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Supper's On: Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Bacon cream cheese goodness.

So my husband was on Keto before Keto was even cool. When he first started this thing, I was baffled. "What? so you only eat fats? You want me to keep the bacon grease in a bowl...for you to USE....LATER?"

A bowl of bacon grease.

Ew!

But as he has lost over 40 pounds, I have understood why it works for him and I try to support his decision. As a family of 5, getting supper on the table is already a pretty big struggle on the daily. Especially one that everyone likes! But this recipe I found on Pinterest has been a proven winner for the entire family. I'm making it tonight, so I thought I would share the recipe. Enjoy!

It's an all white dinner! Riced cauliflower with pepper for a side.

Also, sidenote, anything that includes cream cheese is a WINNER in my book.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (about 3 large breasts)
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 4 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 slice bacon, fried and crumbled (reserve 2-3 tbsp bacon grease)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (I use more)
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese (I use a whole block :|)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Pat chicken dry. Use a silicone basting brush to spread mayo evenly on top of chicken.
  3. Top each breast with 1T parmesan cheese and place in baking dish.
  4. Bake uncovered 40-45 minutes until internal temperature is approx. 160 degrees and juices run clear.
  5. When the chicken has about 10 minutes left in the oven, begin sauce.
  6. Using a non-stick skillet, warm up the reserved bacon grease over MED LOW heat. Be sure it does not start sizzling or bubbling.
  7. Whisk in the heavy cream until well combined. Continue whisking until the mixture starts to foam up on the edges of the skillet.
  8. Add the cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Add last tbsp of parmesan and garlic powder and whisk until smooth.
  9. Toss in a few bacon pieces, making sure to leave enough for the top of the chicken.
  10. Each breast should be topped with 2-3 tbsp of sauce and a few bacon crumbles. Leftover sauce may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Mmmm....bacon....

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