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Easy Keto Chicken Breast Recipe {Juicy Low Carb Breasts}

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Are you on a keto diet and in search of a delicious, keto chicken breast recipe that the whole family will love? Look no further!

This Keto chicken breast recipe is a mouthwatering delight that combines tender chicken breasts with flavorful seasonings.

This simple yet flavorful chicken breast recipe is perfect for adding to a bed of lettuce to bring any salad to the next level.

Packed with healthy fats and high protein, this recipe for tender chicken breasts is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Why You’ll Love this Keto Chicken Breast Recipe

This is the easiest way to prepare boneless skinless chicken breasts for the whole family to enjoy.

Plus, this recipe is low carb, only takes a little bit of time to make, and it calls for simple ingredients while delivering lots of extra flavor.

This method is so easy to serve up tender chicken, this dish is not only a great option for busy weeknights but also a fantastic choice for keto dieters looking to indulge in a high-protein, low-carb and flavorful meal.

With simple ingredients and easy cooking times, this dish is sure to become one of your favorite keto chicken recipes.

So, fire up your skillet and savor the deliciousness of this original and tasty low-carb chicken dinner!

Ingredients for this Keto Chicken Breast Recipe

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Paprika
Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

How to Make Keto Chicken Breast

This recipe is so easy to whip up, here are the simple steps to create this recipe. Be sure to check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for a list of main ingredients and instructions all in one place.

Start by trimming any excess fat off the chicken breast and rinse it thoroughly under cool water. Pat it dry with paper towels and place it on a cutting board.

Drizzle the Olive Oil into a large skillet, and preheat it over medium-high heat. Ensure the oil covers the bottom of the pan evenly.

Carefully place the chicken breast into the hot skillet, and press it firmly with a spatula to ensure good contact with the entire surface of the chicken.

This will help achieve a golden brown crust and lock in the juices for a juicy, tender chicken breast.

Cook each side of the chicken breast evenly, adding the Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder, Salt, and a dash of Paprika for the last minute of cooking.

These seasonings will infuse the chicken with delicious flavors.

The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breast.

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, ensuring it reaches a safe 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the inside of the chicken breast is bright white and the internal temperature is reached, your creamy garlic chicken is ready to serve!

Serving Suggestions for Boneless Chicken Breasts

This Keto Chicken Breast Recipe is incredibly versatile and can be served in various ways. Here are some delicious options for serving a chicken dish in a new way.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta: Cook chicken tenders with fresh garlic and seasoning. Create a creamy sauce with cream cheese, heavy cream, and sour cream.

Toss with pasta and top with Swiss cheese. Use all kinds of cheeses like cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese, and add a squirt of lemon juice for extra flavor.

Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken: Stuff chicken breasts with sun-dried tomatoes and Swiss cheese. Sear the stuffed chicken breast then bake until 165 degrees F.

Serve with zucchini noodles or on a chicken salad.

Creamy Bacon and Cheddar Chicken: Cook chicken tenders, and make a sauce with cream cheese, cheddar, and heavy cream. Serve with crumbled crispy bacon.

Coconut Curry Chicken: Cook chicken tenders on medium heat with curry spices. Make coconut curry sauce separately and pour over the chicken.

Add coconut milk to create a creamy sauce, and serve over cauliflower rice.

Chicken Marinara Bake: Layer chicken tenders with marinara sauce and cheese. In a small bowl mix onion powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper for more flavor. Spread it on top of the chicken. Bake until bubbly.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Quesadillas: Cook chicken tenders, shred them, and mix them with cream cheese sauce.

Fill tortillas with chicken, and cheese. Cook until crispy, and serve in lettuce wraps or with fresh veggies on the side of the chicken breasts.

Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

Meal Prep and Leftovers

This recipe is a great option for meal prep. Cook a batch of chicken breasts and store them separately in an airtight container in the fridge.

Throughout the week, you can enjoy this delicious dish with different side dishes to keep your meals exciting.

You can freeze the cooked chicken for later use. Freezing cooked chicken is a convenient way to have pre-cooked, protein-rich meals ready whenever you need them.

Once the skillet chicken breast is cooked to perfection, let it cool down completely before getting it ready for freezing. Now, it’s time to portion it out based on your preferences. You can divide it into individual servings or meal-sized portions – whatever works best for you!

For easy storage, wrap each portion snugly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can also opt for freezer-safe containers or resealable plastic bags – they work like a charm for storing your delicious creation.

