If you run out of low-carb dinner ideas, then you must give this keto chicken alfredo with broccoli a try. It is unbelievably low in carbs, insanely delicious, and super easy to make. You can serve such a dish at any time of the day.
For this keto recipe, you'll need to prepare only 6 ingredients and devote 10 minutes of your time to cook it. Also, this chicken alfredo recipe is perfect for meal prep: you can freeze it to have a tasty dinner option ready at all times.
This keto chicken alfredo is entirely healthy and is loaded with various nutrients. And the best part about this dish is that it is kid-friendly, so your whole family will enjoy it (even a picky-eating toddler).
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Is Chicken Alfredo Compatible with a Keto Diet?
It depends on how you serve chicken alfredo. For example, if you choose to serve it over pasta, then one serving of such dish will have somewhere around 30 grams of carbs, which is, of course, too much for maintaining the keto diet.
But if you use this recipe to make your chicken alfredo, it will have only 4 grams of carbs per serving. However, you must be careful when choosing how to serve this dish and select only low-carb options.
Here's What You Need
For this delicious keto chicken alfredo, you'll need to prepare six simple ingredients. Here's what you'll need:
- chicken breast - for a high-fat option, you can substitute it with chicken thighs. You'll need to cook the chicken and cut it into bite-sized pieces or strips.
- broccoli - I like to use frozen steamed broccoli florets since it makes cooking this dish much quicker.
- butter - this is a must for the delicious creamy texture (but if you want, it is definitely okay to substitute it with some olive oil or avocado oil).
- heavy whipping cream - this is the basis for the alfredo sauce, so you must include it in the recipe.
- garlic powder - I've tried making this keto chicken alfredo both with garlic powder and minced garlic cloves, and both of the options are delicious.
- parmesan cheese - I love to top this dish off with some grated parmesan cheese, so definitely include it in this recipe.
And of course, you'll also need some salt and pepper to boost the taste of this low-carb chicken alfredo with broccoli.
If you're in the mood to experiment a bit, you can substitute broccoli in this keto recipe with the low-carb veggies. Here are some options for you to try - brussels sprouts, bell peppers, cauliflower, mushrooms, spinach, green beans, asparagus, kale, etc.
How to Cook Low-Carb Chicken Alfredo
If you prepare all of the ingredients, you'll need to spend only 10 minutes of your time cooking this insanely tasty keto chicken alfredo. Here's what you should do next:
- Melt the butter. Place a skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.
- Add the chicken and broccoli. Place the ingredients into the skillet and stir fry them.
- Season. Add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and stir everything once more to make sure that it is evenly coated.
- Add heavy cream. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the skillet and cook for a few more minutes.
That's it! Once the chicken alfredo is ready, you should sprinkle it with some parmesan cheese and then serve.
Here's a quick tip: if you don't have much time for cooking, try turning this recipe into a chicken alfredo casserole. To do this, simply combine all of the ingredients, place them in a baking dish, and bake in the oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.
Do You Need to Thicken the Alfredo Sauce?
I like this low-carb chicken alfredo broccoli the way it is, and I don't thicken the sauce since it's just right. But if you want to thicken it, then the best way to do it is to simply add shredded cheese. You can use any shredded cheese kind - mozzarella cheese, cheddar, provolone, or a mix of cheeses.
Alternatively, it's okay to add some xanthan gum. But personally, I think it's better without it.
When choosing how to serve this keto chicken alfredo with broccoli, make sure that you choose a low-carb option. If you have no idea which option to choose, here are some of my favorite options:
- Keto egg noodles
- Spaghetti squash
- Roasted cabbage steaks
- Zucchini noodle
- Cauliflower rice
- Shirataki noodles
- Feta bread
If you have any keto chicken alfredo leftovers, place them in an airtight container or cover the plate with some plastic food wrap and place it in your refrigerator. This way, you should be able to store the leftovers for up to 2-3 days.
Keto Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli
- 2 chicken breasts cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 8 oz broccoli florets steamed
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, chicken breast pieces, broccoli florets, and stir fry it for 5 minutes.
- Season everything with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the heavy cream into the skillet and cook everything on low heat for 2-3 more minutes. Set the skillet aside, sprinkle the chicken alfredo with grated parmesan cheese, and serve.