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Keto Italian Chicken Skillet

Keto Italian Chicken Skillet

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This Keto Italian Chicken Skillet has got to be one of the easiest and most flavorful recipes on Cast Iron Keto. It utilizes an Italian dressing (I like Primal Kitchen, because of the avocado oil) to keep things super simple. It is also dairy free, which is great for those looking to decrease the amount of dairy in their diet or those with lactose issues.

For so few ingredients this recipe is surprisingly delicious. The tender chicken, the broccoli (which was my favorite childhood vegetable, of course, It was always smothered in cheese or drenched in ranch dressing), the cherry tomatoes that literally burst with flavor on every bite makes this a great staple dinner. Then there is the spinach which always looks like there is a metric ton piled high in the skillet and then five minutes later…”where’d the spinach go?” as well as the nutritional powerhouse that is avocado oil (which has received prescription drug status in France for its health promoting benefits) that rounds it out.

Also can we all just take a minute to admire how awesome that Finex Skillet is? The good folks up in Portland, Oregon that make these skillets sent me this one to try out and so far I absolutely love it. If you are reading this in February of 2019, you can enter to win a skillet just like this one, check us out on Facebook or Instagram for details on how to enter!

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I really feel like this recipe is the gold standard for quick easy keto recipes and it makes a great lunch or even snack because even though it’s relatively low in calories, it’s packed with healthy fats, muscles building protein, and just a few carbs from those nutrient-dense veggies.

Check out more information in the links below:

Why Avocado Oil Got Rx Status in France - Dr. Axe

Guide to Going Dairy-Free on a Ketogenic Diet - Ruled Me

Quick Start Guide to Dairy Free Keto - The Castaway Kitchen

Serves: 4

Keto Italian Chicken Skillet

This Keto Italian Chicken Skillet is super easy with minimal ingredients making it perfect for busy weeknights or meal-prep Sundays.

prep time: 10 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 25 mins


  • 1/4 cup avocado oil 
  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Italian dressing (we use Primal Kitchen)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes


  1. Heat the oil in a large 10.5" skillet over medium high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper then add to the skillet. Brown 2-3 minutes per side.
  2. Add the broccoli to the skillet and cook 5 minutes until starting to soften. 
  3. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally until wilted, about 3 minutes. 
  4. Pour in the dressing along with the tomatoes and cook just until the tomatoes start to burst, serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 



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