Loaded with keto-friendly veggies and a sauce that’ll have you licking your plate, this tasty Creamy Country Chicken recipe is a keeper! Made with succulent on-the-bone chicken thighs, you can have this dish on the table in about 30 minutes. Follow me, Chef Jenn, along and I’ll show you all my chef tips and tricks to make this easy keto chicken recipe fabulous every time!
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What Inspired the Creamy country Chicken Recipe?
“I feel like chicken tonight, chicken tonight.”
Do you remember that catchy advertising campaign YEARS ago for a skillet sauce to turn chicken dishes from ho-hum into wow?
Well, this recipe was inspired by one of those skillet sauces. Not an exact match, this keto chicken recipe is tastier, and keto! But, the concept is still the same, making this a one-pot keto recipe you can hang on to!
It’s one of my favorites, right up there with another chicken dish, Instant Pot Italian Chicken Stew.
How to Make this Keto Chicken Dish
You need a big skillet with a lid for this dish. This is the skillet and lid combo I recommend. It has plenty of surface area for browning the chicken and sauteeing the veg. The lid fits on snugly, which is important because you need to finish cooking the chicken.
There are just a few steps to this easy keto chicken recipe. Brown the meat, sautee the veg, make the sauce, finish cooking the chicken. You can feast on a fabulous dinner in no time!
- I used skin-on bone-in thighs for the flavor, but you can use skinless and boneless, just reduce the cooking time for breast meat, but don’t over-cook it or it’ll get stringy.
- Customize this dish with all your favorite keto veggies, and feel free to avoid any you don’t like.
- Add the cream at the last minute and just heat it through.
- If you want to thicken the sauce slightly, add 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum. This crazy stuff thickens as it sits, so don’t add too much or it gets slimy!
- Omit the carrots if you’re doing strict keto
What to Serve with This Creamy country chicken Dish
You’ll want to serve a simple veggie with this recipe, like steamed broccoli, pan-fried green beans, or this trusty recipe for Zucchini Noodles.
Don’t over-complicate the meal! The main dish has so much flavor-don’t have your side dish compete with it.
For my non-keto family, I serve this dish with rice or noodles.
Is Creamy Country Chicken Freezable?
Yes! You can freeze and thaw this dish with no problems. And, you have a few options.
- Prepare everything right up to the point of finishing cooking the chicken in the skillet. Chill it completely in the fridge overnight, then put the entire batch into a freezer-safe dish and freeze for up to three months.
- Finish cooking the dish, then chill it completely and freeze for up to three months.
Option 1 is going to be kinder on the veggies. They’ll retain more of their crunch because they won’t have been cooked quite so long. But, the chicken will be still raw so you have to be sure to thoroughly cook it, bringing the internal temperature of the chicken up to a safe 165-F.
Like This? Also Try:
- Chicken Taco Casserole
- Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs
- Greek Chicken Meatballs
- and be sure to check out my cookbooks!
Creamy Country Chicken (low-carb, keto)
- 1. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towel (to reduce oil spits), and season well with the salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Starting skin side down, brown the chicken thighs for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
- 2. Remove all but 1 tbsp of the chicken fat from the pan. Add the chopped onions, garlic, celery, and carrots. Sautee for 3-4 minutes until softened slightly. Add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- 3. Put the chicken back in the skillet. Add the chopped green beans, chicken stock, and thyme. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the internal temperature is 165-F.
- 4. Remove the lid and add the cream. Bring back to a simmer and let cook for 2-3 minutes with the lid off to condense the flavors. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Serve with your favorite veggies.
A Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.