Keto Chicken Broccoli Alfredo should become a staple in your Keto arsenal! It is one of those recipes that has it all. It is made in one pot, is very low in carbs, has outstanding flavor, and is ready in short order. Joanie’s version is made without a roux, no flour or cornstarch, and is simply delicious. Alfredo sauces often scare the home chef, but they are truly one of the simplest sauces to make. Pairing Alfredo with chicken and broccoli is simply perfect!
We have already posted a number of recipes calling for a classic Alfredo sauce. I can always count on a new version from Joanie and they are all delicious. She makes a few variants on the theme but all basically have cream, parmesan, and butter. When you skip the roux and wheat flour you have an excellent low carb sauce. You may wish to try our Zucchini Noodle Alfredo with Garlic Shrimp. It is one of our most popular recipes.
To make this recipe quickly, try using a store bought rotisserie chicken. It is easy to shred, is delicious if purchased fresh, and can also cut down your preparation time significantly. Joanie’s recipe starts with that premise. Pre-cooked chicken is a perfect choice. Joanie likes to use the breast meet for this recipe, although thigh would work, as well. Even a blend of the two would be perfect for this recipe. The only tip would be to make sure your chicken is at room temperature. Cold pre-cooked chicken can become tough when re-heated.
Alfredo sauce uniformly contains butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. Some add Asiago or Monterey Jack to give their recipe a bit of kick. They would work, but Joanie likes to keep this traditional. The parmesan adds so much to the sauce. Just make sure that you skip the bagged or boxed cheeses. They often contain preservatives and additives to avoid sticking that will not melt well. Grate your own Parmesan for the most delicious ingredient choice. You might want to double the sauce recipe if serving over Zoodles. Another great idea would be to serve this recipe over a Chaffle. Chicken and Waffles are delicious together (try our Keto Chaffle with Chicken – Amish Style).
Keto Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Preparation Tips
Many recipes call for steaming the broccoli florets or blanching briefly in water. Joanie uses her microwave to cook the broccoli and does not use any water. It comes out perfect, every time, with a rich green color and all the nutrients locked in place. Two minutes is all you will need for 12 ounces of florets. No need to drown broccoli. This also shortens the cook time and cuts down the mess. We would advise using fresh broccoli (not bagged or frozen).
Your garlic will cook quickly on medium heat in the melted butter. Be ready to turn the heat down quickly before adding the heavy cream. Also, stir the cream mixture continuously until adding the seasoning. On a lower heat, it will begin to thicken at the end of the process. When it coats the back of a spoon you are ready to remove the sauce from the heat and add the parmesan, chicken, and broccoli. Combine and bake it uncovered for 30 minutes. It will be perfect every time!
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Keto Chicken Broccoli Alfredo – Super Easy and Super Delicious with Less Than 5g of Carbs
Keto Chicken Broccoli Alfredo has so much flavor and all with less than 5g of carbs! It is ready to serve in a little over one-half hour. And, it is all done in one Dutch Oven and baked to perfection. Joanie’s recipe is the perfect “comfort food” and is a Keto delight. Try some tonight!
Keto Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
- Prepare 12 ounces of fresh broccoli florets
- Shred cooked chicken breasts and place three cups aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. Steam the broccoli florets for 2 minutes in the microwave. Set aside.
- Heat a Dutch Oven to medium, add the butter, then the minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
- Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the heavy cream, stir, and simmer for 5 minutes. Near the end of the simmer time, when the sauce has thickened, add the creole seasoning.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Add the chicken and cooked broccoli florets and stir to combine. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve hot.
- For added heat you can add some red pepper flakes or your favorite hot sauce, before baking.
- For a variation, try adding sliced mushrooms before adding the garlic and cook for about 3 minutes until browned and softened.
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