Chicken Lombardy Recipe {Keto / Low Carb}

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If you are looking for a new keto chicken recipe, then my Chicken Lombardy Recipe is a perfect choice. This delicious and easy meal is satisfying, keto, and low-carb friendly.

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I saw a recipe video online for Chicken Lombardy that looked amazing. Although it wasn’t keto-friendly, I knew it could be a fabulous keto dish with a couple of tweaks. Even though I’m not too fond of actual mushrooms, I do like mushroom-flavored gravy and flavored mushroom sauce. However, you can bet your bottom dollar I will pick out every stinking mushroom before taking one bite. (I might be a tad bit picky.)


  • Chicken breasts– You want to use thinly cut boneless, skinless chicken cutlets for this recipe. 
  • Heavy whipping cream – This is going to add creaminess to the sauce. Plus, it has added fat. 
  • Chicken broth – This will provide more chicken flavor and create the base for the sauce. 
  • Xanthum gum – This commonly used thickener will add rich thickness without adding carbs.
  • Grated Cheeses – I buy the cheese blocks and grate them myself. This makes them fresher and avoids any fillers used to prevent the cheese from caking. 
  • Mushrooms – Adds flavor and texture to the sauce.
  • Butter – butter makes everything better and adds fat
  • Seasonings, Onion, & Garlic – Don’t be afraid of spices, onions, and garlic; they are essential to making a dish delicious.

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Step 1: Melt two tablespoons of butter in a large cast-iron skillet. Sautee the mushrooms, garlic, and onions over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes. The onions should be translucent and mushrooms tender. Remove the veggies from the skillet and set them aside.

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Step 2: Melt butter in the same cast iron skillet. Sear the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes per side. Flip and repeat searing until both sides are perfectly browned and caramelized.

Step 3: After removing the chicken, place the mushroom mixture back in the cast-iron skillet. Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, and salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high for about five minutes while stirring continuously. 

Step 4: Turn the burner off and sprinkle the xanthan gum on top. Allow the sauce to thicken. This should only take five to 10 minutes. It will still be a little bit broth-y. 

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Step 5: Once it has reached the desired thickness, spoon the sauce over the chicken in the casserole dish. 

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Step 6: Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the chicken, then the mozzarella. Top it off with the teaspoon of Italian seasoning and bake in a 450-degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes. To brown the mozzarella, move the dish to the top rack and broil it for one or two minutes. 

Tip: If you do not want to use xanthan gum, you can leave it out without changing how the dish tastes.

How do I know which chicken to buy?

When making this keto Chicken Lombardy recipe, you will want thinly sliced chicken breasts. They will need to be quickly browned in the skillet and then baked thoroughly. Thicker pieces will take longer to bake. If you can find thin chicken cutlets, that is ideal. However, if you cannot, here are three other options.

  1. Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise into two pieces. 
  2. Use a meat mallet to pound and thin them out. You want them to be about ¼-inch thick. Cover it with plastic wrap to prevent chicken juice from splattering everywhere. 
  3. If you don’t mind the thicker cuts, you can use thighs, breast tenderloins, or any other cut of chicken. You will need to remember to adjust the cooking time according to accommodate the thickness of the chicken.

Can I use olive oil in place of butter?

Yes. You can use olive oil, avocado oil, or any other oil you would like. However, I like the rich, silky quality butter adds to this dish.

Can I make Chicken Lombardy ahead of time?

This dish is excellent right out of the oven. But it is also a good choice if you want to do meal prep for the week. It will store for a few days in the fridge, and it heats up nicely. After it has been set, the flavors will have blended for a richer, fuller taste.

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Doesn’t that look amazing? I never imagined I would love this Keto Chicken Lombardy as much as I do, but it tastes restaurant quality without all the effort.

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What do I serve with it?

We serve Low Carb Chicken Lombardy with roasted asparagus or brussels sprouts and a leafy garden salad for an easy and delicious complete meal.

Easy Keto Chicken Lombardy Recipe is a great family-friendly recipe that is also ideal for your low carb and keto lifestyle. #keto #lowcarb #ketorecipe

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You can find tons of other delicious ideas in my keto recipe index. Below, you’ll find a few of our favorite recipes to get you started!

