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100+ Yummy Ketogenic Chicken Recipes [Paleo, Low Carb, Dairy-Free]

Louise | February 23

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.

There’s even a clickable table of contents so you can skip easily and quickly to the ketogenic chicken recipes you want.

All these recipes are also Paleo, low carb, and dairy-free. It’s a pretty healthy bunch of delicious chicken recipes!

All 100+ chicken recipes are below in the post, but I’ve listed some of our favorites just down here. Hope you enjoy them.

Here are our 7 favorite Quick and Easy Keto Chicken Recipes:

  • Buffalo Chicken Wings
  • Easy 4-Ingredient Baked Mustard Chicken
  • Lemon Pepper Chicken
  • Chicken Cauliflower “Couscous” Salad
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut-Free Satay Sauce
  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

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(NOTE – the ketogenic diet is a high-fat diet, and chicken is a fairly low-fat meat unless you eat the skin or organ meats, so make sure you’re taking in plenty of fat when cooking chicken for dinner. And if you’re looking for a ketogenic diet food list, then check out our comprehensive ketogenic diet food list and downloadable PDF here.)

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Keto Chicken Appetizers

Paleo Chicken Fingers or Tenders

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, coconut flour, curry powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garlic powder.

These are like real chicken nuggets – made from a fresh chicken breast, not any of that slurry you will find in the fast food industry. They’re a great snack for kids parties or just for a nice addition to your lunchtime meal.

Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, bacon, garlic powder.

If pigs in blankets are one of your favourite festive treats then you will adore this recipe. Little chicken bites with bacon wrapped around are the perfect party food or addition to a Christmas dinner.

Paleo Chicken and Bacon Sausages Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper.

These sausages can be baked or fried, depending on what you fancy. They can be stored in the fridge after making the sausages, so make the perfect easy breakfast.

Asian Chicken Wraps with Tahini Tamari Sauce

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, bell pepper, cucumber, zucchini, cilantro leaves, coconut oil or olive oil or avocado oil, tahini paste, tamari sauce, romaine lettuce leaves.

This is the perfect quick lunch which is full of flavor as well as protein and vitamins. Lettuce makes for a great wrap alternative and tahini tamari sauce is such a tasty ingredient, you will want to add it to everything you make!

Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe with Garlic Sauce

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, onion, bell peppers, zucchini, garlic, salt, lemon juice, olive oil.

This Keto chicken dish is easy to make and it is healthy! These grilled chicken skewers make a great simple starter for any dinner party. Best of all, they only take about 15 minutes to cook.

Chicken, Bacon and Apple Mini Meatloaves

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: apples, chicken breasts, bacon, olive oil or avocado oil, salt.

This is one of the most versatile Ketogenic chicken recipes. Make a large batch of these and reheat for a quick breakfast or snack on the go. Or you can serve these mini meatloaves with a salad, veggie saute, or some cauliflower mash for a delicious and wholesome keto lunch or dinner.

Crispy Buffalo Wings

– Fed and Fit

Ingredients: chicken wings, sea salt, ground black pepper, virgin coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.

The key to these delicious wings is that they need almost an hour in the oven to achieve the perfect level of crispiness. The simple buffalo sauce only takes about 10 minutes to whip up, so your actual prep time is not long at all. Serve with veggies for a satisfying Ketogenic appetizer.

Tandoori Wings with Mint Chutney Sauce

– Wicked Spatula

Ingredients: whole wings, ground ginger, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, turmeric, salt, cayenne pepper, olive oil, mint leaves, cilantro, fresh ginger, lime, pepper, and water.

Make your own tandoori spice mixture using seven different spices for this Indian take on grilled wings. Simply blend the ingredients for the mint chutney and you have a dipping sauce that takes it to the next level. This recipe sounds exotic but is actually simple to prepare.

Chicken Bacon Bites

– Meatified

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: bacon, ground chicken, green onion, ground sage, garlic powder.

This ketogenic recipe combines ground chicken and bacon to form a meatball-type bite that is perfect for lunch or a hearty snack. The bacon adds a flavorful, smoky element and makes sure the chicken doesn’t dry out. Pair with a ketogenic-friendly creamy dressing for extra flavor.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Wings

– Wicked Spatula

Ingredients: wings, cilantro, lime, jalapeño, garlic, coconut oil, salt, lime, and jalapeño ranch dip.

This is a lighter, non-greasy version of wings that calls for marinating the wings and then grilling them. These would be delicious with fresh veggies and a ranch or guacamole dip. Serve with a squeeze of lime for extra zing.

Paleo Buffalo Wings

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken wings, coconut flour, cayenne pepper, black pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, garlic powder, salt, ghee, and hot sauce.

