I’ve been following a keto eating plan for just over a year now. I’ve lost about 75 lbs and have felt so much better! Even if you are not following keto – these recipes are super tasty and not at all hard to make. These recipes are ones that I have made several times together as the net carbs of both comes in at 6 total. Not bad for such a filling, fancified meal.
I love dinners that only take a few minutes to put together but taste like they took a lot longer. I’m all about lazy wherever possible!
First up: Keto Broccoli Salad.
Keto Broccoli Salad
1/2 cup mayo
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp finely diced onion
salt & pepper
4 cups broccoli florets
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Prepare dressing – Whisk together mayo, sour cream, vinegar, onion, and salt & pepper.
Prepare salad – Place broccoli in a bowl and toss with the dressing. Sprinkle with the bacon and stir to combine. Let chill for at least an hour before eating. (Is just as good a day or two later so can be made ahead of time.)
So good as a snack too! A serving of this – recipe makes 4 servings – is only 2 net carbs.
Next up: Keto Malibu Chicken. Think inside out chicken cordon bleu.
Keto Malibu Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup mayo
3 Tbsp prepared mustard
3/4 cup crushed pork rinds
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
salt & pepper
8 pieces deli ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Pat the chicken breasts dry and set aside. Mix together the mayo and mustard in a large Ziploc bag. Place the chicken breasts in the bag and squish gently to coat the chicken. Set aside.
In a shallow bowl, stir together the crushed pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, garlic and onion powder, and salt & pepper.
Place one breast at a time into the crumbs and coat both sides by laying on the crumbs and pressing gently, then flipping over and doing the same on the other side.
Place all on prepared cookie tray.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Then place 2 slices of deli ham and 1 slice of Swiss cheese on top of each breast.
Continue to bake for another 10 or so minutes – until chicken is done and cheese is melted.
Serve immediately. I like to serve mine with the Keto Broccoli Salad!
A serving of the chicken – recipe makes 4 servings – is 4 net carbs.
A great keto option if you are getting tired of the same old things. Only a little bit of prep – I’d say start to finish is under an hour. If you make the salad first and get it in the fridge then it is ready to go at the same time as the chicken.
You can make the broccoli salad up as far as a day or two ahead of time though.
And who doesn’t love broccoli salad, right? It’s a great keto option as well and makes a lovely side dish to the Malibu chicken. The salad will last a long time, covered, in the fridge, and the chicken will last about 2 – 3 days so it’s a great meal prepping option too.
FYI – because you are using pork rinds instead of bread crumbs this is also gluten free too 🙂