Keto cauliflower chicken Alfredo

Keto cauliflower chicken Alfredo

Let’s get right to the meat in the matter. In this case, chicken covered in a creamy Alfredo sauce paired with savory cauliflower. You may want to double the batch, because it’s fabulous the next day too. Dig in!

Keto cauliflower chicken Alfredo

Let’s get right to the meat in the matter. In this case, chicken covered in a creamy Alfredo sauce paired with savory cauliflower. You may want to double the batch, because it’s fabulous the next day too. Dig in!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 513 oz. 150 g bacon, diced
  • 20 oz. 600 g chicken breastchicken breasts
  • 4 4 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 1½ oz. 40 g butter
  • 7 oz. 200 g fresh spinach
  • salt and pepper
  • 1½ cups 350 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 20 oz. 600 g cauliflower
  • 3½ oz. 100 g grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Fry the bacon until crispy and cooked through. Drain, and set aside in a bowl or on a plate.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts 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.
  3. Sauté the spinach until it shrinks, but no more. Set aside.
  4. Add heavy whipping cream to the pan and let boil for a few minutes. Add parmesan cheese, bacon, chicken and spinach. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Lower the heat and let simmer while parboiling the cauliflower.
  6. Divide the cauliflower into small florets, no bigger than walnuts. You can use either fresh or frozen.
  7. Parboil the cauliflower in lightly salted water for a few minutes. Let drain thoroughly. Add the chicken and sauce. Stir and serve.

Tip!

Orange or purple cauliflower would be gorgeous in this recipe!

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119 comments

  1. Susan
    can I substitute fish/seafood for poultry, pork, or beef in any of the dishes that are recommend for 2week challenge?
    Reply: #102
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    can I substitute fish/seafood for poultry, pork, or beef in any of the dishes that are recommend for 2week challenge?

    We have not tested the recipes with alternative proteins but you can make substitutions as you choose.

  3. Tracey
    I made this last night for a pot luck and everyone loved it. This was my first attempt and certainly won't be the last.
  4. Laura
    Absolutely delicious!
  5. Chriss
    I spent over $100.00 shopping for all ingredients on my list. The very first recipe calls for two things that were not listed.
    If this is going to continue, then of course I will not meet the challenge! Is this all a hoax?
    Reply: #108
  6. Susan
    Savory...this was a hit with my picky eaters. Time saver - cook a package of bacon ahead of time (I bake it on parchment paper at 350* for 30 min), and save the bacon grease. (Bacon decreases in weight by about 2/3, so 24 oz of uncooked bacon will yield about 8 oz of cooked bacon.) To prepare, melt some of the bacon grease with the butter, and cook the chicken. For the cauliflower, I use two frozen 12 oz bags, prep them in the microwave, and add it when the recipe calls for it. Nummers!
  7. Paul
    This is delicious, will definitely keep this recipe
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I spent over $100.00 shopping for all ingredients on my list. The very first recipe calls for two things that were not listed.
    If this is going to continue, then of course I will not meet the challenge! Is this all a hoax?

    I am so sorry that you experienced that. Please email us at support@dietdoctor.com so that we can make sure to rectify this problem.

  9. Renae
    Is the carb count accurate? It's so high, and for a first meal it makes you feel like you're not meeting targets already! I've got a max of 19g carbs a day and to have 10g used in 1 meal is making it really tough to balance out... I've had 3 cups of black tea with milk which is 1g of carb per cup and boom I'm up to 13g! Really wish the first meal on the plan wasn't so high carb?!
    Reply: #110
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is the carb count accurate? It's so high, and for a first meal it makes you feel like you're not meeting targets already! I've got a max of 19g carbs a day and to have 10g used in 1 meal is making it really tough to balance out... I've had 3 cups of black tea with milk which is 1g of carb per cup and boom I'm up to 13g! Really wish the first meal on the plan wasn't so high carb?!

    Our meal plans are designed to meet keto macros and ratios; it's up to you if you choose to add additional foods that add more carbs throughout the day. If you wish to lower the carb count in a certain dish, you can tweak the ingredient amounts to suit your preferences.

  11. Melody
    Why won't the serving sizes stay when I change them??? It makes the shopping list inaccurate!
    Reply: #112
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why won't the serving sizes stay when I change them??? It makes the shopping list inaccurate!

    Are you changing the serving size here on this recipe or from inside the two week challenge. When you click out from the challenge to the recipe site, it's the public view of the recipe so it always shows as the number of servings the recipe was designed for. You can cook the recipe from the Recipes tab in your two week challenge instead.

  13. Makayla Robillard
    Im a very picky eater and refused to eat cauliflower. I have now been converted, this is truly delicious!
  14. Larissa
    Love this dish, what’s the best way to measure out the serving size if I don’t have a scale? I just divided the dish in half to make sure I had enough for lunch tomorrow.
    Reply: #118
  15. Ruth
    Delicious and filling. First time I’ve attempted to cook a Keto meal! I will definitely keep this recipe
  16. Jeanne
    If I am making this recipe and change it to 1 person should I assume that the recipe if enough for 2 meals or do I double it for 2 meals
    Reply: #117
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If I am making this recipe and change it to 1 person should I assume that the recipe if enough for 2 meals or do I double it for 2 meals

    If you are working from inside the two week challenge and set the challenge to 1 person, the recipe will show 1+1, meaning it makes 2 servings. If you are cooking directly from this recipe page, choose 2 servings so you have one for dinner and one for lunch the next day.

    Reply: #120
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Love this dish, what’s the best way to measure out the serving size if I don’t have a scale? I just divided the dish in half to make sure I had enough for lunch tomorrow.

    Yes, that is a good way to go!

  19. Candace
    Delicious! Only thing is, my sauce completely separated right after I added the Parmesan cheese and bacon. I didn't cook my chicken all the way through and just added the heavy cream with the chicken (I didn't have the spinach to add but I am sure it would have still been just as good). I let the cream boil for about 2 minutes then added the parm, bacon, salt and pepper and dropped the temp down to a simmer. Not even a minute later the sauce separated. Fortunately, I was able to save it. I just added more cream and parm (not as much as the recipe called for) and only let it get to a boil before taking it off the heat. The sauce was pretty runny but still delicious. I am not sure what I did wrong but thought I would put this out there in case it happens to anyone else so you know it is salvageable. Will definitely still make this again!
  20. Shannon
    I'm asking the same question as above - I set the recipe to "2" when I cooked it, assuming that this meant half would be my dinner and half would be today's lunch. Now I'm worried that I ate a double meal last night...please clarify...
    Reply: #121
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm asking the same question as above - I set the recipe to "2" when I cooked it, assuming that this meant half would be my dinner and half would be today's lunch. Now I'm worried that I ate a double meal last night...please clarify...

    You did it correctly! When you set it to two servings, that did indeed make 1 for dinner and 1 for lunch.

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