Creamy ((KETO)) Chicken with Blistered Tomatoes & Bacon

Hub­by & I have gone low-carb for the Sum­mer. We’re actu­al­ly doing KETO. I’ve heard lot’s of plus­es for KETO but was pret­ty much scared at the thought. How­ev­er, we’re about a month in and I feel like I’ve got­ten into a groove. I am cer­tain­ly no expert and am learn­ing every day — but I have grad­u­at­ed from eat­ing a plate of indi­vid­ual ingre­di­ents ((like an egg, avo­ca­do and bacon for break­fast lunch and din­ner)) to a few sim­ple, tasty KETO-friend­ly meals.

Hon­est­ly, low-carb has always been the best eat­ing plan for me. I feel less tired and am less both­ered by ran­dom bouts with bloat when I’ve elim­i­nat­ed refined carbs and sug­ars. (for the record — I will ALWAYS miss Wed­ding Cake Sheet Cake and Tillam­ook ice cream, no length of low-car­ing will change that! I look for­ward to some cheats in the com­ing months!)

One of my favorite quick KETO-friend­ly meals is creamy chick­en. I love this not only because it tastes good but it also can be enjoyed by our whole fam­i­ly. The kids LOVE it over rice!

For this recipe (which serves 6), you’ll need:

  • cream
  • lemon juice 
  • parme­san cheese
  • rotis­serie chick­en
  • red bell pep­per
  • sweet cher­ry toma­toes 
  • chives
  • cooked bacon

In a large skil­let, over medi­um flame, com­bine cream, lemon juice and parme­san cheese. Stir as the sauce comes to a low sim­mer and thick­ens. If the sauce gets too thick, thin to desired con­sis­ten­cy by adding water. Add chick­en, pep­pers and toma­toes. Allow the mix­ture to sim­mer, cov­ered for 10 min­utes {It’s dur­ing this time that the toma­to skins blis­ter and split, send­ing their juices into the sauce}. Top with chives & crisp bacon and serve.

This makes 6 1 c serv­ings.

This creamy chick­en is so full of fla­vor thanks to the cream!! ((And every­thing else)). I love the burst of acid that comes from bit­ing into a blis­tered toma­to. The crispy bacon is the icing on the cake (the imag­i­nary cake that is…)

Hope this Keto-friend­ly meal is help­ful in your low-carb jour­ney.

Creamy Chick­en with Blis­tered Cher­ry Toma­toes and Bacon
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
589 calo­ries
4 g
260 g
37 g
62 g
19 g
308 g
1116 g
1 g
0 g
14 g
Nutri­tion Facts
Serv­ing Size
308g
Serv­ings
6
Amount Per Serv­ing
Calo­ries 589
Calo­ries from Fat 324
% Dai­ly Val­ue *
Total Fat 37g
56%
Sat­u­rat­ed Fat 19g
97%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyun­sat­u­rat­ed Fat 2g
Monoun­sat­u­rat­ed Fat 12g
Cho­les­terol 260mg
87%
Sodi­um 1116mg
46%
Total Car­bo­hy­drates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sug­ars 1g
Pro­tein 62g
Vit­a­min A
30%
Vit­a­min C
36%
Cal­ci­um
28%
Iron
7%
* Per­cent Dai­ly Val­ues are based on a 2,000 calo­rie diet. Your Dai­ly Val­ues may be high­er or low­er depend­ing on your calo­rie needs.
Ingre­di­ents
  1. 1 1/2 c heavy whip­ping cream
  2. 4 oz grat­ed parme­san
  3. lemon zest of 1 lemon
  4. juice of 1/2 lemon
  5. 3 c rotis­serie chick­en (I pre­fer cubed white meat)
  6. 1/2 c red bell pep­per, diced
  7. 3 T chives, chopped
  8. 1/2 — 1 c water (as need­ed for thin­ning)
  9. 6 strips cooked, crisp bacon
  10. sea salt & pep­per to taste
Instruc­tions
  1. In a large skil­let, over medi­um flame, com­bine cream, lemon juice and parme­san cheese. Stir as the sauce comes to a low sim­mer and thick­ens. If the sauce gets too thick, thin to desired con­sis­ten­cy by adding water. Add chick­en, pep­pers, chives and toma­toes. Allow mix­ture to sim­mer cov­ered for 10 min­utes. Taste and add sea salt and pep­per as need­ed. Top with crisp bacon and serve.
  2. Makes 6 1 c serv­ings.
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calo­ries
589
fat
37g
pro­tein
62g
carbs
4g
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2 Comments

    • Emily says:

      Hi Rita! I updat­ed the instruc­tions to include that info. The toma­toes blis­ter after added to the sauce when sim­mered for 10 addi­tion­al min­utes. It makes this meal extra fla­vor­ful!

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