Next, pop the wrapped chicken portions into the freezer, but remember to lay them flat. This helps ensure even freezing and prevents any weird shapes. If you’re using resealable plastic bags, be sure to remove any excess air before sealing them shut.

Good news! Your leftover chicken will stay in the freezer in all its glory for a solid 2 to 3 months without losing its fabulous taste and quality. So feel free to stock up and have those delightful chicken cutlets whenever you crave them!

Now, when you’re ready to enjoy your frozen chicken goodness, simply transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator. Let it thaw overnight, and it’ll be ready to be reheated and savored at your convenience.

Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

Methods for Cooking Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

While cooking in the skillet is the fastest and easiest way to prepare this recipe, you can use different methods if you prefer to do so.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

For a crispy twist, use the air fryer to cook the chicken breasts. Coat the seasoned chicken breasts with almond flour for an extra crunchy texture.

Preheat your air fryer, lightly brush the chicken with avocado oil, and air fry until golden brown and cooked through.

The air fryer locks in the moisture, resulting in tender chicken with a delightful crispy exterior.

Instant Pot Juicy Chicken Breast

Pour chicken broth into the Instant Pot, the amount will depend on the amount of chicken you use.

Then, carefully put the trivet inside the pot. Gently place the chicken on top of the trivet, and make sure the Instant Pot lid is closed securely.

Set the valve to the “sealing” position. Set the Instant Pot to Manual/High Pressure and cook for 5 minutes.

Once the cooking time is up, allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes, and then carefully do a quick release for the remaining pressure.

This low carb chicken recipe is a fantastic addition to your collection of easy keto chicken recipes.

It offers a perfect blend of healthy fats, high protein, and low net carbs, making it a hit for keto dieters and the entire family.

More Keto Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

This recipe is reminiscent of a keto Tuscan chicken but it is without a doubt, the easiest way to enjoy this delicious dinner. Using a slow cooker and some simple ingredients, you are sure to add this keto crockpot chicken recipe to your list of favorite keto chicken breast recipes.

If you are looking for an easy way to make crockpot bbq chicken thighs, this easy recipe is the best way to do it! This delicious meal is one of my favorite recipes because it’s a delicious recipe that saves me time, perfect for busy weeknights. 

This keto chicken casserole combines the flavors of a creamy sauce and chicken in a baking dish with a little bit of broccoli to create a simple yet delicious low carb dinner idea. 

Craving fried chicken but can’t find a keto recipe that doesn’t use pork rinds? This original recipe for Crispy Chicken is for you! This post will show you a great way to make crispy low carb fried chicken without pork rinds.

If you are looking for a gluten free keto chicken recipe, this parmesan chicken breast recipe is perfect.

This recipe is simple, with no need for a meat mallet, this recipe only uses 5 ingredients and no special tools. 

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Easy Chicken Breast Recipe for Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 4-6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • Sprinkle of Salt
  • Dash of Paprika

Instructions

  1. Trim the fat off of each chicken breast and rinse it thoroughly.
  2. Add the olive oil to a frying pan and cook on medium to high heat.
  3. Press firmly with spatula to ensure good contact with the entire chicken breast.
  4. Cook each side evenly and add seasoning for the last minute of cooking.
  5. Depending on the thickness of your chicken breast, cooking time will vary.
  6. Check that the inside of the chicken breast is bright white before serving.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 252Total Fat 11gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 34g

About Thirty Something Super Mom

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Ann Snook-Moreau

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

I was too much of a picky eater to ever be a vegetarian haha. But now that I've forced myself to try (and like) more plant-based foods, I eat meatless meals a lot. That being said, chicken always makes salads better and this one has garlic, one of my favorite things!

Kathleen

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

You made a chicken breast look really yummy. I'd have to try it. I find it funny that you went to eat a roast beef after the break up though. I wonder what I would have eaten, maybe dessert or let's make it a buffet. Haha. Glad you guys ended up getting back together. Cute story for sure. Now, let's eat the chicken salad!

Censie Sawyer

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

YUM! My husband has been taking salads for lunch every day but he is trying to get creative with hsi recipes. I am going to show him this. We could totally make this recipe on Sunday for meal prep.

Joely Smith

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

I was a vegetarian for seven years. I was also never healthier! I go back and forth with my pure times of not eating meat to total carnage lol. This looks perfect for a light Spring lunch!

Pedro De Pacas

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

Que paso Super Mom! El Pollo looks delicious!

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