Low Carb Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken

I’m so excited to finally share my first recipe post with you guys! I used to be such a shitty cook. Dinner most nights was a raw veggie paired with some kind of meat or a box of whatever. Any sauces or additives were store bought and from jar or package. There were so many readily-available foods that I honestly though I didn’t need to learn how to cook actual recipes, using whole ingredients. When I switched to Keto (Low-Carb) it was quite a wake-up call. 

I couldn’t believe how much garbage I was eating, and I felt even worse for feeding it to my kids. Not only were the foods chemical laden and over processed, they weren’t even really nutritious. Even the salads that I patted myself on the back for were full of sugar and carbs. Yikes. I guess there’s no point in dwelling on it now since I’ve made the positive change and chosen to educate myself, but shit, it still makes me shake my head. Onward and up!

Anyways, this recipe was inspired by 3 or 4 previous dishes that I’ve played around with before. Its simple, savory, and can be on the table in under 1/2 hour. At 3 carbs per serving, it’s a great addition to any low-carb meal plan.

Low Carb Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Add chicken breast to a heated, oiled pan and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook thoroughly (approximately 5-6 minutes per side).
  3. Once cooked through remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add heavy cream, broth, lemon juice, butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning to the pan and whisk until combined.
  5. Continue to simmer, whisking often, until the sauce thickens. This takes approximately 8-10 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer for another 5 minutes, making sure to mix it occasionally.
  7. Serve with your favorite side dish!
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*The nutritional values provided are based on the brands that I used. Yours may vary. 

 

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