Keto Chicken Florentine in a Skillet Recipe
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I recently purchased a cast iron skillet, and it has changed my life! That might be a bit dramatic, but if you love being [barefoot] in the kitchen, then you understand my excitement over a cooking tool. I highly suggest you get one. This Keto Chicken Florentine Recipe is perfect for skillet newbies, and is a very easy skillet chicken recipe you can make for dinner.
What the heck is keto? Keto (or ketogenic) is a fancy way of saying something is low carb and high fat. You stay away from things like bread and pasta (oh the horror!), and stick to meat, oils, greens, nuts, and other low carb foods.
What You Need for Keto Chicken Florentine Recipe
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
2 T avocado oil
3/4 C chicken stock or bone broth
1 C organic heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
8 oz baby bella mushrooms (sliced)
3/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese
3 C spinach
How to Make Keto Chicken Florentine
Prep time: 3-5 minutes
Cook time: 26-30 minutes
In a cast iron skillet (or stainless steel pan), heat the avocado oil over medium high heat.
Add chicken thighs and cook for 6-8 minutes each side. Skin should turn golden brown and chicken should be almost fully cooked.
Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate.
Add chicken stock, heavy whipping cream and spices to skillet.
Stir occasionally and reduce heat to low once mixture starts to simmer.
Add mushrooms and cook until softened.
Add spinach and Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
Add chicken back into skillet and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until chicken is fully cooked. Make sure internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 F.
Keto Chicken Florentine Nutritional Value
How to Meal Prep Chicken Florentine
Evenly divide your fully prepared and cooked chicken florentine into four airtight containers. Put one chicken thigh in each dish, and evenly divide the sauce. Store in your refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in microwave or oven.
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