The Best Keto Chicken Recipes (2024)

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A mouthwatering collection of 25 healthy low carb chicken recipes! These high protein recipes are easy, healthy, and perfect for keto meal planning. And with so much variety, you’re sure to find something for everyone.

I have created a lot of keto chicken recipes lately. My current focus on low carb high protein recipes has this easy ingredient front and center in my mind.

Of course, I’ve always loved chicken, and with good reason. It’s relatively inexpensive, simple to prepare, and it always tastes fantastic. Assuming you don’t overcook it, of course! And it’s packed with nutrition. Besides the high protein content, chicken is a great source of potassium, selenium, and B6 vitamins.

I tend to favor the thighs over the breasts and my freezer is almost never without a few packs of chicken to feed my hungry family.I usually keep boneless skinless thighs and bone-in thighs on hand for whenever I feel inspired. But if you prefer the breasts, you can always sub those too. In almost all of these recipes, you can switch it up and use what you like best.

How to cook chicken at home

There are so many wonderful ways to prepare keto chicken recipes. You can cook it on the stove top, in the air fryer, or in a slow cooker or instant pot. And I have some delicious oven-baked or grilled recipes as well.

It’s also ideal for meal prep because you can cook it ahead and warm it up as needed. We like to make a big batch of grilled chicken for easy salads all year long.

And it goes with just about any flavor profile you can think of. It’s delicious with a multitude of spices, herbs, dressings, or sauces. My Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce is a fan favorite for both chicken and ribs!

Need some inspiration? Check it out below!

25 Delicious Keto Recipes for Chicken

1. Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole

If you are looking for a 30-minute keto meal, I’ve got you covered! This cheesy chicken broccoli casserole is so easy to throw together, even for a busy weeknight. You won’t believe how delicious it is and with less than 5g net carbs per serving!

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Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This cheesy chicken broccoli casserole is a stunningly easy and delicious keto dinner recipe. It comes together in 25 minutes and has less than 5g net carbs per serving!


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2. Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

I am all about easy and convenient family meals and this one is a regular on our dinner menu. These easy Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs are baked together with low carb veggies. So good and only 5.3g net carbs per serving!

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Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

Juicy and succulent, these easy Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs are a family favorite! Baked together with low carb veggies, this keto dinner recipe comes together with minimal effort. So full of flavor!


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3. Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken

This Baked Buffalo Chicken is great for a family dinner or for a big crowd. Crispy skin, juicy meat and with as little or as much heat as you want! No deep fryer needed for this recipe! Only 1.2g carbs per serving!

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Recipe

This Baked Buffalo Chicken is a crowd pleaser. You get tender, juicy meat and crispy skin without the hassle of deep frying. And with only 5 basic ingredients, it's an easy keto meal for the whole fam. With only 1.2g carbs per serving!


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4. Garlic Parmesan Wings

These are hands down my favorite keto chicken wings and readers love them too. They have a crispy, golden brown exterior and succulent meat. The buttery, garlicky sauce certainly doesn’t hurt either!

Garlic Parmesan Wings

Truly crispy oven baked wings with a buttery garlic parmesan sauce. These keto chicken wings are a fan favorite for a reason! You will be licking your fingers and asking for more.


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5. Spinach Stuffed Chicken

If you’ve struggled with dry, boring chicken breasts then you have to try this recipe. This Spinach Stuffed Chicken is so juicy and flavorful, your tastebuds won’t believe it. Pan-searing the breasts before baking them helps to lock in the flavor.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Succulent and juicy, this Spinach Stuffed Chicken is a deliciously satisfying keto dinner. Take chicken breasts to the next level with a rich spinach cheese filling and a buttery garlic pan sauce.


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6. French Onion Chicken

This dish takes all the flavors of your favorite soup and turns it into a full dinner. It’s absolutely luscious! With a wonderful sauce that tastes fabulous on the chicken and spooned overmashed cauliflowertoo.

French Onion Chicken Recipe

Succulent pan-seared chicken thighs smothered in caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese. This French Onion Chicken recipe take the classic soup and turns it into a satisfying keto meal!


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7. Chicken Dijon

I’ve been making this flavorful Chicken Dijon for going on 25 years now. Back when my husband and I were in our twenties, we found a really great recipe for this classic French dish and we made it frequently. We adore it!

