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Easy Homemade Deli Meat

Easy Homemade Deli Meat


I’ve had recipes for decades using deli meat such as my protein noodle lasagna, protein sparing chips, protein noodle pad Thai, protein noodle soup and even enchiladas! But through the years, my favorite healthy brands started to add fillers and sugar. That’s why I needed to write a recipe and I wanted an easy recipe for homemade deli meat!

The recipe to make homemade deli meat was intimidating to me at first. Then my new friend Aubrey, who came on my keto trip to Greece send me her step by step photos. We keep in contact and text almost daily. She showed me how easy, affordable and healthy making homemade deli meat can be! I am grateful for Aubrey!


“Cost me 13$ to make 2 pounds cooked. (I got the chicken on sale). I can get the same amount of deli meat at Costco for $20, but the pre-sliced is way thicker and hard on the teeth. It also isn’t perfectly clean. So, I saved money AND have clean deli meat! Only takes a little work! I love that I can adjust the thickness and seasoning! And it tastes WAY better!” Aubrey


If you do not want to go through the trouble of boiling a pot of water for an hour, you can use an Instant Pot!

Spray 2 wide mouth canning jars with avocado oil spray and place the pureed chicken into them. Put on lids onto the jars. Pour a cup of water into the bottom on the Instant Pot. Place a trivet into the bottom and place the jars on the trivet. Press Manual and pressure cook for 20 min. Once finished, place the jars in the fridge for 8 hours before removing and slicing.


As you can see in my photos, I have a lot of holes. This is user error. I should have pressed the pureed chicken into the meat press as I added it. After I made a few batches, I found that when I packed it tightly, I didn’t get the holes.


Do not miss my helpful YouTube video making easy homemade deli meat! I have been working so hard making YouTube videos for all of you, please share this video with your friends to show them just how delicious healthy eating can be!

Easy Homemade Deli Meat

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Carnivore, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Poultry, PSMF Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 168



  • 2 teaspoons Flavor God ranch seasoning (or taco seasoning, Greek seasoning, or Hot sauce)


  • Place the chicken and salt into a food processor and pulse until smooth. 
  • Spray the inside of the deli meat press with avocado oil spray and place the mixture into the press. Press down firmly. 
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the meat press into the water and boil on a low simmer for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 158 degrees F. 
  • Place the unopened container in the fridge for 10 hours or overnight. Remove and slice. Enjoy as a sandwich with my protein sparing bread recipe or dehydrate in an oven or dehydrator for 6 hours on lowest temperature (155 degrees F) to make protein chips! 



Calories: 168 | Fat: 3.6g | Protein: 34.2g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Fiber: 0g | P:E Ratio: 9.5


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