About a week ago, I decided to start following the Keto diet. The Keto diet is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet. I do all of my tracking on My Fitness Pal. Making the decision to switch to this way of eating was a real difficult one for me. I kept going back and forth. Finally I got a book that was recommended to me (Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It) and began reading. Every single thing I grew up knowing about food or thought I knew, completely went out the window. I decided to give this diet a try. Now I thought I felt good after eliminating gluten. My goodness…I feel like a million dollars eating on this new plan. I am no longer craving sugar, I have an infinite number of things to eat when I am hungry, and most importantly, I feel light. I don’t know if that makes sense, the feeling light part, but that’s the only way I can think of to describe it. You really have to give this a try to know what I mean. Before you get started, read, read, and read some more about the Keto diet. There is a TON of info out there. You can also feel free to ask. If I don’t know the answer, I will definitely try to point you in the right direction where you can get the answer!
The other night was my FIRST attempt at making a total Keto dinner. Here’s what I came up with:
Cheesy Bacon Chicken
- 1 lb. Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts
- 1 TBS Unsalted Butter
- 6 slices Fully Cooked Bacon
- 1/2 cup Mild Cheddar Cheese
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter the bottom of your glass baking dish (I used the butter wrapper). You can probably skip this part, if you wanted too.
- Place your thin sliced chicken breasts in the glass baking dish.
- Cut your butter into thin slices and place over top of the chicken.
- Place the bacon on top of the chicken. Sprinkle the half a cup of cheese on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes covered. Uncover and bake for about 10 minutes more (or until the chicken is done).
One piece of advice…use a wide spatula to help you get the chicken out of the baking dish or it will end up looking like that piece on the far right! We devoured the chicken! It was so delicious! I debated about putting the butter on it, but I think it was a good call. It prevented the chicken from sticking to the bottom of the pan and it also kept the chicken nice and moist. Ugh. I hate that word, but it’s true. The chicken was very moist. There’s that word again…