Keto Chicken Carbonara


Keto chicken carbonara is a low-carb, delicious dish that can be prepared in less than 45 minutes. This creamy and flavorful combination of cheese, chicken, eggs, bacon, and spices will provide a delicious meal that fits your dietary needs.

Where does Chicken Carbonara come from:

Chicken Carbonara originates from the Italian kitchen and is traditionally made with pasta. However, this recipe calls for spaghetti squash instead of regular wheat-based noodles to keep it keto friendly.


  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • three cloves of garlic
  • two tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • six slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • two large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place chicken thighs in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Once done cooking, set aside to cool slightly and then shred into small pieces.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until desired crispness is reached (about 5-7 minutes). Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels; set aside crumbled bacon for later use.
  4. In the same skillet over low heat, add heavy cream and whisk vigorously while constantly stirring. Add in eggs, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese until fully combined.
  5. Add the shredded chicken to the pan, stirring occasionally. Cook it for 2-3 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Stir in bacon crumbles and cook for 1-2 minutes before serving warm with desired toppings (such as chopped parsley). Enjoy 🙂

Tips And Tricks:

  • To reduce prep time, use pre-cooked bacon instead of cooking it yourself.
  • For a cheesy twist, add 1/2 cup ricotta cheese to the sauce.
  • If the sauce is too much thick, add more cream or chicken broth until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Adjust the number of spices used according to your personal preference.
  • Serve over zoodles or cauliflower rice for an even lower carb option!

Enjoy this delicious low-carb meal and happy cooking 🙂


Q: Can I make this dish without eggs? 

A: Yes, it is possible to omit the eggs if desired. Instead of adding the eggs to the sauce, you can substitute cream cheese or Greek yogurt. This will give the same creamy texture and flavor while eliminating the egg.

Q: How long can I store leftovers in the fridge? 

A: Leftover keto chicken carbonara should be stored in an airtight container or jar and consumed within 3-4 days for optimal freshness. Reheat thoroughly before eating.

Q: Can I use a different type of cheese? 

A: If desired, you can substitute the Parmesan and mozzarella for another cheese. Harder types of cheese work best with this dish, such as cheddar, gouda, or Gruyere. You can also add in extra types of cheeses to make it more flavorful.

 Q: What are some good side dishes to serve with chicken carbonara? 

A: Some great accompaniments to chicken carbonara include roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, broccoli, salads, or garlic bread. Get creative and have fun! You can also try dipping your veggies in the sauce for an extra creamy treat.


This keto chicken carbonara dish is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal while accommodating low-carb dietary needs. It’s an easy dish that can be prepared in less than 45 minutes and will satisfy you.

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