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Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken

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This is an easy keto dinner recipe for busy weeknights. You will only need ten ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make this!

This creamy cajun chicken uses chicken thighs but it will work just as well with chicken breasts or even turkey. You'll need heavy whipping cream but if you're dairy-free, try swapping the cream with coconut cream. Just keep in mind that it will have a slight coconut taste in case you're not a fan.

I served this creamy cajun chicken with cauliflower rice. You could use other options including palmini rice, zucchini noodles or even serve with some shirataki rice. Enjoy!

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Serving size about 225 g/ 8 oz chicken + 1 cup cauli-rice

Allergy information for Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz chicken + 1 cup cauli-rice)

Net carbs8.7 grams
Protein34.4 grams
Fat43.2 grams
Calories579 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 25%, fat 69%
Total carbs13.4 gramsFiber4.8 gramsSugars6.6 gramsSaturated fat18.3 gramsSodium800 mg(35% RDA)Magnesium71 mg(18% RDA)Potassium1,018 mg(51% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 medium cauliflower, riced (600 g/ 1.3 lb) or palmini rice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 1 small red onion, diced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 600 g skinless chicken thighs, sliced (1.3 lb)
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 can tomatoes (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (240 ml/ 8 fl oz)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. To make the cauliflower rice, cut the cauliflower into florets. Place in a food processor fitted with a grating blade and process until it resembles rice. You can also use the S blade or use a hand grater.
  2. Cut the chicken into about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick slices. Dice the onion. Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken
  3. Grease a skillet with half of the olive oil. Add the onion and cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken and cook until browned from all sides. Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken
  5. Add the cajun seasoning, canned tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook on medium for 6 to 8 minutes. Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken
  6. Pour in the whipping cream and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until thickened. Remove from the heat and keep warm. Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken
  7. To cook the cauli-rice, grease another skillet with the remaining olive oil. Once hot, add the cauli-rice and cook on medium-high for 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and take off the heat. Stir in the chopped parsley. Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken
  8. Serve with the creamy cajun chicken and optionally sprinkle with more parsley. To store, let it cool down and transfer to a container. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Creamy Low-Carb Cajun Chicken

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz chicken + 1 cup cauli-rice)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower, fresh
4.5 g2.9 g0.4 g38 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
1 g0.2 g0 g6 kcal
Chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, raw)
0 g29.5 g6.2 g182 kcal
Cajun seasoning, sugar-free
0.7 g0.2 g0.1 g6 kcal
Tomatoes, canned (unsweetened)
0.8 g0.4 g0.1 g8 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
1.6 g1.1 g22.8 g220 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz chicken + 1 cup cauli-rice
8.7 g34.4 g43.2 g579 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

Simple & Delicious  !!!

This looks really good. I may try it with crawfish tail meat.

Was delicious and simple to cook!
Thanks for another great keto recipe!

Thank you Julie!