The Ultimate Keto Chicken Alfredo Recipe: A Low-Carb Favorite!
Keto Chicken Alfredo
by Catherine Frank
Keto Chicken Alfredo is a delicious and low-carb dish that has become increasingly popular in the keto community. It features a creamy alfredo sauce, made with cream cheese and parmesan cheese, that is served over spiralized zucchini noodles.
The combination of protein-rich chicken and the creamy sauce makes for a satisfying meal that is low in carbs and high in flavor. The ingredients used in this dish are perfect for the keto diet, as they are all low in carbohydrates, high in healthy fats, and provide a good source of protein.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (for sautéing)
- 1 pound chicken breast, diced (for protein)
- 1/2 cup onion, diced (for flavor)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (for creaminess)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (for flavor)
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated (for flavor and texture)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (for flavor)
- Salt and pepper, to taste (for flavor)
- 1/2 cup baby spinach (for nutrition)
Step 1. Start by preheating your oven to 375˚F.
Once your oven is preheated, you can begin preparing the keto chicken alfredo dish. To make the dish, start by seasoning your chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Then, heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the chicken breasts for 8-10 minutes,
Step 2. Place your chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
To ensure that your chicken breasts are cooked to perfection, it is best to bake them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This will help to prevent sticking, as well as promote even cooking. Additionally, the parchment paper helps to keep the chicken from drying out and becoming tough. Once the chicken is cooked, it can be added to the creamy alfredo sauce for an incredible meal.
Step 3. Generously season the chicken with salt and pepper.
When seasoning the chicken for keto chicken alfredo, it's important to be generous with the salt and pepper. For best results, use high-quality sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. The salt will help draw out the moisture from the chicken and enhance the flavor, while the pepper will give the dish a nice kick. Additionally, you may want to add some other herbs and spices to the dish, such as garlic powder, onion powder, or Italian seasoning, for an extra layer of flavor.
Step 4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
To make it, you need to bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes or until it is cooked through. This will ensure that the chicken is cooked through, allowing all the flavors to combine and the chicken to be juicy and tender. To make sure the chicken is cooked through, you should use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. Once the chicken is done, you can add the sauce and other ingredients and finish cooking the dish.
Step 5. Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool before slicing into cubes.
Once the chicken is removed from the oven, it's important to let it cool before slicing into cubes for your keto chicken alfredo. This will give the chicken time to cool and firm up, making it easier to cut into cubes. It will also help to lock in the juices and flavor of the chicken. Once the chicken has cooled, carefully slice it into cubes and add it to your keto chicken alfredo dish. Enjoy!
Step 6. Begin preparing your Alfredo sauce.
Begin preparing your Alfredo sauce by melting butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add in garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add in heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly, and reduce heat to low.
Simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to thicken. Finally, season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste and whisk until combined. Your Alfredo sauce is now ready to be served with your favorite keto chicken alfredo dish!
Step 7. In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
Once the oil is hot, add the diced chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Pour in the chicken broth, cream and Parmesan cheese and stir until combined. Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Serve hot and enjoy!
Step 8. Add a clove of minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
Adding a clove of minced garlic to the keto chicken alfredo can bring out a wonderful flavor and aroma. Garlic is a key ingredient in Alfredo sauce and can really bring out the flavor of the other ingredients. When adding the garlic, make sure to cook it until it is fragrant. This will help to ensure that the garlic does not overpower the other flavors in the dish.
Step 9. Add a cup of heavy cream, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
Adding these ingredients to your keto chicken alfredo will give it a rich and creamy texture. The heavy cream will add a nice creaminess, while the Parmesan cheese will add a sharp and salty flavor. The Italian seasoning will add a hint of Italian flavor to the dish, making it even more delicious. If you are looking for a healthier version of this dish, you can always use low-fat cream and reduced-fat Parmesan cheese.
Step 10. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
Once the sauce has simmered for 5 minutes, use a spoon or whisk to check if it has thickened. If the sauce is too thin, let it continue to simmer until you reach the desired consistency. If the sauce is too thick, add a small amount of chicken broth and stir until combined. Once the sauce has reached the desired consistency, remove from heat and serve over your cooked chicken and zoodles. Enjoy!
Step 11. Add the cubed chicken to the Alfredo sauce and stir until everything is evenly combined.
Once the cubed chicken is added to the Alfredo sauce, stir the mixture until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed. This will ensure that the chicken is thoroughly covered in the sauce. Additionally, stirring the mixture will help to evenly combine the flavors of the chicken and Alfredo sauce. After the mixture is evenly combined, the keto chicken Alfredo is ready to be served.
Step 12. Serve over your favorite keto-friendly noodles and enjoy!
Keto chicken alfredo is a delicious and savory dish that is sure to please. To make this dish extra special, serve it over your favorite keto-friendly noodles. Some great options include zoodles (zucchini noodles), shirataki noodles, or even spaghetti squash. Top it off with some freshly grated parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of fresh parsley for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Tips and Tricks
- Use full-fat dairy products to make the sauce creamy. Full-fat cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream are all great options.
- Add in some extra vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, or bell peppers to increase the nutrition and make it a complete meal.
- Use parmesan cheese instead of mozzarella to add flavor and reduce the carb count.
- Make your own low carb pasta with zucchini noodles, shirataki noodles, or cauliflower rice.
- Use garlic and herbs to add flavor without adding carbs.
- Choose high-quality chicken breasts for the best flavor and texture.
- Pre-cook the chicken in the oven with a bit of olive oil and your favorite herbs and spices.
- Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for a delicious finishing touch.
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe 1
Total Fat: 27.8 g
Saturated Fat: 12.5 g
Cholesterol: 111.5 mg
Sodium: 639 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
Sugars: 0.9 g
Protein: 25.9 g
With its creamy, cheesy goodness and its low-carb, high-fat macronutrient profile, this Keto Chicken Alfredo is sure to become a favorite in your household. Plus, it's an easy meal to whip up any night of the week – just be sure to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready before you start cooking. Enjoy!