Chicken is one of the best proteins to have on a keto diet. It’s a lean protein that is easy to cook with and lends itself wonderfully to a wide variety of cuisines. And when you’ve got a trusty skillet handy, you can whip up some incredible meals featuring chicken!
Ready to make weeknight dinners a breeze? Here are 12 keto chicken skillet recipes that are not only easy to make but also incredibly flavorful and highly nutritious!
1. Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet
Tender chicken swimming in a puddle of creamy pink sauce, this recipe is brimming with indulgent flavors. Prepare the sauce with diced tomatoes, parmesan, heavy cream, garlic, and mascarpone, and then add chicken and mushrooms to infuse every bite with rich flavors. You can serve it on a bed of zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for a satisfying meal.
2. Easy Marry Me Chicken
Marry me chicken, or man-pleasing chicken, is believed to be a dish so delicious that it’ll win over anyone you cook it for — you can expect your partner to pop the question after tasting this indulgent meal! It’s tangy, rich, and perfectly savory, and with just 5 g net carbs, it delivers big on both flavors and nutrition!
3. 15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken
This one-skillet recipe — which comes together in 15 minutes — calls for searing tender chicken breasts to golden perfection. Pair it with a mouthwatering sauce made with garlic, butter, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and cilantro to give the chicken otherworldly flavors. It’s great on its own but you can also serve it with a side of steamed veggies to add a boost of nutrition to your diet.
4. Keto Buffalo Chicken Skillet
Loaded with cheese and doused in buffalo sauce, this one-pan meal will become a regular on your meal rotation! The tender chicken is paired with crispy bacon and smothered with cheesy, savory flavors from the cheese and buffalo sauce to produce a flavor explosion in every bite. It’s like a casserole, but made in half the time!
5. Keto Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet
This dish is creamy and full of flavor — a sure-fire recipe for success! In it, you pair seared chicken with a rich sauce made of basil, garlic, and heavy cream. Then, mix in some spinach, parmesan cheese, and cherry tomatoes and cook until everything is hot and bubbly. It’s a simple but delectable dish that’s easy on the eye and a carnival of flavors on the tongue!
6. Keto Hot Italian Chicken Skillet
Cheesy mozzarella, juicy chicken, salty olives, sweet and mildly hot banana peppers, and fresh tomatoes come together to make this lip-smacking meal. It’s a quick and easy dish that you can put together in just 30 minutes! Serve it alongside a big Italian salad for a colorful, flavorful meal that’s perfect for a keto diet.
7. Keto Lemon Chicken
Tender chicken joins forces with zippy lemon and creamy parmesan to create this swoon-worthy dish! The sauce used in this recipe gets its bright flavor from the lemon juice and zest while the pepper adds just enough heat. Pair this rich, creamy dish with a low-carb salad for a nutritious meal!
8. Keto Mediterranean Chicken Skillet
From veggies, spinach, and chicken to aromatics, herbs, and spices, this recipe has everything you’d want from a keto-friendly dish and then some! Serve it fresh with a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil, or pair it with a large side salad to enjoy a satisfying meal.
9. Keto Mexican Cheesy Chicken Skillet
This one-pan meal is a delicious keto twist on the traditional recipe. You get all the scrumptious flavors of thick butter, cheese, chicken, chicken broth, taco seasoning, and veggies, and by swapping tortillas with diced cauliflower, you also get to maintain ketosis as you enjoy this creamy, indulgent meal!
10. Lemon Chicken Piccata
Chicken dredged in a mixture of almond flour and tapioca and then pan-fried to crisp perfection before mixing in a tangy creamy sauce — this recipe is proof that you never have to sacrifice flavor for health! It also keeps well in the fridge, so you can have leftovers (if any) for lunch the next day!
11. Lisa’s Keto Chicken Skillet with Mushrooms and Parmesan
This easy recipe calls for browning well-seasoned chicken until cooked through, then dousing it in a smooth and creamy sauce. The mushrooms add a meaty, earthy element to the sauce while the stir-fried garlic, heavy cream, and parmesan help create an aromatic and rich base. Ready in 40 minutes flat, serve it with a green salad to balance out the flavors.
12. Pizza Chicken Skillet
Made with just five ingredients, this pizza chicken skillet is a tangy, creamy dish that’ll be a hit with everyone! To make, cook chicken breasts with sugar-free tomato sauce, then go ahead and top it as you would top regular pizza — with mozzarella cheese and thinly sliced pepperoni plus any of your favorite keto toppings. Cook until the cheese is melted, and sprinkle with parsley to serve!