Coconut flour and spices give this keto chicken wings recipe a crispy, breaded coating. You can bake them for less mess or fry in coconut oil if you prefer them extra crispy. These are spicy so be sure to serve with a cool ranch dip on the side.

Crispy Wings

– Caveman Keto

Ingredients: chicken wings, hot sauce, and unsalted butter.

This is a recipe for those who seek the ultimate crispiness in their chicken wing. It is a bit labor-intensive as it calls for deep frying the wings twice, but the reward is golden-brown perfection. Serve with celery and ranch. (Note that if you’re sensitive to dairy, you can use ghee instead of unsalted butter.)

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Keto Chicken Lunches & Dinners

Smoked Paprika Chicken

– Tori Avey

Ingredients: chicken thighs or breasts, smoked paprika, garlic salt, and extra virgin olive oil.

This simple recipe comes from Tori Avey, author of the Kitchen History column for PBS Food. With only a two-minute prep, this will become a weeknight favorite in no time. Tori relies on succulent boneless chicken thighs to add extra moisture, but boneless skinless chicken breasts are an equally delicious option.

Spicy Avocado Chicken

– All Recipes

Ingredients: salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chicken breasts, olive oil, red onion, lime juice, and avocado.

The addition of a quick avocado salsa adds a rich and nutritious component to this simple chicken dish. When buying avocados, look for fruit that yield easily to gentle pressure. Softer avocados should be eaten within 1-2 days, but you can help soften up a firmer avocado by placing it in a brown paper bag with a banana. The ethylene gas released by the banana will help to speed up the avocado’s ripening process.

Slow Cooker Paleo Jerk Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken drumsticks and wings, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, thyme, white pepper, garlic powder, black pepper.

Jerk chicken may be associated with Jamaica, but this spicy dish has roots throughout the Caribbean. This recipe’s twist on traditional jerk chicken keeps the “low and slow” grilling method iconic to the dish. Instead of using the iconic outdoor grill, a slow cooker imparts the same succulent yet spicy flavors of a traditional jerk.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

– Elana’s Pantry

Ingredients: chicken breast, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, and celtic sea salt.

This classy chicken recipe incorporates a luxurious variety of sea salt traditionally harvested by hand off the northwest coast of France. Known as “Celtic sea salt”, it is usually slightly grey in color thanks to its naturally high levels of magnesium and iron. Treat your friends and family to this classy dish or swap out the Celtic sea salt with regular table salt and no one will know the difference!

Blackened Chicken

– All Recipes

Ingredients: paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, thyme, white pepper, onion powder, and chicken breasts.

This delectable recipe is a riff on an iconic Cajun dish, popularized by New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme. The process includes heating a skillet to a red-hot temperature before adding a protein dredged in classic Cajun spices like paprika, cayenne, and white pepper. For a seafood twist, replace the chicken breasts for shrimp or even a whole fish like red snapper or trout.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

– Healthy Living How To

Ingredients: chicken breasts, mayonnaise, and bacon.

Chicken on its own is of course, super tasty, but with bacon wrapped around it – it is SO much better! This recipe is so simple to make so you’ll be able to enjoy it within minutes.

Easy Paleo Chicken Pepper Stir Fry

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: bell peppers, chicken breasts, tamari soy sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper, coconut oil.

Stir fry is the perfect dish to make after a busy day at work. Chicken is the best addition to a stir fry too as it cooks relatively quickly and all of the family will be happy when this dish is served up.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

– Grass Fed Girl

Ingredients: coconut oil, broccoli florets, onion, sea salt, pepper, mushrooms, chicken, chicken bone broth, coconut milk, eggs, and nutmeg.

This comforting casserole recipe will have you going for seconds! With just 15 minutes prep time, food will be on the table faster than you can say “casserole”.

Coconut Chicken Curry

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, ghee or butter or coconut oil, coconut cream, chicken broth or stock, carrots, celery, tomatoes, curry powder or garam masala, ginger, cilantro, garlic, salt.

This creamy and ‘coconut’y delight is so moreish, make sure you don’t make loads of it, because you might be tempted to clear the pot like I was! A great dish for a quick lunch or for a family dinner.

Easy Baked Mustard Chicken

– Koko Paleo

Ingredients: coconut oil, chicken breasts, spicy brown mustard, and almond meal/flour.

This is a super simple baked chicken recipe that gets its flavor from spicy brown mustard. Serve this with a salad for an easy meal on busy weeknights.

Celery Root Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo

– Slim Palate

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate

Ingredients: celery roots (celeriac), sea salt, ghee, water, cashews, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, chopped mushrooms, and skinless chicken breast.

