Following a ketogenic diet doesn’t have to mean having boring chicken breast with boiled vegetables for every meal. It can be fun, flavorful, and easy to make without spending hours in the kitchen.
Everyone will love these easy and quick low-carb chicken recipes. You can cook them in the oven, on a grill, in a pan, or even in an air fryer. There’s a recipe for everyone.
There are so many ways of making keto meals taste amazing!
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51 Easy & Delicious Keto Chicken Recipes
Here are fifty-one mouthwatering keto chicken recipes that are not only simple but easy enough to be made within a few minutes!
keto chicken meals don’t have to be boring; you just need to find a keto way to bring your favorite recipe to life. Who doesn’t like crispy chicken legs, however, deep frying chicken can really load it up on carbs. That shouldn’t keep you from enjoying some crispy chicken.
Baked chicken legs are simple to make and require only a few minutes of hands-on prep. They turn out incredibly crispy, flavorful, and delicious without any excess carbs.
To make regular buffalo chicken wings keto-friendly, all you have to do is get rid of the breading. Raw chicken wings are carb-free, and buffalo sauce is usually carb-free too. Imagine enjoying all that yumminess without any carbs.
This recipe is straightforward. Season the chicken wings with some salt, pepper, and baking powder. Bake them until crispy. Coat them in buffalo sauce. And enjoy.
If you don’t have access to an oven, this recipe is a true savior. Air-fryer chicken wings are quick to make, and they turn out crispy on the outside yet juicy on the inside.
You can serve them as is or season them with fresh herbs and lemon juice, or you can even coat them in your favorite sauce and make sticky Asian wings, buffalo wings, or garlic parmesan wings.
Chicken Fajitas are a low-carb, one-pot meal that can be made in under 30 minutes. It is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights.
Ketogenic fajitas are not too different from traditional fajitas. All you have to do is switch the flour tortillas with lettuce leaves or enjoy it on a bed of cauliflower rice.
If you are looking for easy chicken dishes, this recipe is the perfect one for you. It has pieces of crispy and juicy chicken tossed in a sweet, sticky, and citrusy sauce, creating a flavor and texture riot.
The chicken is coated in pork rinds or almond flour instead of breadcrumbs, while sugar is replaced with monk fruit sugar, and coconut aminos is used instead of soy sauce. It tastes just like Chinese takeout but without the excessive carbs it usually comes with.
This is a great low-carb chicken recipe for when you are short on time and want to cook the chicken as a whole. It’s great for a busy weeknight or when you are feeding a crowd.
You spatchcock the chicken by cutting open its backbone and laying it flat on a roasting pan. Then slather it with a butter, herb, and garlic marinade and get it roasted in the oven, and that’s all you need to do!
Chicken breast seared in butter with aromatics, garlic, and fresh cilantro is maybe the yummiest meal you can make in under 15 minutes. It’s the perfect meal during a hectic workday or if you’re just feeling lazy.
You can cut it into cubes and make a quick salad, have it with a side of roasted veggies, or shred it and add it to some zucchini pasta.
Imagine lightly fried chicken tenders coated in a lip-smacking jerk chicken seasoning, which is then grilled to have the perfect char.
This recipe promises you a savory and spicy flavor bomb, which is also low in carbs, making it the perfect meal choice for a ketogenic diet. These chicken tenders are incredibly flavorful and very easy to make.
Following a ketogenic diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the good stuff, especially pizzas. In fact, you can make it even make it better than regular pizza.
Of the keto chicken dishes, this one is the most innovative one. This recipe is exactly what it sounds like – a pizza with a crust made out of chicken.
Make the base using shredded chicken, cheese, and flavorings. Bake it a little. Add sauce and topping. Then, bake it to perfection.
This casserole is a healthy, low-carb meal that is easy and quick. It is the perfect dish for when you’re craving comfort food without being indulgent or unhealthy. It’s got chicken. It’s got cheese. It’s got bacon. What’s not to love in it? In fact, you can make it with common pantry staples with minimal prep time and cook time.
Juicy and tender hunks of chicken that are marinated in a herb and spice mixture. They are grilled on skewers along with low-carb veggies like zucchini, onions, green, red, and yellow capsicums.
