keto chicken recipes

22 Flavorful and Nutritious Keto Chicken Recipes

Following a keto diet can be challenging, but there are many dishes you can enjoy to ensure you don’t fall into a pit of nutritional deficiencies. And when you’re on this low-carb, high-fat, and high-protein diet, a versatile and easily available protein like chicken offers a lot of room to get creative with your meals.

To help you out, we’ve curated a list of some incredible keto chicken recipes that offer a boost of protein and nutrients to your diet. Give them a try; you’ll discover new ways to transform this lean meat into irresistible dishes!

1. Creamy Baked Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms & Bacon

Make this easy weeknight dinner by simmering crispy bacon, beautiful golden brown chicken thighs, and tender cremini mushrooms in a garlic parmesan cream sauce. It produces the perfect marriage of flavors and textures and will have everyone come back for seconds!

2. Creamy Tuscan Chicken Meatballs

As the name suggests, these meatballs feature an incredibly creamy sauce with juicy, tender chicken meatballs. This dish is packed full of flavor, thanks to ingredients like chili powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and onion powder. You’ll also use parmesan cheese and egg to bind the meatballs together, which gives them a more tender bite. Serve hot!

3. Easy Keto Chicken Shawarma – Low Carb

In this recipe, juicy chunks of chicken get bold flavors from a variety of spices. And since it’s made on the grill (or in the oven) instead of the spit, it offers a lot of convenience in the kitchen. Serve it on pita bread with tahini sauce, veggies, and arugula.

4. Everything Bagel Chicken

This quick and easy recipe uses Everything Bagel seasoning and mayonnaise to flavor and tenderize the chicken. Factor in a generous drizzle of lemon juice and cream cheese sauce, and you’re set to enjoy yummy flavors in every bite. The best part? The whole thing takes less than 30 minutes to make!

5. 15 Minute Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Chow down on this rainbow dish for a powerful nutrition punch! This recipe calls for cooking chicken and veggies with seasonings in one pan to produce a lazy dinner that does not compromise taste. Serve it with rice, quinoa, or bread for a complete meal!

6. Instant Pot Greek Chicken

The success of this low-carb dinner lies in marinating the chicken for at least four hours. It may seem like too much time, but trust us, the resulting dish will make your taste buds sing! It’s also versatile enough that you can easily swap in some of your favorite seasonings to customize the taste to your palate.

7. Keto Butter Chicken

This Indian delicacy uses ghee and not butter to give the dish flavor and some key essential nutrients. It’s terrific served with some keto naan for dipping, although you can also pair it with raita and sliced cucumbers or jalapeños to tantalize your taste buds. You can even make it dairy-free by swapping heavy cream with coconut milk!

8. Keto Cheesy Bacon Chicken Breasts

This keto-approved recipe combines the holy trinity of unparalleled flavor — bacon, cheese (cream cheese and shredded Mexican blend cheese), and chicken — to produce an absolute masterpiece. It’s also very easy to make in just 30 minutes. You can pair it with potatoes for the kids and steamed broccoli or sautéed zucchini for the grown-ups.

9. Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Be warned: If you make this chicken enchilada bowl for a Mexican-themed dinner night, you’ll have some very impressed guests to send recipes to. It has rotisserie chicken on a spicy and cheesy cauliflower rice base, and you can top it with your favorite toppings — think avocados, some sour cream, or even jalapeno slices!

10. Keto Chicken Stir Fry from Scratch in Under 20 Minutes

This stir-fry recipe pairs pan-fried chicken and fresh veggies with a sweet-savory sauce to produce a quick and easy dish for hectic weeknights. It tastes amazing when garnished with chopped spring onions and toasted sesame seeds, but you can also pair it with cauliflower rice for a well-rounded meal. And since it cooks in one pan, you won’t be spending too much time cleaning up!

