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Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato

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Savor the flavorful pairing of juicy chicken thighs with the vibrant essence of sun-dried tomatoes and aromatic herbs in this Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato meal. A delicious addition to your keto-friendly repertoire, this meal is low in carbs and high in taste.

Ingredient Notes

Create Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato using the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs (fat trimmed), a pinch of sea salt & pepper, an additional 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 2 teaspoons dried thyme, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil (chopped into pieces), 1 cup heavy cream (or full-fat coconut milk or skim milk), 1/2 cup grated parmesan, and sea salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped parsley for a finishing touch.

How to Make Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato

Preheat your oven to 350F for the perfect cooking temperature. Season 1 1/2 pounds of chicken thighs with sea salt and pepper. In a hot skillet, sear the thighs in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes until the edges are golden; even if not fully cooked, remove the chicken from the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic, and dried herbs. Let the spices bloom for a minute. Pour in 1/2 cup of chicken broth, add 1/3 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, and finally, incorporate 1 cup of heavy cream (or full-fat coconut milk or skim milk). Stir the mixture, and then fold in 1/2 cup of grated parmesan, creating a luscious, creamy sauce. Bring the mixture to a light simmer, reintroduce the seared chicken to the skillet, and transfer it to the preheated oven. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Allow the dish to cool slightly, letting the sauce thicken. Garnish with chopped parsley and season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

Tips and Tricks

Recipe Tips

Sear the chicken thoroughly so that the edges are cooked to a golden perfection. This will help create a tasty base. Furthermore, show off your inventiveness by experimenting with other creamy possibilities and customizing the meal to fit your dietary restrictions and tastes.

Serving Tips

Serve this Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken and Tomato over cauliflower rice or with a crisp side salad to elevate your eating experience. A side salad provides a bright contrast to the dish’s richness, and the lightness of the cauliflower rice makes for a filling dinner.

Storage Tips

To prolong the delight of your homemade dish, refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container. The dish stays creamy even after it is warmed up a little, so every meal after that is just as good as the first. For the best freshness, try to consume within three days.

All things considered, the Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato is a tasty and adaptable recipe that is ideal for fans of the keto diet. Enjoy this recipe anytime you want!

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Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato

Ingredients for 5 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped into pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream (OR full fat coconut milk OR skim milk)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • chopped parsley

Steps

Step 1

Set oven to 350F.

Step 2

Set a skillet on high heat. Season chicken thighs with sea salt & pepper.

Step 3

Once the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and chicken thighs. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the edges are seared. Remove from the skillet EVEN IF the chicken has not finished cooking.

Step 4

Place the skillet back on the heat and reduce the heat to medium. Add the remaining oil, then add garlic and the dried herbs. Bloom the spices together for 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth, then add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and finally the heavy cream.

Step 5

Stir, then fold in the parmesan.

Step 6

Bring to a light simmer. Add the chicken back to the skillet, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes uncovered.

Step 7

Allow to slightly cool and let the sauce thicken before enjoying. Garnish, and season to taste with sea salt & pepper. Enjoy!

Creamy Keto Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato

Kevin Curry


Prep 5min
Cook 25min
Total 30min

Category Chicken
Calories 431

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped into pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream (OR full fat coconut milk OR skim milk)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • chopped parsley

  1. Set oven to 350F.

  2. Set a skillet on high heat. Season chicken thighs with sea salt & pepper.

  3. Once the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and chicken thighs. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the edges are seared. Remove from the skillet EVEN IF the chicken has not finished cooking.

  4. Place the skillet back on the heat and reduce the heat to medium. Add the remaining oil, then add garlic and the dried herbs. Bloom the spices together for 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth, then add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and finally the heavy cream.

  5. Stir, then fold in the parmesan.

  6. Bring to a light simmer. Add the chicken back to the skillet, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes uncovered.

  7. Allow to slightly cool and let the sauce thicken before enjoying. Garnish, and season to taste with sea salt & pepper. Enjoy!



Nutrition per serving

Calories431cal
Protein32g
Fats32g
Carbs5g
Fiber1g
Sugar3g
5.0
(Based on 1 reviews)

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  1. Jul 25 2023

    This recipe is awesome, so flavourful and easy!! I’ve been making it for years 🙂

    1. Love it! I remember when I first dropped it – people enjoyed it! Glad it’s still making waves!

Details

Prep 5min
Cook 25min
Total 30min

Nutrition per serving

Calories431cal
Protein32g
Fats32g
Carbs5g
Fiber1g
Sugar3g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!