Keto Chicken Recipes

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Our Favorite Keto Chicken Recipes

Here are 3 things to keep in mind about chicken and your keto diet...

1.  Chicken is Keto-Friendly, BUT...

Chicken - like other meats - has almost no carbs, and it's nutritious. However, chicken is pretty low in fat (almost entirely protein). And on a keto diet, it's important to get enough fat at meals. That way you have plenty of energy (fat) to burn, and you don't get tired or hungry.

Some parts of chicken are fattier than others (skin and dark meat). But you'll also notice in the recipes below that we often add fat to the recipe - for example, coconut oil, olive oil, or coconut cream. This not only gives your body fat for fuel, but it also keeps the dish moist and flavorful.

2.  All of Our Recipes are also Low-Inflammatory and Paleo

As opposed to many other keto recipes, you'll notice that we avoid all ingredients that commonly cause inflammation and related health issues. We do this because we want our recipes to help you stay healthy in addition to being keto and losing weight.

Along those lines, everything is gluten-free (no grains at all), dairy-free (no cheese, cream, etc.), and free of bad oils (canola, vegetable, corn, safflower, etc.). But don't worry - I promise from years of first-hand experience that our recipes still taste delicious and amazing.

Also, we include the carb-count for every recipe and make sure that the percentage of carbs in any dish is well within a range that will keep you in ketosis.

3.  Quick Tips for Chicken as a Keto Food

Save Money and Buy Whole Chickens. To save money and also get the healthiest parts of the chicken, try to buy whole chickens - it's cheaper than just the breast and also gives you the tastier, fattier parts.

It Matters Which Chicken You Buy. If you can, try to buy from a farmer or brand that you know treats its chickens well - for two reasons. First, just because it's the nice thing to do. Second, though, because you'll usually get a chicken that is both fresher and tastier than factory-farmed chickens.

Be Safe. It's just worth repeating that chicken definitely needs to be cooked thoroughly. In the US, the minimum recommended internal temperature is 165 degrees (F).

All Keto Chicken Recipes

(Updated 2018)

