Keto chicken recipes for chicken breasts and thighs, casseroles, salads, soups and more! Eating low carb chicken recipes shouldn’t be boring; find your next favorite recipe in this listing.
Our Favorite Low Carb Chicken Recipes
Remember when a healthy chicken dinner was a grilled chicken breast and some veggies on the side? Say goodbye to that image and dig into a chicken dinner that satisfies!
When we eat low-carb, here’s what we want:
- Recipes that are a balanced meal
- A good mix of healthy fats, protein and veggies
- Meals everyone can enjoy, even if you aren’t following a keto diet.
These are the types of delicious chicken recipes you’ll find in this listing.
Looking for more keto recipe ideas? Check out our listing of amazing keto recipes!
Keto Chicken Breast Recipes
While this isn’t the most flavorful or fatty cut of chicken, it’s very versatile and usually kid friendly. Adding the right seasonings or low-carb sauces is the best way to jazz up chicken breast, and you’re sure to find a new family favorite below.
Healthier Black Pepper Chicken
30-Minute Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken (Breasts or Thighs)
Healthy Oven-Baked Chicken Caprese
Chicken Skillet with Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Keto Chicken Thigh Recipes
Chicken thighs are where it’s at for the keto diet. Full of flavor and a little more fat than breasts, thighs make any dish a little more enjoyable. There are options for both bone-in skin on thighs and boneless skinless thighs below.
Easy Buffalo Chicken Thighs (Oven or Air Fryer)
Chicken Carnitas (Juicy & Crispy!) – Slow Cooker or Instant Pot
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara (Paleo, Whole30 + Low Carb)
Easy Chicken and Chorizo Bake (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Zesty Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Low Carb Drumsticks and Whole Chicken Recipes
My personal favorite part of the chicken is the drumstick. Picking it up with your hands and taking a big bite is so satisfying. Below are a couple of different options for cooking drumsticks as well as a recipe for roasting a whole chicken in the air fryer.
Crispy, 5-Ingredient Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
Air Fryer Whole Roast Chicken (Crispy Outside, Juicy Inside!)
Easy 5-Ingredient Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Keto Chicken Casserole Recipes
We love casseroles for meal prep and leftovers. It’s nice to cook once and feed your family for several meals. These low carb chicken casseroles are filling, satisfying and delicious.
Healthy Baked Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Creamy Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole (Paleo + Whole30)
Oven Baked Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole
Keto Chicken Salad Recipes
Sometimes you need a fresh and crunchy salad in your life. These salads are all low carb with a little chicken for protein that will keep your belly happy and full.
Homemade Keto Chicken Salad Recipe
Chicken Burrito Bowl (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Paleo Taco Salad (Whole30 + Keto)
Keto Chicken Soup Recipes
These warm and cozy keto soups are perfect for a chilly fall or winter day. There are options for the crockpot, instant pot or stovetop below, and you’ll love these filling and hearty chicken soup recipes.
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Chicken Coconut Curry Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Chicken Fajita Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto) – Slow Cooker + Instant Pot
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20+ Essential Keto Chicken Recipes: Creamy Garlic Chicken
- 6 pieces bacon, diced
- 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
For the creamy sauce:
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup coconut milk, (can sub heavy cream if you eat dairy)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, (can sub shredded cheese if you eat dairy)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, (optional for garnish)
- 6 cups spinach
- 2 cups cooked rice, (optional – omit for Whole30 & Keto or sub cauli rice)
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook diced bacon until crispy. Once crispy, place on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
- Place chicken thighs in the hot skillet with bacon grease and season with half of the Italian seasoning. Cook for 5-6 minutes, flip and season with the rest of the Italian seasoning. Cook for another 5-6 more minutes, until the thighs are cooked through.
- While the chicken is cooking, prep onions, mushrooms, garlic and parsley (optional) as noted above. Set aside.
- When chicken is done, remove it from the skillet and place it on the plate with bacon.
- Now, make the creamy sauce by placing onions and mushrooms in pan. Cook until both soften, about 4-5 minutes.
- Add coconut milk, minced garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Stir to combine everything. Then turn to low and add chicken and bacon back to the pan. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to marry all the flavors. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional)
- Plate with a bed of spinach, optional rice and creamy chicken mixture. Enjoy.