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Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe

When it comes to making a quick and easy meal, it doesn’t get faster or more delicious than this Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe.

This is a family favorite meal in my house and each of us has a different reason to love it.

The zucchini noodles and the creamy sauce come together to create a delicious keto chicken alfredo recipe.

This post sharing a low-carb chicken alfredo zucchini skillet written by me on behalf of John Soules Foods for IZEA Worldwide. Since I am an Amazon associate part of the affiliate advertising program (amazon services llc associates program) my low carb recipes contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% mine.

Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Why We Love Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe

My favorite thing about this meal is that it can be made in under fifteen minutes and requires little effort. On those busy days, this is the perfect keto dinner solution.

My daughter who is the resident dishwasher loves that this great recipe can be made in just one large skillet.

My husband loved the low carb alfredo sauce so much that he even said that this is one of his favorite dishes.

He added that this delicious meal was the ultimate comfort food and the best way to replace his favorite pasta dish. Since he’s not usually a fan of keto recipes, this was the best thing I could hear.

There are many other reasons I love this meal besides the fact that it is one of the easiest keto chicken recipes I have made. The keto-friendly alfredo sauce and tender chicken really hit the spot.

To keep this recipe simple, I use John Soules Foods Oven Roasted Chicken Breast which is fully cooked, gluten-free and doesn’t contain artificial ingredients.

Using fully cooked chicken to create recipes that the entire family loves has been a huge time saver.

I love being able to spend the day with my family and not worry about when the fun has to end because I know I have to get dinner on the table.

Everyone can find fifteen minutes to spare for an easy low-carb dinner!

Plus, this is a high-protein meal that everyone will love, you can’t go wrong with this quick dinner option! 

Low carb chicken alfredo recipe

What You’ll Need to Make This Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe

When I say this dinner is simple, I mean it. No large mixing bowl or preheated oven is required to make this recipe!

In order to prepare this Chicken Zucchini Alfredo Skillet, you will need the following ingredients.

Be sure to check the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post for instructions.

  • 1 and a 1/2 lbs of John Soules Foods Oven Roasted Chicken Breast 
  • 12-ounce bag of  Zucchini Spirals
  • 1 and a 1/2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 and a 1/2 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 4 Ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Parmesan 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper (Separated)
  • 2 Teaspoons of Salt (Separated)

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This low carb chicken alfredo recipe is made in under 15 minutes and only requires one pan to make! You will love the creamy alfredo sauce!

How to Make this Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe 

This meal comes together pretty easily in just one large skillet. No need to mess up the whole kitchen and spend the rest of your evening washing dishes! 

The first step is to put the zucchini in the microwave to be steamed. This usually takes about 11-12 minutes with the brand I use most often but feel free to boil or steam yours on the stove.

Obviously, this method will require more dishes, so if you want this meal to be as simple as possible, I would buy the steamable version in the freezer aisle.  

While the zucchini is cooking you can begin making the creamy alfredo sauce.

Do this by first adding butter to a skillet and turning the heat to high.

Add in garlic powder, half of the salt, and half of the pepper, and cook for about two minutes. Stir the ingredients together with the melted butter.

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Add in the parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream, mixing each ingredient together upon adding it to the pan.

The cream cheese will require a little finesse. This can be done by using a cooking spoon or spatula to press the cream cheese against the pan and break it up as it begins to cook. 

If you find that the ingredients are cooking too fast, switch to medium heat.

Allow those ingredients to cook together for about 2 minutes before adding in the chicken. 

Mix everything together and while stirring, wait for the keto alfredo chicken bake to heat up an additional 4 minutes, and then add in the prepared zucchini. 

Add the remaining salt and pepper to the skillet then stir the cream sauce before serving. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

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Variations of this Chicken Alfredo Skillet

If you want to use fresh zucchini from your garden or otherwise, feel free! This recipe is delicious with both the quick freezer version and fresh ingredients. I like to switch it up, especially when my garden is producing zucchini! 

No need to spiralize the zucchini, you can use chopped zucchini in this recipe for a deliciously chunky creation that the whole family will enjoy. 

The homemade alfredo sauce also pairs well with chicken thighs, boneless skinless chicken breasts, leftover chicken, and rotisserie chicken.

Just be sure to adjust cooking times when using raw chicken. You could even make this creamy alfredo sauce with half of the cooked chicken by cutting the exact measurements in half.

