The Best Chicken and Bacon Keto Crock Pot Recipe
Looking for new slow cooker recipes that are low in total carbs? Want a recipe that your whole family will love?
Then you need to try this shredded chicken and bacon alfredo keto crock pot meal.
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Keto Crock Pot Recipe Cooking Tips
You can test this recipe out in a pressure cooker if that’s your thing. I prefer to keep my easy meals really easy. This means at the end of a long day, I always prefer a slow cooker method. Good things come to those who are patient with their easy keto recipes.
An added benefit to a slow cooker meal like this – spraying the crockpot with a high heat cooking spray makes clean up a breeze! (Cue ALL of the super simple low carb crock pot recipes and meal ideas).
But before putting low carb crock-pot recipes on speed dial – be sure to use a coconut oil cooking spray. Skip highly processed fats like a canola oil version. It is true that neither adds to the fat content or carb count to our easy keto meals. While neither provides a whole lot of extra fat, we don’t do highly processed vegetable oils when we do keto the right way 😉
Back to the reasons I prefer a low and slow cooking method. Even though an instant pot pressure cooker is all the rage, they seem like a lot of work when it comes to keto comfort food. Plus – those things are scary!
Either way you make it, this is an easy recipe your entire family will love. Be sure to come back and let me know you survived your Instapot keto-friendly recipes. Maaayyybbbeee next time I’ll consider this cooking method.
Choose High Quality, High Fat Ingredients:
I use two pounds chicken breasts for this keto chicken crock pot recipe. Using a leaner meat is exactly what diet culture ingrained in me the two decades I participated. Over time it became a preference.
Chicken thighs are more appropriate to keep keto crockpot recipes keto friendly. This cut is higher in fat, which makes it a more keto-friendly option. If you also prefer a leaner meat, this recipe delivers on high quality fats in other ways. Use whichever version you enjoy.
I cannot stress just how important eating enough healthy fats on a keto diet is for weight loss. Thankfully all of my low carb recipes do the talking for me since my food choices always include plenty of healthy fats. My favorite healthy fats include grass-fed butter, coconut oil, olive oil, grass-fed ground beef, and occasionally a small amount of healthy fat extras like cheddar cheese.
These are all key ingredients to keep fat loss coming. Plenty of healthy fats ensure you reap all of the health benefits you keep hearing about on a ketogenic meal plan.
Whether you choose breasts or thighs, choose organic whenever possible. Keeping toxins low on a keto diet is important. Conventional meats have a higher toxic load, which make them a less than ideal choice.
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Tips to Make this Easy Keto Chicken Crock Pot Recipe
When it comes to keto crock pot recipes, it’s best to choose a low slow cooker setting. This ensures the chicken is tender. Keep in mind the cooking time will be a little longer. Since there aren’t too many better things in life than enjoying the delicious aromas from the creamy garlic sauce, I really see this as an added bonus.
Next, combine the creamy garlic sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan on the stove. Melt the butter on medium-low heat. As it melts, stir in the minced garlic. Stir while the butter and garlic melt together. Only cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the heavy cream.
Once you stir in the heavy cream, continue to heat over medium for a few more minutes. Allow the flavors to combine while stirring with a whisk.
Pour the sauce over the chicken in the crock pot. Place the lid on top and let it cook for 4-6 hours. Even though you’ll be tempted, try not to lift the lid while cooking. Every time you check on it, it could add another 15 minutes to total cooking time.
Shred the Chicken and Serve
Once the chicken is fully cooked, use two forks to shred the chicken. Shredding it while in the crock pot will help all of the sauce mix into the chicken.
If the idea of shredding chicken with forks sounds daunting, you can also try a hand mixer. Use it to shred the chicken on a low speed. This may be a fun idea if you have mini cooks that want to pitch in.
After you shred the chicken, stir in the bacon bits. When I mention bacon bits on the recipe card, I’m NEVER talking about the junky store bought kind you might pick up out of convenience. Your body always prefers the real thing when it comes to the food you give it. Say it with me – Bacos are not keto. At least they don’t fall into a clean version of keto.
A quick tip for this easy dinner recipe – make it even easier by prepping the bacon ahead of time. Meal prep bacon one day each week by throwing a large batch on a griddle. Store cooked bacon in an airtight container in the fridge for when it’s go time!
Add a serving of shredded chicken and bacon alfredo to a plate and garnish with green onions.
Shredded Chicken and Bacon Alfredo – Keto Crock Pot Recipe Wrap Up
This is one of the first keto crock pot meals I made when I began a low carb lifestyle. More than half a decade later, it’s still a family favorite! It’s such an easy meal with so many savory ingredients that you’ll forget it’s part of a diet.
Don’t forget to share this new recipe on social media. Add it to your favorite keto chicken recipes Pinterest board. It’s the perfect slow cooker recipe for busy nights. Keep it handy for when you never seem to have enough time when it comes to meal planning in colder months.
Full disclosure – I’m in Arizona, so really, how cold does it get? 😆
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The Best Chicken and Bacon Keto Crock Pot Recipe
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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Bacon Alfredo (Low Carb & Keto)
A delicious keto chicken bacon alfredo recipe that cooks in the slow cooker while you’re at work.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 4-6 hours
- Total Time: 4-6 hours
- Yield: 10 servings 1x
- Category: Keto Dinner Recipe
- Method: Crockpot
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 2 lbs chicken
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 lb bacon, cooked & crumbled into bacon bits
- Green onions, chopped
- Black pepper & sea salt to taste
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Spray crockpot with nonstick spray
- Generously season both sides of chicken with pepper and salt. Place chicken into crockpot.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. As it melts, add the minced garlic to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the heavy cream to the saucepan and heat over medium heat for a few minutes while whisking together the sauce.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken in the crockpot. Cook for 4-6 hours on low heat.
- Shred the chicken with two forks. Then, stir in bacon bits.
- Garnish with chopped green onions.
- Food prep the bacon & green onions ahead of time for a quicker meal.
- You can cut the batch in half if you have a smaller family or you don’t like to reheat leftovers throughout the week.
- Serving Size: Serves 10
- Calories: 466.9
- Fat: 33.9
- Saturated Fat: 17.8
- Carbohydrates: 1.8
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 37.1