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Chicken Lombardy {Keto / Low Carb}

If you are looking for a new chicken keto recipe, then my Chicken Lombardy Recipe is a perfect choice. This delicious and easy meal is satisfying and of course keto and low carb friendly.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Chicken Lombardy, Low Carb Chicken Lombardy
Servings: 6
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Grease a 9X13 casserole dish.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and saute the mushrooms, garlic, and onions on medium-high heat for approx 10 minutes until onions are translucent and mushrooms are very tender.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the same cast-iron skillet and sear chicken breasts or tenderloins for 3-4 minutes on each side so that they are nicely browned.
  • As each piece is browned, remove from the skillet and place it in the casserole dish leaving all of the drippings in the skillet.
  • Once all the chicken has been browned, add the mushroom mixture back to skillet along with chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, and salt/pepper.
  • Cook on medium-high heat, scraping the bottom of the skillet while stirring continuously for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove. Sprinkle 1/8 tsp
    xanthan gum on top and allow the sauce to thicken. It will take 5-10 minutes for the sauce to thicken just a bit. It will still be a bit broth-y as you don't want it to thicken too much. You can also omit the xanthan gum as it does not change the taste of the dish. 
  • Once it has thickened spoon the sauce over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese over chicken first, then top with mozzarella.
  • Top with 1 tsp Italian seasoning.
  • Bake in a 450 oven for 12-14 minutes.
  • To brown mozzarella, move casserole dish to the top rack and turn oven to broil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve!



Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 1g
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  1. This is Ahhhmazing! I loved the flavors and I even ate the mushroom(which I normally pick out)
    I grilled some asparagus, lightly, and put that on top of the chicken before the sauce and cheeses.
    The result was so good! The next time I will cut the asparagus into small pieces and serve the whole dish over riced cauliflower.
    Thank you from me and a big heap of gratitude from my husband!

  2. 5 stars
    WE loved this dish and definitely will make it again. I changed this slightly by adding some cooked, diced bacon and spinach to the sauce just long enough to have the spinach wilt. Then I followed the remainder of the recipe. Delicious, low carb.

  3. I made this with a big boneless chicken breast that my husband had cooked on the grill. I just sliced it , sautéed my veggies, made the sauce, topped with cheese and baked! It was really good, next time I will add in some sautéed green beans or broccoli, maybe some chopped bacon too! Very good!!

  4. 4 stars
    This dish was very good. However, we felt the chicken was on the tough side. Is it possible that 450° is too hot? I will try it again and maybe turn the temp down a bit.

    1. There are so many variables that can affect the chicken. Different ovens perform differently, the size of chicken breasts, etc. My best advice is to use a meat thermometer and pull it out of the oven a few degrees before it hits 165 degrees. Let me know how it turns out next time. Glad y’all enjoyed it!

  5. I love your recipes. The flavor was fantastic. I just can’t seem to get chicken breasts to come out of the oven with a nice texture. Chicken was rubbery, tough, and chewy. I did bake longer than recipe recommended until internal temp reached 165. When I looked online, it said chicken would be tough if it was undercooked or overcooked. Is there a trick to getting this right?

    1. Chicken can be tough to nail. Not cooked long enough and it is rubbery and I feel like I will die of food poisoning if I tough it! lol. Too long and it is a tough dinner. Literally. My best advice is watch the internal temp and take out of the oven about 4-5 degrees before it is done. It should finish cooking once out of oven. Bonus tip. Always slice it against the grain if the meat.

  6. 5 stars
    Family absolutely loved it! We’ve made several recipes from Kasey’s site and this was among the best. A couple thoughts regarding other reviews:
    * The chicken was a little tough but not problematic, iMHO.
    * Some folks talked about adding other veggies to it, and I think that would definitely work.
    * My wife is a huge fan of mushrooms, her only criticism was that this didn’t have enough. If you are a mushroom fan, consider adding another four or eight oz of mushrooms.

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