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Skillet Keto Chicken Alfredo

There’s nothing quite like a big ol’ bowl of juicy chicken and crisp broccoli smothered in a creamy, garlicky, buttery alfredo sauce. This dish can be thrown together in under 30 minutes and pairs perfectly with roasted vegetables, cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles!

Skillet with keto chicken alfredo, ready to be served.

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This post was originally published on April 11, 2018 and has been completely renovated with fresh content and images. The only change in the recipe itself is that the roasted vegetables have been swapped out for broccoli – making this dish faster and easier to create.

Creamy, buttery, garlicky goodness, who else is crazy obsessed with alfredo? Lemme tell you, there ‘aint nothing like homemade! I started to make my own Alfredo Sauce years ago and still, to this day, I dance in my pants after that first hot, steamy mouth full. Especially when it comes to this Keto Chicken Alfredo.

I mean the chicken is literally cooked in butter. Is there any tastier way to cook chicken than in hot butter?! I hope you love this delicious recipe just as much as we do!

Why it works

  1. Fast to make! This Keto Chicken Alfredo is a great dinner for busy weeknights. From start to table, this recipe will take less than half an hour to create!
  2. So, so tasty, the chicken is cooked in hot butter and the alfredo sauce is loaded with creamy, garlicky goodness!
  3. Devour it by itself or pair this Keto Chicken Alfredo with all sorts of dishes such as Garlic Sautéed Broccolini, Cauliflower Rice or Zucchini Noodles!

Ingredients

All ingredients used in this Skillet Keto Chicken Alfredo.

Chicken Breast – Use boneless skinless chicken breast in this Keto Alfredo Chicken. I usually buy chicken with the bone in and skin on, because it is generally less expensive, and then I remove the bone and skin myself! Never done it before? Watch this video to learn how.

How to make stovetop Keto Chicken Alfredo

Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Slice the chicken breasts in half, horizontally, to create thin chicken cutlets, then season each with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add butter to the skillet, then the chicken cutlets once the butter is melted and hot. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 180°.

Skillet with cooked chicken breasts.

Reduce the heat to medium, heat the cream until at least room temperature and press the garlic through a garlic press or mince it finely. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside for now. Stir the garlic around the remaining hot butter until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes, then pour in the warmed cream.

Whisk the cream into the butter and then bring it to a simmer. Allow the cream to simmer for 5 minutes, then whisk in the shredded parmesan until completely melted and no longer stringy.

Skillet with thickened, garlicky cream. Shredded parmesan has been added to the skillet.

Slice the chicken and chop the broccoli, then add both to the alfredo sauce.

Skillet with alfredo sauce and chicken and broccoli dumped on top.

Stir to combine, place a lid over top and cook for 2 minutes, until the broccoli is vibrant in colour. Serve hot garnished with extra parmesan and minced parsley. Enjoy!

Skillet full of freshly made Keto Chicken Alfredo, ready to be plated.

Expert Tips

  1. Slicing the chicken breasts in half before frying will make this dish faster to cook than frying the breasts whole.
  2. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked to the proper temperature. We don’t want to make ourselves or family sick from salmonella!
  3. We warm the cream before adding it to the hot pan. If cold cream was to meet hot butter, the cream could curdle. This is why we warm it first!
  4. Not a broccoli fan? Try cauliflower, green beans or asparagus instead!
Bowl with keto chicken alfredo that has been garnished with extra parmesan and minced parsley.

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Skillet with keto alfredo chicken and broccoli.

Skillet Keto Chicken Alfredo

Juicy chicken & crisp broccoli smothered in a creamy, garlicky, buttery alfredo sauce, this Keto Chicken Alfredo can be thrown together in under 30 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream warmed
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Slice the chicken breasts in half, horizontally, to create thin chicken cutlets, then season each with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add butter to the skillet, then the chicken cutlets once the butter is melted and hot. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 180°.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, heat the cream until at least room temperature and press the garlic through a garlic press or mince it finely. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside for now. Stir the garlic around the remaining hot butter until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes, then pour in the warmed cream.
  • Whisk the cream into the butter and then bring it to a simmer. Allow the cream to simmer for 5 minutes, then whisk in the shredded parmesan until completely melted and no longer stringy. Slice the chicken and chop the broccoli, then add both to the alfredo sauce. Stir to combine, place a lid over top and cook for 2 minutes, until the broccoli is vibrant in colour.
  • Serve hot garnished with extra parmesan and minced parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Slicing the chicken breasts in half before frying will make this dish faster to cook than frying the breasts whole.
  2. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked to the proper temperature. We don’t want to make ourselves or family sick from salmonella!
  3. We warm the cream before adding it to the hot pan. If cold cream was to meet hot butter, the cream could curdle. This is why we warm it first!
  4. Not a broccoli fan? Try cauliflower, green beans or asparagus instead!
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 6.1 g net carbs per 1/4 of the whole recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 859kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 66.1g | Fat: 87.2g | Sodium: 756mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Net Carbs: 6.1g
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18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We made this for dinner tonight and it was such a huge hit! The flavors were wonderful and I followed your tip about warming the cream before adding it and it worked like a charm. Thanks for an amazing recipe!

  2. Marisa F. Stewart

    5 stars
    I’m so glad I found this recipe. I was planning on making a chicken stir fry with broccoli but it really wasn’t doing anything for me or the family. When I found this recipe with a creamy Alfredo sauce instead they all were anxious for dinner. This is definitely going to be a dish I make often.

  3. Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    5 stars
    Yum! This Skillet Keto Chicken Alfredo looks absolutely mouthwatering! Ican’t wait to try this at home.

  4. 5 stars
    Excited to find such a delicious low carb friendly meal. Definite comfort food!

  5. 5 stars
    Such an absolute family-favorite meal that even kiddos love! Even though I feel like broccoli is such a classic choice here, I liked the great ideas to try other veggies like cauliflower, green beans or asparagus, too!

  6. 5 stars
    We love this chicken recipe, it always gets a place in our monthly rotation. So easy and delicious! I had never mixed alfredo sauce with broccoli but now I’m hooked!

  7. 5 stars
    This chicken Alfredo looks incredible. I am on keto and your recipe is like a gift! I am making it tonight, need some delicious comfort food asap! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  8. Alfredo anything is just delicious in my book although I have to admit we don’t make it enough. This recipe was really and my family thoroughly enjoyed it. Great point about cold cream meeting hot butter. I’ve that mistake a few times!

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious, creamy and yum. Love the combination to this dish too. My kids to love it.

  10. 5 stars
    Our whole family loves this recipe. And I love that it’s so quick to make. It’s on our dinner rotation for sure!

  11. 5 stars
    Chicken Alfredo is life on a keto diet! You have everything I love for an amazing Chicken Alfredo recipe! YUM!!

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