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken Fingers Recipe
Every once and awhile I just crave chicken fingers. Fortunately, this Keto coconut lime chicken fingers recipe allows me to[...]
Keto Stir-Fried Lemon Chicken Recipe
Amp up your chicken dinners with this easy recipe that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Keto Dijon Smothered Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
If you're looking for a tasty game-night snack that won't kick you out of ketosis, this is it!
Keto Creamy Chicken and Eggplant Casserole Recipe
This keto creamy chicken and eggplant casserole recipe will make your taste buds dance with delight.
36 Fun and Family-Friendly Keto Freezer Meals
Ideal for those of us with busy lives, we’ve put together our favorite Keto-friendly freezer meal recipes, complete with ideas from morning till night.
Keto Mini Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
These pies come together in under an hour and they’re gluten and (almost) dairy-free with only 3 grams net carbs.
Keto Eggplant Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
This is the perfect Keto-friendly recipe for your Mexican Monday! And it won't ruin your diet.
Keto Chicken and Chives Cakes
Fry up a batch for a surprisingly easy five-ingredient appetizer or serve with a side for a satisfying entrée.
Keto Chicken Tenders Recipe with Breaded Pickles and Ranch Dipping Sauce
Make this keto chicken tenders recipe with breaded pickles and ranch dipping sauce for a meal your whole family will love.
Keto Golden Chicken Bacon Fritter Balls Recipe
Everyone in your household will love this keto golden chicken bacon fritter balls recipe!
Keto Almond Butter Chicken Saute Recipe
There is entirely no reason why this Keto almond butter chicken saute recipe should not make it into your kitchen over the next week.
Keto Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe with Cauliflower Rice
This Filipino inspired dish is all about making protein as tasty as possible, with a minimal amount of work.
Keto Chicken Chili Recipe
Not all chili recipes work for keto. Make this keto chicken chili recipe to safely spice up your dinner routine!
Keto Chicken Green Bean Casserole Recipe [Dairy-Free]
Enjoy this low-carb twist on an old favorite! This casserole is perfect for holiday dinners but it's so delicious, you'll want to serve it year 'round.
Keto Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipe
This keto Instant Pot chicken soup recipe is all about putting your ingredients together and not worrying. Comfort food at its best!
Keto Chicken Bulgogi Recipe with Sesame Garnish
A breeze to put together, this keto chicken bulgogi is a meal that makes dieting a fantastic experience.
Keto Crockpot Shredded Chicken
A tasty Keto dinner with only minutes of prep time? You got it! This slow cooker shredded chicken is perfect for busy days when you have no time for cooking.
Asian Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs Recipe
Many Chinese food recipes include sugar, especially in making the sauce. This Keto version is sugar-free, and you won't miss it, at all!
Keto Chicken Massaman Curry with Daikon Radishes
One of the best ways to mix up your same old meal plan is to look at other unique types of cuisine. This Keto chicken Massaman curry with daikon radishes is a great place to explore on your world tour!
Keto Cauliflower Buffalo Chicken Bake Recipe
No boring casseroles tonight! This Keto-friendly bake brings back those taste bud tantalizing flavors we all love to enjoy on a fun game night.
Keto Pesto Chicken Roulade Recipe
This Keto Pesto Chicken Roulade is a perfect example of a dish that is not as complicated as you would expect, but it comes out as a beautiful looking meal full of delicious flavor.
Keto Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipe
Chicken soup is an American staple and thank goodness its simple ingredients make it an excellent option for the Keto diet!
Keto Chicken “Ramen” Soup Recipe
This keto recipe utilizes one of the most natural noodles that is also extremely good for you. You'll be enjoying Keto chicken "ramen" soup in no time!
3-Ingredient Keto Chicken Bake Recipe
Quick and easy to prepare, this keto chicken bake is a meal you'll want to make over and over again.
Easy Keto Mustard Chicken Recipe with Radishes and Spinach
This simple-to-make dish exudes brightness and will bring a dash of joy to your day. Just like assembling the layers of a vibrant painting, this recipe gives you a palate of bright, beautiful, and accessible, low-carb ingredients that are available year round.
Keto Chicken Bacon Pancakes Recipe
If you are looking for a recipe that is full of flavor, simple to assemble, and offers all the right nutritional content for keto, then these chicken bacon pancakes are an ideal meal to have in your culinary arsenal.
Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
If you've been missing Mexican food while on a Keto diet, diet, this soup is a must! It's rich, warm, and extremely satisfying- with all those great enchilada flavors!
Keto Lemon Chicken Recipe
This keto lemon chicken recipe is so quick and easy you can make it after work. Pick up a package of cauliflower rice (yes, that's a thing now!) and you're all set for the perfect weeknight meal!
4-Ingredient Keto Chicken Curry Recipe
Probably the easiest Keto meal on the planet! Get this…there are only three steps in the instructions - this keto chicken curry is ready before you know it.
25 Keto Chicken Salad Recipes Perfect for Picnics
Need a little inspiration to jazz up a traditional chicken salad? From classic flavor combinations like the cranberry walnut chicken salad to innovative recipes like jalapeno popper chicken salad (yes, it’s a real thing!), you'll find all kinds of variations on this list!
Keto Chicken Jalapeno Poppers Recipe [Dairy-Free, Low Carb, Paleo]
Whether you're cooking up a storm for the big game or you're trying to feed hungry teenagers, this keto chicken jalapeno poppers recipe is the perfect little snack. Just make sure you adjust the recipe accordingly if you're expecting a larger group.
34 Keto Chicken Thigh Recipes Packed with Flavor!
