This dinner creation was quite a pleasant taste bud surprise! I was not expecting, as I threw things into the pan, such a tasty dish. Both my husband and I were quite pleased with the results tonight. This dish is exceedingly simple to make! This recipe is suitable once you get to Phase 2 Atkins or can fit these numbers into any other Keto diet plan. This recipe is not suitable for Atkins Induction due to the wine and the amount of cream in each serving.
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2 small chicken breasts
2 tsp. bacon grease
Dash black pepper
½ c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 thick slices bacon, cut in half
½ c. heavy cream (whipping cream)
1 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 oz. any white wine
2 T. my Sofrito sauce
1/8 tsp. xanthan gum or your preferred thickener
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375º. Debone the chicken breasts. I didn’t remove skin, but you can if you prefer. I always boil the rib frames for good stock and a little bit of treat chicken for my dog Button’s dinner bowl. I made a slight cut down the center of each chicken breast and pounded them a bit thinner. Lay them in a lightly greased baking pan (use a bit of the bacon grease listed). Baste the top of each breast with the rest of the bacon grease. Sprinkle next with a dash of black pepper. Top each one with half the mozzarella cheese shreds. Set aside for a few minutes.
In a small skillet over medium heat, add the cream, softened cream cheese, sofrito sauce and white wine. Stir until the cream cheese is completely blended in to a smooth state. Add the light dusting of xanthan gum or your preferred thickener and stir until a bit thicker. Spoon half the sauce over the two chicken breasts for now. Top each breast with two pieces of the bacon you sliced in half. Pop pan into oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until bacon is done and sauce/cheese is just beginning to brown. Remove, plate and dip remaining sauce (reheated slightly) over the tops and serve.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 2 servings, each contains: (to lower the numbers below, cut chicken into 3 servings and divide toppings equally on each meat portion)
647 calories, 50.25 g fat, 4.95 g carbs, 0.5 g fiber, 4.45 g NET CARBS, 36.15 g protein, 677 mg sodium