The tangy, sweet, spicy, and smoky flavors of delicious BBQ sauce paired with tender juicy chicken are a match made in heaven! BBQ chicken is a staple, and often the highlight, of summer barbecues. The lean protein cooked with a luscious sauce is the perfect dish to make to feed a crowd! And if you thought you can’t have this mouthwatering feast on a keto diet, think again!
We’re here to show you how you can enjoy this comfort food in 10 different ways! These keto BBQ chicken recipes range from taquitos to casseroles and are packed with yummy flavors. So, work up an appetite and get ready for some low-carb treats!
1. Instant Pot Low-Carb Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings
Nothing beats the flavors of a homemade BBQ sauce! And in this recipe, cayenne, chipotle chili (ground), paprika, hot sauce, and crushed red pepper flakes deliver the perfect amount of heat, which is balanced by a dash of sweetness from monk fruit sweetener. Coat the wings with this sauce before broiling them till they’re slightly charred. Make it for dinner; we promise it’ll blow your mind!
2. Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken (no sugar, keto option)
A Southern favorite, this pulled BBQ chicken is an exceptional dish to have in your cookbook. The tender and juicy bites of heaven are flavored with a homemade, sugar-free BBQ sauce; instead, it uses blackstrap molasses for that hint of sweetness! Cook the poultry in an instant pot for 24 minutes, shred the meat with forks, and serve it in some keto-friendly cloud bread to produce a crowd-pleasing dish!
3. Keto BBQ Chicken
Protein-rich chicken is the recipe’s star ingredient, but we must admit, the barbecue sauce is what takes the spotlight here. The thick and rich sauce is brushed on the chicken, infusing every shred of tender chicken with exquisite flavors. Enjoy it as-is or with grilled asparagus or broccoli on the side for a complete meal.
4. Keto BBQ Chicken Bake
This addictive one-pan meal will satisfy all your BBQ cravings! Chicken breasts doused in a smoky BBQ sauce, topped with cheese, onion, bell pepper, and pickled jalapeños — this saucy and flavorful dish is irresistible! Garnish with some chopped cilantro and dig in!
5. Keto BBQ Chicken Casserole
With tender chicken cooked low and slow with bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce, this low-carb version of the classic chicken casserole will ensure you’re not missing out on your favorite food. It’s a cheesy, spicy, sweet, and tangy meal that just hits the right spot. Serve it over the weekend and watch your entire family devour it within minutes!
6. Keto BBQ Chicken Instant Pot
This quick and easy recipe calls for cooking chicken legs with BBQ sauce in an instant pot and then broiling them to create fall-off-the-bone tender chicken. Serve it as-is or pair it with cauliflower rice pilaf, green salad, or some asparagus for a satisfying meal.
7. Keto BBQ Chicken Taquitos
With only 1 g net carb per serving and taking just six minutes of your time, these chicken taquitos will become a popular item on your weekly menu. You just need five tasty ingredients to put them together: chicken (grilled, shredded, or roasted — it just has to be cooked), cheese slices, cilantro, red onion, and, of course, the star of the show — low-carb BBQ sauce!
8. Keto Crockpot BBQ Chicken (2 ways)
Put your crockpot to work to produce perfectly tender chicken! With the homemade sweet and tangy BBQ sauce coating the chicken, you can cook it on low or high, depending on how much time you have — the result will be delicious either way! You’ll be treated to a mouthwatering meal with minimal effort!
9. Keto Korean BBQ Chicken Wings
Sweet, spicy, and everything nice, these Korean BBQ chicken wings are a delicacy you need on your dinner table! The sticky, spicy wings are baked and not fried and have only 1 g net carbs per serving! So, you can enjoy this beautiful marriage of flavor and texture guilt-free without throwing your dietary goals out of the window.
10. Keto Sticky BBQ Chicken Wings
These bad boys will take your game day spread to new heights! The key lies in the sweet and tangy marinade that infuses every shred of the chicken wings with so much flavor that you can’t get enough of it! Pair it with a fresh salad for the perfect low-carb meal!