Ground chicken is low in carbs but high in healthy fats and lean protein, making it a great addition to a ketogenic diet. It’s also quite versatile as you can use it to create a variety of dishes — right from healthy variations of a classic favorite to inventing new dishes that will please everyone at your dinner table.
So, if you’ve got a pack of ground chicken and are wondering what to do with it, here are 14 keto ground chicken recipes you must try for a delicious snack, lunch, or dinner.
1. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats
With a few simple ingredients, you can prepare a low-carb alternative to the classic buffalo chicken that will get your taste buds going. Make it by stuffing hollowed-out zucchini halves with a buffalo chicken mixture and topping it with cheese before baking. This easy and tasty appetizer will have everyone coming back for more!
2. Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
These decadent meatballs are a lighter version of traditional meatballs and are made with ground chicken, sugar-free tomato sauce, almond flour to bind it, and some cheese. You can enjoy them by themselves or pair them with a big green salad for a balanced meal.
3. Chicken Meatloaf Without Breadcrumbs
This grain-free meatloaf recipe uses ground chicken breast to produce a low-carb, low-fat version of a classic American dish. You can use almond flour instead of breadcrumbs as a binder to enhance the texture while meeting your dietary needs. And don’t forget to mix ketchup and Worcestershire sauce for that classic meatloaf flavor!
4. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs
Juicy, tender, and brimming with the most amazing flavors, these creamy parmesan chicken meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. They’re seasoned with aromatics like garlic and onion powder, along with parmesan, and smothered in a decadent sauce. Pair this dish with zoodles for a taste of heaven in every bite.
5. Easy Keto Chicken Fritters
It’s tough to find a snack more appealing than crispy, crunchy fritters! And this recipe makes them super easy to prepare with ground chicken breast, herbs, and spices with binding essentials like cheese and eggs. Enjoy them with a dipping sauce or in burger buns alongside tomatoes, lettuce, and sliced cucumbers!
6. Easy, Keto Low-Carb PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This copycat recipe is a low-carb version of PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps, so you can enjoy this delicious dish without messing up your diet. It uses a homemade sauce instead of store-bought hoisin to flavor the chicken mixture. Serve it on bibb/butter lettuce with a peanut butter topping for a decadent meal.
7. Easy Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls
Protein-rich lean ground chicken combined with fresh veggies — this recipe packs a powerful nutrition punch! It’s also loaded with tons of flavor from taco seasoning and green chilies that’ll have you drooling! Plus, it’s versatile and goes well with everything from salads and tacos to rice!
8. Ground Chicken Pizza Crust
Pizza crust rarely fits in keto diets, so you’d want to keep this low-carb variation in your arsenal. Make this meaty crust with ground chicken, cheese, seasonings, and herbs, then load it with any toppings you like. We recommend sticking to classics like marinara, spinach, red onions, and mozzarella!
9. Keto Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burgers with BBQ Cream Sauce
Here’s how you make low-carb burgers so delicious you’ll never miss the buns! The secret is to mix the spices, toppings, and cheddar cheese with the ground chicken itself to create a marriage of mouthwatering flavors. It’s fantastic with a creamy BBQ sauce, although you can also serve it with some cauliflower rice.
10. Keto Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs are baked, not fried, which keeps the calorie count low. Make them with ground chicken, spices, parmesan, and fresh herbs, but skip the breadcrumbs to keep them low-carb. They’re super easy to make and taste so good you won’t be able to resist taking another bite!
11. Keto White Chicken Chili
This keto white chicken chili has crowd-pleaser written all over it! The yummy goodness comes together with fresh ground chicken, aromatics, seasonings, green salsa, and canned green chilies, along with some heavy whipping cream and fresh cheese. Garnish it with avocado slices or your favorite toppings to serve.
12. Sesame Ground Chicken
This quick and easy recipe will become your go-to for hectic weeknights. It comes together in less than 20 minutes with ground chicken, chicken broth, green chili sauce, and a bunch of aromatics. Plus, it’s made in one pan, so you can indulge in this delicious meal without worrying too much about cleaning up!
13. Thai Basil Chicken
Pad krapow gai is a popular dish in Thai cuisine, and you can make a low-carb variation of it right at home with ground chicken thighs, green beans, and eggs. Don’t hesitate to use plenty of flavorings like coconut aminos, umami-rich fish sauce, shallots, garlic, Thai chili peppers, and basil leaves to bring bold flavors to your dinner table.
14. Whole30 Chipotle Chicken Skillet
This easy-to-prepare one-skillet dish calls for browning chicken with spices, then mixing it with veggies and cauliflower rice to seal the deal. The recipe is adaptable, so you can use whatever veggies you have on hand. You can also tweak the amount of spices used to make it more palatable for your taste buds!