This chicken lombardy recipe is as delicious as it is easy! It’s a one-skillet recipe with bacon that kids love too!
What Is Chicken Lombardy?
Chicken Lombardy is a meal you can order at Olive Garden. It is usually made with lots of cheese and a tantalizing marsala sauce.
I love trying to find ways to make some of my favorite restaurant recipes at home, and this is no different! I found a way to hack this recipe and make it low-carb without sacrificing any of the taste.
Chicken Lombardy Without Marsala
The biggest problem with Olive Garden’s version is the marsala. You see, there are about 4g net carbs in each serving of marsala cooking wine. In order to cut the carbs back, use a drier wine in its place.
I used a white cooking wine. To cut the carbs even more, you can use more chicken broth and less cooking wine.
The best thing about this dish is the cheese! I used a combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Try replacing the parmesan cheese with some Asiago or Romano cheese for an even bolder flavor.
Keto Chicken Dinner
This is a one-skillet recipe that the entire family will love! It’s easy to sneak veggies into it – spinach is perfect because it wilts and tastes amazing with the cream sauce.
The bacon is completely optional, but don’t skip it! It gives the sauce a richer flavor. Plus, who doesn’t love bacon? Your kids will love it!
If you want to add some heat, add a pinch of cajun seasoning or sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.
Low-Carb Chicken Lombardy
This is a super-easy recipe that you can make on busy weeknights. It only takes about 30 minutes for it to cook in the oven. Plus, since this is mostly cheese and chicken, there are only 2g net carbs in each serving!
I discovered that the secret to a thicker gravy is xanthan gum. This sauce is traditionally made with some kind of flour to thicken it, but the best low-carb alternative is xanthan gum. It gives the sauce the perfect texture without any added carbs.
What To Serve With Chicken Lombardy
There are a lot of low-carb ways to serve this chicken recipe. The easiest way is to just add some steamed veggies on the side! (That is always my last-minute choice when I don’t have time to cook anything).
It will also taste amazing with some garlic butter cauliflower rice or cauliflower mashed potatoes.
If you are craving pasta with it, use some palmini noodles – they are virtually carb-free! You can never go wrong with some yummy keto garlic knots! My kids ask for them at almost every single meal.
Easy Chicken Lombardy Recipe
Here is the entire list of ingredients to make this keto chicken recipe. Exact measurements can easily be found within the printable recipe card below.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
Net Carbs: 2 net carbs per serving
Chicken breasts boneless skinless
White cooking wine
Mozzarella cheese shredded
Parmesan cheese grated
Green onion for garnish
Salt and pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Add 2 tbsp butter to a skillet over medium high heat.
3. Place the chicken into the heated skillet, and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Saute the chicken until cooked through and set aside.
4. Add the remaining 2 tbsp butter to the same oven-proof skillet, and saute the mushrooms until becoming tender. Set aside.
5. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the garlic for 30 seconds.
6. Whisk in the white cooking wine and the chicken broth to deglaze the skillet.
7. Sprinkle the xanthan gum into the skillet a little at a time, whisking as you do.
8. Once the sauce has thickened, return the mushrooms and chicken to the skillet. Stir to combine well.
9. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the chicken and place the skillet into the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
10. Garnish with green onions and crumbled bacon before serving.
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Simple Chicken Lombardy (Low-Carb/Keto)
This chicken lombardy recipe is as delicious as it is easy! It's a one skillet recipe with bacon that kids love too!
- 4 Chicken Breasts boneless/skinless
- 4 tbsp Butter unsalted
- 8 ounces Mushrooms sliced
- 2 tsp Garlic minced
- 1/2 cup White Cooking Wine
- 1/3 cup Chicken Broth
- 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- 3 strips Bacon cooked and crumbled
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Add 2 tbsp butter to a skillet over medium-high heat.
Place the chicken into the heated skillet, and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Saute the chicken until cooked through and set aside.
Add the remaining 2 tbsp butter to the same oven-proof skillet, and saute the mushrooms until becoming tender. Set aside.
Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the garlic for 30 seconds.
Whisk in the white cooking wine and the chicken broth to deglaze the skillet.
Sprinkle the xanthan gum into the skillet a little at a time, whisking as you do.
Once the sauce has thickened, return the mushrooms and chicken to the skillet. Stir to combine well.
Sprinkle the cheese on top of the chicken and place the skillet into the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Garnish with green onions and crumbled bacon before serving.
Calories: 385 Per Serving
Net Carbs: 2 Net Carb Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Meal Prep Chicken Breast Recipe Ideas
If you enjoyed this chicken Lombardy recipe, here are some more chicken recipes that are perfect for meal prep too. They are some of my favorites!