Keto 7 day meal plan

Easy Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken

by KetoFocus.com
Nutrition Facts

4

Servings

312

Calories

21.8g

Fat

21.2g

Protein

6.1g

Net Carbs

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.

Easy 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
  • 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)

Easy Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken Directions

  • 1
    Season the chicken breast with the lemon-pepper and salt on both side.
    two chicken breasts on a cutting board covered with lemon pepper plus two dishes of salt and lemon pepper nearby
  • 2
    In a large skillet, add the olive oil and cook the chicken over medium heat, turning once (about 10-12 minutes per side). May need to cover the skillet if you have thick chicken breast. Heat until internal temperature of chicken is 165 degrees. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
    two chicken breasts cooking in a non-stick skillet
  • 3
    Add onions to the skillet and saute until translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth, cream, Parmesan cheese and basil. Continue to stir until cheese has melted. Stir in arrowroot powder if using to thicken up the mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
    cream sauce in a skillet
  • 4
    Add spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Continue to simmer until spinach has wilted. Add the chicken to the mixture and serve.
    spinach and tomato in a cream sauce sitting in a skillet

Latest Keto Dishes

Low Carb Tuscan Chicken Recipe

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

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.

ingredients for a tuscan chicken dinner on a white counter

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:

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

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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Keto 7 day meal plan