Keto Lemon Chicken Recipe #keto

Keto Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) olive oil, for the marinade
  • 4 chicken thighs or drumsticks (with the skin on)
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil, to cook with
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  2. Mix the 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, thyme, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and rub the mixture on the chicken pieces, making sure to rub under the skin.
  3. Add the other 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to a large frying pan on high heat and place the chicken pieces into the hot pan skin-side down. Fry until the skin is crispy.  Turn the chicken pieces over and cook the other side for a few minutes.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a baking tray, pour in any leftover marinade along with the lemon slices and garlic.  Bake for 20 minutes (check the chicken is fully cooked).
  5. Serve garnished with a scattering of fresh thyme leaves and serve over cooked cauliflower rice.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 1 g


  • Calories: 638
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 56 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 32 g