Keto Chicken Florentine – Creamy Chicken in White Sauce

Make this easy 30-minute keto Chicken Florentine with spinach, heavy cream and garlic, in just one pot. And in the Tips below, I’ll share with you how to make this creamy chicken recipe gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30.

Hey Foodies!

Are you looking for a new must-have chicken dinner recipe? How about one with a simple ingredient list that includes chicken, heavy cream, and spinach? Then this keto creamy chicken recipe is what you’re looking for! I can’t wait to hear what you think.

How to Make Keto Chicken Florentine – Best Tips & Tricks

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1. Which ingredients can be changed in this creamy chicken recipe?

You can easily make this creamy chicken recipe your own.

First, try adding your favorite extras for more flavor. For example, add crispy bacon and still keep the keto-friendly! Simply add a few pieces of bacon and fry it in the skillet until crispy. Then set the bacon aside on a towel-lined plate to absorb the excess grease and to crisp up even more. Keep the fat in the pan and continue to cook the chicken in it, following the recipe as written. Finally, when the chicken florentine is ready, top the dish with crumbled bacon and serve. Yum!

You can also play with the flavor of this creamy chicken in white sauce by adding your favorite fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, or oregano.

For a pop of salty, briny flavor, you may like crispy capers too!

2. How to make this creamy chicken recipe gluten-free, paleo & Whole30?

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You can easily make this keto chicken recipe gluten-free, paleo or Whole30-compliant.

To remove the dairy, substitute the heavy cream with a combination of non-dairy milk (coconut would be great) and arrowroot powder or tapioca starch to thicken. I recommend using 1 tablespoon of thickener and 1 cup of milk. Whisk well until there are no visible lumps. Then simply use this combination in the recipe when it calls for heavy cream in step six. Don’t forget to remove the parmesan cheese to keep it dairy-free! You can replace the cheese with nutritional yeast.

2. What to serve with Creamy Chicken in White Sauce?

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To serve an entirely keto-friendly meal, serve this creamy chicken in white sauce with roasted cauliflower steaks or a broccoli bacon salad.

This chicken dinner recipe would also be great with a bacon and avocado greek salad, or even quinoa tabbouleh if you’re not on keto.

A simple green salad works great too if you’re in a rush! Really, this easy chicken breast in white sauce is a versatile recipe that’s easy to pair with your favorite healthy or comforting side dishes.

3. How to make Keto Chicken Florentine in a crockpot

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This dish is a one-pot recipe no matter how you make it! You can throw it together in under 30 minutes on the stove. Or, if you have some time and a crockpot, make this creamy chicken and spinach in a slow cooker! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Place the seared chicken into your crockpot.
  3. Add in the butter, garlic, basil, chili flakes, broth, and heavy cream.
  4. Place the lid on and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 7-8 hours.
  5. Once the time is up and the chicken is cooked through, season the sauce with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Add the roughly chopped spinach and stir until wilted.
  7. Generously sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

You can throw the ingredients into your crockpot in the morning and have a delicious creamy chicken dinner ready after work.

4. How to make this creamy chicken and spinach in Instant Pot

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Yes, this keto Chicken Florentine recipe works in an Instant Pot too.

Here’s how to make Instant Pot creamy chicken and spinach:

  1. Press the SAUTE button on your Instant Pot*.
  2. Drizzle in the oil and sear the chicken for about 4-5 minutes per side.
  3. Add garlic and cook for a bit, until the flavor enhances.
  4. Add in the butter, basil, chili flakes, broth, and heavy cream.
  5. Seal the lid on and cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the cooking time has ended, manually release the pressure by switching from seal to VENT.
  7. Season the sauce with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  8. Add the roughly chopped spinach and stir until wilted.
  9. Generously sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese

5. Can I make Keto chicken florentine with thighs?

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Yes, if you prefer white meat, you can substitute the lean chicken breasts for thighs in this recipe. If they are boneless, they will cook up even faster than the chicken breasts.

And that is it for today, my dear foodies. By now, I am sure you’re excited to whip up one-pot Creamy Chicken in white sauce, so let’s get to the recipe and the actual cooking.

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Keto Chicken Florentine – Creamy Chicken in White Sauce

This easy Keto Chicken Florentine recipe is one of the best low-carb chicken recipes you can make for dinner!
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Keto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 536kcal
Author Mihaela

Ingredients

  • 4 small chicken breasts or 2 large cut in half lengthwise - about 1.5 lb or 680g
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil - divided
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3-4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes - optional
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 2.5 oz (70g) fresh baby spinach - roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup (50g) freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side. Once the chicken is cooked through, set aside on a clean plate and cover to keep warm.
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  • To the same preheated skillet, melt the butter, then add the garlic. Sauté just until fragrant, no more than 1 minute.
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  • Add in the broth, basil and chili flakes.
  • Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any brown bits stuck there. Bring to a simmer for a couple of minutes until the liquid is mostly absorbed.
  • Add the cream and whisk well to emulsify. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes to thicken up.
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  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and stir in the roughly chopped spinach.
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  • Return the chicken to the pan and allow it to cook for a few more minutes, until hot and bubbly.
  • Turn off the heat and generously sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

Here's a brief summary of all of my Tips & Tricks for this recipe, detailed above:
  1. For my recommended ingredient swaps, see Tip #1. 
  2. To make this creamy chicken recipe gluten-free, paleo, and/or Whole30-friendly, see Tip #2. 
  3. Tip #3 includes crockpot instructions.
  4. See Tip #4 for how to make this creamy chicken and spinach in an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. 

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2846IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg
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