This low carb baked cream of chicken recipe is one that my mom made a lot when I was young. It’s a low carb version of her recipe and simply rich and delicious!
Did your mom make a lot of recipes using canned soup? My mom made a few and believe it or not it was some of my favorite comfort meals. Today I made a low carb baked cream of chicken dish but omitted the canned soup. I essentially made my version of cream of chicken soup and baked chicken with a Parmesan cheese. I think she even added a bit of wine but I wasn’t sure my son would eat it that way. Anyway, this was a hit and super easy to make so it goes on my go-to list of easy weekday meals!
One of things I love about low carb recipes is the freedom to use dairy products like cream and cheese. I truly love those ingredients as you might have been able to tell from my creamy tomato Asiago pork or slow cooker cheesy spinach. So tasty and comforting to me. Of course you should watch how much you use these ingredients but I find that with rich meals like this you don’t eat as much because it’s very satiating.
Let’s start with the sauce or soup in this case. I started with a pan on the stove in which I heated up cream, cream cheese, herbs and spices and some Better than Bouillon. This is one of my favorite products to make soups with as it adds SO much flavor. I highly recommend it, however if you don’t have any you can use chicken bouillon or chicken stock. I keep both chicken and beef Better than Bouillon in my fridge at all times, especially in winter when I make a lot of soups.
So you just simmer and mix the ingredients together on the stove until they are well incorporated. Next you pour over boneless, skinless chicken thighs and breast. You can use chicken with skin and bones if you like, it just may take more time to cook. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top and bake for about 45- 60 minutes and that’s it!
Low Carb Baked Cream of Chicken
I ate this with steamed vegetables as the sauce is very rich and flavorful. I also ate the leftover with cauliflower rice and it was a bit like chicken ala king! For everyone else, mashed potatoes would be an excellent side dish. I hope you like this dish as much as we did. I think it’s a total family pleaser regardless if you are on a low carb diet or not. The nutrition for 1 serving is:
383 cals / 25.7g fat / 2.2g carbs / 0.1g fiber /35.9g protein = 2.1g net carbs
- 2 los chicken (boneless, skinless breasts and thighs)
- 2 teaspoonsBetter than Bouillon
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 2 oz cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add the chicken to a large baking pan.
- In a sauce pan, add the cream, cream cheese, Better than Bouillon, water and spices.
- Simmer for a few minutes and whisk until everything is well combined.
- Pour over chicken and then top with grated Parmesan cheese.
- Place in the oven and cook for 45 - 55 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
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