Celery root (celeriac) is a low carb vegetable that tastes like a root (high-carb) vegetable, and so it often features in low carb or ketogenic recipes. Spiralized celery root (or celeriac) stands in for pasta in this comfort food dish. Pureed cashews give the sauce its creaminess for a modern update of a traditional family favorite.

Almond Chicken Bake

– Christina Moore Meals

Ingredients: chicken breast tenderloins, eggs, almond meal, chili powder, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper.

Use chicken breast tenderloins, almond meal and seasoning to create “chicken tenders” that your kids will gladly devour. These would be great on top of a salad for adults or with crudité veggies for kids.

Chicken Pesto Zucchini

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: basil leaves, raw pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, black pepper, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, zucchini, ghee, and chicken breast.

Use a food processor to whip up a batch of pesto for this Italian-style dish. Spiralized zucchini and bite-sized chicken chunks complete the meal. Make extra pesto and you can store it in the fridge to use later in the week.

Chicken Puttanesca

– DJ Foodie

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, chicken breasts, garlic, red onion, Italian olives, capers, anchovy filets, red chili flakes, tomatoes, salt, and pepper.

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a modern Italian pasta dish made using ingredients like: tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic. If you don’t care for anchovies, you can substitute bacon.

Lemon Pepper Chicken

– Jan’s Sushi Bar

Ingredients: chicken, lemons, salt, and black pepper.

This is a classic recipe that uses a few simple ingredients to turn out truly delicious chicken. Serve it with roasted asparagus and sautéed greens for a meal that is sure to please even picky eaters.

Lemon Chicken Skillet

– Primally Inspired

Ingredients: oil, sea salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, chicken breasts, chicken broth, lemon, garlic, broccoli florets, and ghee.

This is an easy, weeknight keto meal that can be made entirely in one pan. The recipe calls for the chicken to be cooked with broccoli florets, but you can use any low-carb vegetable you like. If you eat dairy, then sprinkle a little Romano or parmesan cheese on top for the perfect finish.

Paleo Chicken Divan

– Popular Paleo

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: chicken breasts or thighs, broccoli florets, raw cashews, garlic, onion, chicken stock, kosher salt, curry powder, coriander, black pepper, and your preferred Paleo-approved fat.

You can use thighs or breasts in this non-dairy version of the chicken and broccoli potluck favorite. The recipe gives clear instructions on how to make a creamy sauce using cashews. This is just like Grandma’s, only better!

Skillet Chicken with Spicy Paprika Sauce

– Living Healthy With Chocolate

Ingredients: chicken breast or thighs, coconut oil, yellow onion, chicken broth, coconut milk, lime juice, red pepper flakes, paprika, sea salt, and green onions.

Coconut milk makes this a creamy, Thai-inspired dish that will satisfy those who like it hot. You can easily adjust the heat if you don’t like things on the spicy side. Serve it with sautéed broccoli or green beans. You’ll have some extra sauce that you can put on the veggies too.

Chicken Fajitas

– Stupid Easy Paleo

Ingredients: chicken breast, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, sea salt, paprika, ground coriander, black pepper, coconut oil or avocado oil, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, avocado, and limes.

This chicken fajitas recipe is best served with some lettuce wraps for a complete low carb and keto meal. This is a great weeknight dish that the whole family will be happy with.

Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut-Free Satay Sauce

– Zenbelly Catering

Ingredients: chicken breast, coconut aminos, almond butter, lime juice, fresh cilantro, curry powder, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, and water or chicken stock.

While most people on a ketogenic diet don’t avoid peanuts, it’s probably best to avoid them for your health. Thanks to a creamy, almond butter-based dip, you won’t miss the peanuts in this version of your favorite Thai take-out dish. It’s easy enough for every day dinner, but skewers make for a fun party food that your guests will rave about.

Creamy Avocado Pasta Chicken Asparagus

– The Healthy Foodie

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: zucchinis, chicken breast, Himalayan salt, black pepper, endive, asparagus spears, walnuts, parsley, avocado, coconut milk, water, lemon, and thyme.

Chicken chunks, asparagus and walnuts on a bed of spiralized zucchini with creamy avocado sauce on top. This dish is beautiful and delicious and would be great for a spring brunch. But if

asparagus isn’t your thing, you could swap in any other veggies you have on hand.

Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, mushrooms, chicken thighs, onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, water, mustard, and fresh tarragon.

In this recipe, chicken thighs and mushrooms are sautéed with savory or tarragon and mustard. Everything is made in one pan so it’s a great weeknight meal. This would go well with roasted cauliflower or broccoli. Again, if you’re staying dairy-free, then use ghee or coconut oil instead of butter for this recipe.

Easy Mediterranean Chicken

– The Healthy Foodie

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: chicken breasts, dried oregano, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, bell peppers, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, green onions, lime.

