Ok, who loves carbs? Show of hands….🙋🏾 It’s like carbs were put on this earth to show us what real love and devotion could be. I once thought that carbs could be my soulmate. Ok ok, not really, but pop tarts, bread, pasta, you name it, I loved it! However, my body and the weight that I gained from eating all of those carbs, (as I got older) I did not love.
A few years ago, I started to really get into cooking healthy meals. Not just meal prepping chicken with a side of broccoli for lunches, but creating fun and interesting meals for the hubs and I to try. Some of them were total successes and others were definite misses. However I really enjoyed finding new ways to make delicious low carb meals that could help keep my body in check. **Disclaimer, I still needed to work out too.
My mom used to make this dinner for me when I was younger that I was completely in love with, Love Birds; it was incredible! The flakiest of crusts on the outer shell of the delectable puff pastry. Inside you had perfectly seasoned chicken and a sweet, but subtle taste of orange marmalade. Literally one of my favorite meals of all time, but puff pastry isn’t the healthiest of choices, and that’s not even adding in the rest of the ingredients that go into this dish. So, I decided to try and make my own version of Love Birds that would be lower in carbs yet still delicious.
On today’s menu: Low Carb Love Birds 🤗
7 oz Grilled Chicken (cooked)
1 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 TBSP Almond Flour
3 TBSP Coconut Flour
2 – 3 TBSP Orange Marmalade
Italian Seasonings *to your liking
- Preheat your oven to 400 Degrees
- In a microwave melt your mozzarella cheese ~ about 1 minute and then 10 second intervals afterwards; stirring occasionally.
- Combine almond and coconut flour, as well as your seasonings in a mixing bowl. (I used Oregano, Basil, Salt and Pepper).
- When the mozzarella is melted, place into your flour mixture and begin stirring it in (this will be tough and you’ll question your stirring abilities, hang in there).
- After a minute and when the cheese has cooled down a bit, add in your egg and combine everything together. You may need to use two utensils here and it may be flakey.
- When everything is combined and you have a moist dough, transfer to a flat surface with parchment paper.
- Lay another sheet of parchment paper over your dough ball and use a rolling pin or your hand to flatten it out. **Not going to lie, I couldn’t find my rolling pin, so my water bottle did the trick.
- Once rolled out, begin by coating the dough with your Marmalade.
- Next add your chicken; depending on how big or small you prepared your chicken, not all 7 oz will fit (save some and eat on the side with your meal once finished).
- After you have added your chicken, lift one section of dough at a time and lay it over the top covering your filling.
- I added the remainder of marmalade that was still on my spoon over the top of the folded dough to help give it a nice crust like finish.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until you see it has turned golden brown in color.
- Slice it up, plate it and give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy with loved ones.
In case you were wondering, this got the hubs stamp of approval. Direct quote, “I would not mind having this more often.” Which for my husband, means a lot lol! 😉
Nutrition Facts: Serves 4 (I had two servings, because it fit my macros)