If you like chicken marsala, you already know that chicken and mushroom are a winning combo! This criminally underrated duo packs a powerful nutritional punch while being low in carbs — perfect for a keto diet.
So, to get you started, here are our top picks of keto chicken and mushroom recipes, ranging from soups to skillets. They’re easy to make, hearty, healthy, and brimming with flavor!
1. Easy Chicken, Leek, and Mushroom Soup (Low Carb)
Tender chicken and meaty mushrooms are elevated to new culinary heights in this crowd-pleasing soup. Aromatics like leeks and garlic are the heroes here, creating a strong flavor base, along with coconut aminos, coconut milk, cumin, and turmeric to bring all the flavors together. Serve hot!
2. Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup
Meet your dietary needs with this nutritious instant pot soup. Chicken, veggies, and shiitake mushrooms are cooked in a light yet hearty broth, while the addition of zucchini noodles will make you feel like you’re eating chicken noodle soup, but without the pesky carbs!
3. Keto Chicken & Mushrooms – Low Carb
Pan-seared chicken and mushrooms create a delicious pairing in this simple recipe. To make, sear chicken thighs until golden brown, then add them to mushrooms glazed with dijon mustard and butter. Serve it over cheesy cauliflower puree for a satisfying meal.
4. Keto Chicken Cacciatore in the Slow Cooker
This rustic Italian Cacciatore is a deliciously savory meal that’s also easy to throw together. You just have to brown the chicken thighs, place them in the slow cooker with mushrooms, veggies, and seasonings, and let it all cook for about eight hours. It may seem a bit complex, given the long ingredient list, but don’t let that intimidate you — the flavors are well worth the effort!
5. Keto Chicken Coconut Soup
Creamy, coconutty, citrusy, and sweet — this chicken coconut soup is bursting with Asian flavors! From chicken thighs, coconut milk, and mushrooms to fish sauce, ginger, lemongrass, and lime, it has everything you’d need to enjoy a healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor.
6. Keto Chicken Coq Au Vin
This recipe is a low-carb version of the beloved classic French dish. It calls for marinating chicken thighs in red wine, seasonings, and chicken stock and cooking them until golden, after which you’ll simmer them in a tomato-based sauce with sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and crisp bacon. Bon appétit!
7. Keto Chicken Marsala – Easy & Gluten-Free
We can’t have a list of chicken and mushroom recipes without mentioning the iconic chicken marsala! And now you can make this Italian-American dish even on a keto diet — you just have to tweak the marsala wine reduction recipe to lower its carb content. This recipe has all the rich, creamy flavors of the original while making it keto and gluten-free!
8. Keto Chicken Skillet with Creamy Mushroom Bacon Sauce
This one-pan meal is easy enough to make on hectic weeknights yet luxe enough to serve as the main course for special occasions. It has browned chicken thighs and an exquisite sauce made with mushrooms, bacon, fresh garlic, heavy cream, and parmesan. You can even add some grated parmesan on top to serve!
9. KETO Creamy Chicken Mushrooms and Asparagus
Chicken breasts, asparagus, and portabella mushrooms make this amazingly hearty and healthy dish. They’re all cooked in beef stock with coconut oil, butter, heavy cream, and sweet white wine to create layers of complex flavors. Plus, it becomes something otherworldly when you top it with mozzarella and bake it until brown and bubbly.
10. Keto Creamy Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms
This 30-minute recipe will quickly become your go-to dish for hectic weeknights. Start with browning chicken thighs and then top them with a creamy sauce. And this sauce is what really makes this dish stand out! It’s packed with mushrooms, spinach, garlic, shallots, and various seasonings with cream and parmesan, creating an indulgent feast!
11. Low Carb Chicken Mushroom Soup
In this comforting soup, you get a cozy blend of chicken, mushrooms, onion, and celery cooked in a velvety smooth broth. The light and lean bowl of goodness uses mushrooms to give the dish flavors reminiscent of autumn and protein-rich chicken to give it a hearty bite. It comes together in just 30 minutes and is perfect to make any time of the year.
12. Low Carb Creamy Baked Mushroom Artichoke Chicken
This easy recipe calls for seasoning skinless chicken breasts with a dry rub, then baking it with baby bella mushrooms, butter, and artichokes until tender. You can prepare the broth with xanthan gum, chicken stock, and heavy cream, and once it’s thickened enough, pour it over the chicken and artichokes. It’s a delicious recipe that you’ll want to make again and again!
13. Low Carb Sausage Mushroom and Chicken Casserole
This casserole is packed with insanely delicious flavors, so don’t be surprised when you get requests for repeats! It’s easy to make with shredded chicken, pork sausage, veggies, mushrooms, cheese, and seasonings. The best thing is that you can freeze the leftovers, so if you’ve made a large batch, you can easily repurpose the extras for lunch the next day!