Keto Chicken and Broccoli with Olive Oil

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    30 min

Keto Chicken and Broccoli with Olive Oil

134 ratings

This is a weeknight staple! It’s a simple recipe with only a few ingredients, but the garlic and olive oil help round out the dish very well. You can also use this recipe as a starting point and add in your favorite herbs and spices. While the recipe calls for chicken breasts which are very lean, the olive oil provides a great source of monounsaturated fats to make the dish more filling and satisfying.

  • Net Carbs

    4.5 g

  • Fiber

    5.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    9.7 g

  • Protein

    40.4 g

  • Fats

    32.6 g

487 cals

Keto Chicken and Broccoli with Olive Oil

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  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    ¾ pound

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    6 tablespoon

  • Broccoli Florets by Bonipak

    Broccoli Florets by Bonipak

    3 cup

  • Garlic


    5 clove

  • Salt


    ½ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 6

30 min

  • Step 1

    Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of parchment paper and pound with a mallet until they are uniform thickness. Cut the breasts into cubes about ¾-1” in size.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Heat 3 Tbsp. olive oil in a stainless pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, dice the garlic and add it to the pan.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Once the garlic is fragrant, add in the chicken cubes.Allow the chicken to sear for 2-3 minutes, then flip over.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Sprinkle half of the salt on top of the chicken and allow the other side to brown for about 2-3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and allow to rest.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Add the remaining 3 Tbsp. olive oil to the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Add the broccoli florets and toss so they are coated in the olive oil. Allow to brown for a few minutes, add half of the remaining salt and give the pan a shake to loosen up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Once the broccoli begins to soften, add the chicken back to the pan, season with the remaining salt and give a stir. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook for a few minutes until the broccoli is tender and the chicken is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
    Step 6

Comments 30

  • DeliveranceRichards

    DeliveranceRichards 7 months ago

    Great with some soy sauce and red bell peppers

    • Shewoff642

      Shewoff642 8 months ago

      Used low sodium soy sauce and a small sweet red pepper. Stir fried it all together and yum! My new go to for a quick lunch.

      • GrumGirl

        GrumGirl a year ago

        I found it to be very bland and not exciting at all. The only way to dress it up is to add some rich teriaki sauce, but then your adding carbs!

        • Kalixte

          Kalixte a year ago

          Very easy, simple go--to

          • AwesomeCauliflower186037

            AwesomeCauliflower186037 a year ago

            We altered the recipe and added 4 spring onion 6 garlic cloves 2 oz low sodium chicken stock 1 oz lemon 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper

            • Troy

              Troy 2 years ago

              Always a simple favorite and everyone eats it! Today I’m adding in some leftover bacon and parm to sprinkle on top. With 5 cloves of garlic, I’m not sure how anyone could call this ‘bland’.

              • llortega

                llortega 3 years ago

                This is pretty bland. I doctored it up with red bell pepper, and a lot of seasonings.

                • Midgetsmom

                  Midgetsmom 3 years ago

                  So good. I used two chicken breast and about 2 cups of broccoli. I added some sliced mushrooms and a small orange pepper for color. Splashed some soy sauce. I will definitely be making this again. It was perfect for two people without leftovers.

                  • OutstandingRadish490117

                    OutstandingRadish490117 3 years ago


                • FavorableAvocado382380

                  FavorableAvocado382380 3 years ago

                  So this recipe makes 3 servings? Meaning the meal should have 4oz of chicken per each serving?

                  • Cmfox53

                    Cmfox53 3 years ago

                    That was my question.. recipevsays 3 serving so I edited serving

                • MirthfulMacadamia375123

                  MirthfulMacadamia375123 3 years ago

                  I added some red pepper flakes and soy sauce it was delicious and will make again

                  • Val

                    Val 3 years ago

                    Is 3/4 lb. of chicken one serving?

                    • Iml109

                      Iml109 3 years ago

                      3/4 lb is for 3 servings.

                  • AmazingMacadamia733168

                    AmazingMacadamia733168 3 years ago


                    • Alice

                      Alice 3 years ago

                      I’ve made this twice, first time I followed the recipe exactly. Second time, I added the garlic just before removing the chicken so it didn’t burn. Also added a quarter cup of chicken broth to help loosen the brown bits and soften the broccoli. Severed with low sodium soy sauce and mushrooms on the sideYummy!

                      • Chrisie

                        Chrisie 3 years ago

                        I think it should say low sodium soy sauce

                      • Sunshine

                        Sunshine 3 years ago

                        What are spy sails?


             3 years ago

                      I made this today with a big twist! On keto I have a hard time with my fat intake. So I used 1/2 cup cream and 3 oz of cream cheese melted and stirred in for creamy chicken broccoli! It was Heaven! Now I don’t have to consume things I wouldn’t normally eat late at night just to hit my ratios!

                      • jgoldbetterb163

                        jgoldbetterb163 3 years ago

                        Absolutely delicious! Instead of cooking broccoli with olive oil, I used lard instead.

                        • Carla

                          Carla 3 years ago

                          I doubled the recipe and added 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 2 Tablespoons of coconut aminos. It was very tasty!

                          • Sheila

                            Sheila 3 years ago

                            Is this one serving one cup please

                            • StupendousRadish364814

                              StupendousRadish364814 3 years ago

                              It says 1 serving is 8.4 oz

                            • Ana C.

                              Ana C. 3 years ago

                              Hi ; I had the same question and I found out that if you go to details and press teals just change to 1 and it give u 4 ounces for one serving , I hope it helps , stay safe :)

                          • Michelle

                            Michelle 4 years ago

                            As I was cooking I realized that maybe it wouldn’t be as flavorful as my family would like so I put 3 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce in it! It was delish!

                            • Nena

                              Nena 4 years ago

                              I’ll have to substitute some 2 cups of broccoli with spinach and something else. Although I LOVE BROCCOLI I recently found out that it’s bad for those with hypothyroidism. So that was a huge bummer. Any suggestions?

                              • KindaMe

                                KindaMe 3 years ago

                                Thank you for that info Snowflake! I have hypothyroidism but hadn’t heard broccoli or cruciferous vegetables are bad. And I love them all! Agreed with your point “all things in moderation”!

                              • Snowflake

                                Snowflake 3 years ago

                                Cruciferous vegetables can potentially affect thyroid function but you have to eat a lot every day. Cooking them reduces the chemical involved, so don’t eat them raw and don’t juice them. They’re very good for you! All things in moderation, just restrict your consumption to half a cup a day. Brussels sprouts and Russian kale have the highest amount of goitrogens, so don’t eat them if you are worried.

                            • labass67

                              labass67 4 years ago

                              Needs a little more flavor, but this was a simple and filling meal. Overall, a good recipe that can be improved with a few more spices.

                              • Sugarpants74

                                Sugarpants74 4 years ago

                                This was really delicious. I did add the red pepper flakes and some Italian seasoning. Since this was super simple, I will be making again.