 tblsp coconut oil on underside and top side of wire cooling rack and place on top of bacon bundles. Place seasoned chicken on rack and bake for 20 minutes. Remove chicken to serving platter, increase oven temp to 425*F and continue baking the bacon bundles for another 15 minutes. This will help them to crisp up and ensure the doneness of the green beans. 

Serve with a side salad.

Nutritional Information: 1/4 serving(according to MyFitnessPal)

Calories: 566

Fat: 24g

Carbs: 2.4g

Fiber: 0.8g

Net Carbs: 1.6g

I would definitely say this is an induction friendly meal and I easily eat this every night. Oh but Amanda what about the fat and calories?! When you’re living a low carb life you need the fat to help keep you satisfied between meals. This is what helps curb those cravings. In all honesty, I’m not even concerned about calories. Even though I use MyFitnessPal I mainly use it to keep tract of my carbohydrates and activity. Rarely do I ever meet my daily calorie goal and yet I am able to lose weight and maintain a good amount of energy throughout each day. 

Let me know how this recipe works for you! Hope you all enjoy your week! 

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