For an easy ketogenic weeknight dinner, this recipe is great. Enjoy the fresh Mediterranean flavors in this dish – they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Chicken Breast with Olive Tapenade

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, garlic, olive tapenade, and coconut oil.

Use thinner chicken cutlets in this recipe so that they cook faster. Or, you can just slice regular breasts into thinner pieces. The recipe for the olive tapenade is also quick and easy, but if you are really pressed for time you could use a jarred tapenade.

Lemon Chicken Breast

– Everyday Maven

Ingredients: kosher salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, dried oregano, ground cumin, olive oil, lemons, chicken breasts, and parsley.

This is a simple, baked chicken dish that will please just about anyone. Marinate the chicken in the morning, or even the night before, to get extra flavor. It’s baked with lemon slices on the top and finished off with a few sprigs of parsley for a beautiful presentation.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

– The Healthy Foodie

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: chicken breasts, sea salt, sugar free bacon, artichoke hearts, water chestnuts, tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic, rosemary, black pepper, and paprika.

This recipe calls for you to slice open a chicken breast so you can fill it with a stuffing of artichoke hearts, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. You roll the chicken around the stuffing and then wrap bacon all around the stuffed breast (you’ll use about 5 strips of bacon per breast). The result is a dish bursting with flavor!

Balsamic Garlic and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

– For The Love of Cooking

Ingredients: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, sea salt, pepper, and chicken breasts.

Fire up the grill for this recipe. The chicken can marinate in the fridge for up to 24 hours so it’s a great make-ahead meal for a summer cookout. Serve it with a cucumber or tomato salad.

Chicken with Mushroom Cauli Rice

– Healthy Living How To

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon grease, cauliflower, baby portabellos, onion, garlic, celtic sea salt, and black pepper.

This is a great one pan meal which is well suited to an evening meal after a particularly stressful day at work.

One-Skillet Paleo Mediterranean Chicken

– Paleo Newbie

Ingredients: yellow onion, garlic, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, chicken, spinach, olive oil or ghee, balsamic vinegar, dried parsley, dried oregano, fresh basil, salt, and pepper.

Another one pot meal which is great for those who get a little bit sick of washing tons of pots and pans after cooking. Also, great for an easy quick meal!

Chicken Shawarma

– Paleo Cupboard

Ingredients: chicken thighs (or breasts), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, ground black pepper, dried thyme, paprika, cumin, turmeric, allspice, garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.

This amazing Lebanese dish is so tasty, the longer you marinate the chicken, the tastier and more succulent the meat becomes. Enjoy this will homemade hummus to complete the meal.

Shredded Chicken B.L.A. Tacos

– Paleo Cupboard

Ingredients: chicken, bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, and Paleo hot sauce or salad dressing.

Making a taco out of bacon is an amazing idea! You could add whatever ingredients you enjoy the most to make out of this world B.L.A tacos.

Baked Garlic Mushroom Chicken

– Against All Grain

Ingredients: chicken thighs, mushrooms, chicken broth or bone broth, garlic, ghee, onion powder, ground dried sage, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt.

This recipe is perfect paired with some tasty roasted greens or you could roast some Mediterranean vegetables.

Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

– Cook Eat Paleo

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: chicken thighs, Italian parsley leaves, olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, dried oregano, sea salt, chipotle chili flakes, and fresh ground pepper.

Fresh parsley and olive oil are the base for this lemony Argentinian-style pesto recipe. It is used as the marinade and topping for the grilled chicken. Garlic, oregano and chipotle pepper season the fresh green sauce and contribute to this perfect summer dish.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken Breasts

– Phoenix Helix

Ingredients: chicken breasts, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper.

These juicy grilled breasts are a lightly and perfectly seasoned summer main course that’s Keto-friendly. Fresh rosemary, garlic and lemon juice are essential for the best flavor. They cook quickly on the grill after a short time in the marinade. Pair them with a veggie and slice leftovers to add to a salad.

Grilled Cheese Chicken with White Asparagus and Eggplant

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: asparagus, eggplant, avocado oil, chicken breasts, egg yolks, water, lemon juice, ghee, mustard, grape tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, ground pepper, smoked paprika, and basil.

This Keto recipe shows you how to make delicious grilled chicken with white asparagus and eggplant. Both asparagus and eggplant are packed with vitamins and minerals, making this dish great for individuals who are on a weight loss journey.

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic Marinade

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, olive oil, garlic, lemon, sea salt, pepper.

These tasty grilled chicken drumsticks with garlic marinade are perfect to whip up for game night! Furthermore, as you can eat these drumsticks with your hands, they will no doubt be a hit with children

BBQ Chicken Livers and Hearts

– The Nourished Caveman

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: chicken hearts, chicken livers, sea salt, and black pepper.

This simple dish requires just 4 ingredients – chicken hearts, chicken livers, sea salt, and pepper. The use of cheap and delicious ingredients means that this dish is perfect for families on a budget.

Jalapeño Chicken Burgers

– Once a Month Meals

Ingredients: ground chicken, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes.

Change things up on date night by making these jalapeño chicken burgers for your partner. These burgers are a hot and spicy take on the classic American burger.

Grilled Mustard Chicken

– The Endless Meal

Ingredients: walnuts, water, Maille walnut white wine mustard, garlic, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, chicken legs, parsley, thyme, green beans, and olive oil.

This dish is both indulgent and classy, making it the ultimate dish for a dinner party. Enjoy with a simple salad for a complete Keto meal.

Grilled Strawberry Chicken

– Wicked Spatula

Ingredients: strawberries, jalapeño, avocado, cilantro, lime, red onion, salt, chicken breasts, and your favorite seasoning.

This fresh and healthy dish is perfect for hot summer days. The strawberries bring a sweetness to the meal, whilst the avocados add a delicious creaminess. This dish would be a hit at any chic dinner party or BBQ.

Grilled Cilantro Chicken Kabobs

– Kim’s Healthy Eats

Ingredients: chicken breasts, fresh cilantro leaves, jalapeño pepper, lime, lime zest, olive oil, and any white vinegar.

Cilantro is one of those herbs that you either love or hate. So this keto chicken recipe is for those of you that love them.

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Green Beans

– I Food Real

Ingredients: chicken breasts, lemon, rosemary sprigs, garlic, salt, black pepper, lemon, cooking spray, green beans, and extra virgin olive oil.

This grilled lemon rosemary chicken is both tender and juicy. The accompanying green beans make a healthy, yet hearty, side dish. If you aren’t a fan of green beans, try making this dish with broccoli or peas instead!

Chopped Chicken Livers

– Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed

Ingredients: caraway seeds, ghee, onion, chicken livers, eggs, lemon juice, parsley leaves, salt, and ground black pepper.

While they may be messy when raw, chicken livers provide so much nutritional value that they are well worth the ick-factor. This recipe has plenty of minerals, vitamins, protein, fat and flavor. Try it as a dip or spread for vegetables.

Lemon Brine Chicken

– Polish Housewife

Ingredients: water, kosher salt, lemons, dried parsley, garlic, onion, black pepper, and chicken.

Soaking these chicken thighs in a bath of water, lemon and herbs yields a moist and flavorful meal. Plan ahead because they need to soak for about 6-8 hours before grilling or baking.

Slow Cooker Bacon Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, thyme, oregano, rosemary, olive oil, salt.

Bacon and olive oil keep the chicken breasts from drying out in this slow cooker recipe. After cooking on low for 8 hours in your crockpot, shred the meat and add in additional salt and olive oil to taste. This goes great with a refreshing cucumber salad.

Mediterranean Baked Chicken

– Buttoni’s Low Carb Recipes

Ingredients: chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, olive oil, garlic, Baharat Spice Blend, onion, plum tomatoes, black olives, salt, and pepper.

Adventurous cooks will enjoy this dish which gets its unique flavor from a Baharat spice blend, which includes nutmeg, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon and more. Tomatoes and black olives round out the Mediterranean flavor. Serve with asparagus or a Greek salad.

Proscuitto Wrapped Chicken Thighs

– Cherry Blossom Kitchen

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, garlic, rosemary, chicken thighs, salt, ground black pepper, prosciutto, lemons, and balsamic vinegar.

This is an easy recipe that looks fancy enough for company. The chicken gets dressed up with a sprig of rosemary and then wrapped up in prosciutto. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving, and plate with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing on top.

Balsamic and Rosemary Chicken

– Primal Palate

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, chicken breasts, salt, and pepper.

Fragrant rosemary and Italian balsamic vinegar elevates this chicken dish to a classy but easy weeknight entrée. Rosemary, known as “dew of the sea” in Latin, has been prized since the classical period for its iconic yet delicate aroma. Add this perennial herb to any chicken dish to enhance its depth of flavor.

Easy Pan Fried Lemon Chicken

– Stupid Easy Paleo

Ingredients: chicken breast, lemon, olive oil or melted coconut oil, sea salt, and black pepper.

A hit of lemon juice takes a one-pot weeknight meal to new heights. Don’t forget to give the chicken the full 30 minutes of marinade time to soak up that delicious citrus!

Spicy Paprika Lime Chicken

– Eat Drink Paleo

Ingredients: chicken tenderloins, coconut oil, sweet paprika, cayenne pepper or chili powder, Celtic salt or sea salt, Allspice, coriander seeds powder, black pepper, olive oil, garlic, tomato paste/puree, and limes.

This delicious BBQ chicken recipe relies on a hearty kick of paprika. This classic spice, usually made from ground red peppers, is often associated with Hungarian cuisine. When buying paprika, look for a strong smoky aroma. This will translate to bold flavors when added to any dish. Combined with the Latin American touch of cayenne, coriander, and lime juice, this recipe will become a BBQ classic.

Pesto Crusted Chicken Breasts

– Bon Appétit

Ingredients: pesto, walnuts, lemon, chicken breast, and olive oil.

This chicken recipe sings with the addition of pesto, a sauce with origins in the Roman Empire. Originally known as “Pesto all genovese”, it hails from the ancient city of Genoa where it traditionally includes garlic, pine nuts, basil, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Homemade Keto (and dairy-free) pesto is easy to make with a blender or food processor.

World’s Moistest Chicken

– Jan’s Sushi Bar

Ingredients: chicken breasts, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, and Sriracha hot sauce.

A coating of mayo (and sriracha) is the secret to these moist and juicy split chicken breasts. Roast some veggies while the chicken is baking and you have an easy weeknight meal with very little hands-on time.

Stuffed Chicken Breast

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: chicken breasts, basil, red pepper, ham, lemongrass, sea salt, pepper, egg, and almond meal.

Use a meat mallet to flatten chicken breasts before rolling them up with basil, ham, roasted pepper and herbs. Then roll them in almond meal before baking to give them a nice crispy coating. Slice them open before serving to display the colorful spiral inside.

Paleo Creamy Pasta

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, ghee or coconut oil, tomatoes, basil, coconut milk, garlic, salt, zucchini.

This creamy tomato basil chicken pasta recipe can be made from scratch in under 30 minutes. So give this keto chicken recipe a try for a really easy and quick weeknight dinner.

Double Pork Stuffed Chicken Breasts

– Mark’s Daily Apple

Ingredients: chicken breasts, ground pork, shallot, parsley, black pepper, celery salt, allspice, and bacon.

This keto dish is a meat-lover’s delight. The chicken breasts are sliced open and flattened and then stuffed with ground pork. Then they are wrapped in bacon for extra flavor and juiciness. This does take some preparation as you have to brown the ground pork first and then assemble the chicken breasts, so save this for a weekend meal.

Bacon Wrapped Tahini and Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts

– Civilized Caveman Cooking

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, tomatoes, tahini, salt, and pepper.

The tahini is what makes this stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon recipe unique. Try adding spinach to the stuffing for extra veggies.

Paleo Chicken Kievs

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, garlic, ghee, coconut flour, egg, garlic powder, and salt.

This Paleo and keto version of the traditional chicken kiev recipe calls for coconut flour to give the garlic and ghee-stuffed chicken breast a crispy coating. Serve with broccoli or Brussel sprouts for a complete meal.

Chicken Cacciatore

– An Italian In My Kitchen

Ingredients: chicken, salt, pepper, olive oil, onion, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, water, bay leaf, oregano, basil, and hot pepper flakes.

Italian-inspired keto chicken recipes are always full of flavor. And this recipe is no different. Use chicken drumsticks with the skin on for a fattier and moister dish.

Paleo Buffalo Chicken

– Worthy Pause

Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, and cinnamon.

The secret ingredient in this dry rub is cinnamon! Rub it on the drumsticks and bake them. This is a great game day or cookout dish.

Paleo Chicken Piccata

– Stupid Easy Paleo

Ingredients: chicken cutlets or breasts, almond flour, butter or ghee, olive oil, garlic, onion, chicken stock, white wine or chicken stock, lemons, capers, salt, pepper, and parsley.

Piccata is a method of preparing food whereby the meat is sliced and then sautéed and served in a sauce. Here’s an Italian classic with just a few slight modifications to make it paleo/keto. The white wine, lemons, capers and garlic are all still there. Serve with a side of sautéed veggies and you’ll think you’re at your favorite Italian restaurant.

Juicy Ranch Chicken

– Satisfying Eats

Ingredients: chicken, dry ranch seasoning, butter, lemon, salt, and pepper.

Roast an entire bird in this recipe so you can feed a crowd or have leftovers. You could also adapt it to use individual pieces. Simply rub dry ranch seasoning and butter on the chicken and roast. Throw some carrots or sweet potatoes in the roasting pan to complete the meal.

Garlic Ghee Baked Chicken Breast

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, garlic powder, ghee or olive oil, garlic, salt.

For a super fast and easy lunch or dinner, give this keto chicken recipe a try. The ghee helps to keep the chicken breast moist and the garlic adds a delicious flavor.

Paleo Thai Chicken and Rice

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: cauliflower, ginger, eggs, chilies, garlic, chicken, salt, coconut oil, coconut aminos or tamari soy sauce, and cilantro.

Make the “rice” by putting cauliflower florets in a food processor. A single head makes quite a bit so you can make a big batch or use it for another recipe. This will easily replace your favorite Asian takeout.

Italian Artichoke Chicken with Asparagus

– The Fit Cookie

Ingredients: asparagus, chicken breasts, artichoke hearts, leek, bacon, chicken stock, oregano, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

With artichokes, asparagus and leeks, this keto-friendly chicken breast recipe is chock-full of veggies so it’s a complete meal in one dish. You could put it together in the morning and pop it in the oven when you get home from work for an easy, satisfying meal.

Gluten Free Chicken Strips (KFC Style!)

– Wallflower Kitchen

Ingredients: chicken breasts, coconut oil, coconut flour, eggs, macadamia nuts, ground oregano, chili powder, ground sage, basil, marjoram, pepper, salt, paprika, onion salt, and garlic powder.

Deep frying these chicken breasts coated with coconut flour, macadamia nuts and lots of seasonings give these their KFC-style crispiness. This will be a family favorite. Serve it with coleslaw and zucchini fries.

Coconut Chili Fried Chicken

– Life Made Full

Ingredients: coconut oil, chicken drumsticks, almond flour, garlic salt, chili powder, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, water, egg, and salt.

This keto chicken recipe calls for making a batter that you dip the drumsticks in before frying. You may need to fry the chicken in batches, depending on your chicken quantity and the size of your pot, so be sure to allow enough time.

Garlic Lemon Chicken Breast

– Domestic Soul

Ingredients: chicken breasts, garlic, lemons, oil, salt, and pepper.

Steam these chicken breasts in a covered pan with garlic and lemon slices to keep them moist and juicy. These would be great sliced and laid atop a green salad.

Basil Chicken Saute

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, garlic, chili pepper, basil leaves, tamari sauce, avocado oil or coconut oil, salt.

This keto chicken recipe provides you with a fantastic Thai food experience in under 20 minutes. Enjoy by itself or with some cauliflower rice for a complete meal.

Paleo Crispy Garlic Curry Chicken Drumsticks

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, salt, curry powder, garlic powder, coconut oil.

This simple baked drumstick dish gets its kick from curry. With only four ingredients, it’s quick enough to make for dinner on even your busiest night, or make some for an easy keto snack. And if you don’t like curry flavors, try using other spices instead.

Easy 5 Ingredient Paleo Roast Chicken

– Grass Fed Girl

Ingredients: chicken, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.

Simple and straightforward, this recipe for roasting a whole chicken is great for a Sunday night family dinner when you want something that looks beautiful but doesn’t actually take a lot of time to prepare. Roast some vegetables with the chicken or serve with sautéed vegetables. Any extra chicken can be used for other recipes throughout the week.

Mexican Spiced Roast Chicken

– Cavewoman Cafe

Ingredients: garlic, water, kosher salt, chili powder, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, lime, ground cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, olive oil, whole chicken, and onion.

Brine the chicken for 2-12 hours before you roast it to ensure maximum juiciness. This has a lot of flavor, and you can easily adjust the spices to your liking. Try serving the pan juices over riced cauliflower with cilantro and salsa.

Chicken Almond Ding

– Paleo In PDX

Ingredients: duck fat, onion, garlic, celery, chicken breast, peas, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, coconut aminos, dry sherry or broth, water, coconut flour, sea salt, white pepper, and almonds.

Cooking the ingredients in duck fat lends extra flavor to this Asian-style recipe. This has plenty of vegetables in it, so you can enjoy it on its own or eat over riced cauliflower.

Sriracha Lime Chicken Skillet

– Running To The Kitchen

Ingredients: chicken thighs, salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil, lime, onion, sriracha, and cilantro.

This is a great weeknight meal because you can make it in one skillet in under 30 minutes. It does have some heat to it, but the lime helps cool it down. Serve along with a side of roasted asparagus.

Simple Marinated Chicken Hearts

– Phoenix Helix

Ingredients: chicken hearts, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, coconut aminos, sherry vinegar, and ground ginger.

You read that right, chicken hearts. Before you say eww, know that chicken hearts are extremely nutritious and contain high amounts of vitamins, especially B vitamins, and many minerals. Serve with a kale and blueberry salad for a surprisingly tasty meal.

One-Pan Crispy Chicken Legs & Brussels Sprouts

– So Let’s Hang Out

Ingredients: chicken legs, Brussels sprouts, coconut oil, salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, lemon, and chicken stock.

Use a cast iron skillet for this recipe so you can cook the chicken on the stovetop to start and then just transfer it to the oven to finish.

