Keto fried chicken with broccoli

Keto fried chicken with broccoli

Say yes to "chicken tonight" with this tasty one-skillet wonder. In just 20 minutes, your easy keto meal is served. Buttery chicken and broccoli—all of the flavor, but none of the fuss.

Keto fried chicken with broccoli

Say yes to "chicken tonight" with this tasty one-skillet wonder. In just 20 minutes, your easy keto meal is served. Buttery chicken and broccoli—all of the flavor, but none of the fuss.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 9 oz. 260 g broccoli
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • 14 oz. 400 g boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

  1. Rinse and trim the broccoli. Cut into smaller pieces, including the stem.
  2. Heat up a generous dollop of butter in a frying pan where you can fit both the chicken and the broccoli.
  3. Season the chicken and fry over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Add more butter and put the broccoli in the same frying pan. Fry for another couple of minutes.
  5. Season to taste and serve with the remaining butter.

Tip!

This keto dish can be cooked with other low-carb vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, broccoli and spinach. Feel free to use your favorite spices to give this dish more flavor–some paprika, herbs, or onion powder are all yummy options.

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18 comments

  1. Liberty
    Definitely trying this
  2. Kimba LA
    I've Never tried to fry chicken without oil and only butter (Southern Baptist Family....we fry with a Lot of Oil)....this was amazing actually I wish I had taken pictures because it actually looked great...surprisingly good. Only issue is the cook tjme for the chicken makes no sense.,.chicken just takes longer to cook thoroughly than 10 mins....other than that....Yummy Goodness.
  3. Donald
    Can I get clarification. Does this one meal contain 10oz of chicken? Im following a meal plan and it has me buying 21oz chicken but uses over 30oz so Im a bit lost.
    Reply: #4
  4. Donald
    I missed the part where it has 2 searvings as default.
  5. Monica
    Donald, any recipes with that portion can be eaten the next day for lunch. I'm also following the meal plan.
  6. Amanda
    Next time I'll use fresh broccoli as my frozen and then boiled stuff got a little mushy with all the moving around. I may also cook these separately; roasting the veggies and frying the chicken thighs. Other than that, it was an OK recipe. Much better with wasabi mayo on the side of the chicken :)
  7. YEMILE
    This recipe turned out DELICIOUS for our family! Totally succulent and satisfying <3
  8. Estelle
    This was the first time my husband asked for more broccoli. It's so delicious. I think we use more butter than is called for. And I usually add in a splash of avocado oil to increase the smoking point of the butter. Also, fresh garlic added into the broccoli towards the end is really good.
  9. Kathleen
    Made this as a stir fry with cubed chicken breast seasoned with garlic salt, pepper, onion powder, basil and oregano. Served with chipotle mayonnaise to make up the missing fat from not using thighs. Tasty! Looking forward to the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.
    Reply: #11
  10. Nancy
    My husband and I loved this recipe. So simple and quick and delicious. Next time I will add more veggies.
  11. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Made this as a stir fry with cubed chicken breast seasoned with garlic salt, pepper, onion powder, basil and oregano. Served with chipotle mayonnaise to make up the missing fat from not using thighs. Tasty! Looking forward to the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.

    Chipotle mayo is a great add!

  12. Ryan
    How does this have 81% fat? That doesnt make sense...right?
    Reply: #13
  13. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    How does this have 81% fat? That doesnt make sense...right?

    It's based on the ratios. This recipe makes 2 servings, and there are 66 grams of fat per serving. The majority of the fat comes from the butter, while the rest comes from the chicken thighs. (If you add the optional mayo, that would increase the fat.)

  14. Erinn
    I made this in my instant pot to cut down on time and it was amazing. All that was missing was pork fried rice! But none for me. I did make rice for the kids though. I added about a tbsp or less of monkfruit sweetener, soy sauce, white wine, garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, hot sauce, peanut butter, and red chili flakes in addition to the salt and pepper. I also added i teeny bit of molasses because i didn't have swerve brown sugar. Some of those ingredients were to create a hoisin sauce substitute. It was all so delicious together. I'm sure I used too much butter or maybe it seemed that way because i used frozen broccoli and my instant pot. I'll try fresh broccoli as well next time.
  15. D-Fly
    Great recipe, super simple and fast, From stove to table In 20 mins!
    Reply: #16
  16. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Great recipe, super simple and fast, From stove to table In 20 mins!

    I love a quick, weeknight dinner!

  17. Cindy
    My body is not liking all the fat. I'm thinking about cutting back the fat for a couple of weeks, and increasing slowly. I understand this most likely defeats the purpose, but I need to do something. So with this recipe, for myself I think I would use chicken breast and steam broccoli. I would cook the chicken as instructed but wait to add some butter to the broccoli once it is steamed. My husband is not having any issues, so I would cook as shown.
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    My body is not liking all the fat. I'm thinking about cutting back the fat for a couple of weeks, and increasing slowly. I understand this most likely defeats the purpose, but I need to do something. So with this recipe, for myself I think I would use chicken breast and steam broccoli. I would cook the chicken as instructed but wait to add some butter to the broccoli once it is steamed. My husband is not having any issues, so I would cook as shown.

    Thank you for sharing. Protein is the key priority here, the butter is added for flavor. If you find it's too much, you can definitely cut back.

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