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

  • 5 oz. 150 g bacon, diced
  • 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breastchicken breasts
  • 1½ oz. 40 g butter
  • 4 4 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 7 oz. 200 g baby spinach
  • 1½ cups 350 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 3½ oz. 100 g grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1½ lbs 650 g cauliflower

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 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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156 comments

  1. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How can I adapt this recipe to the Instant Pot?

    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.

  2. Brittany
    De-goodamn-licious. Thank you!
  3. Donna
    Any suggestions for non-dairy substitutes for the cream? I can tolerate some dairy (like a reduced amount of ) but am always at a loss what to sub for heavy cream.
    Reply: #154
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Any suggestions for non-dairy substitutes for the cream? I can tolerate some dairy (like a reduced amount of ) but am always at a loss what to sub for heavy cream.

    Some people enjoy using coconut cream as a substitute for heavy cream.

  5. Shaan A Hebert
    Wow, this recipe was SO tasty!! I really enjoyed it, didn't make any changes. Portion size was also perfect, before starting keto I was used to eating a bit more than that but after eating I felt satisfied enough (I made 2 servings and divided in half to have it for lunch today). Only thing is when I plugged in all the ingredients into my carb manager it came out as 13g of carbs instead of 10g? Made me go over my carbs by a bit for the day but so so good!
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  7. Ellie
    Very tasty! I used chicken mince. Cooks fast. Ready in minutes.
  8. Tina
    This is so easy and so delicious, I've frozen it successfully it split slightly when I reheated it but still tasted amazing. I've cooked it for my kids and friends and they don't even comment that it's missing pasta!
  9. Margaret
    This is fantastic. My husband, who is not as experienced a cook as I am, made the whole thing from start to finish, and said it wasn't difficult at all. We'll definitely be making it again! Would be an excellent "company" dish, too.
    One issue: the sauce never got as thick as we hoped. Any idea why?
    Reply: #160
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This is fantastic. My husband, who is not as experienced a cook as I am, made the whole thing from start to finish, and said it wasn't difficult at all. We'll definitely be making it again! Would be an excellent "company" dish, too.
    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.

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