Italian keto chicken parmesan with cabbage pasta

Italian keto chicken parmesan with cabbage pasta

A simple, creamy chicken parmesan dinner with the added tang of sundried and regular tomatoes. It works just as well for regular weekdays meals as it does for a festive weekend get-together. Serve it on top of butter-fried cabbage strips in place of pasta. A true keto success!

Italian keto chicken parmesan with cabbage pasta

A simple, creamy chicken parmesan dinner with the added tang of sundried and regular tomatoes. It works just as well for regular weekdays meals as it does for a festive weekend get-together. Serve it on top of butter-fried cabbage strips in place of pasta. A true keto success!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Italian chicken stew
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter for frying
  • 1¾ lbs 800 g chicken breast, slicedchicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 oz. 30 g tomatoes, sun-dried, coarsely chopped
  • 8 8 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 4 oz. 110 g parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 1 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 oz. 75 g baby spinach
  • 1½ cups 350 ml heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper
Cabbage pasta
  • 13 oz. 375 g green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter for frying
  • salt or pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Heat butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken for a couple of minutes, it doesn't have to be thoroughly cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the tomatoes to the frying pan together with the garlic.
  3. Add heavy cream. Let it simmer on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add shredded parmesan and let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the cabbage and fry until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. To serve, distribute cabbage on the plates. Add the spinach to the creamy chicken skillet and stir. Then top the creamy chicken sauce over the cabbage.

Tip!


The parmesan chicken is amazing together with cauliflower rice, oven-baked vegetables or roasted cabbage. You'll find all of our tasty side-dishes here.

De-stemmed chopped kale can replace the spinach if desired.

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47 comments

  1. Victoria McCombie
    Absolutely delicious !
  2. Gloria P
    This recipe sounds delicious but my problem is making it for one. All the keto recipes are for families and I'm the only one on Keto/
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This recipe sounds delicious but my problem is making it for one. All the keto recipes are for families and I'm the only one on Keto/

    There is a drop down menu above each of our recipes that allows you to change the number of servings you're making.

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  5. Atiya Fazal
    Am 88 kg at 5 .1 inches and age 40
    Reply: #6
  6. Susie
    Keep on ketoing!
  7. Matthew
    LOVED this recipe!
  8. Tini Wilson
    It calls for spinach but nowhere in the instructions does it say what to do with it.
    Reply: #9
  9. Tobi Z.
    From the recipe:
    To serve, distribute cabbage on the plates. Add the spinach to the creamy chicken skillet and stir. Then top the creamy chicken sauce over the cabbage."
  10. winegirl56
    Step 6 tells you to add the spinach. Getting ready to fix it, hope it turns out.
  11. James
    Wow!! the whole family loved it !!
  12. Nikki
    It was delicious! I will definitely make this again.
  13. Nicky
    The cheese and tomato’s are in ML ? Surely this should be grams ?
  14. Sandy
    Yum!!!!
  15. Liz
    Lovely. I added a teaspoon of chilli flakes and it worked well.
  16. Janice
    I found the cheese all stuck to pan making it as directed. I’ll add it just before serving next time.
  17. Daniela
    so good - one of my favourites
  18. judyeleanors
    This was delicious! The cabbage as a substitute for pasta is a bit of a revelation too. So tasty y and filling. For those who like a little bit of a kick; I can recommend plenty of extra pepper and a few drops of extra hot tobasco, it gave the dish a very hearty warmth without adding much in the way of carbs at all. Big thumbs up for this one, Camilla.
  19. Larissa-Stacy Berrouet
    What can i use as a substitute for cabbage?
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What can i use as a substitute for cabbage?

    There is not a good substitute for the cabbage in this recipe.

  21. Looplaleanne
    Hi, sorry for the silly question but are all the weights dry weights or cooked?? So 200g of chicken is raw weight?? Thanks
    Replies: #22, #27
  22. mikevoutsidis
    Grams are for raw chicken yes :)
    Reply: #26
  23. Tricia Athry
    First time doing this and a bit confused. Made the chicken dish and it was absolutely gorgous! It states make 2 serves per person so you have some for the next days lunch. But I cooked 200g of chicken as I ticked one serve for the ingredients. Is that right or should I have ticked 2 serves which would have been 409g ... that sounds way too much? Thanks.
    Reply: #25
  24. Tricia Athey
    Sorry should have said 400g not 409g!
  25. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    First time doing this and a bit confused. Made the chicken dish and it was absolutely gorgous! It states make 2 serves per person so you have some for the next days lunch. But I cooked 200g of chicken as I ticked one serve for the ingredients. Is that right or should I have ticked 2 serves which would have been 409g ... that sounds way too much? Thanks.

    If you need 2 total servings; 1 for 1 person for dinner + 1 for 1 person for lunch, then setting it to 2 servings is right. Yes, 400g chicken.

  26. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Grams are for raw chicken yes :)

    Yes, unless otherwise specified, recipes always list the raw weight of the meat.

  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, sorry for the silly question but are all the weights dry weights or cooked?? So 200g of chicken is raw weight?? Thanks

    Yes, unless otherwise specified, recipes always list the raw weight of the meat.

