Low Carb Chicken Chorizo “No Potato” Hash

Easy Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleoHealthy Chicken Chorizo “No Potato” Hash, comfort food for low carb diets!

Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo
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I am not a dietitian, nutritionist, doctor, or personal trainer.

Yet as a former gym-rat and person who pays close attention to health trends, if there is a health book on the New York Times Best Seller’s list, I read it. I may not follow all it’s principles, but at least I want to be in the know.

How To: Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo

In younger years, Lt. Dan and I were the couple that used to come home from work, make dinner, lounge a bit, and head to the gym for a few hours every evening. That was, of course, before kids.

Nowadays we have a gym set up in our spare room so that I can cook as I please, then go “run it off” while my precious ones are sleeping or at school.

Making Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo

It’s hard to balance healthy habits like eating clean and working out in our busy world.

Not only do I love to eat, I hate feeling that every choice I make has to be so rigid to stay healthy and trim.

Honestly, sometimes I just give up for a while… Especially over the holidays.

How to Make: Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo

Yet when it’s time to get back on track I:

  • Make sure to get five 30-60 minute workouts in a week (mixing cardio and weight training)
  • Drink only water and unsweetened tea
  • Reduce the use of packaged foods
  • And keep carbs on the down-low

Quick Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo

I try not to worry about portion size too much, especially if I’m working out a lot. Lots of sweat and an empty grumbling tummy make me cranky!

I’ve also found adding a little comfort to low carb dishes makes the clean living easier to maintain.

Easy to Make Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo

This simple Low Carb Chicken Chorizo “No Potato” Hash recipe is a nod to southern hash-style dishes… Without the potatoes.

I’ve substituted fresh zucchini for the potatoes, and added a bit of fatty goodness to the hash to compensate for the lack of carbs.

Adding chorizo to the hash offers a bold zesty flavor, and cozy feel, to an otherwise extremely lean dish.

Perfect Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo

Low Carb Chicken Chorizo “No Potato” Hash is one of my favorite quick go-to dinners this season. You can even use up your leftovers while making it!


Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash #healthy #paleo
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Chicken Chorizo “No Potato” Hash

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
28 mins
Easy Low Carb Chicken Chorizo "No Potato" Hash - A quick and tasty slow-carb, low carb, and paleo recipe you can make in minutes.
Servings: 4 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Chorizo “No Potato” Hash
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Potassium 797mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 29.9%
Vitamin C 91%
Calcium 4%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 5-6 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 4 large zucchini, cut into 1/3 inch cubes
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, if needed
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Brown the chorizo for 2-3 minutes, then add the chicken until warmed through. Remove the chorizo and chicken, and set aside.
  2. Add the onions to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute. Add the zucchini, red pepper, and a tablespoon of oil if needed. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, until just cooked, but not mushy. Salt and pepper to taste. Then add the protein back in.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is a GREAT recipe to make use of leftover chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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85 comments on “Low Carb Chicken Chorizo “No Potato” Hash

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  4. Maria Lichtyposted January 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply

    I love all that zucchini!

  5. Meganposted June 30, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply

    I have done this diet before and had great success with it as well. I have unfortunately fallen off the wagon and I’m looking to get back on… Can I ask what your suggestions are for breakfasts on the go if any? I work pretty early in the morning and it always seems to be an issue for me since I can’t just grab a yogurt and fruit on this diet. Any ideas would be appreciated :)

    • Sommerposted July 1, 2013 at 6:42 am Reply

      You know Megan, when I’m doing it it’s easiest for me to eat leftovers for breakfast. Not so glamorous, but already make and ready to warm up and go.

  6. Alexander (BLH)posted April 1, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

    Hey Sommer,

    love your Slow Carb recipes … I’m missing in the 4-Hour-Body-Book ;-)

    Lost with the Slow Carb/ Rock Star Diet 21 pounds/ 9,8 kg in 2 months … Here are my results (unfortunately in German)


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  9. Themisposted January 26, 2012 at 5:29 am Reply

    Thanks for the recipes!
    I am a vegetarian who is reading the 4hr body book.
    As a vegetarian I think the food part will be challenging, but more than anything the 30grms of protein in the morning, because 1. I normally never have breakfast (I know is bad) 2. I never ever liked eggs, not even when I was not a vegetarian.
    Do you have any suggestions for breakfast?
    Thanks a million for your help!

    • Sommerposted January 26, 2012 at 7:24 am Reply

      Breakfast can be tricky. I actually eat leftovers most mornings, because I’m not a big egg eater either. :)

  10. Kimposted January 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Really enjoying the diet so far. It has been a big adjustment for me but I have been sticking with mostly mexican foods and chicken chili and it has been great. I have a long way to go but my first week I lost 10.5 lbs and I am five days in week two and have lost another 3 lbs. I don’t do beans in the morning but have been following all the rest of the rules. I skipped my first cheat day because I wanted to detox a little longer from the sugar. What are the rules for the cheat day? When do you drink the grapefruit juice?

    • Sommerposted January 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply

      Hi Kim! I’m glad you’re liking the 4 Hour Body Diet. I drink grapefruit juice first thing, on the cheat day. Then NO RULES apply–whatever you want, as much as you want. :)

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  14. Peter_the_Gr8posted October 14, 2011 at 7:58 am Reply

    I have been following this for 3 weeks and have lost 16 lbs. I am very disciplined when I decide to make a change like this, and you have to be. The world wants you to eat like crap. I eat fruit after a workout or on my cheat day. I reduced my workouts to 3 days a week. Tim’s book is excellent (you don’t need to read every chapter.) The free day is great and really burns you out for junk food for the coming week. Plus, I often eat pizza or pasta within 30 minutes after a workout and that works too. I do an hour or spinning or kickboxing or running for exercise. I look better, I feel better and I know I have a healthy plan. Websites like this with great recipes help out so much!

  15. Cathy Wilsonposted October 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm Reply

    The 4-Hour Body really works and is pretty well-researched. As for the fruit, once a week is plenty for me. It’s amazing how you don’t get hungry with the slow carbs. I am over 60 and finally, finally am losing weight and keeping it off.

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  17. Jkposted March 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Working on that diet myself, made the chicken zucchini dish it’s was great, everyone raved how good it was. Thanks! Great looking blog

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  19. Mandyposted March 6, 2011 at 11:43 am Reply

    I have been searching for chef inspired slow carb recipes. These are awesome. Thank you so much for posting!!!

  20. Nanaposted February 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Sommer, I just made the Chicken Chorizo Hash this week and it is wonderful. We loved it and were thrilled to have some left over for a second meal. I am keeping this recipe for sure.

  21. Ken Scrivnerposted February 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Hi Sommer,
    My wife prepared this entree today for lunch. Fabulous!

  22. Lori Lynnposted February 23, 2011 at 11:19 am Reply

    Hi Sommer – that chicken chile hash looks fabulous. Maybe Mr. Ferriss is correct? With dishes like yours, that could be a snap to follow!

  23. A Canadian Foodieposted February 23, 2011 at 12:13 am Reply

    I am not a diet person. If you are fit and work out, understand nutrition and eat healthy = that is all you have to do. This dish does look delicious!