Chicken Dijon Recipe

Juicy pan-seared chicken thighs come alive in this classic Chicken Dijon recipe. With a rich, creamy sauce, this one-pan meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower for an easy keto dinner recipe.


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8. Chicken Enchilada Soup

You can make this creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup in the instant pot or slow cooker. Filled with chicken and a creamy base, you can make this soup as spicy as you like. And only 4.9g net carbs per serving.

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Chicken Enchilada Soup is hearty, creamy, and so satisfying. Chockfull of chicken and spices, it's one of my favorite keto instant pot recipes. Slow cooker instructions included too!


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9. Keto Chicken Marsala

Gourmet meals do not necessarily have to be a lot of work. It can come as a surprise to discover that restaurant-style dinners are often quick and easy to prepare.And this Keto Chicken Marsala is a perfect example.

Keto Chicken Marsala Recipe

This Keto Chicken Marsala is a classic recipe with a healthy twist. You can't beat this golden pan-seared chicken topped with succulent mushrooms in a rich, velvety sauce. And it has only 4.5g of carbs per serving!


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10. Buffalo Chicken Soup

This keto-friendly Buffalo Chicken Soup is another way to serve up my favorite flavors. It’s the perfect low carb soup get you all warm, especially on cold winter nights. Ready in 30 minutes and only 4.1g net carbs per serving.

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Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe

Rich and delicious, this keto-friendly buffalo chicken soup will warm you right down to your toes! A low carb soup recipe you don't want to miss.

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11. Pizza Chicken

Get your pizza hankering satisfied with this easy Pizza Chicken recipe. Another super easy one pan meal you can whip fast, even on those chaotic weeknights. A sure family favorite and less than 3g net carbs per serving!

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Easy Keto Pizza Chicken

This Easy Pizza Chicken is like your favorite pizza without all the carbs. It's an easy one pan meal that takes only 5 ingredients and 35 minutes to make, start to finish. And it's totally kid approved!


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12. Chicken and Mushrooms

This keto chicken and mushroom recipe was one of the very first things I made when I got my first Instant Pot. And from that moment on, I was hooked. Both on the recipe and the pot!

Instant Pot Chicken and Mushrooms

Make creamy mushroom chicken in no time in your Instant Pot! So easy and quick, this mouthwatering low carb meal will become an instant family favorite. Oven instructions included too!


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13. Thai Peanut Chicken

This Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken is a little different. It’s the same basic premise, but you just dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do its thing. Three to four hours later, you have a spectacular meal. And you barely had to lift a finger!

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

This Thai Peanut Chicken is ridiculously easy and ridiculously delicious. Tender chicken thighs in a creamy, flavorful sauce, all cooked together in one pot. Serve over cauliflower rice for a healthy low carb dinner!


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14. Keto Chicken Pot Pie

This keto chicken pot pie is creamy on the inside and topped with a fabulous low carb biscuit topping. Welcome back, comfort food! And oh yeah, only 4.4g net carbs per serving. Swoon!

Keto Chicken Pot Pie

Keto chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food meal. With a creamy filling and alow-carb biscuittopping, it’s just like the classic but with a fraction of the carbs.


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15. Curried Chicken Salad

Chicken salad makes life easy. You can make a big batch and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days, so it’s fabulous for meal prep. That way, it’s ready for quick keto lunches and dinners whenever you need it.

Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

Add flavor to your summer meals with this easy Curried Chicken Salad. It's creamy, crunchy, and a little spicy, and it takes only 10 minutes to throw together.


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16. Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is a famous Filipino dish, and rightly considered the “unofficial” national dish of the country. A friend of Filipino heritage introduced me to it when I lived in Boston. I was hooked from the very first bite!

Chicken Adobo Recipe

This Chicken Adobo recipe is a dinnertime flavor explosion! With juicy, succulent chicken thighs in a tangy, zesty sauce, it will become an instant family favorite.


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17. Tomato Basil Chicken

Since this creamy tomato basil chicken uses fresh tomatoes, it makes the most of all that wonderful nutrition. And it has only 3.1g net carbs per serving!

Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe

Tomato Basil Chicken is easy and quick to prepare, and bursting with fresh flavor. Seven simple ingredients and less than 40 minutes is all it takes to make this fabulous keto dinner recipe.


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18. Keto White Chicken Chili

You know those comfort food recipes where you take one bite and think to yourself “Dang, I should have made a double batch!”? This Keto White Chicken Chili is one of those recipes.

