Italian Creamy Garlic Chicken can be ready in 30 minutes. The colors in this dish are amazing and the taste is even better. The flavor of the garlic and tomato blend well in the creamy sauce. There is no need for pasta to absorb this delicious sauce. It is perfect by itself. It is also a one skillet dish and goes from the stove top to the plate with little clean up. A perfect Italian dinner ready quickly with no fuss . . . what can be better? We almost forgot – it is very low carb with less than 6 grams per serving.
Eliminate the Pasta
When we moved to Arizona, prior to adopting the low-carb lifestyle, we found an excellent Italian restaurant only a mile from our home. The restaurant served pasta with virtually every dish. They even featured a spaghetti and meatball dinner every for only $5.99. It was delicious. But even their chicken, beef, and veal dishes were all served over pasta.
We haven’t been back very often now that we are low-carb foodies. But they do have an appetizer or two that we found are low carb. We have even adopted a few of their dishes creating our own recipes.
The first time we made this dish we felt it needed something to make it tasty. Garlic, garlic, garlic! We also added some red pepper flakes for a little kick and we salted and used pepper to our taste. Although we use a lot of spinach, we also found that combining the chicken with a side of broccoli sautéed in butter and garlic continued the theme and went well with the dish. Feel free to use your favorite low-carb vegetable. Brussel sprouts are finding more favor in the kitchen recently and we have a delicious recipe with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon.
- Cooks in 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy
Keto Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts is a delicious side! The pine nuts and bacon add so much to the flavor of the sprouts.
Also, you may need a bit more olive oil to cook the chicken, but make sure that you do not overcook, since it will continue to cook when reserved in foil and also when you put it back in the pan. Use your judgment on the amount of chicken stock needed to de-glaze the pan.
Our next tip on cooking would be to make sure that you whisk the heavy whipping cream vigorously, especially after adding the parmesan cheese. This will help to thicken the dish. The time to accomplish this may vary depending upon your heat and on how thick and creamy you want the sauce. The garlic will continue to flavor as it thickens and all the flavors meld together.
Once you add the spinach and tomatoes, the spinach will wilt quickly. Do not overcook. The spinach will continue to wilt when you add the chicken back to the dish. Make sure that the chicken juices are not discarded. Add them into the pan. Finally, a quick stir to coat the chicken and you are ready to plate and enjoy our delicious Italian Creamy Garlic Chicken.
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Italian Creamy Garlic Chicken – A Taste of Italy – A One Skillet Classic!
Light a candle, put your favorite checkered tablecloth on the table, add some Andrea Bocelli or Pavarotti softly in the background. Then enjoy a taste of Italy. You will feel like you are actually at your favorite Italian restaurant only without the carbs and with all the flavor and taste. With only a bit over 5 grams of carbs you might even be tempted to add a very small glass of Merlot to highlight the meal. But you did not hear that from us. Enjoy the meal!
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