Keto Chicken Risotto

Keto Chicken Risotto

This Keto Chicken Risotto packs a flavour punch with the usual suspects of butter, bacon and mushrooms to accompany the chicken.

Ok, ok. We all know this isn’t traditional risotto, because… carbs of course. It’s funny once you’ve been on the ketogenic diet for a while, you might occasionally pick up a packet of rice or pasta and think, well it’s not THAT bad is it?

And then you see all the CARBS. Like ALL of them.

Easy Keto Chicken Risotto is a simple weeknight Keto Meal that will impress the whole family! Using cauliflower, chicken, bacon and mushrooms, Keto Chicken Risotto is ready in no time. #ketorecipe #easyketo #ketogenicdiet

The good thing is that when you are on Keto, you become much more accommodating to things that are sort of like the original, and if the flavour is still delicious, what’s to miss in all those carbs?

When you are feeling amazing, losing weight and reaping the health benefits, who needs the original?

You just have to allow yourself to enjoy all the flavours that go around the rice. Like delicious, succulent chicken. I’ve used chicken breast in this particular dish as I think the darker meat of thighs is a bit much for risotto.

I’m not really sure why I feel this way – so please feel free to use chicken thigh if you prefer!

Because it is chicken breast though, you’ve got to be careful not to overcook it. As my husband puts it, cook the chicken until you’re a little bit worried it’s under cooked, then for another 30 seconds, and you’re usually ok. (disclaimer – don’t get yourself sick. Cook it all the way through!)

Easy Keto Chicken Risotto is a simple weeknight Keto Meal that will impress the whole family! Using cauliflower, chicken, bacon and mushrooms, Keto Chicken Risotto is ready in no time. #ketorecipe #easyketo #ketogenicdiet

Crispy bacon. Sautéed mushrooms. Delicious chicken stock.

Using a good quality chicken stock is as always crucial.

If you have the time and inclination, home made is always best and you could easily use bone broth for this recipe for extra flavour and goodness.

You can read all about the wonders of bone broth in my post here, 7 Reasons To Include Bone Broth in your Keto Diet + Recipe

I like to top my easy Keto Chicken Risotto with some spring onions for a bit of fresh crunch, and of course delicious parmesan cheese.

Easy Keto Chicken Risotto is a simple weeknight Keto Meal that will impress the whole family! Using cauliflower, chicken, bacon and mushrooms, Keto Chicken Risotto is ready in no time. #ketorecipe #easyketo #ketogenicdiet

I tend to buy whatever parmesan cheese is on sale and use my veggie peeler to peel some super thin slices. You could also use a grater of course.

If you are looking for other Keto Chicken Breast dishes, here are some of my favourites:

Keto Mustard Chicken with Rosemary

Keto Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Prosciutto & Camembert Stuffed Chicken

These are some of the tasty ways to enjoy Chicken Breast on Keto, because one thing is for sure, Keto is NOT boring!

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Easy Keto Chicken Risotto is a simple weeknight Keto Meal that will impress the whole family! Using cauliflower, chicken, bacon and mushrooms, Keto Chicken Risotto is ready in no time. #ketorecipe #easyketo #ketogenicdiet

Enjoy the recipe!

Easy Keto Chicken Risotto is a simple weeknight Keto Meal that will impress the whole family! Using cauliflower, chicken, bacon and mushrooms, Keto Chicken Risotto is ready in no time. #ketorecipe #easyketo #ketogenicdiet
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Keto Chicken Risotto with Bacon and Mushrooms

Using cauliflower rice instead of the carb heavy arborio, this dish captures all the flavour with none of the carbs of traditional risotto! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 504 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head cauliflower riced in a food processor
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 200 grams bacon diced
  • 500 grams chicken breast cut 2cm x 1cm slices
  • 200 grams mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or bone broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 50 grams parmesan cheese finely grated

Instructions

  1. Prepare ingredients as detailed above. 

  2. In a large, deep frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter of medium heat. Add the diced onion and garlic and fry for 2 minutes until lightly translucent. 

  3. Add the diced bacon and fry until just crispy. 

  4. Add the sliced mushrooms and remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and continue to fry until the mushrooms are golden. 

  5. Add the chicken strips and fry, stirring constantly to soak up all that bacon and mushroom flavour. Cook for 4 - 5 minutes until just sealed on all sides. 

  6. Add the riced cauliflower and stir to combine evenly. Cook for 1 minute on high heat, then add chicken stock, salt and pepper. 

  7. Reduce to a simmer and taste for additional salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 - 12 minutes on low heat until the cauliflower is just softened to your liking and chicken just cooked through. Don't cook it too much or the cauliflower becomes mushy! 

  8. Just before serving, stir through 1/2 of the grated parmesan. Serve with remaining parmesan. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Risotto with Bacon and Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 1106mg48%
Potassium 1021mg29%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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3 thoughts on “Keto Chicken Risotto”

  • ” Don’t cook it too lunch or the cauliflower becomes mushy!”

    I’m not sure how to cook it “too lunch”! 😉

  • 5 stars
    So tasty!!!. I followed the recipe to the letter and it worked out wonderfully. It’s going in the dinner rotation! Thank you so much.

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