11. Keto Crispy Chicken Thighs

These chicken thighs are baked, and not fried, to give you a tasty dish that you can indulge in guilt-free! It also minimizes the risk of grease splatters all over the kitchen while giving you perfectly juicy and flavorful chicken. Be sure to use baking soda; otherwise, it won’t crisp as well. The result is a deliciously crispy and juicy dish that will be a hit with your guests.

12. Keto Fried Chicken

This keto fried chicken is crispy and crunchy on the outside, delightfully moist on the inside, and seasoned to perfection. The key to this mouthwatering creation? Coat the chicken in a buttermilk marinade before covering it in flour to make it juicy, soft, and flavorful. It tastes like KFC chicken — but a million times better!

13. Keto Italian Chicken Skewers

In this recipe, chicken is marinated for a few hours, which makes it juicy and tender and imparts it with beautiful flavors and herbaceous aroma. The marinade is simple but pulls no punches on flavor! You can pair this outstanding dish with mashed cauliflower, zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or a light salad for a well-balanced meal.

14. Keto Roasted Chicken

When roasting an entire chicken, the spices you use can make or break the meal. And this recipe definitely makes it! The chicken is coated with a spice mix made of avocado oil, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, and smoked paprika and then stuffed with herbs and lemons. Serve this incredible culinary creation at family dinners or special events with your favorite sides!

15. Keto White Chicken Chili

This cold-weather meal will warm you from the inside out. It’s made with chicken, veggies, and cheese, filling you up with lots of nutrition! Pair it with spices and herbs to brighten the dish, then serve it with a dinner roll for dipping. This recipe is freezer-friendly, so you can make a big batch to enjoy later!

16. Low Carb Peanut Chicken Skillet

In this one-skillet recipe, tender, juicy chicken is smothered with a soy sauce-peanut butter sauce to tantalize your taste buds. It also has mildly sweet red bell peppers and aromatic garlic that add layers of delicious flavors and textures to this meal. You can serve it garnished with green onions, crushed red pepper flakes, cilantro, and peanuts to elevate the flavors and aroma.

17. Mediterranean Chicken Salad

This salad features a souvlaki-style chicken skewer with salad staples like salad greens in the background. Top it with Kalamata olives, sliced tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and cheese, and serve with a dollop of tzatziki to produce an award-winning dish. You can even customize it with your favorite toppings.

18. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

This Mexican soup has juicy and tender chicken in a base of roasted tomatoes and smoky chipotle chili powder. It is incredibly creamy thanks to the addition of half and half, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Plus, when you cook it on slow, the chicken absorbs all the flavors of herbs and spices, giving you irresistible flavors in every bite.

19. Spicy Chicken Fajita Salad – Whole30, Keto

This 30-minute recipe calls for layering fajita-seasoned chicken and bell peppers on a bed of lettuce, then topping it with a dollop of cilantro lime ranch. It also uses homemade fajita seasoning to cut back on sugar and other additives. Once you assemble this platter, it’s like a dance of vibrant colors and flavors! Spruce it up with lime, avocado, cilantro, and pickled onions, and you’re all set to enjoy a satisfying meal.

20. Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Chopped-up spinach combined with cream cheese, some mayo, red pepper, garlic, and Parmesan makes a creamy stuffing for the chicken breasts. The chicken is also seasoned with onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika to add a hint of spice. It’s wonderful on its own, but you can also pair it with pan-fried Brussels sprouts for a full meal. With this recipe, you’re in for a healthy treat!

21. Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Salad

This Vietnamese meal has all the makings of a mouthwatering meal. In this summer salad, chicken is marinated in a lemongrass-kaffir based mix, then grilled until it takes on a golden-brown hue. Served with vermicelli noodles and a drizzle of Nuoc Cham, this delicious dish will have you reaching for seconds!

22. Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot Verde Chicken Chili

With just 6g net carbs, this is a warm, comforting, and satisfying keto meal that you’ll love making over and over again! The recipe features sautéed green veggies, hearty chicken, and zesty salsa verde, and it gets a boost of heartiness from cauliflower rice. Add some avocado, cilantro, jalapeños, lime, and scallions on top, and you have a lovely meal on hand.

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AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.