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Keto Lemon Chicken

This Keto Lemon Chicken deserves to be a weekly habit! And with just 4 net carbs per serving, it is a habit that fits in with your low carb lifestyle!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemony
Servings: 4
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Parsley oregano, or thyme - for garnish
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil optional


  • Slice each chicken breast horizontally and pound to an even thickness using a meat mallet.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine flour, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Coat the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off the excess.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add oil.
  • Add chicken to the pan and cook until a deep golden brown, about 7 minutes per side.
  • Remove from the pan and tent to cover.
  • Add wine or chicken broth to the skillet and deglaze the pan.
  • Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and heavy cream to the pan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add a drop of lemon essential oil for a more vibrant lemony flavor.
  • Return the chicken to the pan to coat with the sauce.
  • Serve with lemon slices.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 981IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg