Chicken is high in protein and low in carbs, but that’s not the only reason why keto dieters incorporate it into their diets. It’s also super versatile to cook with, especially when you use it in its shredded form!
So, if you’re looking for inspiration on what to cook with this lean meat, here are 14 keto shredded chicken recipes that will be a good fit!
1. Best Low Carb Mexican Shredded Chicken
This slow-cooker meal calls for combining shredded chicken with chicken broth, cream cheese, Rotel tomatoes, and seasonings to produce a dish with wonderful flavors and textures. It also gets a depth of flavor from Colby jack cheese and a boost of freshness from lime juice and cilantro to balance its flavor profile.
2. Jalapeno Popper Chicken
This 30-minute recipe features shredded chicken in a creamy, cheesy sauce, which gets a sharp contrast in flavor with jalapeños. It has an irresistible appeal, and the addition of crispy crumbled bacon bits and a generous garnish of chopped green onions kicks it up several notches. Enjoy it as a dip with sliced veggies, over baked sweet potatoes, or with corn tortilla chips.
3. Keto Chicken Pot Pie
Dig into a delicious classic dish without worrying about carbs! The key lies in the filling, which you can prepare with nutritional shredded chicken and veggies, rich and flavorful cream cheese, heavy cream, and chicken broth, along with some herbs. The flaky crust paired with this creamy filling is a taste of heaven!
4. Keto Chicken Salad
This recipe has 0 net carbs — an absolute dream for those following a keto diet! And although it’s primarily made with shredded chicken and full-fat mayo, you can also top it off with hard-boiled eggs, buffalo sauce, bacon, jalapeños, pickles, and other add-ons. It’s simple, easy to make, and highly versatile!
5. Keto Chicken Taco Salad
With this genius recipe, you get to enjoy the classic taco flavors without committing to carbs from taco shells. Make it by combining taco-seasoned shredded chicken with fresh veggies, including avocado, lettuce, and tomatoes, and a homemade ranch dressing. Garnish it with green onions to make it even more appealing!
6. Keto Crack Chicken
Keto crack chicken is a minimal-prep dish — perfect for days when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. Simply throw the chicken, flavorings, and cream cheese in a crockpot, and let it work its magic! The best part? It has only 1.8 g net carbs per serving. Dig in!
7. Low-Carb Chicken Divan
This decadent chicken divan is a cheat meal you can enjoy every day, guilt-free! It’s a low-carb version of the classic dish and is as cozy and creamy as the original but healthier. Seasoned with curry powder and chicken bouillon, every bite is bursting with flavor!
8. Low Carb Keto Chicken Enchiladas
Here’s a low-carb twist on enchiladas that feature keto-friendly tortillas filled with a tender chicken mixture. The enchiladas are smothered with enchilada sauce and topped with cheese before being baked. It produces cheesy enchiladas that are so delicious that you won’t believe they only contain 9 g net carbs per serving!
9. One Pan Keto Green Chili Chicken
This cheesy casserole is a hearty one-pan recipe brimming with savory flavors. It has shredded chicken, canned chilies, heavy cream, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese, all coming together to create an indulgently creamy meal. Serve it with cauliflower rice, biscuits, or bacon-wrapped green beans for a filling meal.
10. Shredded Garlic Chicken
If you’re as much of a fan of garlic as we are, this is going to be your new favorite recipe! In it, boiled thighs are shredded to get tender meat and then flavored with simple seasonings and a bunch of fresh garlic. Drizzled with hot olive oil, it has tantalizing flavors you won’t be able to resist!
11. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
This recipe features fall-apart tender meat seasoned to perfection with a yummy BBQ sauce, grated onion, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. It’s tender, juicy, and perfect for serving on sliders with coleslaw! Add this dish to your BBQ spread, and watch it disappear within minutes!
12. Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Made with only six ingredients, this casserole is super easy to put together! You just have to combine tender chicken and spaghetti squash with buffalo sauce, a rich blue cheese dressing, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese for a creamy, cheesy meal. You can also add tomatoes, garlic, bell pepper, and avocado to give an extra layer of irresistible flavor!
13. Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole
This dip-turned-casserole packs a powerful nutritional punch. To make, bake a mixture of chicken, artichoke hearts, spinach, and heavy cream in the oven with mozzarella cheese until slightly brown and bubbly. Et voila! You can also make a big batch and store it in an airtight container in the freezer to enjoy later.
14. Super Creamy Garlic Shredded Chicken Keto Soup
Perfect for chilly winters, this comforting soup is packed with healthy ingredients and incredible flavors. It’s deliciously creamy, low carb, and very easy to make in just 30 minutes. Enjoy it on its own or alongside keto-friendly toasted flaxseed bread for dunking!