These chicken kabobs are an easy and healthy main course to serve at summer brunches and barbecues. Even the leftovers are a great addition to any salad.
With rich-tasting broth, cauliflower rice, and tender chicken pieces, Keto Chicken Soup is a recipe that screams comfort food. Especially when there is a nip in the air or if you have even the slightest symptom of sickness. A bowl of this chicken soup makes everything better.
This Garlic Butter Chicken is protein-rich, gluten-free, and made in one pan, so cleanup is a breeze. It is made with chicken breast, butter, garlic, and any fresh herbs you have available at home.
You can also saute some asparagus, green beans, or broccoli in the same pan to get maximum flavor. This recipe is a delicious quick-fix meal for busy weeknights.
This is a healthy, hearty, and flavorful dish made using chicken breasts coated in a dry rub made with spices, dried herbs, and seasonings. It is then seared in butter with a couple of lemon slices.
You can make it in a matter of minutes and pair it with salads or keto-casseroles, or enjoy it on its own.
Buffalo chicken is always a crowd favorite. It’s a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken dish made using limited ingredients and hands-on effort.
Since buffalo chicken is baked in the oven, it is a great addition to any dinner table spread, especially for larger groups. It is also healthy, low-carb, and rich in protein.
As fancy as it sounds, chicken florentine is actually a quick and easy one-pan meal to make.
With seared chicken generously coated in a rich and creamy spinach sauce, this low-carb meal is full of flavor and yet guilt-free. It’s a complete meal on its own but also pairs well with cauliflower rice and zoodles.
17. Chicken Piccata
This one-pan chicken recipe is easy and quick, making it great for weeknights and lunch meal prep. Thin slices of chicken breasts are coated in almond flour and pan-seared until crispy.
The same pan is used to make the piccata sauce with bone broth, onion, garlic, lemon, mustard, and coconut cream. Then, you simmer the seared chicken and capers in the sauce. And serve!
18. Pesto Chicken
This one-pot meal is quick and easy to make. Despite being so simple and healthy, pesto chicken is delicious, filling, and flavorful.
All you have to do is saute some cubed chicken in a pan. Add cream, pesto, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli florets to the pan. Cover and simmer for a few minutes. Then, serve it as is or on some zucchini noodles.
Regular fried chicken is doused in flour and deep-fried in oil, making it carb-rich. But there is a way to enjoy fried chicken while following your diet.
For Keto Fried Chicken, replace the flour with pork rinds, parmesan, and almond flour. Skip the excessive oil and bake it in the oven. This makes the chicken turn out crispy and golden brown.
Making simple seared chicken breasts can get a little boring sometimes. This easy spinach-stuffed chicken breast recipe is a great twist and upgrade.
Season the chicken, cut it open, and create a pocket in the chicken fillet. Stuff it with a mixture of spinach, cheese, and seasonings. Bake the stuffed chicken fillets in the oven until the chicken is cooked through. It’s that simple.
Imagine juicy chicken thighs with crispy skin cooked in bacon fat, sitting in a mushroom garlic cream sauce with parmesan cheese. It sounds heavenly. I’m drooling as I write this.
And the best part? This delicious, rich, comforting preparation is keto-friendly, easy to make in one skillet, and surprisingly not very time-consuming or hands-on.
This recipe is simple, tasty, and keto-friendly. It takes 10 minutes of hands-on effort, and you can leave the rest to your slow cooker.
The chicken is oh-so juicy, and the bacon gives it a nice and smoky flavor which is complemented by the richness of the cream cheese.
Classic grilled chicken salad can get really boring at times. So here’s a Mediterranean twist on it that will make you love your keto chicken meal. If you don’t have a grill, just toss the chicken in the oven on broiler mode and let it cook.
This salad is loaded with freshness from the cucumber, tomatoes, feta, and olives. You can serve it with a main dish or take it for a healthy lunch to work.
This one-pan dish can be made in under 30 minutes from start to finish. The chicken is flavored with a marinade of fresh lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. It is then baked and seared in a skillet. You can serve it with tzatziki or a classic Greek salad.
The Everything bagel seasoning can be used in almost every dish.
