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Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

This low-carb recipe for Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken makes a whole meal in one skillet! This easy recipe boasts tender chicken thighs and riced cauliflower in a creamy garlic sauce. It makes a perfect dinner for those on low-carb, keto, Atkins, diabetic, or Banting diets.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, keto, low-carb
Keyword creamy garlic parmesan chicken, easy keto dinner, keto chicken recipe, keto one pan chicken recipe, low carb chicken recipe, one skillet chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 456 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 chicken thighs* (about 1.5 lbs) boneless skinless
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (may substitute chicken broth)
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • sea salt (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces riced cauliflower frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces) finely shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ Fahrenheit. Heat a non-reactive 10" to 12" oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add avocado oil.

  2. Sprinkle chicken pieces lightly on both sides with salt (if desired) and pepper. Add chicken to the pan, being careful not to crowd the pan. 

    Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken-browning the first side of the chicken.
  3. Brown chicken on the first side, then turn to brown the other side. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside. 

    Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken-browning the second side of the chicken.
  4. Add garlic to pan and cook briefly, about 30 seconds, to release fragrance. 

    Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken-adding the garlic.
  5. Add vinegar to skillet and deglaze the pan, scraping up browned bits. When vinegar has almost completely evaporated, add the wine to the pan and continue deglazing. 

    Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken-adding the wine.
  6. When the wine is reduced by half, add the heavy cream, frozen cauliflower (I do not defrost first), dried thyme, and any drippings that have collected under the chicken pieces. Bring mixture to a simmer. Simmer until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon. Stir in 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese. (If you want to sauce to be even thicker, you may add a little extra cheese to the sauce or a tablespoon or two of cream cheese.)

    Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken-adding the cheese to the sauce.
  7. Remove the skillet from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning, stirring in salt and pepper, if desired. (I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt, but add the amount that works for you) Place the browned chicken pieces on top of the riced cauliflower and sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan.

    Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken-ready for the oven.
  8. Bake chicken in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese has melted and started to brown. Be sure to use an oven mitt when removing it from the oven.

    Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken-fresh from the oven
Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb One Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 173mg58%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 550%11%
Vitamin C 57.8%70%
Calcium 420%42%
Iron 2.9%16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.