The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that has gained popularity for its potential health benefits and weight loss effects. One of the challenges of this diet is finding delicious and satisfying meals that are also keto-friendly. This recipe for Keto Creamy Tuscan Chicken is not only delicious and easy to make, but it is also low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making it a perfect addition to your keto meal plan.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Half cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
Pour in the chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
Stir in the heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, basil, and Italian seasoning.
Reduce the heat to medium and let the sauce simmer for 5-7 minutes or until it has thickened.
Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the creamy sauce over them.
Bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the chicken is hot throughout.
Serve and enjoy!
- Calories: 578 kcal
- Fat: 43 g
- Protein: 38 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Net Carbs: 6 g
With only 6 net carbs per serving, this recipe is packed with protein and healthy fats, making it a great option for a keto-friendly dinner.
This recipe is high in fat and low in carbs, making it perfect for a keto diet. It’s also packed with flavor and sure to be a hit with your taste buds!
Q: Can I use a different type of protein instead of chicken in this recipe?
A: Yes, this recipe can be easily adapted to use other types of protein such as shrimp or salmon.
Q: Can I use almond milk instead of heavy cream to reduce the fat content?
A: While almond milk can be used as a substitute for heavy cream, it will significantly change the texture and flavor of the dish. Heavy cream is a key ingredient in this recipe and helps to create the creamy, rich texture of the sauce.
Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it when ready to serve. However, the sauce may thicken and require additional liquid or heavy cream to thin it out.