Keto cauliflower chicken Alfredo
- 5 oz. 140 g bacon, diced
- 2 lbs 900 g chicken breastchicken breasts
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
- 3 3 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- 7 oz. (6½ cups) 200 g (1.6 liters) baby spinach
- 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup (2¾ oz.) 240 ml (80 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- 1¼ lbs 550 g cauliflower
- Fry the bacon until crispy and cooked through. Drain, and set aside in a bowl or on a plate.
- Cut the chicken into strips. Add butter in the same frying pan with the remaining bacon fat and sauté the chicken and garlic. Set aside when the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- Sauté the spinach until it shrinks, but no more. Set aside.
- Add cream to the pan and let boil for a few minutes. Add parmesan cheese, bacon, chicken, and spinach. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Lower the heat and let simmer while parboiling the cauliflower.
- Divide the cauliflower into small florets, no bigger than walnuts. You can use either fresh or frozen.
- Parboil the cauliflower in lightly salted water for a few minutes. Let drain thoroughly. Add the chicken and sauce. Stir and serve.
Orange or purple cauliflower would be gorgeous in this recipe! For a change, try spiralized zucchini instead of cauliflower. No need to parboil, just add the uncooked zucchini zoodles to the pan with the chicken and Alfredo sauce, stirring until the zoodles are warmed through but not too soft. Serve. For a nice garnish, save some of the bacon to crumble on top of each serving with some chopped parsley.
Cream and cheesy sauces don't always work well in the Instant Pot on the pressure cooker settings due to the high heat. High heat may cause the cheese cause to break and get greasy.
Some people enjoy using coconut cream as a substitute for heavy cream.
One issue: the sauce never got as thick as we hoped. Any idea why?
I'm glad you enjoyed it! That's usually due to the excess moisture retained in the cauliflower.
My Fitness Pal doesn't always produce correct macro information. Yes, the fat/protein of the chicken you chose could affect the fat and protein as well.
My Fitness Pal sometimes has inaccurate entries as they allow users to submit data and it's not always verified.
This will be a regular in our house.
Yes, you can substitute chicken breast for the chicken thigh. Keep in mind this change will reduce the fat content of the recipe.
I used broccoli and cauliflower in a steam bag. Steamed for 4 minutes. Did Not use 7 oz of spinach. Lol, too much. Out of a 5 oz container I used 2 handfuls and tore it up. I added 1-1/2 tsp. of onion powder. I used 1tsp. granulated garlic powder, 5 oz. Of parmesan cheese. And a cup of chopped up bacon.
Wish I could post a picture....
It is quite a bit for a small pan. I'm asking for a 12" skillet with high sides just for recipes like this :) They taste so good it will be worth it!
Roasting the cauliflower would be an extra step, but extra flavor as well. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Butter is preferable for this recipe.
Great! So glad you love it!
1 serving is intended to be 1 meal for 1 person. You can make as many servings as you would like and refrigerate or freeze any extra servings. All of our recipes offer the option to make fewer or more servings with the drop down selector above the list of ingredients.
Thank you Denise, I am glad you enjoyed this dish!
Sounds great, Carole! So glad your family enjoyed it!