Keto cauliflower chicken Alfredo

Keto cauliflower chicken Alfredo

Let’s get right to the meat of the matter. In this case, it's chicken covered in a creamy Alfredo sauce paired with savory cauliflower. No pasta noodles needed to get your Alfredo fix. 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 of the matter. In this case, it's chicken covered in a creamy Alfredo sauce paired with savory cauliflower. No pasta noodles needed to get your Alfredo fix. 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
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 4 4 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 7 oz. 200 g baby spinach
  • 1½ cups 350 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz. 110 g grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1¼ lbs 550 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!

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.

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170 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.

  11. Jennifer
    Love this recipe too! When I'm in a hurry, I use pre-cooked chicken - either whole deli chicken or chicken breast and real bacon bits. I just add in a dollop of bacon grease to keep all the yummy flavour and fat. This recipe got my sister hooked on eating Keto!
  12. Jose Luis Minarro
    Hello! I have a question; during the process, I have introduced all the ingredients in MyFitNessPal, and the macros tell me that it has 11grs (5%) of Carbo, 65grs (65%) of Fats and 69 grs (30%) of protein. That is not what the recipe indicates. Could it be chicken ?, in the app, chicken is 93% protein and only 7% fat. Thanks
    Reply: #163
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hello! I have a question; during the process, I have introduced all the ingredients in MyFitNessPal, and the macros tell me that it has 11grs (5%) of Carbo, 65grs (65%) of Fats and 69 grs (30%) of protein. That is not what the recipe indicates. Could it be chicken ?, in the app, chicken is 93% protein and only 7% fat. Thanks

    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.

  14. laurie
    The Alfredo is absolutely fabulous! Thank you!
  15. Gabby
    I don’t understand where that Many carbs come from. Is it the cauliflower?
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  17. Belinda
    Why does this come up as 21g of carbs when you plug the recipe into MyFitnessPal? Surely that is too much for one meal?
    Reply: #169
  18. Raven Nevermore
    So nice but it was rather runny, sauce didn't thicken at all. Placed left over in fridge for lunch the following day, tasted amazing second go
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why does this come up as 21g of carbs when you plug the recipe into MyFitnessPal? Surely that is too much for one meal?

    My Fitness Pal sometimes has inaccurate entries as they allow users to submit data and it's not always verified.

  20. Isa
    Freaking A-MA-ZING! So good, so rich (in a good way)! First KETO recipe ever, I'm hooked!
  21. Susie
    Just leave out the spinach this time. Makes the dish lower carb too! I always have a bag of frozen spinach to hand.
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  23. Kelli Jones
    I substituted broccoli for the cauliflower as that's all I had. Turned out delicious.
  24. Cristina Salgado
    This came out so delicious wow!!
  25. jeff41
    Not as good as the other recipes. I overcooked the chicken and the bacon was great after it was cooked, but became soggy in the dish. The cauliflower didn't taste that great. And, there's a lot of steps to making it and a lot pans/bowls/etc, which made for a long clean up. (Maybe I was in the keto flu when I made this.)
  26. Carol
    I have made a low carb Chicken Alfredo recipe with zoodles before. It was ok. And then I made this recipe. It far surpasses it with the cauliflower. It was just so perfect. The cauliflower was so good in it. Such a great idea. I loved it. And bacon added! Heavenly. Just so delicious! Thank you for such a great recipe! I’ll be making it often.
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