Busy and hungry? Our easy 5-ingredient Keto Taco Alfredo Chicken Pasta recipe will satisfy your pasta cravings in a low-carb and gluten-free way! No complicated ingredients. No dozens of dishes. Just a simple one-pan delicacy to better your weekday meal without breaking your ketogenic diet.
- Preparation and cooking overview
- Chef's note
- 🍝 Ingredients for this keto taco alfredo chicken pasta recipe
- Ingredient substitutions
- Additional ingredients
- Cooking tools required
- How to make Keto Taco Alfredo Chicken Pasta: step-by-step guide
- Cooking methods
- Preparation steps
- Cooking instructions
- How to make it healthier
- Time-saving tips
- What can I prepare ahead of time?
- Storage and reheating instructions
- Storage tips
- Reheating best practices
- Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
- Frequently asked questions
- 📖 Recipe
Preparation and cooking overview
Preparing this creamy Chicken Taco Alfredo Pasta is as easy as pie and can be done in just 30 minutes. We'll be cutting and slicing the ingredients, pan-searing the succulent chicken breast, and then simmering everything until it becomes thick and luscious. Get ready to relish this irresistible keto delight that's sure to have you smitten.
A little tip - try searing the chicken pieces at high heat to seal in the juices, then simmering gently to keep them tender. Remember, the kitchen is your playground. Don't be afraid to mix up the seasonings or try a different kind of cheese to add your own unique spin to this dish. Let's dive into the joy of keto cooking!
🍝 Ingredients for this keto taco alfredo chicken pasta recipe
There's a good chance that you have all the required ingredients for this dish right at your home. But if not, no worries! You can make substitutions as needed or as preferred.
Cooking tools required
To make this Keto Taco Alfredo Chicken Pasta recipe, you'll need the following tools:
How to make Keto Taco Alfredo Chicken Pasta: step-by-step guide
- Gather ingredients: Amass all the required ingredients for the recipe.
- Measure and prepare: Measure the avocado oil, taco seasoning, heavy cream, Mexican blend shredded cheese, and Miracle noodles according to the needed quantity.
- Set up your cooking area: Keep the large skillet, cutting board, and knife within easy reach.
- Prepare Rotel: Open the Rotel can, drain the excess liquid, and set the required amount aside.
- Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season the chicken pieces with 1 tablespoon of spices on both sides. Then sear for 3-4 minutes per side until browned and cooked.
- Pour the heavy cream into the skillet and add the remaining taco seasoning. Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Stir in the Mexican cheese blend and simmer until the sauce thickens.
- Drain the Rotel and pour it in the Alfredo sauce before adding the prepared Miracle noodles.
- Divide the keto pasta noodles between 4 bowls and top with pan-seared chicken pieces. Enjoy!
Chef's pro tip
A pro tip for handling Miracle noodles is to dry the noodles using paper towels or a clean kitchen towel before adding them to the dish, as excess moisture can dilute the flavor of the sauce.
How to make it healthier
We love how healthy this recipe is, but this keto pasta with chicken can be changed per your dietary preferences. For example:
What can I prepare ahead of time?
Storage and reheating instructions
The low-carb creamy chicken alfredo pasta is easier to make and can also be stored as meal prep or leftovers. Follow the storing methods to know how to store them right!
Reheating best practices
Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
We've skillfully brought together the bold flavors of a Mexican taco and the creamy richness of Italian Alfredo in a dish that's not just mouthwateringly good but also keto-friendly!
But don't keep this culinary masterpiece to yourself! Share your success with the world. Capture your dish in a photo, share it on your favorite social media platform, and inspire others with your keto culinary prowess. Let's spread the joy of fun, healthy cooking - one bowl of Keto Taco Alfredo Chicken Pasta at a time!
Frequently asked questions
Keto Taco Alfredo Chicken Pasta
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 lb chicken cutlets see notes for plant-based options
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning divided
- 1 cup heavy cream see notes for dairy free options
- 1.5 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese see notes for dairy free options
- 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel
- 2 (7-ounce) packs Miracle noodles, prepared
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with 1 tablespoon of spices then sear 3-4 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. Set aside.
- Wipe out the skillet then pour in the cream, remaining spices, and bring to a boil. Stir in the cheese and simmer until thickened.
- Drain the Rotel and add it to the Alfredo sauce. Stir in the prepared Miracle noodles.
- To serve, divide the pasta between 4 bowls and top with sliced chicken.
- in place of chicken, use extra-firm tofu cutlets that have been pressed
- in place of heavy cream, use unsweetened plain almond milk
- in place of shredded cheese, simply use a dairy-free equivalent like Violife