This chicken recipe is pieces of chicken brushed with some mayonnaise and Dijon mustard and evenly coated in everything bagel seasoning. It is then baked in the oven.
I always recommend serving it with cream cheese and scallion dip.
Whether you follow a keto diet or not, this creamy crock pot chicken is a must-try.
Shredded chicken that has been slow-cooked in an aromatic broth for hours. The chicken is then coated in a ranch-flavored cheddar and cream cheese sauce. This dish pairs well with keto-friendly grilled veggies or on its own.
Bacon and ranch are a heavenly combination. And so are chicken and cheese. Now, put all four in one dish. It has seared chicken coated in ranch and melted cheese, topped with crispy bacon bits. It’s a flavorful, low-effort dish for a hectic weeknight.
Transitional primavera stuffed chicken is a great keto-friendly dinner preparation. It’s fun, flavorful, and easy to make.
Make light slits on the chicken breast fillet and stuff each slit with tomatoes, zucchini, onions, and bell pepper. Then season it and sprinkle some cheese. Then bake it. And as fancy as it looks, you’re actually done with your dinner prep.
This chicken is stuffed with the flavors of an Italian Antipasto salad. The chicken breast fillets are stuffed with prosciutto, salami, banana peppers, yellow bell pepper, and provolone. It is then coated in a dressing made with wine vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, and mustard. The chicken is then baked, sliced, and served.
This Keto Butter chicken recipe is easy, delicious, and takes only 20 minutes from start to finish.
Classic Indian Butter Chicken is rich, full of calories, and can be quite an elaborate affair to prepare. But this recipe is a low-carb version without compromising on any flavors.
The chicken is cooked in a creamy, tomato-based sauce with a hint of sweetness and spice and a great depth of flavor.
This creamed chicken is keto and paleo-friendly. It has juicy chicken cooked with spinach in a creamy and cheesy sauce.
You can also make it dairy-free by using almond milk cream cheese instead of the regular one. You can make it in one skillet on a busy weeknight and even keep the leftovers for lunch.
Cajun chicken is great. But Cajun-Stuffed Chicken takes things to another level, and that too within 30 minutes. It’s quick, easy, and packed with cajun flavors.
The chicken breasts are filled with a mixture of mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, cheese, and a generous amount of cajun seasoning. Then, the chicken is seasoned with more cajun seasoning and baked in the oven.
Chicken and peanut butter sauce are a match made in heaven. This Thai Peanut Skillet chicken is easy, flavorful, and can be made in one pan in less than 30 minutes.
It is made with tender, juicy chicken, bell peppers, garlic, peanut butter, green onions, peanuts, and fresh cilantro. It goes really well with pan-fried cauliflower rice.
This chicken dish is so flavorful and yet so easy to make. All you need is chicken, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and oil.
The recipe requires you to season the chicken and sear it in a pan. Then remove the chicken from the pan, add the balsamic vinegar to the pan, and reduce it. Then coat the chicken in it and add freshly chopped basil.
This baked Salsa Verde Chicken is a quick, easy, and delicious dinner option to make. This combination of tender and juicy chicken with salsa verde is quite underrated.
You pour some salsa verde into a baking dish, place seasoned chicken breasts on it, add a layer of salsa verde on top, sprinkle some cheese, and bake it.
Crispy chicken and waffles are a classic combination. And a keto diet should not stop you from enjoying it.
This low-carb, high-flavor version tastes just as good, if not better. It has chicken tenders coated in a ketogenic mixture and baked until crispy, paired with almond flour waffles. It will have everyone licking their fingers.
This keto chicken pot pie is a low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free recipe with all the warm and comforting flavors of a classic pot pie.
This pot pie has a rich filling of chicken, peas, carrots, onion, and garlic encased in a flaky, golden-brown crust. It’s guilt-free comfort food at its best.
The low-carb bruschetta chicken is easy yet full of big, bold flavors. It has balsamic marinated chicken that is baked and tossed along with some cheese, cherry tomatoes, red onions, garlic, balsamic vinegar, basil, and seasonings.
It is then finished off in the oven like classic bruschetta. You can serve it with zucchini noodles or pan-seared cauliflower rice.
Greek stuffed chicken is fun, flavorful, and colorful. Chicken breasts are slit and stuffed with slices of lemon, red onions, zucchini, and tomatoes. It is then topped with feta and mozzarella cheese.
