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Low Carb Alfredo Sauce

Low carb Alfredo sauce is perfect to drizzle over steamed broccoli and seasoned chicken. My kiddos devour this one and no one misses the pasta!

My husband is a total chicken Alfredo fiend, you guys.

I swear, he would drink Alfredo sauce if he didn’t think I’d judge him for it.

sliced chicken and broccoli with low carb alfredo sauce on a white plate

And, okay, let’s be real. I’d drink it too. It’s such a simple little sauce to make (don’t be scared!!) but it packs such a creamy flavorful punch!

Today, I’m sharing my low carb Alfredo sauce recipe with you and I’m sharing my favorite way to serve it up: over broccoli!

Have you guys caught on that we’re big fans of broccoli in this house?

I feel like most people assume low carbers eat cauliflower all day long and while I definitely do have some cauliflower tricks up my sleeve, it’s broccoli that we come back to again and again. Especially when it’s topped with chicken and drizzled in Alfredo.

small white plate with chicken alfredo

How to make low carb Alfredo sauce:

Traditional Alfredo sauce is naturally low carb, but the Alfredo sauce you’ll find at some popular restaurants (hello, Olive Garden) has the addition of flour more often than not.

Luckily, it’s super easy to make my real deal authentic Alfredo sauce at home with just three ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

You’ll need: butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese.

drizzling low carb Alfredo sauce over chicken and broccoli

That’s all you technically need for a creamy smooth Alfredo. Of course, I like to add a little extra flavor with the addition of fresh minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

First, you’ll add your butter and cream to a pot along with the garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk those over medium heat until the butter melts and the mixture is nice and hot.

Remove from the heat and stir in your shredded Parmesan.

Just keep stirring until the cheese melts and YOU’RE DONE.

Alfredo sauce is basically the easiest sauce out there.

I like to serve this over freshly steamed broccoli with some pan-fried chicken breasts.

seasoned chicken on white plate

I’ve seasoned my chicken with a little paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and just sauteed it in avocado oil.

I love using avocado oil as it’s healthier than vegetable oil and has a higher smoke point than olive oil. It’s a neutral oil that works in most any application. You can buy it on Amazon through my affiliate link.

seared chicken in cast iron skillet

Slice up your cooked chicken and place right over the broccoli.

Drizzle with this low carb Alfredo sauce and devour!

More low carb chicken recipes: 

Lemon Chicken: Made with a simple creamy sauce and loads of garlic!

Stuffed Chicken Breast: Creamy, cheesy spinach stuffed inside a chicken breast!

Chicken Stuffed Peppers: These have a chicken parmesan vibe going on!

Chicken Casserole: Low carb comfort food!

Alfredo sauce over chicken and broccoli

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A close up of a plate of food with broccoli, with Alfredo sauce and Chicken

Low Carb Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo

Traditional Alfredo sauce served over chicken breasts and steamed broccoli! Who needs pasta?

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin sliced chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 16 ounces broccoli
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Sprikle the salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder evenly over both sides of the chicken.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil.
  3. When oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. While chicken is cooking, steam the broccoli on the stove or in the microwave until as tender as you'd like.
  5. Heat a sauce pan over medium heat and add the cream, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk constantly until the butter is melted and the mixture comes to a slow simmer.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the shredded Parmesan. Whisk until the cheese melts fully and the sauce is smooth.
  7. To serve, divide the broccoli between four plates and top with chicken. Drizzle with sauce.

Notes

Alfredo sauce is best eaten right after preparation. It does not store or reheat well.

Nutrtition information is based on the sauce, broccoli, and chicken. The carb count on just the sauce will be much lower.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 32gSodium: 672mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 33g

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13 thoughts on “Low Carb Alfredo Sauce”

  1. The recipe shows salt and pepper but the directions show it being used on the chicken AND the sauce. How much salt and pepper for just the sauce?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Oh, sorry about that! We just add a pinch of each. The cheese is already fairly salty, so you can make the sauce and taste and add as needed.

  2. This was delicious! Added 1 T. of cream cheese to the sauce, but otherwise followed it exactly. 5/5 kids approved! (And want me to make it again!).

    1. Karly Campbell

      Oh goodness – that should definitely say Alfredo. Haha! Thanks for the catch.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Uh oh! Are you sure you measured right and followed the instructions? Sounds like not enough liquid or too much cheese?

  3. This was absolutely the best! simple and so delicious Thanks so much for sharing this recipe

  4. Anita Givens

    I have been trying to pin this recipe, but all I get are pictures, not the full recipe. Have not had this happen before when pinning recipes from your site. This looks and sounds delicious and I would like to save it so I can have it for the future.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hmm, I’m not sure what you mean. When you pin it, you should just be pinning one of the pictures of the recipe. Is that not what’s happening? To get to the recipe, you’d click the pin and it would take you to my site.

      1. Karly Campbell

        Hi Patricia! I haven’t measured this by volume. We just divide it evenly into 4 servings.

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