Low Carb Tuscan Chicken Recipe
Creamy keto tuscan chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe since it’s easy to make, comes together quickly and is made using one pan. Classic Italian flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and parmesan cheese are combined with spinach and chicken to make up this creamy low carb dish. It’s delicious served just as it is made, but you should try it over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles for a compelte meal even your kids will love!
Are Sun Dried Tomatoes Keto?
Sun-dried tomatoes contain carbs. One strip of sun dried tomato has about 0.5 grams net carbs in it. These carbs can add up quickly so we don’t add too much to this one pot wonder. But really, you don’t need too many anyway to get that rich, intense tomato flavor in the dish. It’s the best way to get ultimate tomato tangy flavor without sacrificing carb.
Is Lemon Pepper Necessary?
If you can’t locate the lemon-pepper seasoning or don’t have any on hand, just omit it. I would use black pepper in it’s place or dust with addtional garlic powder. The lemon pepper adds acidity to balance out the cream and saltiness of the recipe.
Olive Garden Tuscan Chicken CopyCat
If you love Olive Garden, you know what Tuscan Chicken is. It’s a popular dish on their menu. So of course, I had to make a keto friendly version of tuscan chicken. There are many variations floating around the internet including other keto recipes; however, this one is yields the ultimate Italian flavor without using flour or pasta noodles.
What to Serve with Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Like I mentioned above this recipe is delicious on it’s own without adding anything else to it. But if you want to take it a step further, consider adding or serving the following:
Tips & Variations
Here are some ideas for ingredient substitution or additions you can add to pump up the flavor of this easy one pot dinner.
- Use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast
- Go for seafood night and add or substitute in shrimp, scallops or salmon
- Add diced, cooked bacon
- Use fresh lemon instead of lemon pepper seasoning