Topped with a Greek marinade of olive oil, dill, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley. Then, it is baked to perfection in the oven.
Wouldn’t you love a succulent chicken coated in a crunchy almond flour and pork rind mixture topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese? This recipe is a ketogenic spin on the classic chicken parmesan.
Most Italian dishes are loaded with cheese, indulgent success, and pasta. But this Keto chicken parm is a perfect balance of flavors and textures without excessive carbs. So, if you are a seasoned keto enthusiast or novice, get ready to add this recipe to your culinary repertoire.
Nothing beats a good shredded chicken salad that is rich, creamy, and fresh. Made using simple ingredients, this salad takes minutes to prepare. It is a simple mixture of shredded chicken, mayonnaise, mustard, fresh herbs, garlic, green onions, and seasonings. It tastes great as is or even better in fresh lettuce cups.
42. Hunan Chicken
Hunan chicken is made with tender chicken pieces stir-fried with keto-friendly vegetables coated in a spicy Hunan sauce, exactly like the takeout one but without excessive carbs.
This is a healthy and delicious dinner option made without the excessive calories and sugar sauces used in most restaurants. It’s also quick and fun to prepare on a busy day.
A keto-friendly take on a classic Italian dish. This low-carb recipe is made with zoodles (zucchini noodles) topped with a homemade keto alfredo sauce and garlic parsley chicken.
This recipe is great for a regular dinner, meal prep for weekday lunches, or even as a fancy entree for sit-down dinner parties or brunches.
Buffalo chicken doesn’t always have to mean chicken wings as a side dish. If made in a skillet using chicken breast fillets, it can served as a main dish along with cauliflower rice or with a stir-fry.
This buffalo skillet chicken recipe is low-carb, high-protein, and full of flavor. Using common pantry ingredients, this recipe can be made anytime you feel like having something so flavorful.
These cheese-stuffed chicken meatballs are a great meal option if you’re following a keto diet and want to satisfy your taste buds and maintain your diet.
The combination of meatballs and provolone cheese loaded with herbs and spices makes for a flavorful yet nutritious meal.
This is a healthy, low-carb chicken salad that is flavorful and bursting with freshness. It’s a classic teriyaki-style marinated chicken over a spicy and sweet Asian cabbage slaw.
It looks colorful, tastes bright, and will fill your belly without being too heavy on your stomach.
47. Tandoori Chicken
Traditional tandoori chicken is a keto-friendly recipe on its own. It is chicken fillets generously coated in a low-carb marinade made using yogurt, ginger, garlic, and spices.
You can then grill the chicken in the oven or on a barbecue. It can be had on its own or with some roasted veggies or a fresh cucumber salad.
48. Caprese Chicken\
We’ve all enjoyed a Caprese salad in many forms. But this one-pan meal is a fun take on the classic salad.
Caprese chicken has a cheesy layered chicken, balsamic-glazed tomatoes, and fresh basil. This recipe takes 30 minutes to prepare, making it a quick and easy summertime dinner option.
If you are looking for easy keto chicken recipes, you have landed on the right one!
This is a delicious, low-carb, and healthy stir-fry loaded with veggies and protein. It has the flavor of classic fried rice and is quicker to make. You can also make it more protein-rich by adding eggs or any specific veggies you’re fond of.
50. Pollo Asado
Pollo Asado is a Mexican-style grilled chicken recipe that is aromatic, tangy, and slightly sweet. It’s very easy to make.
You can cook it in the oven or on the grill. The marinade is made using lemon juice, fresh herbs, garlic, and spices. It’s a great recipe to marinate, prepare ahead of time, and store in the refrigerator.
This keto chicken curry is easy, high-protein, low-carb, super aromatic, and packed with flavor. It pairs really well with a bed of cauliflower rice.
It’s an easy way of cutting on the carbs without compromising on taste. Using chicken bread, curry powder, and coconut milk, it can be made in minutes.
Now that you know some delicious and easy keto chicken dinner ideas, your favorite poultry item does not need to get served on your table flavorlessly. Try different versions of keto chicken to ensure every meal you eat turns out delectable and delightful.