  28. mldclinic
    This is delicious! Easy to prepare and packed with flavour. A definite make again.
  29. Jacquie
    I’m lactose intolerant, what can I use in place of Parmesan and the different types of cheeses?
    Reply: #30
  30. Regina
    Maybe try nutritional yeast? Not sure about carb content on that though.
  31. Kate
    I have IBS and I can't eat cabbage and digest dairy, so I have made a couple of adjustments for this recipe. I used coconut cream instead of dairy cream, and I replaced cabbage with pak choi. It was delicious as pak choi with coconut milk or cream are the match made in heaven. If you eat from a bowl and add some extra sauce it might look just like Thai curry.

    Maybe someone with the same problem might find it helpful.

    And it would be great if this diet considered not only diabetes but IBS too, it's so hard to find recipes for this diagnosis.

  32. nicolejeanvan
    Made this tonight as my first Diet Doctor Recipe! Soooo good!! My new favorite! I could eat this all the time!
  33. Beth Loft
    Excellent, will make again - but not with the green cabbage. I think maybe a cauliflower mash, or perhaps the white cabbage, which we prefer. Possibly increase the quantity of spinach and use that as my veggie base instead of adding it into the dish.

    My sauce thickened too much but happily I had decided to soak my dried tomatoes before cooking (the recipe was silent on the matter of whether to do this or not and mine were quite old and very dry) so I added the tomato water to let the sauce down a bit.

    I felt that the dish lacked some herbs - might add Oregano or Basil when I make it again.

  34. melbakellermann
    Super Yummy! My husband made this for the whole family and it was delicious! We added basil in with the spinach so good will make again.
  35. Pkarinap
    Where can i find the serving size? I see it says “per serving” under nutrition, but how much is each serving? 1 cup? 2 cups?
    Reply: #36
  36. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Where can i find the serving size? I see it says “per serving” under nutrition, but how much is each serving? 1 cup? 2 cups?

    That will vary based on how much your dish cooked down while baking. We list number of servings as it is the most accurate way to account for the carb count for the dish.

  37. paolacastiello
    Hi there I am completely new to this world..so sorry if I am asking something granted..can I replace the cabbage pasta with cauliflower rice?
    I mean, on a general rule how do I substitute something with something else.

    Also If for example the nutritional value of cabbage is higher of cauliflower meaning I can use more of cauliflower ..for instance, then shall I adjust the quantity in weight to reach that?

    Reply: #38
  38. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi there I am completely new to this world..so sorry if I am asking something granted..can I replace the cabbage pasta with cauliflower rice?
    I mean, on a general rule how do I substitute something with something else.
    Also If for example the nutritional value of cabbage is higher of cauliflower meaning I can use more of cauliflower ..for instance, then shall I adjust the quantity in weight to reach that?

    That's a great question. You can use our visual guides to get a general idea of how different foods stack up against each other.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/visual-guides

  39. Sameeramassey
    So good! I omitted the tomatoes, because I’m afraid of the extra sugar in the tomatoes, but it was still amazing!
  40. Lesley
    Just made this, absolutely delicious, husband liked it as well. Didn't have cabbage so just had extra spinach.
    Reply: #41
  41. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Just made this, absolutely delicious, husband liked it as well. Didn't have cabbage so just had extra spinach.

    Excellent substitution!

  42. kristine.banker123
    I’m not good at converting.
    I have my standard measuring cups.
    Please someone help me figure out what’s best in how to calculate when a recipe called for fifths of something?
    Like 3/5 lb chicken
    Or 2/5 c heavy cream.. this recipe or another one I also cooked said this toning and it was hard for me to figure out?
    Reply: #44
  43. lauramb1994
    This was the first keto meal I have made and it was unbelievably delicious. My husband and I really enjoyed it. And the best part was the leftovers when eaten the next day. I don’t know what it was but it was even better as a leftover. This makes me just so excited to continue on the keto journey! Thanks for this wonderful resource.
  44. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I’m not good at converting.
    I have my standard measuring cups.
    Please someone help me figure out what’s best in how to calculate when a recipe called for fifths of something?
    Like 3/5 lb chicken
    Or 2/5 c heavy cream.. this recipe or another one I also cooked said this toning and it was hard for me to figure out?

    Sometimes scaling a recipe up or down results in awkward measurement.

    3/5 lb is 9.6 oz (16 oz / 5 * 3)
    2/5 cup is 3.2 oz (8 oz / 5 * 3)

  45. Rowan
    I wish there had been a vegetarian/vegan 🌱 option included. Anyone know any food veggie/vegan keto links? Thanks.
    Reply: #46
  46. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I wish there had been a vegetarian/vegan 🌱 option included. Anyone know any food veggie/vegan keto links? Thanks.

    Hi, Rowan!
    We offer a variety of vegan and vegetarian recipes and meal plans!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vegan
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/vegetarian

  47. Yvonne
    Made this tonight, I changed it slightly as don’t do cabbage, also added oregano, chilli flakes and fresh basil to serve. One of the best chicken dishes I’ve had in a while.
  48. Yvonne
    Meant to say I served it with broccoli

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