Keto chicken and mushrooms with tomato cream sauce

Keto chicken and mushrooms with tomato cream sauce

This quick and easy one-pot meal is sure to go into heavy rotation. With minimal ingredients and just 30 minutes of cook time, it’s perfect for those hectic weeknights.

Keto chicken and mushrooms with tomato cream sauce

This quick and easy one-pot meal is sure to go into heavy rotation. With minimal ingredients and just 30 minutes of cook time, it’s perfect for those hectic weeknights.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breast (without skin)chicken breasts (without skin)
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 3 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 4 oz. 110 g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup 120 ml finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (613 oz.) 240 ml (180 g) fresh, diced tomatofresh, diced tomatoes
  • fresh basil, for garnish
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Season the chicken breasts generously on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pan-sear the chicken breasts until they are golden brown and caramelized on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and cover to keep warm.
  3. To the same pan, add the butter, garlic, and mushrooms, reduce the heat to medium-low, and saute until the garlic is fragrant and the mushrooms have released their liquid.
  4. Add the heavy cream, parmesan and diced tomatoes to the pan. Mix in and let simmer to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken back to the pan and cook until it is heated through and fully cooked. Taste, and add more salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. Plate and top with fresh basil.

Tip!

This is a full meal all on its own, but it is also really good served with shirataki noodles, zucchini noodles, or even cauliflower rice.

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12 comments

  1. HeatherB
    I absolutely loved this! I served it with buttered cabbage as a side. It is definitely one I will be making over and over again!
  2. Eva
    Iam Sorry How is this moderate low carb? 2% net carbs, 4 gr pr serving...? That must be Keto!
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Iam Sorry How is this moderate low carb? 2% net carbs, 4 gr pr serving...? That must be Keto!

    In order to qualify for the green keto circle, the carbs, protein and fat must be within certain percentage ranges. This is very close, but slightly higher in percentage of calories from protein than the keto standards permit. If you eat keto, this recipe is likely a good option anyway as it is very low carb and has adequate protein. You can add more fat for satiety if you find you need it.

  4. Julie
    There are at least three chicken recipes on DD with same ingredients, this one just has tomatoes. This was good, not great.
    Reply: #7
  5. elmore_d
    I wonder how this would work with rotisserie chicken.
    Reply: #6
  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I wonder how this would work with rotisserie chicken.

    Using a rotisserie chicken would be a quick and easy substitution.

  7. Terry
    Excuse me... a little respect for my favourite herb, please? The tomatoes (with a dash of tomato sauce added to the cream sauce) combined with the fresh basil...that's a pretty different take on this dish. :-)
    Reply: #10
  8. kathryn
    This was delish!! The only tweet was to add a dash of unsweetened tomato paste, to intensify the tomato flavor. I served it with oven roasted asparagus.
    Reply: #9
  9. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    This was delish!! The only tweet was to add a dash of unsweetened tomato paste, to intensify the tomato flavor. I served it with oven roasted asparagus.

    Thanks for sharing your tip!

  10. Julie B
    I made it again tonight. I put it over zoodles. I stand corrected. I liked it better this time. I have enough leftover to serve with asparagus tomorrow night.
  11. Bruce
    Great recipe. Fast and easy to make and my family, who doesn't know it's low carb, loves it!
    Reply: #12
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Great recipe. Fast and easy to make and my family, who doesn't know it's low carb, loves it!

    Awesome!

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