Keto smothered chicken recipe
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Keto Smothered Chicken

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Indulge in the savory delight of our Keto-friendly Smothered Chicken – a culinary masterpiece that combines succulent chicken breasts with a rich, creamy herb gravy. Contrary to traditional recipes, we’ve crafted a low-carb, high-fat version that adheres to the principles of the ketogenic diet. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey where the vibrant flavors of seasoned chicken meet the luscious embrace of a velvety herb-infused gravy.

Ingredients Needed:

For the Chicken Breasts:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to a delectable 1/2 inch thickness

A harmonious blend of Seasoning Salt, Paprika, and Fresh Ground Black Pepper

A dynamic duo of Avocado Oil and Butter

For the Gravy:

A luxurious spread of Butter

Onions, Garlic, and a medley of Herbs for an aromatic symphony

Chicken Broth and Heavy Cream for a creamy, dreamy texture

How to make:

This culinary masterpiece orchestrates itself in a single skillet, ensuring a hassle-free cooking experience. To expedite the process, gather all your ingredients before you embark on this keto-friendly adventure.

Seasoning Extravaganza: Begin by generously seasoning the chicken with a blend of seasoning salt, paprika, and freshly ground black pepper.

Sizzling Seared Perfection: Heat a generous amount of oil and butter in a large skillet. Sear the seasoned chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side until it achieves a golden brown hue and internal temperature of 165°F. If needed, cook in batches, and set aside the cooked chicken.

Onion and Herb Ballet: In the same skillet, melt additional butter and caramelize onions with a pinch of salt for about 10 minutes. Introduce garlic and herbs into this flavorful dance, continuing to cook for an additional 30 seconds.

Broth and Cream Crescendo: Pour in the chicken broth, ensuring to scrape the pan for those flavor-packed bits. Whisk in the cream, letting the mixture simmer for a minute.

Harmonious Assembly: Return the chicken, along with its succulent juices, to the skillet. Simmer on low for 2 minutes until the dish is heated, and the gravy achieves the desired thickness.

Optional Cheese Crescendo: For an extra layer of indulgence, top the chicken with your cheese of choice—Mozzarella, Provolone, or Monterey Jack—and let it melt into a gooey crescendo.

Tips and Variations

Temperature Test: Ensure perfection by using an instant-read thermometer to check the chicken’s doneness.

Dairy-Free Delight: Craft a dairy-free version by substituting heavy cream with your favorite non-dairy milk. Thicken with a cornstarch slurry to achieve the desired consistency.

Dried Herb Symphony: If fresh herbs are unavailable, don’t fret. Embrace the symphony of dried herbs by using about a teaspoon of your preferred varieties.

What to Pair with Your Keto Smothered Chicken

Keto-Friendly Bread:

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower: A low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes.

Fresh Tomato Salad: A vibrant and refreshing side dish.

Keto Smothered Chicken

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Indulge in a quick and easy keto-friendly feast with our Smothered Chicken. This one-skillet wonder brings together juicy chicken enveloped in a luscious, flavorful gravy. In just 30 minutes, you can savor the richness of this low-carb delight.


  • For the Chicken:
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness

  • ¾ teaspoon seasoning salt

  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil

  • For the Gravy:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh herbs

  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Season and Sear: Pat dry the chicken breasts and season them with seasoning salt, paprika, and pepper. In a skillet, heat oil and butter, searing the chicken for 5-7 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Onion Symphony: Remove the cooked chicken, and in the same skillet, add butter. Cook sliced onions with a pinch of salt until soft and caramelized. Introduce garlic and fresh herbs, cooking for an additional 20 seconds.
  • Broth and Cream Harmony: Pour in chicken broth, scraping up the flavorful bits. Whisk in heavy cream and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Reunion and Melting Cheese Finale: Return the chicken to the skillet, allowing it to heat through and the sauce to thicken. Optionally, crown each chicken breast with a slice of cheese, melting it into a gooey finale.
  • Garnish and Serve: Remove from heat, garnish with parsley, and serve the chicken with the luscious onions and gravy.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 348kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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