Chicken and sausage are the protein-rich versions of mac and cheese. They’re a fantastic duo that can add a lot of flavors to your culinary repertoire — as these 12 tantalizingly delicious keto chicken and sausage recipes will prove.
This diverse list ranges from chicken and sausage stew to salsa chicken with chorizo, giving you plenty of options to satiate your taste buds without sticking to one dish. Want to give them a try? Let’s get to it!
1. Chicken and Sausage Stew
This chicken and sausage stew with cream cheese, red peppers, and creole seasoning is an incredible low-carb recipe that’s also customizable. To maintain your keto diet, skip the cornstarch and just cook the sauce longer to thicken it. Enjoy a big bowl of this divine stew on its own or serve it over cauliflower rice to soak up the yummy flavors.
2. Italian Baked Chicken with Sausage
Make this gluten-free and keto dish with five ingredients — chicken, sausage, marinara sauce, provolone, and garlic salt! Just smother pan-seared chicken with marinara sauce, add cooked and crumbled sausage and provolone cheese, and you’re all set to enjoy the perfect weeknight dinner. Pair it with roasted asparagus for added crunch.
3. Keto Cajun Chicken and Sausage
This keto Cajun chicken and sausage dish comes together in one skillet, making cleanup much easier while providing you with a mouthwateringly delicious meal. To make it, you’ll need chicken breasts, sausage, veggies, and some basic seasonings. The best part? It takes less than 30 minutes to come together!
4. Keto Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
A keto-friendly spin-off of the classic jambalaya, this recipe calls for using cauliflower rice alongside sausages, veggies, tomato purée, and boneless and skinless chicken thighs to produce an absolute feast for the senses! Although it tastes terrific by itself, we suggest that you pair it with some keto bread for a filling meal.
5. Keto Chicken Shrimp Gumbo with Sausage
This New Orleans-style gumbo is comfort food at its finest! It is a melting pot of all things good — chicken, veggies, crushed tomatoes, shrimp, and sausage. Plus, this thick and meaty stew has only 6 g net carbs per serving, so it’s easy to enjoy with a side of cauliflower rice (stir-fried or otherwise) without worrying about your macros!
6. Keto Creole Chicken & Sausage
Any meal made with Creole seasoning is bound to be an explosion of flavors. And this keto creole chicken and sausage recipe is no different! You can even customize it with whatever spices and seasonings you like. And since you make it in a slow cooker, it will also fill your home with terrific aromas as it cooks to perfection.
7. Low Carb Sausage Mushroom and Chicken Casserole
This earthy, creamy casserole will be a hit in your household. It calls for combining diced or shredded chicken with pork sausage, mushrooms, celery, cauliflower, cream cheese, and cheddar. Dust it with a bit of paprika to give it a hint of spice, and bake until brown and bubbly.
8. One Pan Roasted Chicken with Sausage and Potatoes
The marinade used to coat the chicken, sausage, and veggies in this recipe give it an unbelievably bright, savory flavor that you’ll keep coming back for more! Make this delicious marinade with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, red pepper chili flakes, salt, and smoked paprika. Toss everything together and bake!
9. Salsa Chicken with Chorizo
Chicken breasts paired with spicy Mexican chorizo, Queso fresco, and salsa — it’s tough to beat a combination so delicious! You can add another layer of flavor by going heavy on the jalapeño pepper; it will give you tongue-tingling heat you won’t forget.
10. Keto Chicken & Chorizo Sheet Pan Dinner
Toss a few well-seasoned ingredients on a large sheet pan, pop it in the oven, and let it bake — that’s all it takes to make this incredible low-carb meal! The bone-chicken thighs turn out deliciously juicy, while the spicy Mexican sausage adds just the right amount of heat. Paired with cherry tomatoes and zucchini, this meal is a flavor explosion in every bite!
11. Cajun Chicken and Sausage Skillet
Make this vibrant, spicy, and highly nutritious recipe in just 20 minutes! It has chicken breast paired with andouille sausage and a whole bunch of colorful veggies, including bell peppers, red onion, celery, and squash and seasoned with Cajun seasoning to add the perfect amount of heat. You can even add some cayenne pepper if you like fiery things.
12. Keto Chicken and Sausage Soup
This light and hearty chicken and sausage soup is the perfect meal to cook over the weekend. You’ll be cooking an entire chicken separately before adding it to browned andouille sausage and simmering them in chicken stock and seasoning. The juicy, tender pieces of chicken and sausage paired with the light and flavorful broth create a meal that’ll quickly become your favorite.