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Turkey Thighs With Sauerkraut

Skinless, boneless turkey thighs sauteed with some bacon and mixed with sauerkraut can be a high-protein, low-carb meal, with great aroma and taste.

This is also a very easy recipe to make and it doesn't require much time. By varying amounts of ingredients, this dish can be easily adapted for individual needs and requirements.

Published: February 13, 2021.

The recipe is very simple - since ingredients include both bacon and sauerkraut, don't add any salt to this dish.

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In a suitable deep and wide, preheated non-stick pan put 20g of thinly sliced bacon for a minute or two.

Note: Chinese wok will do just fine.

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Turkey thighs cut into small chunks and put in the pan/wok.

Since this is a non-stick pan, there is no need to add any fats - some bacon here is for additional taste and for some fats as nutrients.

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While keeping the heat to medium, saute bacon and turkey thighs for 20-25 minutes, depending on the meat chunk size. turkey sauerkraut 4

In the meantime, put some sliced sauerkraut in the strainer and wash it with plenty of water.

Note: sauerkraut contains a large amount of sodium and in combination with salt in bacon, there is no need to add any more salt.

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After the turkey is well sauteed, put sauerkraut in the pan/wok and mix gently with meat. For additional flavor, one can add some pepper or similar - personally, with bacon and sauerkraut, there is really no need to add anything.

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Now, let everything cook for 10-15 more minutes with gently mixing from time to time.

When the meal is cooked, turn the heat off and let everything settle down for few more minutes.

Serve warm.

The nutritional content of the prepared food is given in the following chart:

Food Amount Protein Carbs Fats Fibers
Turkey Thighs 400g 84g 0g 8g 0g
Bacon 20g 6g 0g 9g 0g
Sauerkraut 500g 4g 22g 3g 14g
Total: 94g 22g 20g 14g
Calories: 644 kcal 376 kcal 88 kcal 180 kcal -

For most people and athletes on a low-carb or low-kcal diet, there is enough food for two meals - ~320 kcal per meal, mostly from protein.

Carbs are relatively low, suitable for low-carb diets, but too much for a true Keto diet.

The amount of fats makes this meal very balanced and in combination with 14 grams of fibers (7g per meal), makes this meal very satiating.

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If You are not on a low-carb or low-kcal diet, be free to serve this meal with some wholegrain bread or pasta, brown rice, boiled potatoes, polenta, and similar.

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