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Keto Creamy Skillet Chicken and Asparagus

By Jason Fung, MD

Keto Creamy Skillet Chicken and Asparagus

You’ll use one skillet and minimal time to prepare this delicious low-carb chicken dinner, so the rewards far exceed the effort. Plus, you’ll learn some tricks, like quick-cooking chicken cutlets with seasonings to create a delicious base flavor for the asparagus. Bring it all together with a speedy reduced cream sauce, and dinner is done...
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 427 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz chicken cutlets (4 pieces, thin)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb asparagus fresh, trimmed and cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (toasted) chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Season the chicken cutlets with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the garlic powder.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat then cook the cutlets, uncovered, until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the cutlets and set aside.
  • Reduce the skillet heat to medium. Add the butter, asparagus, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Stir in the shallot, cover the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the asparagus softens to tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Add the cream, raise the heat to medium-high, and let simmer and slightly reduce, stirring often, approximately 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Place the chicken over the asparagus in the skillet, then spoon some of the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with the chopped walnuts and parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Creamy Skillet Chicken and Asparagus
Amount per Serving
Calories
427
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
40
g
62
%
Saturated Fat
 
19
g
119
%
Cholesterol
 
115
mg
38
%
Sodium
 
110
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
432
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
1989
IU
40
%
Vitamin C
 
9
mg
11
%
Calcium
 
73
mg
7
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, Mediterranean
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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