Dec 12, 2013

Low Carb Creamy Cheesy Chicken




This is a recipe I tried out of one of my all-time favorite Low Carb Cookbooks called 500 More Low Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender. It's a collection of recipes submitted by other low carbbers and there are some really fantastic recipes in it! We eat a lot of chicken in our house, and so I'm always on the look out for a new (but simple) way to prepare it. This recipe is quite good! It's creamy, it's cheesy, and my husband said he thought it was even better the next day as leftovers! 

Brenda Theune's Cheesy Chicken

Ingredients
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used boneless skinless strips)
4 oz softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons softened butter
2 tablespoons whole cream 
1 tablespoon minced onion (I omitted this simply because I didn't have any)
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 cup of shredded cheese (I used cheddar and I used more than 1/2 a cup)


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and place your chicken in without overlapping. 

2. Mix the cream cheese, butter, cream, onion, and spices and spread the mixture evenly over the chicken. 






3. Spread the cheese on top and bake for about 45 minutes or until chicken is done. Let it rest and cool a bit after taking it from the oven. 










Carb Count
If you follow the recipe and use the 2 chicken breast it calls for, the recipe yields 2 servings at 3 carbs each. 

31 comments:

  1. Jessie, I'm inspired by your lifestyle and your before/after pictures. Thanks for sharing these yummy looking recipes. I started at 213 and am down to 180, Going for 145. I went off the wagon at 175 and put a little
    back on, but now with Atkins and these great receipes I know I can go all the way!

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    1. Way to go on the weightloss! I'm so glad to have you following and wish you all the best in reaching your goal! Keep me in the progress loop, i'd love to hear how it's going--your already a success story! :)

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    2. I just started a these recipes are awesome thank you for making it easier, this was delicious

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  2. your beautiful!

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    1. Well that is so very kind of you..thank you! :)

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  3. Made this tonight. By far, the best chicken dish I've had in a very long time. THANK YOU!!

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  4. What makes the reddish color in the picture and where do the carbs come from?

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    1. Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm so glad you liked it :)

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    3. The reddish color you're seeing in the photograph is just the cooked cheddar cheese. Its just the lighting that makes it look red. (I thought it turned into chicken parm. too! LOL!).

      All the ingredients have carbs - but your highest count would probably come from the heavy cream, then the cheeses.
      (But as far as low carb recipes go, these are 3 dependable, low carb staples!).

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  5. I made this and LOVED it! Didn't want to share. ;) Love the website and recipes!!

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  6. This was really good! My husband, kid, and I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. I changed it up a bit and seasoned the chicken strips with pepper and garlic powder in addition to salt. I also added sliced white mushrooms on top of the chicken prior to adding the cream mixture. Thank you for the recipe! This will be a regular in our household. :)

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  7. Amazing Recipe, Thanks for sharing. Congrats on your Low Carb Success. You are an inspiration. I need to lose 100lbs

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  8. My son, age 25 recently showed high insulin levels and I'm attempting to help him w his meal plan. He's only allowed 50 grams of carbs per day. Keep in mind he's 5ft 8 in. tall and only 130lbs if that. Your recipes are helpful ~ thank you

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    1. Do you mean for each meal 50grams of carbs? I am allowed 60 grams per meal.

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  9. Thanks for your post/recipe. You ARE beautiful (before and after your weight loss) and I'm totally inspired by your success. For now, I'm counting, but its good to see a future where I can "just eat" (mindfully) without charting everything like a diet. I don't mind it for now though, its keeping me successful. 7 down, 33 to go!

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  10. Thank you for posting this recipe! My family LOVED this dish. Will definitely make again and again!

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  11. All eight of the family members ate this up -- that rarely happens. Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. Ok what is in the lettuce in the picture? Looks good!

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  13. Thank you! I didn't have the heavy cream or an onion...SO - I used fat free half & half and pico de gallo in place. It is the bomb!!! :) Thanks!

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  14. Hi Jessie, Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I look forward to trying out your others. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, so low carb just makes sense for me. Congrats on your weight loss, you look Gorgeous! Please don't give the haters a second thought, most of us understand and appreciate.

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  15. Recently started low carbing. Dr's orders. Already tried your almond bread,outstanding. Cannot wait to try this recipe. Ignore the meanies, you are helping so many! May I ask if there is a way to print your awesome recipes.

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  16. I hate to cook, but I tried this recipe. I'm glad I did! Yummy! I'm making it again tonight but adding some jalepeno peppers. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Really a "must" try. Super easy and fast. My 11 year old son loved it. What an awesome recipe. Thanks

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  18. Can you use Cream of Chicken Soup instead of heavy cream and cream cheese? I wonder how that would taste and would probably cut down on the fat and carbs..

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  19. I can't thank you enough for your blog. I am at 215, aiming for 135. I come right to your page for ideas and inspiration. Where do you find the time? :)

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  20. Tried the creamy cheesy chicken tonight and it was so good. Family thought so too. Will make it again very soon!!

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  21. I'm making this right now. Just put it in the oven. I'll let you know in about an hour and a half how it was.

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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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