This pumpkin skillet meal is surprisingly addicting! Make low-carb chicken alfredo with a bit of pumpkin puree for an irresistible meal.
What Is Alfredo Sauce
Classic alfredo sauce is actually a very basic sauce. It’s made with just some butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. After that, chefs and home cooks like to add their own little spin or twist.
Basic alfredo sauce is a keto-friendly sauce. You can use it as a dip, a topping for roasted veggies, or drizzle it on top of keto pasta.
Since I’m a huge fan of the aroma and flavor of pumpkin, I made a rich and creamy pumpkin alfredo sauce. You’ll love how rich and complex this sauce tastes. The flavors might be complex, but the sauce is actually really easy to make.
Before you make this keto chicken alfredo skillet, this is what you’ll need from the store. All of the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Chicken Breasts
- Broccoli Florets
- Palmini Linguini Noodles
- Olive Oil
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Italian Seasoning
- Pumpkin Puree
- Heavy Cream
- Parmesan Cheese
- Minced Garlic
If you make any changes to this recipe, let me know in the comments. Here are some of the easiest ingredient swaps (or additions) you can make.
- Chicken – you can use leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken.
- Palmini Noodles – Add this to butternut squash noodles, zoodles, or on top of spaghetti squash.
- Broccoli Florets – Try this with cauliflower instead
- Parmesan Cheese – Any shredded Italian cheese blend will taste delicious in the sauce.
Best Keto Pasta
I’m a huge fan of canned Palmini noodles. You don’t have to cook them, just open the can, drain them, and heat them up! Since they are made from hearts of palm, they have so much fiber that the net carb amount is really low.
Since they are made from hearts of palm, they have so much fiber that the net carb amount is really low. There are other brands of low-carb pasta that keto dieters love too.
Miracle Noodles makes a popular Angel Hair pasta. ThinSlim Foods makes pasta elbows that look and taste like classic macaroni noodles.
Carba-Nada Egg Fettucini is another popular brand because it tastes just like egg noodles.
Chicken Alfredo Sides
This will also taste incredible if you start out with a chicken and cauliflower rice soup. The Italian flavors complement each other so well.
How To Store Leftovers
After you bake it, the leftovers will only stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to three days. Keep leftovers in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge.
Then, reheat them in the microwave or on the stove. This is the perfect thing to add to your weekly meal prep!
Here are some step-by-step pictures of the process that you’ll follow to make this filling and delicious low-carb chicken alfredo recipe. The exact measurements and instructions are located in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Net Carbs: 7 net carbs per serving
Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat.
Season the chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste, and add it to the heated skillet. Saute until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
Reduce the heat to medium, and melt the butter in the same skillet. Mix in the broccoli, and saute until beginning to become tender.
Stir in the minced garlic, and saute for 30 seconds. Pour in the pumpkin puree and heavy whipping cream, and stir to combine.
Toss in the palmini noodles. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
Mix in the parmesan cheese, and stir to combine.
Return the chicken to the skillet, and stir to coat in the sauce before serving.
Pin for later!
Follow me on Pinterest!
Creamy Low-Carb Pumpkin Chicken Alfredo Skillet
- 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into thick strips
- 3 cups Broccoli Florets
- 1 can Palmini Linguini Noodles rinsed and drained
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Season the chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste, and add it to the heated skillet.
- Saute until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
- Reduce the heat to medium, and melt the butter in the same skillet.
- Mix in the broccoli, and saute until beginning to become tender.
- Stir in the minced garlic, and saute for 30 seconds.
- Pour in the pumpkin puree and heavy whipping cream, and stir to combine.
- Toss in the palmini noodles.
- Simmer until the sauce thickens.
- Mix in the parmesan cheese, and stir to combine.
- Return the chicken to the skillet, and stir to coat in the sauce before serving.
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Keto Pumpkin Recipes
If you enjoyed this low-carb pumpkin chicken alfredo skillet recipe, here are some more keto pumpkin recipes you can enjoy on a keto diet. You’ll be shocked that they fit in with your macros.