I’ve put together a list of my favorite chicken thigh recipes to show you just how many ways you can use this fantastic ingredient in all kinds of Keto-friendly dishes. From delicious Indian-inspired tandoori style main courses to succulent slow-cooker chicken soups, these recipes showcase just how many fantastic ways you can use chicken thighs in your cooking. Forget the chicken breast, the thigh is the way to go!
Keto Chicken Lettuce Wraps Appetizer Recipe
You'd be hard-pressed to find a tastier option than this keto chicken lettuce wraps appetizer recipe, perfect for summer! Serve it as a party-time appetizer or enjoy a bigger serving for a quick and easy lunch.
Keto Asian Chicken Wings Recipe
Game on! Gather your friends for the big game and get geared up for a win with these zingy keto-friendly Asian chicken wings.
Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Don't let another big game or family gathering go by without making this keto buffalo chicken dip. It's tangy, delicious, and your non-keto-eating friends and family members will never know or care that it's keto!
Keto Bacon and Chicken Omelet Bites Recipe
Everything's better bite-sized! Make this keto bacon and chicken omelet bites recipe ahead for a quick grab-and-go breakfast on busy weekday mornings.
Keto Thai Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
This isn't your average fried rice. That's because Thai fried rice is distinctly different than Chinese fried rice. Both are excellent options, but you should give this special keto Thai chicken fried rice version a try.
Keto Chicken Salad Recipe with Lemon and Strawberries
As the gray dullness of winter sets in, this savory keto chicken salad recipe never fails to brighten up my outlook, along with these crunchy raw keto salad toppings. Get a taste of summer any time of year with this refreshing keto salad recipe with lemon and strawberries, without forgetting to add some low-carb green vegetables to it.
Spicy Keto Chicken Casserole Recipe
This spicy keto chicken casserole recipe is one of those dishes that you can be creative with. Depending on your taste, you can add or remove the chili peppers. Or why not add your own touch with your favorite keto-friendly veggies?
3-Ingredient Crispy Keto Chicken Thighs Recipe
Don't believe that chicken can be juicy and flavorful if it hasn't been fried or breaded? Discover just how delicious chicken can be without resorting to a deep fryer.
Asian Keto Chicken Meatball Soup Recipe
This delicious Asian keto chicken meatball soup will warm you right up on a cold winter's day. The gingery tang in the meatballs and the broth makes it dinner party special.
100+ Yummy Keto Chicken Recipes [Paleo, Low Carb, Dairy-Free]
When you first start a ketogenic diet, it can be tough to find delicious recipes that fit your new diet, and so we're here to help! We've compiled this gigantic list of ketogenic chicken recipes so that you won't run out of food.
27 Keto Chicken Wing Recipes Sure To Please Anyone
If you are following a Keto diet to help lose weight, then chicken wings can be a very useful option for a healthy yet surprisingly filling lunch, or even to take to work in your lunchbox. So here is my list of Keto Chicken Wings to give you plenty of choice on flavors and seasonings so you never need to search far for new ideas!
Keto Chicken Mushroom Casserole Recipe
Casseroles are warm, inviting and easy to make delicious. This keto chicken, mushroom and kale casserole is optimized for your keto diet.
30 Keto Crockpot Chicken Recipes That Make Dinner A No Brainer
I have a list of 31 Super Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes to inspire you and help you to stay on track eating healthy food! Easy to make and even easier to enjoy!
Keto Chicken Cauliflower Casserole Recipe [Dairy-Free, Paleo]
Casserole. I believe that's officially defined as an ooey-gooey warm and comforting hug on a plate. Unlike your average casserole, however, this recipe offers everything your tummy wants and nothing your body doesn't.
Keto Chicken Shawarma Salad Recipe
This super summertime favorite features all of the shawarma with minimal carbs. It's so delicious you won't even miss the pita wrap.
Keto Chicken Korma Recipe
This quick weeknight meal wins big points for its flavor and texture. Toasted flaked almonds top off flavorful chicken for a can't-miss Indian masterpiece.
28 Mouth-Watering Keto Chicken Breast Recipes for Every Occasion
Chicken is a versatile crowd pleaser. If you’ve got kids, you know how easy it is to get them to eat chicken. And it’s a reliable, tasty source of lean protein that gives you energy and keeps you going!
Milky Keto Chicken Feet Stock Recipe
While chicken feet is not your typical Keto ingredient, it does make amazing stock! With this recipe, you’ll create a gelatinous milky stock that you can use as a base for all your soups and stews.
Keto Chicken Hash Recipe with Coconut Dijon Sauce
What makes this Keto dish outstanding is this coconut Dijon sauce! It’s full of healthy fats, and absolutely delicious!
Keto Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe
Chicken is always a go-to when looking for something simple, but it can be fancy too. Show off your cooking chops with this scrumptious (and easy) stuffed chicken. Our Ketogenic pesto recipe adds delectable amounts of flavor to this dish and is sure to impress.
Keto Chicken Salad Recipe with Lemon and Blueberry [Dairy-Free, Paleo]
Salads are easy and highly nutritious keto meals. By tossing together lots of leafy greens, meat, healthy oils, and berries, you can create a delicious keto salad in just a few minutes!
Ketogenic Curried Chicken Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto]
Curried chicken salads are one of my favorite dishes. They're easy to make in advance and keep in the fridge until you’re hungry. You can also make a large batch of curried chicken salads to eat as a snack or take to work with you for lunch.
Keto Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipe with Garlic Butter [AIP, Paleo, Low-Carb]
I love quick and easy Keto recipes, and using a pressure cooker is one of the fastest ways to get dinner on the table. This recipe is especially perfect if your family follows a variety of different diets as this recipe is also autoimmune-compliant, Paleo, nut-free, as well as low-carb!

Citations

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