Have you ever had a solid craving for a nice loaded baked potato with gooey cheese, salty bacon, fresh chives and a giant dollop of sour cream? I know you have, we all do. But perhaps you didn’t satisfy that crazy craving because you’re watching your carb intake. Well fret not, I have a low carb, keto friendly, Loaded Baked Low Carb Chicken recipe!
You will absolutely love this recipe for a few reasons. First, it satisfies that loaded baked potato craving by proving you with all of the toppings!
You can still enjoy this without a potato, crazy right?! With sour cream, bacon, broccoli and cheese, all the right notes are being hit! Also, your kids might just love it too! Don’t they like every covered in melted cheese?!
Living the low carb life
It can be so difficult finding good recipes that fall into the low carb category that feel satisfying. While there may be plenty out there to choose from, eventually it all starts to taste the same. Is there anything worse than feeling like you’re being restricted on your diet at every meal? The answer is a hard no.
You’ll see many recipes out there have the same ingredients: grilled chicken or fish and some creation made of zucchini or cauliflower.
That’s great and all, but what’s missing is variety! Flavor! Decadence!
With all of the shape shifting cauliflower has done over the years, it can also get expensive. Is it pizza now, is it rice? Why is it so expensive? Sometimes you need to just be able to open the refrigerator and whip something up with ingredients you already have. With a simple, short list of ingredients, you just can’t go wrong.
And that is exactly what this recipe does!
Good For the Family
This was such an easy weeknight family recipe that came together so quickly. You will definitely hold on to this one and repeat over and over again. Your kids might even start asking for it!
It is a now one of the favorite, delicious low carb chicken recipes to have in your back pocket. It’s also Keto Friendly! For the keto recipe lovers; bacon: check. cheese: check. protein: check. low carb vegetable: check. Amazing and easy keto chicken dinner recipe: CHECK.
You and your family won’t even miss the carbs for this crave worthy dish. This can easily be made ahead of time for a weeks worth of low carb meal prep, easy “bring to work” lunches, or a quick large batch freezer meal.
Keto Side Note
Listen, I’m not doing Keto. I think it’s too extreme for me. However we should encourage anyone out there who is seeking out a better version of themselves. I want to make mention of this being a keto-friendly recipe because honestly, it’s hard to find a good one. It’s hard to sustain variety and feel satisfied for some folks. So, if I can offer something, then I will!
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Loaded Baked Low Carb Chicken Recipe
Loaded Baked Low Carb Chicken Recipe
- 8 oz Boneless Chicken Breast
- 1 Cup Broccoli
- 1/4 lb bacon
- 6 slices American Cheese slices (Kraft Singles)
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream optional
- garlic powder
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- As your oven warms, trim chicken to remove any excess fat. If a fatter chicken breast, slice in half.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and garlic to your liking.
- Next, you'll want to pan sear your seasoned chicken in a mid-high heat on the stove. You will want to cook for approximately 4 minutes each side to get a nice browning. Lower the heat to medium if it starts cooking too quickly.
- In the meantime, cut and chop your broccoli to get ready to steam. To steam on the stovetop, fill a pot with about an inch of water and bring to a boil. Drop in your broccoli florets and cover for approximately 6-8 minutes, or until soft.
- As the broccoli steams, pull chicken out of the pan and place on a lined, greased sheet pan and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
- While that is cooking, fry up the bacon. Once cooked crispy, place on a paper towel to dry.
- As the bacon is cooling and drying, take the steamed broccoli and quickly fry it in the same pan you used for the bacon. This will give it a nice little smokey, deeper flavor.
- After the chicken is finished in the oven and the broccoli has fry, take the chicken out of the oven (but keep it on the tray), sprinkle on more salt, pepper, and garlic to your liking, and top it with half of the broccoli and bacon evenly across all chicken breasts.
- Melt the cheese in a bowl and then pour onto the chicken for a nice gooey effect! Then, add the remaining broccoli and cheese.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Optional: top with a large dollop of sour cream!
See in the recipe where it says sour cream is optional? Feel free to use it or lose it but if you’re anything like me, this is more like what the final product will look like. Dig in and enjoy!