Keto garlic mushroom chicken thighs

Keto garlic mushroom chicken thighs

Here's an absolutely ravishing, creamy keto chicken with butter-fried mushrooms, garlic, parmesan and herbs. Serve with a simple green salad or a side dish of your choice.

Keto garlic mushroom chicken thighs

Here's an absolutely ravishing, creamy keto chicken with butter-fried mushrooms, garlic, parmesan and herbs. Serve with a simple green salad or a side dish of your choice.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 3 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ½ lb 225 g mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1¼ cups 300 ml heavy whipping cream or crème fraîche
  • 2 oz. 50 g (75 ml) parmesan cheese, grated
Serving
  • 5 oz. 150 g (650 ml) leafy greens

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Heat butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and fry until golden. Add mushrooms and fry until soft. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside.
  2. Combine the spices and pat the chicken thighs with the mixture. Fry in olive oil in the same pan for 6-7 minutes on each side. It might take longer time, depending on the size of the thighs. The inner temperature should be 160°F (72°C). Remove the chicken from the pan and keep warm.
  3. Add cream and parmesan in the same frying pan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the temperature to medium high. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring continuously, until the sauce thickens. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the mushrooms, and then the chicken thighs back into the frying pan to warm. Serve with leafy greens, or a side dish of your choice.

Tip!

In this recipe we used boneless, skinless chicken thigh fillets, which are slightly fattier and tastier than chicken breast. You can of course also use bone-in thighs with or without skin, chicken breast, turkey, pork fillet or pork chops. Adjust the cooking time accordingly. If using chicken thighs with skin, fry until skin is crispy and inside cooked.

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28 comments

  1. Robert
    AHmazing...5 star deliciousness. Used boneless, skinless thighs and only half of the heavy cream to reduce the caloric intake a little. Also only needed 2 T. Butter to fry the mushrooms. Very flavourful. We enjoyed this one immensely. Thanks!
  2. maggie west
    can you freeze this?
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    can you freeze this?

    Yes. The cream may "break" or separate a little when reheating but it won't affect the taste.

  4. Gentiann
    What about the mushrooms? I assume you add them back in the cream sauce with the chicken.
    Reply: #6
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  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What about the mushrooms? I assume you add them back in the cream sauce with the chicken.

    You can either add them back into the sauce with the chicken, or spoon them on top of the plated dish.

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  8. Caroline
    Oh. Oh wow. The flavors are amazing. I feel like The Galloping Gourmet would whole-heartedly approve of this dish. Just, wow.
  9. Leigh Batten
    Delicious! Cooked the chicken thighs on the bone in a large LeCrueset pot on the hob for about 40 mins with the lid on, then added the cooked mushrooms and only half the recommended cream as the full amount seemed a lot! I made 4 servings, so used 150ml instead of 300ml and that was perfect, sauce thickened up nicely when the cheese was added. 3.2g net carbs, 75.7g fat, 36.7g protein. It's so good we're having it 2 nights running :)
  10. Julie
    This is ridiculous stuff. So good & easy to make. Made it twice this week and with the leftovers, that means we ate it four times. My new fav recipe for sure.
    Reply: #12
  11. chris.davies1968
    I made this with skin on boneless chicken thighs, on medium high heat skin side down for 7 mins, do not turn or move sooner and the skin will be a crisp golden brown, followed the recipe exactly but used diced large field mushrooms for added texture, served it on a bed of spinach wilted in butter and it was absolutely delicious and looked stunning. Will be a regular for me. Easily 4 star not 3
  12. Julie
    I made the chicken dish with mushrooms & tomatoes tonight & it was NOWHERE as good as this recipe even though the ingredients are similar. Trust me, this recipe is so good, it’s ridiculous! A real keeper!
  13. Heather Anscomb
    A great meal both my husband and I enjoyed it immensely. Only one fault with your recipes and stops me from trying them out .....the calls carbs fats and protein is not written in. I find it difficult to work them out as I am still a novice to Keto.However Thankyou for the Recipe.
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    A great meal both my husband and I enjoyed it immensely. Only one fault with your recipes and stops me from trying them out .....the calls carbs fats and protein is not written in. I find it difficult to work them out as I am still a novice to Keto.However Thankyou for the Recipe.

    The number in the colored circle is the amount of net carbs in the recipe. To see the amount of protein and fat, click the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients.

    Hope this helps!

  15. Tiffanee
    Good gracious this is dinner tonight!! LOOKS GREAT
  16. Birgit
    the picture looked strange for chicken thighs.
    After reading the ingredients it is obvious why.
    Never would I use boneless thighs.
  17. montaha96
    What can I replace the mushroom with?
    Reply: #18
  18. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What can I replace the mushroom with?

    If you don't like mushrooms, you could simply omit them, which would also lower the carb count. Win win!

  19. rio.mizzi
    Now this receipe is by far one of my favorites... So much goodness mixed together !! That hint of parmesan makes all the difference ... BIG miam 😋
    Reply: #20
  20. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Now this receipe is by far one of my favorites... So much goodness mixed together !! That hint of parmesan makes all the difference ... BIG miam 😋

    So glad you enjoyed it!

  21. Jen
    Had this for lunch today. Was so incredibly yummy will made again. I just chopped my mushrooms really small because I don't like them if they're large and couldn't taste them at all. Personally would not make any changes to this except maybe cut your chicken smaller theres alot of sauce and it covers the chicken better if the chicken is really small.
    Reply: #22
  22. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Had this for lunch today. Was so incredibly yummy will made again. I just chopped my mushrooms really small because I don't like them if they're large and couldn't taste them at all. Personally would not make any changes to this except maybe cut your chicken smaller theres alot of sauce and it covers the chicken better if the chicken is really small.

    This made me smile as I do the same thing to hide mushrooms from myself :)

  23. Melanie
    Absolutely delicious! Was so happy to be eating tbis and not feelibg guilty. Wouldn't change a thing
    Reply: #24
  24. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Absolutely delicious! Was so happy to be eating tbis and not feelibg guilty. Wouldn't change a thing

    Great! So glad that you love it!

  25. Kelly
    Hi, it states that it’s 6g carbs for the whole recipe? But for one serving it’s 77g fat & 886 calories per person??? This must be for the whole recipe & not per serving surely?
    Reply: #26
  26. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, it states that it’s 6g carbs for the whole recipe? But for one serving it’s 77g fat & 886 calories per person??? This must be for the whole recipe & not per serving surely?

    All of our nutrition information is listed per serving.

  27. Jacqui
    Absolutely scrumptious thank you, just doing a sneaky sneaky, trying some recipes as I am thinking about signing up.
    Thanks Miss Jax
    Reply: #28
  28. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Absolutely scrumptious thank you, just doing a sneaky sneaky, trying some recipes as I am thinking about signing up.
    Thanks Miss Jax

    Great! We certainly hope you will consider becoming a member!

  29. Sara
    So the 6 grams carb is per serving? If I'm using the same ingredients and amounts (650 g chicken) the net carb is 24g?
    Reply: #30
  30. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    So the 6 grams carb is per serving? If I'm using the same ingredients and amounts (650 g chicken) the net carb is 24g?

    Yes, 6 grams of net carbs for one serving, 24 grams of net carbs for 4 servings.

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