As a kid I was overweight and often stuffed myself with junk but since adopting a real food paleo and keto lifestyle it has been much easier to stay on track. Back then my favorite meal was fettuccine alfredo so I was excited to revamp it to be lower in carbs. I live for cream sauce and noodles, so this Keto Chicken Alfredo with Low Carb Noodles takes care of my need for comfort food and the kid in me is smiling ear to ear.
If you are worried that coconut cream will taste like a Pina Colada don’t be scared. Coconut milk takes on the flavors you add to it. The addition of the garlic and mushrooms will create a savory flavor that will make you slurp it up. This is also a friendly recipe on the waistline since the fat in coconut is readily burned not stored because of its unique properties.
Keto Chicken Alfredo with Low Carb Noodles
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
1 tablespoon grass fed butter or coconut oil (order here)
1 lb boneless chicken thighs ,cut in bite sized pieces (organic and pastured is best)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
8 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
1 13 oz can Coconut Milk (full fat) (order here) or 2 cups heavy cream
sea salt (order here)
1 package Kelp noodle (order here)
**Another option is miracle noodles (order here) or just use spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles.
fresh chopped parsley (optional)
Melt some coconut oil or ghee in the saute pan over medium heat. Add the diced chicken, a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Add in the mushrooms, and garlic then cook until the mushrooms are soft, chicken is all white and the water is evaporated. Add the coconut milk into the pan and sauté until the sauce bubbles and thickens. Add a little more salt and pepper to taste and remove the pan from the heat. In a large bowl combine the noodles (preparation directions below) with the chicken cream sauce and toss until coated. Serve the Keto Chicken Alfredo onto plates, top with parmesan or parsley, if using, and enjoy.
Kelp Noodle Instructions:
Heat up some water over medium heat. Add kelp noodles to the water and boil for 5-10 minutes. Once noodles are soft, drain fully and pat dry in a towel. (They will taste much better after boiling for a while.)
Miracle noodles instructions:
Drain the noodles and pat them dry with a clean towel. Heat up a pan over medium heat with some olive oil. When the noodles are warm remove them from the pan.