Keto Creamy Chicken Scampi

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Welcome to a culinary journey that transcends boundaries, marrying the rich flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean with a distinctly healthy twist. Our Keto Creamy Chicken Scampi is a one-of-a-kind recipe that encapsulates the sensuous, vibrant tones of European cuisines, while staying faithful to the high protein, low carbohydrate principles of a ketogenic diet. This creamy, lusciously textured dish is abundant in premium chicken tenders, cozily folded into a velvety mixture of heavy cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese, offering a dreamy, melt-in-your-mouth dining experience.

A dance of symphonic flavors unfolds with every bite of the Keto Creamy Chicken Scampi. Let your palate be teased by the mild warmth brought by the red pepper flakes and the ever-so-subtle sweetness of bell peppers and onions. The chicken, soused in the garlic infused, subtly flavored chicken stock, becomes an exquisite canvas for our Italian Seasoning. More than just dinner, each forkful is an expounding ode to the time-honored cooking techniques of the Mediterranean and Italy, brought to life in the most 'keto-friendly' way possible.

If you are on a keto diet and looking at broadening your culinary horizons while maintaining that strict carb count, our Keto Creamy Chicken Scampi is the perfect fit. And what's more? You can now have this decadent recipe at your fingertips with our 'keto mobile app', making it even faster and easier to keep track of your nutrients while enjoying varied and delightful meals. Relish in the versatility of this dish - serve it over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice and watch it transform from a heartwarming weekday meal to a star ensemble for your next gathering. Happy Keto Cooking!

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chicken breast1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, cut into tenders
garlic6 large cloves garlic, minced
butter6 tablespoons butter, divided
chicken stock1 cup chicken stock
heavy cream1 cup heavy cream
parmesan cheese1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
bell peppers6 oz mixed bell peppers, sliced
onions2 oz onions, chopped
seasoning1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
pepper flakes1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
sea salt and peppersea salt and black pepper, to taste


Season chicken breasts with sea salt and black pepper on both sides. In a large sauté pan, over medium-high heat, pan-sear the chicken breasts in 4 tbsp of butter. Sear on both sides until they are a nice golden brown. About 3-4 minutes each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside (Chicken will not be fully cooked at this stage.)
Using the same pan, reduce the heat to medium and add remaining 2 tbsp of butter, and the minced garlic. Brown the butter and garlic. About 1-2 minutes.  Be careful not to burn the garlic as it will turn very bitter.
Keeping at medium heat, add slicedonion and saute onions until transparent. About 3-4 minutes.
De-glaze the pan with chicken stock. Using a rubber spatula, scrape off and mix in any stuck on pieces of chicken and garlic. Add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low to simmer. Let simmer 2-3 minutes.
Add heavy cream and allow to simmer 5-10 minutes to allow sauce to begin thickening. Mix in Parmesan cheese, sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Mix peppers into sauce and add chicken back to the pan. Finish cooking chicken in the sauce on low. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
4 servings
% Daily value*

Total Fat 26.64g

Saturated Fat 26.66g

Cholesterol 228.48mg

Sodium 748.73mg

Total Carbohydrate 6.57g

Dietary Fiber 2.62g

Included Sugar 0.82g

Net Carbohydrates 3.95g

Protein 24.32g
Vitamin D 1.15mcg

Calcium 134mg

Iron 1.41mg

Potassium 909.98mg
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.