Low Carb Chicken Carbonara Recipe

Chicken Carbonara Recipe
An Italian favorite with a healthy twist! Herbed baked chicken is dressed with carbonara sauce and served on a bed of spaghetti squash for low carb comfort food!

Nutrition Facts

Number of Servings: 1
  • 320
  • 47
    g
  • 17
    g
  • 4
    g
  • Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased gains and decreased bodyfat.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz chicken breast
  • 1 cup spaghetti squash, cooked
  • 2 oz mushrooms
  • ¼ cup tomatoes
  • 1 oz white wine
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup snow peas
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F
  2. Add oil to saute pan and set on medium-high heat
  3. Season chicken with salt, pepper and desired seasonings. Italian seasoning is my personal choice!
  4. Once oil is close to reaching its smoke-point (or when you see ripples in oil), add chicken and sear each side until golden brown. Remove from pan and put on baking sheet and into the oven
  5. Place saute pan back onto heat and start deglazing pan with tomatoes. After a few seconds, add garlic, mushrooms, and snow peas. Saute until fragrant and mushrooms are golden brown. Deglaze again with white wine and let cook until all wine has dissipated
  6. Add milk and reduce by half, then add Arrowroot (mixed into a slurry with some water) and thicken until desired consistency is reached
  7. Remove chicken from oven when internal temperature of 160F is reached. Let rest until it reaches 165F
  8. While chicken rests, toss spaghetti squash into sauce
  9. Serve baked chicken on top of sauced spaghetti squash and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Serves 1.

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Posted Sat, 09/08/2018 - 16:24
Sara

I can't wait to try this, however; I do believe the macros are incorrect. The chicken alone is going to have 4g of fat. That isn't including the 1 tbsp oil in the recipe. I don't think the nutrition info for this is correct. I have added the ingredients to my fitness pal several times and even putting it at 1/4 tbsp of oil, I get 10g of fat per serving. Just wanted you to and others to know in case they are counting macros like me where fat grams matter.