50 amazing low carb keto chicken recipes! You want ’em and I’ve got ’em. Chicken is easy, healthy, and makes for great keto meal planning. You’re sure to find your favorite chicken dishes here.
I’ve been totally digging the low carb chicken recipes lately.
And by lately, I mean pretty much forever. And by forever, I mean since I was able to chew and swallow solid food. So I decided I had to put together a delicious collection of the best low carb chicken recipes.
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. What’s so great about chicken thighs ? Well, better taste for one thing. And a lower price tag. And, now that the low fat era is dying its slow death, we can see that the nutritional value of chicken thighs is much better too.
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 Low Carb Chicken
Chicken always makes for super easy keto meals and there are so many wonderful ways to prepare it. It’s perfect for meal prep because you can cook it ahead and warm it up as needed.
Added bonus that almost everyone likes chicken. My kids never complain when I serve them chicken in any shape or form. And there are so many things you can do with it. Consider the following:
- Air fried
- Slow cooked
- Instant Pot
- Oven baked
- In soups and stews
- Stuffed or smothered
And chicken goes with just about any flavor profile you can think to throw at it. It’s delicious with any multitude of spices, herbs, dressings, or sauces.
I’ve created a number of my own easy chicken recipes lately and I also rounded up some of the tastiest looking low carb chicken trecipes from other bloggers. Grab a pack of chicken today and enjoy!
My Best Low Carb Chicken Recipes
Easy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Low Carb Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables
Browned Butter Old Bay Chicken Wings
Creamy Bacon Spinach Feta Chicken Thighs
Brown Butter Chicken with Sage and Prosciutto
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
Easy Mediterranean Chicken Bake
Sundried Tomato & Bacon Chicken
Low Carb Chicken Recipes from Other Sites
Keto Baked Breaded Chicken Breast from Plating Pixels
Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken From The Dinner Mom
Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers from Swerve Sweetener
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Strips from A Sweet Life
Pan Fried Italian Chicken Thighs from Barefeet In the Kitchen
Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms from I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Lemon & Thyme Chicken Thighs from Plaid & Paleo
Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs from The View from Great Island
Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken Thighs from SugarFree Mom
Lemon Paprika Chicken from Diethood
Sweet and Spicy Buffalo Chicken Bites from Swerve Sweetener
Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Spinach and Goat Cheese from Foodie Crush
Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce from A Sweet Life
Chicken Thighs with Mushroom, Lemon, and Herbs from A Family Feast
Baked Chicken Parmesan from Joy Filled Eats
Grilled Chicken Thighs from Avocado Pesto
Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Bleu Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spinach Stuffed Chicken from Ditch The Carbs
Slow Cooker Mandarin Chicken from I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs from Wonky Wonderful
Chili Roasted Chicken Thighs from Cook Eat Paleo
Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken from That Low Carb Life
Crispy Creole Chicken Thighs from African Bites
Five Spice Cream Cheese Chicken from Running to the Kitchen
Smoked Paprika Chicken Thighs from Primal Palate
Chimichurri Chicken Thighs from Life Tastes Good
Prosciutto Wrapped Rosemary Chicken Thighs from The Food Network
Mediterranean Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce from The Mediterranean Dish
Creamy Garlic Chicken from Rasa Malayasia
Easy Chicken Souvlaki from The Busy Baker
Chicken Florentine from Keto Cooking Christian
Green Chile Chicken from Cast Iron Keto
Thank you for posting this!! I have alpha-gal allergy–a tick bite-induced allergy to a sugar molecule found in mammal fat–so no beef, pork, lamb, etc for me. So many delicious keto recipes focus on those meats, and sometimes all the “fins and feathers” get a little boring. So it is always nice to find new recipes to try!!
So you can eat chicken and fish? Good to know. Even some of my ground beef recipes would work with ground chicken. 🙂 And I love fish… it doesn’t always do well on the blog but it’s one of my favorite things to cook.
This is a great post. I found a bunch of recipes that I want to try – especially the Alfredo pizza. Chicken is a food I no longer want to eat, because I ate too much of it for years, in an attempt to be healthier. Ditto for canned tomatoes. But I have been able to enjoy chicken that is smothered in sauce. I’m also very intrigued by your pot pie recipe. Thank you for inspiring me to want to eat chicken.
I totally get it. But you need to try my latest recipe too… so good, it takes chicken and tomato sauce to a whole new level! https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/easy-tomato-basil-chicken/
Is there an actual cook book that can be purchased?
Do you mean just of chicken recipes? No… I don’t know of any such book. I do have 6 published cookbooks.
Elizabeth Steen says
I just received “Easy Keto Breakfasts” ands day and think it is my favorite of all of your books. I, too, love desserts (and breakfast). Yum! Thanks so much. Elizabeth in Houston,TX. P.S. Thanks for the gravy recipe.
Thanks for including mine! Will share 🙂
sue | theviewfromgreatisland says
My husband’s a confirmed thigh man, so I will definitely be trying lots of these!
Just a heads-up for you, these two links go to the site for the first recipe: Chili Roasted Chicken Thighs from Cook Eat Paleo
Crispy Creole Chicken Thighs from African Bites
Bobbie Dirks says
I wish I would have seen this one hour ago. I just spent 45 minutes on the computer searching for a Chicken Thigh recipe I could use today. Oh well, I will bookmark this for future use. I love chicken thighs.
Love chicken thighs and always glad to get more ideas for them. And thanks for including my recipe!
Eleni Jae says
Hi – What a great list. I’m looking forward to diving into several of these recipes! FYI – the Creole thigh recipe has the incorrect link. Thought you might want to know!- E
Thanks for the heads up!
Vicky @ Avocado Pesto says
Thanks for including my grilled chicken thighs in the round up! So many awsome recipe to choose from. Pinning!
Kim | Low Carb Maven says
What a great roundup. I’m pleased to see one of my recipes in such great company! Thanks.
I absolutely agree it’s time to get back to eating all the good fat that we need. I’m writing to thank you for pulling all these recipes together (I love chicken thighs) but am disappointed that so many of the recipes specify (or prep to) boneless, skinless thighs.
Progress is so slow……
I think that boneless and skinless have their rightful place. This isn’t about progress in low carb high fat, but what the actual chicken recipe is about. For example, in several of mine, I chose boneless and skinless because I am smothering them in so many other things that it’s easier for the eater to cut them up and eat them if they don’t contain bones. Think of it that way…although you are always welcome to try the full chicken thighs, if you wish.
I don’t disagree.
I’m just hoping that the wonderful recipe-creators will begin to work with the whole thigh. What I’ve found is that few recipes result in a tasty skin/fat. Rather it frequently becomes unappealingly rubbery. (Duck parts have a similar problem).
So – how about a culinary competition looking for tasty Low-carb whole thigh recipes?
I was going to say…the smothering in things (which I love to do…mmmmm, cheese!) does tend to result in rubbery skin. So that’s another plus for the skinless in some recipes. But have you tried the bacon sun-dried tomato cream sauce one? I tried one way and it steamed the skin after being browned and wasn’t good. So then I braised it all in the oven. Much better! Not crispy but not rubbery at all.
Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish says
What a great round up! Thanks so much!
I’ve frequently substituted chicken thighs for recipes that call for bland, tasteless boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
What a terrific collection of recipes! Thank you!
Julius Minor says
I eat chicken all most everyday… So this will come in handy… Thanks!