18 June 2023

A Quick & Easy Stuffed Chicken With Low Carb Alfredo Sauce

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Already Keto- Friendly, Low Carb Alfredo Sauce Is Delicious.

But, Have You Tried It As A Sauce For A Cheesy Chicken?  This Keto Stuffed Chicken Is A Must-Try.

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low carb alfredo sauce

There are many low carb alfredo sauce brands that you can purchase.  But why buy one when you can easily and quickly make your own?  

This also allows you to control the ingredients and flavors but also the consistency.  You’ll want a thicker sauce for this dish.  When was the last time you topped juicy chicken with alfredo sauce?  I’m hoping the answer is tonight (:

You Don’t Need Pasta To Enjoy Low Carb Alfredo Sauce

 

Easy Keto Alfredo Sauce

I spent some time looking at different alfredo recipes from some of my favorite sites.  I quickly learned there is a lot of personalization and or preference.  Check out Food Network and you’ll see common ingredients but with varying amounts.  Let’s focus on the mains – butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese.  Jeff Mauro (the Sandwich King) lists  2 tablespoons of butter, 1.5 cups of heavy cream, and 3/4 cups of parmesan cheese.

Conversely, Ree Drummond calls for 1 entire stick of butter, 1 cup of heavy cream, and 2 cups of parmesan cheese.

Search Food52 and 3 results are immediately returned.  One uses the same amounts as the Pioneer Woman.  Another recipe calls for a staggering 4 cups of cream.

In a final and super quick analysis, it seems the varying ingredient amounts depend on the end use and of course, the number of servings.  After all, it makes sense that more items are needed when making a fettuccine alfredo for a large group (I’m thinking about those 4 cups of cream).  However, less may be needed for other ways in which to enjoy alfredo.

But what are those other alfredo recipes?  Here are 8 Ways To Use Alfredo Sauce Beyond Pasta from Greatist. 

This Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Meant To Coat Chicken

Chicken can be stuffed in so many ways.  Here, I wanted to add more protein to the dish so I combined ricotta cheese with broccoli and an egg.  I used about a cup of frozen broccoli that was thawed in the microwave.  Spinach would be a great alternative as well as other veggies like asparagus.

But back to the sauce.

low carb alfredo sauce recipe

That foamy thick sauce, right?  That’s what we’re going for.  We want all the alfredo flavors and we want that thickness allowing the sauce to hold shape on top of the chicken.

We’ll use butter, garlic, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, nutmeg, and salt and pepper, to taste.  I like thick minced garlic that I can taste when the sauce is ready.  Play around and personalize this sauce.  You can’t get that with the store-bought brands, making your own is so much better!

Low Carb Chicken Alfredo

Originally, I had thought to serve the chicken on top of some sort of low-carb noodles.  A cheesy broccoli stuffed chicken with alfredo sauce over Nasoya Pasta Zero Pasta Fettuccine.  I’ve been dying to try this but Wegnan’s was out.  I think we should try that next.

Low Carb Chicken Alfredo

Until then, this recipe is pretty simple.

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In a blender, mix broccoli, ricotta cheese, an egg, and white cheddar.  Next, sprinkle a little cajon seasoning on the chicken, and scoop as much broccoli mixture that still allows you to roll it making sure the chicken skin overlaps.  Don’t be tempted to over stuff!  Ya, I do it all the time, too,

The egg will help keep the stuffing inside.  Another trick is to use a pie dish.  The circular nature keeps the ends together or against the glass and, in my mind, prevents stuffing spillage.

low carb alfredo chicken casserole

I dusted them again with cajun seasoning because I love it.  But be careful!  Some cajun seasonings have a lot of salt.  Test it before you make decisions on how much seasoning the alfredo sauce and the broccoli center may need.

When you do, this is the final result.  I added bacon, of course.

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This Post Was All About Low Carb Alfredo Sauce

 

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Cajun Chicken with Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 1.5 # Thinly Sliced Chicken Breast
  • Cajun Seasoning, To Taste
  • 2 Bacon Strips, Chopped
  • 2 - 3 T Olive Oil

Alfredo Sauce

  • 3 T Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 C Heavy Cream
  • 1 C Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/8 t Nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper, To Taste

Broccoli Stuffing

  • 1 C Frozen Broccoli, Thawed
  • 1/4 C Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 oz White Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pat the chicken dry and season it with cajun seasoning
  • Cook the strips of bacon in the pot you intend to use for the alfredo sauce.
  • Put the cooked bacon to the side. Next, leave some of the bacon grease in the pot and melt the butter in a pot over medium-high heat and add the garlic followed by the heavy cream. Do not let the garlic burn. Reduce the heat to low and add the parmesan cheese stirring to combine.
  • Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper and let the sauce thicken for about 10 to 15 minutes on low heat. Do not let the alfredo bubble or it may burn.
  • In a blender add the thawed broccoli, ricotta cheese, egg, and cheddar cheese. Add a splash of heavy cream to loosen the mixture. Test your cajun seasoning. If it's very salty you may not need to season the broccoli mixture. Adjust as needed.
  • Place a dollop of broccoli mixture down the length of the chicken and roll making sure the chicken overlaps. Repeat these steps until all of the chicken is stuffed and rolled.
  • Spray a pie dish with a little oil and arrange each chicken with the stuffed ends touching as much as possible keeping the stuffing inside. Drizzle a little olive oil over the tops of the chicken and cover the dish in foil.
  • Bake the dish at 375 degrees for 15 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Serve the chicken with alfredo sauce coating the top and a few bacon crumbles

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