Cheesy Chicken with Broccoli

Approximate cooking time: 30 minutes

Who doesn't love cheesy chicken? This meal will nostalgically warm your heart and soul.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)

337 Calories
11g Carbs
18g Fat
37g Protein
8g Net Carbs

Serving Size

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb broccoli florets
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil when pan is hot.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to hot pan, along with garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-10 minutes (or until chicken is almost fully cooked).
  3. Add broccoli florets and water. Cover, and steam until broccoli is bright green and chicken is fully cooked (about 5 minutes).
  4. Meanwhile, heat milk, cheese and crushed red pepper in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stirring frequently, cook until cheese melts into a sauce.
  5. Pour cheese sauce over chicken and broccoli mixture to serve.

Notes

One Response to “Cheesy Chicken with Broccoli”

  1. dbjordan March 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Is there a particular reason for preferring milk over cream in this recipe? Wouldn’t cream be lower in carbs?

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