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As grilling season comes in full swing, I decided to share a few low carb grilling tips for parties and two delicious grilling recipes. Grilling recipes work great for outdoor parties, birthdays, picnics, and much more.
The chicken and shrimp were delicious on their own, but I needed a side dish. So, I opted for quick sides of veggies like zucchini, yellow squash, onions and red peppers. I choose these sides because they were simple and healthy while not taking any attention away from the main focuses.
These recipes are a great excuse to get the family outside and together! They’ll help you make an easy weekend meal that’ll be perfect for your next get-together.
3 Quick Low Carb Grilling Tips for Parties:
Options – Options are always a big consideration when throwing a party that needs to be modified for a low carb diet. That’s why popular dishes involving chicken and shrimp are great, they’re almost always loved by everyone and fit perfectly into a low carb diet.
Sauces – Sauces can often be a sneaky killer when it comes to low carb. Most people tend to over look the carbs sauces, dressings and dips contain which is why its best to check the nutrition labels of everything and/or even make your own. I combined both when making the two recipes in this post, utilize El Yucateco’s low carb friendly hot sauce.
Beverages – Stick with simple and delicious beverages like lemon water, light juices low in carbs, and drinks enhanced with 0 carb sweeteners. It’s always good to have an array of popular flavors as drink preferences do vary.
I opted to use El Yucateco’s hot sauces because they’re low carb and add tones of flavor within just a few drops. My favorite is the El Yucateco Red Hot Sauce but if your looking for some serious heat try the El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik).
I picked the hot sauces up at Publix, I was able to find them in the ethnic aisle but they may also be where the sauces are located.
- 1.5 pounds of chicken, cut into 1-2" chunks
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons El Yucateco Red Hot Sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Whisk together all the ingredients (but chicken) in a mixing bowl. Set aside about ½ of this marinade for during and after grilling.
- Place chicken in a large, resealable plastic bag. Pour in the marinade portion and seal bag. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Thread chicken chunks onto skewers, piercing once near the middle. Discard the marinade from the bag.
- Prepare grill (oiling grate, etc.). Cook chicken for about 5 minutes per side until chicken is cooked through and both sides are golden brown, baste frequently with reserved marinade.
- After grilling, pour any remaining marinade over chicken and serve.
- 20-25 large shrimp
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 4.5 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Whisk together all the ingredients (but shrimp) in a mixing bowl. Set aside about ½ of this marinade for during and after grilling.
- Place shrimp in a large, resealable plastic bag. Pour in the marinade portion and seal bag. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once in-between the tail and head. Discard the marinade from the bag.
- Prepare grill (oiling grate, etc.). Cook shrimp for about 3 minutes per side until shrimp is opaque, baste frequently with reserved marinade.
- After grilling, pour any remaining marinade over shrimp and serve.
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