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High Protein Low Carb Dinner Ideas – Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of John Soules Foods for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.

Eating low carb doesn’t have to be complicated, finding High Protein Low Carb Dinner Ideas that can be cooked in less than fifteen minutes has never been easier. This Cheesy Chicken and Rice meal is not only quick but it only requires one pan to make, so the cleanup is a breeze too!

Why I Love This Quick Dinner

Not only is it delicious but this meal is one of my favorites because it is super quick to make and such an easy cleanup. This is a great option for anyone on a low-carb diet because the whole family can enjoy it. Plus, there is not a lot of meal prep needed, no thawing out chicken breasts or messing up the whole kitchen!

Perfect for increasing your protein intake on those busy weeknights and this version of the classic chicken and rice has fewer carbs than the traditional recipe while still pleasing your taste buds.

What Makes this a High Protein Low Carb Dinner Idea?

Cooking this high protein low carb meal is not only good for my protein intake but it is one of my favorite low carb dinner recipes. This easy recipe contains over 120 grams of protein when counting all of the ingredients including cream cheese, cauliflower rice, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, butter, and the tender chicken from John Soules Foods.

When following a keto diet, it can be hard to find low-carb dinners that the whole family can enjoy but this is the perfect meal for even the pickiest of eaters. Plus the rotisserie seasoned chicken makes this meal a great source of protein

Low Carb Side Dish Ideas to Pair with this Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet

When serving my family this Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet I like to pair it with a salad. Iceberg lettuce, tomato, olives, and cheese is my favorite combo. I top this salad with my favorite homemade easy vinaigrette dressing.

Sometimes I serve this meal with brussels sprouts, zucchini noodles marinated in lemon juice, or butternut squash in a creamy sauce.

Ingredients Needed to Make this High Protein Low Carb Dinner Idea

The Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast is the perfect solution when you want something fast while watching your carb intake. Having these products on hand is a great way to stick to your weight loss goals, especially while not having a lot of time to prepare low-carb recipes.

No need to pull out the slow cooker, when you want a quick dinner John Soules Foods Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breastis the best way to make it happen fast!

These products are fully cooked which saves a ton of time, plus they are high in protein and gluten-free all while containing no artificial ingredients.

To make this Cheesy Chicken and Rice you will need:

  • John Soules Foods Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast (Find out Where to buy)
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Heavy Cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Small Onion
  • Cheddar Cheese

How to Make this High Protein Low Carb Dinner Idea

To make this cheesy chicken and rice, you will need a good skillet. I prefer the kind with rivets and a copper bottom, they seem to work best for me but you can use any frying pan you have. Start by adding butter and cream cheese to a pan heated on high.

While the pan is heating up, steam the cauliflower rice in the microwave and set it aside.

Use a spatula to break up the cream cheese and press it into the pan, making sure it is evenly being melted along with the butter. Mix the two together as they melt inside the pan. It may take about three minutes to fully melt the two together.

Be sure to stir and press the back of the spatula down on the cream cheese, this helps it to melt fast.

The next step is to add heavy cream, garlic, and salt. Mix everything together and then add a diced onion. Cook alone for about a minute and then add in the cheddar cheese.

Cook for a minute and then add the steamed cauliflower rice. Stir everything together, making sure it is well combined.

Once you have thoroughly stirred the ingredients together, it’s time to add in the chicken. Cook for another five minutes before serving.

Variations on this High Protein Low Carb Dinner Idea

You can swap out some of these ingredients to fit your tastes, timeframe, or your budget. Swap out the cheddar for parmesan cheese if you prefer, add in some onion powder or black pepper for a bold flavor or add a scoop of sour cream for a creamier dish.

You can use red onion instead of a sweet onion for a burst of flavor or sprinkle fresh mozzarella on top for an extra cheesy high-protein recipe.

More Low Carb Meal Ideas

If you like this recipe, you will love these low-carb meal ideas. I love giving a low-carb makeover to delicious recipes without all of the added carbs. Be sure to check out my Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Alfredo Skillet and this keto crockpot dump meal.

All of these low-carb dinner ideas are easy meals to make and I have some more good news, you won’t even notice that they are a low-carb version.

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High Protein Low Carb Dinner Ideas

High Protein Low Carb Dinner Ideas

Ingredients

  • John Soules Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast
  • 1 Bag Steamable Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoon of butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 3/4 Cup of cheddar cheese

Instructions

Start by adding butter and cream cheese to a pan heated on high. While the pan is heating up, steam the cauliflower rice in the microwave and set it aside. Use a spatula to break up the cream cheese and press it into the pan, making sure it is evenly being melted along with the butter.

Mix the two together as they melt inside the pan. It may take about three minutes to fully melt the two together. Be sure to stir and press the back of the spatula down on the cream cheese, this helps it to melt fast.

The next step is to add heavy cream, garlic, and salt. Mix everything together and then add a diced onion. Cook alone for about a minute and then add in the cheddar cheese. Cook for a minute and then add the steamed cauliflower rice.

Stir everything together, making sure it is well combined.

Once you have thoroughly stirred the ingredients together, it’s time to add in the chicken. Cook for another five minutes, serve and enjoy this low-carb meal idea.

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Friday 11th of March 2022

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Sunday 14th of November 2021

I can't believe this delicious dinner is healthy wow!!! I am so gonna do it next weekend, I can't wait.

Jupiter Hadley

Sunday 14th of November 2021

Sounds like a really simple and easy meal - very filling too!

Thena Franssen

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Love the look of this recipe. Adding to my meal plan for the week.

Catherine

Saturday 13th of November 2021

A perfect weeknight meal for the family and so easy too! Sounds delicious!

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