A mouthwatering collection of 25 healthy low carb chicken recipes! These high protein recipes are easy, healthy, and perfect for keto meal planning. And with so much variety, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
I have created a lot of keto chicken recipes lately. My current focus on low carb high protein recipes has this easy ingredient front and center in my mind.
Of course, I’ve always loved chicken, and with good reason. It’s relatively inexpensive, simple to prepare, and it always tastes fantastic. Assuming you don’t overcook it, of course! And it’s packed with nutrition. Besides the high protein content, chicken is a great source of potassium, selenium, and B6 vitamins.
I tend to favor the thighs over the breasts and my freezer is almost never without a few packs of chicken to feed my hungry family. I usually keep boneless skinless thighs and bone-in thighs on hand for whenever I feel inspired. But if you prefer the breasts, you can always sub those too. In almost all of these recipes, you can switch it up and use what you like best.
How to cook chicken at home
There are so many wonderful ways to prepare keto chicken recipes. You can cook it on the stove top, in the air fryer, or in a slow cooker or instant pot. And I have some delicious oven-baked or grilled recipes as well.
It’s also ideal for meal prep because you can cook it ahead and warm it up as needed. We like to make a big batch of grilled chicken for easy salads all year long.
And it goes with just about any flavor profile you can think of. It’s delicious with a multitude of spices, herbs, dressings, or sauces. My Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce is a fan favorite for both chicken and ribs!
Need some inspiration? Check it out below!
25 Delicious Keto Recipes for Chicken
If you are looking for a 30-minute keto meal, I’ve got you covered! This cheesy chicken broccoli casserole is so easy to throw together, even for a busy weeknight. You won’t believe how delicious it is and with less than 5g net carbs per serving!
I am all about easy and convenient family meals and this one is a regular on our dinner menu. These easy Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs are baked together with low carb veggies. So good and only 5.3g net carbs per serving!
This Baked Buffalo Chicken is great for a family dinner or for a big crowd. Crispy skin, juicy meat and with as little or as much heat as you want! No deep fryer needed for this recipe! Only 1.2g carbs per serving!
If you’ve struggled with dry, boring chicken breasts then you have to try this recipe. This Spinach Stuffed Chicken is so juicy and flavorful, your tastebuds won’t believe it. Pan-searing the breasts before baking them helps to lock in the flavor.
This dish takes all the flavors of your favorite soup and turns it into a full dinner. It’s absolutely luscious! With a wonderful sauce that tastes fabulous on the chicken and spooned over mashed cauliflower too.
I’ve been making this flavorful Chicken Dijon for going on 25 years now. Back when my husband and I were in our twenties, we found a really great recipe for this classic French dish and we made it frequently. We adore it!
You can make this creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup in the instant pot or slow cooker. Filled with chicken and a creamy base, you can make this soup as spicy as you like. And only 4.9g net carbs per serving.
Gourmet meals do not necessarily have to be a lot of work. It can come as a surprise to discover that restaurant-style dinners are often quick and easy to prepare. And this Keto Chicken Marsala is a perfect example.
This keto-friendly Buffalo Chicken Soup is another way to serve up my favorite flavors. It’s the perfect low carb soup get you all warm, especially on cold winter nights. Ready in 30 minutes and only 4.1g net carbs per serving.
11. Pizza Chicken
Get your pizza hankering satisfied with this easy Pizza Chicken recipe. Another super easy one pan meal you can whip fast, even on those chaotic weeknights. A sure family favorite and less than 3g net carbs per serving!
This Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken is a little different. It’s the same basic premise, but you just dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do its thing. Three to four hours later, you have a spectacular meal. And you barely had to lift a finger!
This keto chicken pot pie is creamy on the inside and topped with a fabulous low carb biscuit topping. Welcome back, comfort food! And oh yeah, only 4.4g net carbs per serving. Swoon!
Chicken salad makes life easy. You can make a big batch and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days, so it’s fabulous for meal prep. That way, it’s ready for quick keto lunches and dinners whenever you need it.
16. Chicken Adobo
Chicken Adobo is a famous Filipino dish, and rightly considered the “unofficial” national dish of the country. A friend of Filipino heritage introduced me to it when I lived in Boston. I was hooked from the very first bite!
Since this creamy tomato basil chicken uses fresh tomatoes, it makes the most of all that wonderful nutrition. And it has only 3.1g net carbs per serving!
You know those comfort food recipes where you take one bite and think to yourself “Dang, I should have made a double batch!”? This Keto White Chicken Chili is one of those recipes.
Those flavors really shine when they are combined with chicken. Smother some chicken thighs in a cream cheese sauce, add cheese, jalapeños, and bacon, and it’s a match made in keto heaven. With only 2g carbs per serving!
Well these Keto Chicken Tenders have all of that crunchy, juicy, tangy appeal without all the added carbs. They are amazing and I am thrilled with how well they turned out.
This recipe for sheet pan chicken fajitas has actually been on the blog since 2016. It may have been my first foray into sheet pan cooking, now that I think about it. But I decided to give it a bit of an update, with a few tweaks and some new photos.
22. Chicken Fritters
The famous Keto Chicken Fritters make the best appetizer or snack. They are full of flavor and delicious dipped in ranch or chopped up over salad.
This Brown Butter Chicken really does taste like a dish you might have at a fancy restaurant. The chicken is succulent and cooked to perfection, with a luscious sauce drizzled overtop.
This Greek-style Chicken Lemon Soup is lighter fare and it’s just right for an easy spring meal. I first tasted Avgolemono Soup a long time ago when having lunch with my aunt. We were both instantly taken with the bright, fresh flavor.