Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken

by KetoFocus.com
4.9 Stars (7 Reviews) 10 Comments

An easy low carb chicken dinner you can make in minutes, this creamy keto tuscan chicken hits the spot when you are in the mood for Italian flavors and is a wonderful keto recipe.

Low carb Tuscan chicken recipe

sliced chicken sitting on a plate of cream sauce with spinach and sun dried tomatoes

Creamy 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 sundried tomatoes, garlic and parmesan cheese are combined with spinach and chicken breasts 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 complete meal even your kids will love!

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Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium size onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil (juilienned)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, cut into julienne strips
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder (optional)

Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken Directions

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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 additional garlic powder. The lemon pepper adds acidity to balance out the cream and saltiness of the recipe.

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Olive Garden Tuscan chicken copy cat

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 creamy 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:

creamy italian chicken dish over caulilfower rice on two plates

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

Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken: FAQS

Can I use chicken thighs instead breast in this chicken recipe?

Yes, chicken thighs are fine. Chicken thighs only adds more fat to this low carb recipe. Just season and cook the chicken thigh as you would the breast.

How many carbs are in this keto Tuscan chicken recipe?

This recipe is lower in carbohydrates coming in at 6.1g net carbs per serving. The total carbs is 7.3g.

Is keto Tuscan chicken gluten free?

Yes, this recipe does not have gluten. Traditional Tuscan chicken can sometimes have gluten added to the creamy sauce, but with our recipe we do not have any gluten.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
Fat 21.8g
Protein 21.2g
Total Carbs 7.3g
Net Carbs 6.1g

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10 Comments

  1. I have a question, if the recipe calls for 2 chicken breast and the recipe nutrients says 4 servings for the 6 net carbs, does that mean a serving for that carb amount is a half a breast? Low Carb Tuscan Chicken Recipe

  2. Just made this the other night and nit even two bites in, both my husband and teenage son told me to never lose this recipe and have already asked me to make it again next week.

    Thank you so much for not only a fantastic recipe, but one that comes together very quickly. I cooked the chicken in my InstantPot while starting on remaining ingredients.

  3. I am new to keto and new to cooking with a recipe, I love this so much! It’s super easy to make. I made it 2 days in a row! Love it!!!

    1. I would keep the arrowroot powder amount the same (1 teaspoon) but you should be able to just double all the other ingredients.

  4. So I’m not a fan of the OG Tuscan Chicken…this is so much better!!! I doubled everything but left out the arrowroot bc it didn’t really need any thickening once I added the cheese. So easy and I put this over some cauliflower rice and made a side of lemon broccoli, def a keeper!
    I’m the type that usually changes something about a recipe but this is perfect the way it is!

  5. My husband, the fussy former restauranteur, loved this recipe! It was a great intro to Keto and keeping him motivated. We will do this again.

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