Brown butter is one of my favorite things to cook chicken in. It creates a nutty aroma and a slightly sweet flavor. This recipe is a delicious meal that only takes 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of your time. The slightly sweet browned butter acts as a dressing over the arugula. I prefer arugula in a salad, since it adds a slightly peppery flavor to the meal. You will find that this meal will give you the needed fat, but will also be absolutely delicious!

Keto Browned Butter Chicken

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

15 min

Recipe Type: Lunch/dinner

Serving Size: 1 salad

Makes 1 serving


  • ¼ cup butter (ghee for paleo)
  • 3 ounces chicken
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Stir it continuously, until it bubbles, turns a golden color, and it gives off a nutty aroma.
  2. Quickly add the chicken. Spoon the butter onto the chicken, then turn until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through.
  3. Sprinkle with garlic.
  4. Top the arugula with the chicken, then drizzle the remaining butter over the arugula as a dressing.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


Calories 530 (430 from fat)
Total fat 49g
Saturated fat 30g
Cholesterol 185mg
Sodium 2750mg
Carbohydrate 3g (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar)
Protein 21g


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