Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Bake

Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Bake

Enjoy your delicious Keto Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Bake!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp chicken broth
  • 12 oz steam bag of frozen broccoli
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp basil

Instructions:

  1. Cook Chicken:
    • Melt 1 tbsp butter in a skillet.
    • Season sliced chicken with salt and pepper before placing it in the skillet.
    • Sear on both sides.
    • Cover the skillet with a lid and simmer on low until the chicken is no longer pink.
    • Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Deglaze the Pan:
    • Pour 2 tbsp chicken broth into the hot skillet to deglaze it, scraping off the flavorful bits from the bottom with a wooden spoon. Leave the bits in the pan for added flavor.
  3. Prepare Broccoli:
    • Steam the frozen broccoli in the microwave according to package directions or steam on the stove.
  4. Make Alfredo Sauce:
    • Add 2 tbsp butter to the skillet along with minced garlic. Saut√© for 2 minutes until fragrant.
    • Add softened cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and Italian seasoning to the minced garlic. Stir continuously with a whisk on medium heat until thoroughly combined.
    • Reduce to medium/low heat and simmer until the heavy whipping cream has reduced and thickened, whisking to prevent sticking.
  5. Add Cheeses:
    • Once the sauce has thickened, add parmesan and pepper jack cheese. Continue stirring until the cheeses melt, and the sauce is smooth.
  6. Combine Ingredients:
    • Drain the steamed broccoli.
    • Add the chicken and broccoli to the keto alfredo sauce, stirring until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
  7. Bake:
    • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the chicken alfredo broccoli mixture, then sprinkle basil on top.
    • Place the baking dish in the oven on the top rack under the broiler for 1-2 minutes or until the mozzarella cheese begins to bubble and brown.
  8. Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

 

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