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Keto Marry Me Chicken

Remember when you were told the “Love Spell” perfume would get someone to fall in love with you in elementary school? This keto marry me chicken will do a better job and much more.

The recipe features juicy chicken breasts topped with sundried tomatoes sprinkled in a creamy sauce. It’s a great recipe for busy weeknights and special occasions, such as a Valentine’s Day dinner with your significant other.

At 5.6 net carbs, your taste buds will undoubtedly fall in love with this delicious chicken dinner.

This is a chicken breast recipe, but you could also swap the boneless chicken breasts for boneless chicken thighs. You will just need to flatten the thighs with a meat mallet.

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Keto Marry Me Chicken

Keto-friendly marry me chicken
Keto Marry Me Chicken

If you’re a hopeless romantic, the name “Keto Marry Me Chicken” may have caught your attention immediately. There are various reasons why the chicken is given that name, but they’re narrowed down to two.

First, some cooks say it got the name because the simple ingredients marry well together. Others say that it tastes so divine and is filled with rich flavor that it’s good enough for a marriage proposal.

No matter how it got its name, one thing is for sure; it’s an easy crowd-pleaser recipe that will make the whole family swoon for your cooking, even if you’re already married.

Traditionally, the tender chicken breasts would be served with angel hair pasta or Pamini noodles. However, since this is both low-carb and gluten-free, marry me chicken, we’ll be encouraging you to use cauliflower rice as the side dish to serve it with.

The original recipe usually drenches the chicken breast in flour before frying, but I found that the recipe doesn’t need this step to be delicious.

Ingredients Needed To Make Keto Marry Me Chicken

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Ingredients needed for Keto Marry Me Chicken
Ingredients needed for a keto marry me chicken

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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make the romantic keto marry me chicken. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page, as is the nutritional information.

How To Make Keto Marry Me Chicken

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First, slice the chicken breast in half horizontally and season it with salt and pepper.

Then, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil and melt the butter over medium heat.

Brown the chicken in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set it aside.

In the same pan, sauté the garlic for a minute. Add the chicken stock and tomato paste and deglaze the pan, scraping any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.

Lower the heat to medium-low, and add the heavy cream and the parmesan cheese to the skillet. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes, then season with Italian spices, chili flakes, thyme, and oregano.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, then put the chicken back in the sauce and let the sauce simmer and thicken for a few minutes.

Garnish the chicken with chopped fresh basil leaves, and serve over cauliflower rice.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 weeks.

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Keto Marry Me Chicken

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This keto marry me chicken recipe will make your whole family swoon, even if you're already married. It's low in carbs & gluten-free!

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Slice the chicken breast in half horizontally and season with salt and pepper.
    2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and melt the butter on medium heat. 
    3. Brown the chicken in batches. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the chicken onto a plate and set aside.
    4. In the same pan, sauté the garlic for a minute. Add the chicken stock and tomato paste and deglaze the pan scraping any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. 
    5. Lower the heat to medium-low, and add the heavy cream and the parmesan cheese to the skillet. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes, then season with Italian spices, chili flakes, thyme, and oregano.
    6. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, then put the chicken back in the sauce and let the sauce simmer and thicken for a few minutes.
    7. Garnish with chopped fresh basil leaves and serve over cauliflower rice.
    8. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

This is a chicken breast recipe but you could also swap the boneless chicken breasts for boneless chicken thighs. You will simply just need to flatten the thighs with a meat mallet prior to cooking.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 6.8gNet Carbohydrates: 5.6gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 2.7gProtein: 54g

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