Keto Chicken Alfredo

Keto Chicken Alfredo

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Enjoy a keto chicken alfredo in a creamy, garlic parmesan sauce served with broccoli, spaghetti squash or any keto friendly noodles of choice. Sautéed chicken seasoned with Italian herbs covered in a sauce that no family member can deny you of its flavor. An easy clean up as well as everything can be made in 1 pan!

Keto Chicken Alfredo
I have been perfecting this keto alfredo sauce by itself or with shrimp but never chicken. What was I thinking? Chicken, is one of those things that pairs well with almost anything because it soaks up the flavor so well. A one pan dish where you sautéed the chicken first, bring in the garlic and butter then finish off this creamy sauce.

Is Alfredo Sauce Keto

The sauce itself isn’t normally the problem. Yes, you will find a lot of people who use flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce but in my experience that really isn’t needed. If it’s a small amount of flour that isn’t too much of an issue but you never know how much they add. This alfredo sauce recipe is keto friendly so no worries making it yourself which is always the safest way.

Store-Bought Or Homemade

Could you just buy a jar? Sure! But, how often are the jar sauces better than something made from scratch whether it be by you or a restaurant you love to visit? Yes, you can use store bought but I warn you that they are filled with undesirable oils such as soybean, vegetable or canola and thickened with starches. For someone that is diabetic or pre that little bit may be enough to send you over the edge.

Noodles For Keto Pasta Recipes

There are quite a few brands now but I will list some below. In these photos I used Palmini but I have experience with Liviva as well. Note, they all have their own flavors.

Keto Chicken Alfredo

How To Make Keto Chicken Alfredo

To start, salt and pepper chicken to taste. Next, you’ll want to add those classic Italian herbs as well. Sauté chicken until golden brown and done.

Then, add butter to the pan and minced garlic. Move the garlic around until it gets a color to it but don’t burn it.

Now, pour in heavy cream and lower heat. A slight boil is ok but I’d say not to allow it to come to a boil at all if you can. The reason is we aren’t using flour or cornstarch to keep things together and when heavy cream is heated too much it will separate.

Next, after adding in the heavy cream add the grated or shredded parmesan cheese. The cheese is what thickens the sauce and see notes below for tips and tricks in the recipe.

Allow the sauce to thicken and the cheese melt. This won’t take long and add in the fresh parsley. You can use dried if you like but fresh is more fragrant of course.

Prepare the noodles of your choice or broccoli and bring the entire dish together. Serve. The sauce can be spread between 2 people but if anymore I suggest doubling it.

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh parmesan it makes a world of a difference. It thickens the sauce better, more flavorful and melts as it should because it’s free of a non-caking agent. I had issues with thickening the sauce using shredded out of the package but anything from the cheese block works wonders. Sauce too thin, add a little more cheese.
  • If using Palmini noodles don’t skip the step of adding into a milk based product and letting it soak for a while.
  • If using any water based noodles like zucchini do not heat them up in your sauce. The water will leak into your sauce and destroy it. Heat the zoodles in a separate pan or bowl. Then add them into your sauce. Note, there may still be a presence of water from the noodles but you can control it better.

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Keto Chicken Alfredo

Keto Chicken Alfredo

Enjoy a keto chicken alfredo in a creamy, garlic parmesan sauce served with broccoli, spaghetti squash or any keto friendly noodles of choice. Sautéed chicken seasoned with Italian herbs covered in a sauce that no family member can deny you of its flavor. An easy clean up as well as everything can be made in 1 pan!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 619.3 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5 pound thin skinless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces Pamesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. And add italian seasoning
  • In a frying pan on medium/high heat add a little oil then place chicken in. When chicken is done remove from pan.
  • Lower heat to medium. You may have to take the pan from the eye to help it cool down quicker. You want to avoid burning your butter or garlic because they both burn quickly
  • Add butter then minced garlic. Once garlic has browned a little pour in heavy cream. Toss in cut parmesan cheese.
  • If too thin add a little more cheese if too thick add a little more cream until the consistency you want is there.
  • Nutrition values below do not include the noodles. Only the alfredo sauce and chicken

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh parmesan it makes a world of a difference. It thickens the sauce better, more flavorful and melts as it should because it’s free of a non-caking agent. I had issues with thickening the sauce using shredded out of the package but anything from the cheese block works wonders. Sauce too thin, add a little more cheese.
  • If using Palmini noodles don’t skip the step of adding into a milk based product and letting it soak for a while.
  • If using any water based noodles like zucchini do not heat them up in your sauce. The water will leak into your sauce and destroy it. Heat the zoodles in a separate pan or bowl. Then add them into your sauce. Note, there may still be a presence of water from the noodles but you can control it better.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 619.3 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 26.7g167%
Trans Fat 1.6g
Cholesterol 218.5mg73%
Sodium 616.4mg27%
Carbohydrates 5.6g2%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 44.9g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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