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Low Carb Creamy Chicken Bacon Spinach Mushroom Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Low Carb Creamy Chicken Bacon Spinach Mushroom Pasta is packed full of flavor, protein and fat with minimal carbs! We used Almond Love With Ziti, a low carb pasta alternative and combined it with the flavors of white wine, garlic, onion, spinach, mushrooms, bacon, chicken and parmesan in a delightful cream sauce. So filling and delicious this play on Tuscan Chicken Pasta will have everyone begging for seconds. This filling dish has 8 net carbs per serving if you enjoy it with the Almond Love With pasta!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian-American
Keyword: chicken, gluten free, keto, low carb, main course
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 466 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp salted butter, divided
  • 1.2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1.5 whole lemons (juice of), divided + more for garnish
  • 1/2 whole large red onion, diced
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach
  • 70 grams bacon bits
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces dry white wine
  • 4 ounces half and half
  • 8 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 5 ounces shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • pink Himalayan salt, black pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • 1 bag Almond Love With Ziti pasta (or any noodle substitute)
Instructions
  1. If using Almond Love With Pasta (or any other noodle substitute) prepare these first and set aside.

  2. Season your chicken breasts liberally with salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a skillet, melt half of your butter (2 tbsp). Sear the chicken until it is browned on both sides and cooked all the way thru. Drizzle with juice of 1/2 a lemon while it’s still in the pan. When it’s cooked, (after about 10 minutes) remove it from the skillet and set aside.

  3. Add 1 tbsp of butter to the pan, and add in diced onions and sliced mushrooms with a pinch of salt of pepper. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes and then add in your spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted and soft, about 3 minutes, then remove all of the vegetables from the pan.

  4. Add in the remaining 1 tbsp of butter, then add in your bacon bits to crisp up over medium-high heat. Once they are crispy, add in the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Then, pour in the dry white wine. Cook on medium-high for about 3 minutes to cook off the alcohol.

  5. Next, add in your half and half, heavy whipping cream, remaining lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Stir constantly until parmesan cheese is melted and fully incorporated.

  6. Add the mushrooms, spinach and onion back to the pan. Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and add those to the pan as well. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preferences. Stir in your noodle replacement of choice.

  7. Garnish with parmesan cheese, more bacon bits, and lemon juice. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

We used Almond Love With pasta for this application, but feel free to use any pasta substitute you want. Please remember to track your macros accordingly. See below. 

Macros: We are not nutritionists, and we calculate our macros using MyFitnessPal. These macros should be used as a guide, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy.

With Almond Love With Noodles: 6 servings, 592 calories per serving, 8 net carbs per serving (10 grams of fiber), 46 grams of protein, and 36 grams of fat.

Without Almond Love With Noodles (sauce only): 6 servings, 466 calories per serving, 7 net carbs per serving (1 gram of fiber), 32 grams of protein and 30 grams of fat.