You may want to adjust the heat level to medium high heat when using fewer ingredients.

This recipe uses a bed of zoodles but you can add in a variety of low cab veggies like steamed broccoli or use a different kind of low carb noodles if it fits better into your keto diet.

You can use shirataki noodles, also known as miracle noodles if you prefer. Just follow the recipe card to make sure that you make the alfredo sauce keto friendly.

If you like your meals a bit spicier, try adding in a couple of tablespoons of white pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or hot sauce, for a delicious flavor enhancement. 

This dish is great with fresh garlic, fresh parsley, onion powder, and Italian seasoning as well. Adjust according to what fits best into your keto meal plan and be sure to change the carb count when swapping out ingredients.

If you want to make a dairy free keto alfredo sauce recipe you can use coconut milk or almond milk but you may need to add in xanthan gum to thicken the sauce.

Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe

More Recipe Ideas

If you are looking for a broccoli recipe, you will love this keto chicken casserole. This keto chicken alfredo bake contains low carb veggies, chicken, mozzarella cheese, and a creamy keto alfredo sauce that is a great addition to any weight loss meal plan.

Not only is this easy keto chicken alfredo casserole low carb but it tastes great and has a high star rating. Your entire family will love this low carb chicken alfredo casserole. You can use olive oil or grass-fed butter to help brown the chicken but the recipe is written to include one tablespoon of olive oil.

If you are looking for the perfect Sunday dinner, this Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy recipe is perfect. The chuck roast is juicy and after trying this electric pressure cooker recipe you will find this is the best way to create a complete meal in a fraction of the time.

You may also like this low-carb fajitas recipe.

You will love these Italian Recipes that are perfect for low carb. Try this antipasto salad, low carb cauliflower lasagna recipe, and this recipe which shows you how to make lasagna with zucchini layers.

Want a recipe with 0 g net carbs? Try this zero carb sugar free homemade gummies recipe.

Are you looking for more quick dinner options? Try these John Soules Recipes and be sure to keep John Soules Foods on hand so that you can have a quick dinner option anytime.

Think of all of the fun you can have now that you have a quick base to keep on hand for all of your family’s favorite meals! 

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Chicken Zucchini Alfredo Skillet 
Yield: 4

Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 and a 1/2 lbs of John Soules Foods Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
  • 12-ounce bag of Zucchini Spirals
  • 1 and a 1/2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 and a 1/2 Tablespoons of Garlic
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 4 Ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Parmesan
  • 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper (Separated)
  • 2 Teaspoons of Salt (Separated)

Instructions

    Steam Zucchini, using frozen microwaveable bags will save time but you can use fresh ones if you prefer.

    While the zucchini is cooking, add butter to a skillet and turn the heat to high. Add in garlic, half of the salt, and half of the pepper, and cook for about two minutes. As the butter melts, stir the ingredients together.

    Add in the parmesan, cream cheese, and heavy cream, mixing each ingredient together upon adding it to the pan. The cream cheese will require a little finesse. This can be done by using a cooking spoon or spatula to press the cream cheese against the pan and break it up as it begins to cook.

    Allow those ingredients to cook together for about 2 minutes before adding in the chicken.

    Mix everything together and while stirring, allow to cook for an additional 4 minutes.

    Add the remaining salt and pepper to the skillet and stir before serving.

Notes

calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38 g 58 %
Saturated Fat 21 g 104 %
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 134 mg 45 %
Sodium 1575 mg 66 %
Potassium 546 mg 16 %
Total Carbohydrate 15 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 18 %
Sugars 8 g
Protein 22 g 44 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 47 %
Iron 4 %

 

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Angela Ricardo

Sunday 12th of February 2023

That chicken alfredo is looking quite delicious! Would love to give this recipe a try sometime soon

melissa cushing

Thursday 9th of February 2023

This looks so yummy and it is making me really hungry right now. I love pasta dishes and this being low carb and so yummy looking is perfection!

Princess Quinn

Wednesday 8th of February 2023

Currently on a low carb diet and this one's definitely a must-try! Thanks for sharing, will be doing this for dinner :)

Beautiful Touches

Wednesday 8th of February 2023

This looks so creamy and delicious, I'd love to try it out for the texture alone!

Marysa

Wednesday 8th of February 2023

This sounds like a delicious combination. We love alfredo but I haven't added anything in to it.

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