Low Carb Keto Crack Chicken
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Since my husband and I have been following a low carb diet again, this baked keto crack chicken has quickly become a family favorite. Your entire family will love this. It is kid friendly with all the cheesy goodness and bacon. My boys love it. One of them even used the word exquisite to describe this chicken which is pretty cute coming from an 11 year old.
Why is it called crack chicken?
Crack chicken is a common name for this style of ranch flavored cheesy chicken because it so good, you will want more. When I make this 8 serving recipe for my family of 6, we don't have any leftovers.
Can you double this recipe?
I have doubled this recipe for company and it's pretty easy to double since everything goes in the oven at once. I brown the chicken in the skillet in batches and then assemble everything in the pan. If on the other hand you are only cooking for two, you can easily halve this recipe and still have plenty plus maybe some leftovers for lunch the next day.
What sides would you serve with Low Carb Keto Crack Chicken?
To keep the whole meal low carb, I would serve with a large salad like the BLT salad pictured or some steamed broccoli. A fresh spinach salad or wilted spinach would be nice too. Grilled cabbage is always one of our favorites and since you are already using the oven, you could just roast some cabbage wedges with olive oil, salt, and pepper in another pan while cooking the chicken. If you really want to impress, you could make some crispy bacon wrapped asparagus which is in season now and requires the same oven temperature as the chicken.
Low Carb Baked Keto Crack Chicken
4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 ½ -3 lb. total)
6 oz bacon
8 oz. block cream cheese
2 Tbsp. Ranch flavored dressing mix (amazon link)
¾ C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese plus extra for topping
Salt and Pepper
Sliced green onions
Diced Roma tomatoes
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make 8 thinner chicken breast slices.
3. Cut bacon into small pieces (I use kitchen shears) and fry in a skillet until crisp.
4. Set bacon aside.
5. Mix ranch dressing into cream cheese then mix in ¾ cup shredded cheese.
6. Brush some of the bacon grease in a large baking pan to grease it or use oil of choice.
7. In the same skillet brown chicken breast halves in bacon grease for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Salt and pepper each side while cooking.
8. Place chicken breast halves in baking pan.
9. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of each chicken breast.
10. Top with extra shredded cheese and bacon crumbles.
11. Bake for about 15 minutes until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through.
12. Optional to top finished dish with diced Roma tomatoes and sliced green onions.
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3/24/2021 06:02:37 pm
The name is hilarious. This sounds perfect for the days where I want to eat low carbs!
michele h peterson
3/25/2021 06:01:31 am
My grandkids loved this chicken recipe...so easy to make too!
3/25/2021 09:00:56 am
So glad they liked it. My boys love it too!
3/25/2021 09:29:09 am
Crack chicken is my favorite, so I'm glad to have found a low carb/keto recipe to make it. I will definitely be making this for dinner this week!
3/25/2021 02:27:09 pm
Such a fantastic low carb recipe! My whole family loved it!
5/18/2021 11:00:37 am
So it's starting to warm up and I don't want to use my oven as much- could I do this on my gas grill? I'm thinking sear on one side, then flip and add the cream cheese mixture until cooked through, then add extra cheese and bacon and let melt.
5/18/2021 04:15:52 pm
I think it would work. I would sear then put it on foil when you add the cheeses and bacon so that none of the toppings fall through the grate. It's warming up here which makes me want to use our grill more too.
1/24/2022 04:03:28 pm
1/24/2022 06:29:27 pm
Thank you, Amy!
5/31/2022 11:12:32 am
The macros on this are way off. I calculated this and one serving is 4 carbs 61 grams of protein and 35 grams of fat.
5/31/2022 06:01:39 pm
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