Keto White Chicken Chili Recipe

This keto white chicken chili is thick, creamy, and unbelievably satisfying. It's delicious low carb chili recipe that my whole family loves, and yours will too. Guaranteed!


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19. Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Those flavors really shine when they are combined with chicken. Smother some chicken thighs in a cream cheese sauce, add cheese, jalapeños, and bacon, and it’s a match made in keto heaven.With only 2g carbs per serving!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe

This creamy Jalapeño Popper Chicken is an easy and flavorful family dinner. Ready in 45 minutes, it has all the flavors of your favorite appetizer in a low carb, keto friendly casserole.


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20. Keto Chicken Tenders

Well these Keto Chicken Tenders have all of that crunchy, juicy, tangy appeal without all the added carbs. They are amazing and I am thrilled with how well they turned out.

Keto Hot Honey Chicken Recipe

These Keto Chicken Tenders are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Drizzled with a luscious sugar free hot honey sauce, they rival anything from a restaurant! And they're easy to make in your air fryer or your oven.


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21. Easy Keto Fajitas

This recipe for sheet pan chicken fajitas has actually been on the blog since 2016. It may have been my first foray into sheet pan cooking, now that I think about it. But I decided to give it a bit of an update, with a few tweaks and some new photos.

Keto Chicken Fajitas

These sheet pan keto chicken fajitas come together in 35 minutes, start to finish. It's a one pan meal bursting with bold flavor. And it's a meal the whole family will love.


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22. Chicken Fritters

The famous Keto Chicken Fritters make the best appetizer or snack. They are full of flavor and delicious dipped in ranch or chopped up over salad.

Cheesy Keto Chicken Fritters

These easy chicken fritters make the best keto appetizers. They have a delicious cheddar crust and are perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce or dressing.


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23. Chipotle Lime Chicken

You simply can’t beat this Chipotle Chicken recipe. It has all the Southwestern flavor you crave, with a tangy, smoky, slightly sweet sauce. And none of the added sugars or carbs!

Chipotle Lime Chicken Recipe

Succulent and flavorful, this Chipotle Lime Chicken makes your tastebuds sing. Whip up the sweet and spicy marinade and fire up the grill for an easy low carb dinner!


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24. Brown Butter Chicken

This Brown Butter Chicken really does taste like a dish you might have at a fancy restaurant. The chicken is succulent and cooked to perfection, with a luscious sauce drizzled overtop.

Brown Butter Chicken Recipe

This Brown Butter Chicken tastes like a gourmet meal but takes only 20 minutes to prepare. It's an easy keto recipe that wows everyone who tries it. Even the kids love it!


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25. Lemon Chicken Soup

This Greek-style Chicken Lemon Soup is lighter fare and it’s just right for an easy spring meal. I first tasted Avgolemono Soup a long time ago when having lunch with my aunt. We were both instantly taken with the bright, fresh flavor.

Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe (Avgolemono)

This Keto Chicken Soup recipe is a healthy take on the classic Greek Avoglemono soup. Light, simple, and full of fresh flavor, and it has only 5.3g net carbs per serving.


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  1. Laura says

    Thanks Carolyn you have knocked it out the park again!
    My life has become a little easier and tastier, thanks to your unselfishly sharing with us again.
    Take care, know that we are here for you. I think I have all of your books!!!


    • Carolyn says

      Thank you!


  2. Diane Ancel says

    I love your web site, recipes and well-thought out introductions for each recipe. For more that 3 years you have been my “go to repository” for all things keto.

    Imagine my surprise when I clicked on the link to Sundried Tomato & Bacon Chicken recipe. Please look at this link because it goes to a page that was not a recipe. It was vulgar.

    I thought you would like to know this. Keep doing what you do. TY. Diane.


    • Carolyn says

      Hi Diane… A Sweet Life has gone under and someone else clearly is using the domain. I am sorry to hear that. I’ve actually hidden this post on my blog (it’s not searchable!) so I am not even sure how you came across it.


  3. Judi says

    Thank you for posting this!! I have alpha-gal allergy–a tick bite-induced allergy to a sugar molecule found in mammal fat–so no beef, pork, lamb, etc for me. So many delicious keto recipes focus on those meats, and sometimes all the “fins and feathers” get a little boring. So it is always nice to find new recipes to try!!


