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Move over shrimp, there’s another scampi in town, and just one bite of this Chicken Scampi will make you a fan!
This keto main dish is a dinner winner, and it comes together in under 30 minutes.
How To Make Chicken Scampi
This dish is simple to make and easy to love. This is what you’ll need:
Chicken tenders – You can pull off the white tendon to make them easier to eat, or use them as-is.
Butter – Use real, salted or unsalted butter. If you use unsalted butter, you might need to add a touch more to the recipe. If you’re doing strict keto, grass-fed butter is the way to go, otherwise store brand butter is fine.
Shallot – Looks like an onion but it’s in the garlic family, shallots have a mild flavor that’s great in dishes like this. Use green onion or whatever you have on hand if you don’t have a shallot.
Lemon – Lemon is essential to this dish. Do yourself a favor and use the real thing, not bottled lemon juice.
Chicken Broth – This is the first layer of flavor. Use this home-made chicken bone broth, or buy low-sodium chicken broth.
Parsley – Garnish with a bit of chopped green parsley.
You’ll need a good skillet for this dish, one that’s big enough to hold all the chicken and sauce. A cast iron skillet is perfect for this job!
Grab a sharp knife and cutting board, too, to remove the white tendon bit at the thick end of the chicken tenders. Easy-peasy!
The sauce is a butter-based sauce so if you reheat it, the butter might separate a bit and it won’t look so creamy. It’ll still taste good!
What to Serve with Keto Chicken Scampi
Does This Keto Chicken REcipe Freeze?
Weeeelll….yes. It will freeze. However, the sauce will separate and won’t look so creamy when you thaw and heat it. You can get around that by hitting the sauce with an immersion blender.
To freeze this keto chicken scampi recipe, cool it overnight in the fridge. Then, put it into freezer-safe containers or bags and freeze for up to three months.
Thaw it in the fridge overnight, and heat it slowly in the oven or in a pan on the stovetop.
Like This? Also Try:
- Creamy Country Chicken
- Al Pastor Pork Carnitas
- Mexican Turkey Soup
- And also be sure to check out my cookbooks!
Creamy, buttery, garlicky and lemony - what's not to love? This easy Chicken Scampi is going to be your family's new favorite!
- 2 pounds raw chicken tenders (unbreaded)
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Chopped parsley and green onion for garnish.
- Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet. Sesaon the chicken tenders with a bit of salt and pepper. Over medium-high heat, brown the chicken on both sides. Work in batches and don't over-crowd the pan. Add more oil as needed.
- Remove the chicken and add the garlic. Cook for one minute. Add the chicken broth and simmer a few minutes to reduce and concentrate the broth flavor. Return the chicken to the pan (along with any juices) and simmer the chicken 2-3 minutes or until it is cooked through. Remove the chicken to a serving dish, leaving the juice behind in the pan.
- Cut the cold garlic into chunks. Remove the broth from the heat and add the butter to the pan, swirling the pan or stirring until the butter is combined creating a luxurious sauce. Add the lemon juice, and check for salt and pepper. Add as needed.
- Garnish with some chopped green onion and parsley. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g
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