Keto Chicken Broccoli Alfredo should be a staple in your Keto arsenal! It is one of those ketogenic recipes that has it all. It’s a one-pot and low-carb dish with outstanding flavor. This version is made without a roux, flour or cornstarch, and is simply delicious. Alfredo sauces sometimes scare the home chef, but they are one of the simplest sauces to make. Pairing Alfredo with chicken and broccoli is just perfect!
Carbs in this Alfredo Recipe
Yes, alfredo sauce can be low-carb if you prepare it yourself. Many store-bought alfredo brands contain sugar and preservatives. The ingredients in this recipe have 3 net carbs (for the alfredo sauce) per serving.
KETO CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO
Pan seared chicken, tender-crisp broccoli and creamy Alfredo sauce served over cauliflower rice. Delicious and ready in 30 minutes!
Chicken and broccoli are low in calories and fat, and a creamy Parmesan Alfredo sauce adds flavor, and the necessary fat that fuels our keto diets. The three combined make this chicken broccoli recipe a great tasting meal.
This dish requires some multi-tasking, but it’s easy. You’ll need a microwave or pan to cook the cauliflower rice while you prepare the sauce. Chicken cooks up fast in a pan or skillet, so your dinner will be on the table pronto.
CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO COOKING PROCEDURE
Are you ready to multi-task?
The procedure for this low carb recipe is simple.
Cook the chicken completely. Remove to a plate and cover with foil to rest.
While the chicken browns, cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Add the broccoli in a pan with some water, and cover with lid to steam. Remove broccoli to plate with cooked chicken.
Sauté the garlic with butter in pan. Then make the sauce.
Heat cauliflower rice in the microwave. Remember to season with salt and pepper.
While the Alfredo sauce cooks, arrange the chicken and broccoli over the rice. You can also garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
NOTE: Not everyone enjoys cauliflower rice. You can saute minced onion bacon fat, then add the cauliflower rice and cook. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add chopped parsley and fresh lemon zest, which brings an underlying flavor and plays nicely with the rich Alfredo sauce.
Creamy Keto Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Bake
- Knife, tongs
- stirrer for pans
- Cutting board
- 10-inch lidded frying pan
- 8-inch frying pan
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 2 boneless skinless chicken
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup broccolli
- 1 tsp minced gatlic
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 oz grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cuo cauliflower rice
- salt and pepper
- chopped parsley for garnish
- Place two teaspoons of butter in a 10-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. When the butter melts, swirl to coat the pan and add the boneless chicken pieces. Turn the heat down to medium and cook 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is firm to the touch and juices run clear when pierced with a knife. The chicken is ready when it reaches 160F. Remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil.
- Stir the broccoli florets and water into the saucepan. Cover the pan with a lid and steam for 2 minutes. When crisp-tender, transfer to the plate with chicken and tent with foil.
- Add two teaspoons of butter and the garlic to the pan. Stir and cook to mix and soften. Add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, and cook slowly until the cheese melts. Add water to keep the sauce from becoming thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- While the garlic cooks, put the remaining two teaspoons of butter in the other pan and place over medium heat. After the butter melts, add the cauliflower rice and stir. Cook until tender for fresh cauliflower rice. Add Salt and pepper to taste.
SERVES TWO PEOPLE AT 6.8 GRAMS NET CARBS PER PERSON.
Keto Chicken Alfredo Variations
There are many ways you can add variety to this keto chicken broccoli alfredo. Here are a few ideas to add extra goodness:
Cheddar Cheese – Sprinkle cheddar cheese to the alfredo sauce. It will add a robust cheese flavor.
Turkey – Chop up roasted turkey and add into the alfredo dish in place of the chicken. This is perfect after the holidays when you have leftovers and aren’t sure what to do with them.
Onions – Add onions to the sauce when you mix in the garlic. You might enjoy the flavor and texture.
Mushrooms – If mushrooms are your thing, mix them with the sauce!
Can I double this broccoli chicken alfredo recipe?
Yes, you can double or even triple this broccoli chicken alfredo recipe. You will need to figure out how many people you are feeding and prepare extra batches of the recipe.
Can I Eat Noodles on Keto?
You cannot eat regular noodles with carbs. Our favorite substitutes are Shirataki noodles, zucchini noodles, and spaghetti squash.
What to serve with chicken broccoli alfredo?
I recommend a keto salad, oven-roasted green beans, and keto mashed cauliflower.