    • Carolyn says

      So you can eat chicken and fish? Good to know. Even some of my ground beef recipes would work with ground chicken. 🙂 And I love fish… it doesn’t always do well on the blog but it’s one of my favorite things to cook.


  4. Susan says

    This is a great post. I found a bunch of recipes that I want to try – especially the Alfredo pizza. Chicken is a food I no longer want to eat, because I ate too much of it for years, in an attempt to be healthier. Ditto for canned tomatoes. But I have been able to enjoy chicken that is smothered in sauce. I’m also very intrigued by your pot pie recipe. Thank you for inspiring me to want to eat chicken.


    • Carolyn says

      I totally get it. But you need to try my latest recipe too… so good, it takes chicken and tomato sauce to a whole new level!


  5. Patti says

    Is there an actual cook book that can be purchased?


    • Carolyn says

      Do you mean just of chicken recipes? No… I don’t know of any such book. I do have 6 published cookbooks.


  6. Elizabeth Steen says

    I just received “Easy Keto Breakfasts” ands day and think it is my favorite of all of your books. I, too, love desserts (and breakfast). Yum! Thanks so much. Elizabeth in Houston,TX. P.S. Thanks for the gravy recipe.


    • Carolyn says

      Thanks, Elizabeth!


  7. Taryn says

    Thanks for including mine! Will share 🙂


    • Carolyn says

      Thanks, Taryn.


  8. sue | theviewfromgreatisland says

    My husband’s a confirmed thigh man, so I will definitely be trying lots of these!


  9. Naomi says

    Just a heads-up for you, these two links go to the site for the first recipe: Chili Roasted Chicken Thighs from Cook Eat Paleo

    Crispy Creole Chicken Thighs from African Bites


  10. Bobbie Dirks says

    I wish I would have seen this one hour ago. I just spent 45 minutes on the computer searching for a Chicken Thigh recipe I could use today. Oh well, I will bookmark this for future use. I love chicken thighs.


  11. KalynsKitchen says

    Love chicken thighs and always glad to get more ideas for them. And thanks for including my recipe!


  12. Eleni Jae says

    Hi – What a great list. I’m looking forward to diving into several of these recipes! FYI – the Creole thigh recipe has the incorrect link. Thought you might want to know!- E


    • Carolyn says

      Thanks for the heads up!


  13. Vicky @ Avocado Pesto says

    Thanks for including my grilled chicken thighs in the round up! So many awsome recipe to choose from. Pinning!


  14. Kim | Low Carb Maven says

    What a great roundup. I’m pleased to see one of my recipes in such great company! Thanks.


  15. linda says

    Hi Carolyn,

    I absolutely agree it’s time to get back to eating all the good fat that we need. I’m writing to thank you for pulling all these recipes together (I love chicken thighs) but am disappointed that so many of the recipes specify (or prep to) boneless, skinless thighs.

    Progress is so slow……


    • Carolyn says

      I think that boneless and skinless have their rightful place. This isn’t about progress in low carb high fat, but what the actual chicken recipe is about. For example, in several of mine, I chose boneless and skinless because I am smothering them in so many other things that it’s easier for the eater to cut them up and eat them if they don’t contain bones. Think of it that way…although you are always welcome to try the full chicken thighs, if you wish.


      • linda says

        I don’t disagree.

        I’m just hoping that the wonderful recipe-creators will begin to work with the whole thigh. What I’ve found is that few recipes result in a tasty skin/fat. Rather it frequently becomes unappealingly rubbery. (Duck parts have a similar problem).

        So – how about a culinary competition looking for tasty Low-carb whole thigh recipes?


        • Carolyn says

          I was going to say…the smothering in things (which I love to do…mmmmm, cheese!) does tend to result in rubbery skin. So that’s another plus for the skinless in some recipes. But have you tried the bacon sun-dried tomato cream sauce one? I tried one way and it steamed the skin after being browned and wasn’t good. So then I braised it all in the oven. Much better! Not crispy but not rubbery at all.


          • linda says

            mmmmm…sounds yummy!

  16. Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish says

    What a great round up! Thanks so much!


  17. Karen says

    I’ve frequently substituted chicken thighs for recipes that call for bland, tasteless boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
    What a terrific collection of recipes! Thank you!


  18. Julius Minor says

    I eat chicken all most everyday… So this will come in handy… Thanks!


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