Paleo Pan-Fried Chicken

– Oh Snap Let’s Eat

Ingredients: chicken thighs, almond flour, eggs, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and oil.

Almond flour gives this chicken it’s crispy crunch. This is a classic recipe that could become your new go-to fried chicken recipe.

Lemon Parsley Chicken

– Kristine Rudolph

Ingredients: parsley, lemon, duck fat, chicken drumsticks, salt, and pepper.

This recipe was created specifically to appeal to kids – and to ensure easy prep and cleanup. The only tool needed is one measuring cup! If you don’t have duck fat on hand, you can substitute coconut oil.

Every Day Shredded Chicken

– Paleo Betty

Ingredients: chicken legs, olive oil, lemon, paprika, dried thyme, Kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

This is a simple recipe that gives you moist, tender chicken that you can eat on its own, use to top a salad or use in any number of other recipes that call for cooked chicken. It’s versatile, easy and a great one to add to your regular rotation.

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Keto Chicken Salads

Ketogenic Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

– Keto Summit

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, onion, red bell pepper, zucchini or cucumber, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, coconut cream, curry powder, salt, cilantro, coconut oil, lettuce leaves.

Curried chicken salad makes a really quick and easy lunch idea as it can be enjoyed in a lettuce wrap or just on its own. You could enjoy this as a topping for a baked sweet potato.

Keto Chicken Shawarma Salad

– Keto Summit

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, ground black pepper, cumin powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, iIalian seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt, avocado oil, romaine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, fresh parsley.

These wraps are a great way to use up any leftover chicken from a meal or even barbeque. This would be a great summer lunch meal with its light dressing and very mild spice.

Keto Lemon Blueberry Chicken Salad Recipe

– Keto Summit

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: blueberries or other berries, onion, salad leaves, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, chicken breast, coconut oil, salt, pepper.

There’s nothing simpler and more refreshing than a salad, especially in the summer months when you don’t want anything too heavy. This leafy dish makes a great take-to-work lunch.

Pomegranate Chicken Salad Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: pomegranate seeds, chicken meat, avocado, spinach or other salad greens, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, 2 orange segments.

This salad recipe is a dream, with so many great ingredients that really complement each other. Avocado and chicken are like the power couple of the food world, anything they do together is bound to be amazing. Adding pomegranate to a salad brings little pops of tang as you enjoy the creaminess of avocado.

Chicken Larb Salad

– Eat Drink Paleo

Ingredients: chicken, chili, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, coriander stems, fish sauce, coconut aminos, tamari, lime rind, lime, sea salt, coconut oil, kaffir lime leaves, red cabbage, carrot, onion, spring onion, coriander leaves , mint or Thai basil, roasted cashews or some seasame seeds, shallots, coconut flakes, olive oil, and lime juice.

This flavorful Asian dish is anything but boring. Ground chicken and red cabbage are spiced up with ginger, lime, chili, fish sauce, mint and cilantro. It does require a few out of the ordinary ingredients, but it’s a relatively easy meal that’s pretty enough to impress company.

Mediterranean Chopped Chicken Salad

– Melissa Joulvan’s Well Fed

Ingredients: eggplant, hearts of palm, black olives, red bell pepper, chicken breast, cider or red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, Italian herb mix, salt, and ground black pepper.

This is an easy to prepare salad with eggplant, heart of palm, red pepper, tomatoes and black olives that can be enjoyed hot or cold. Serve it hot for dinner over zucchini noodles or have it cold for lunch on its own. The recipe is fairly flexible and can be modified to suit your personal preferences.

Paleo Garlic Chicken Nuggets

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breasts, coconut flour, egg, garlic powder, salt, and ghee or coconut oil.

We know, we had you at “chicken nuggets.” This Ketogenic version calls for frying the nuggets in ghee or coconut oil. Serve with a salad or grilled veggies for a family dinner that will make everyone happy.

While ghee is clearly a dairy-product, it contains very low amounts of casein and lactose, which are the components of dairy that often cause problems for people. You can read more about ghee here or we show you how to make ghee in the slow cooker here.

Paleo Chicken Caesar Salad

– Naked Avocado

Ingredients: romaine lettuce, chicken, pine nuts, black pepper, garlic, egg yolks, olive oil, water, lemon, and sea salt.

This is another recipe that will earn its spot in your weekday rotation. You can even make your own Keto caesar dressing to enjoy with this salad.

Avocado Chicken Salad

– My Clean Kitchen

Ingredients: avocados, chicken, onions, tomato, limes, sea salt, and black pepper.

Perfect for a picnic or easy lunch, this keto chicken salad gets its creaminess from avocados instead of mayo. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Anyone who likes guacamole will love this!

Southwest Chicken Salad

– Primally Inspired

Ingredients: chicken, lime, green onions, fresh cilantro, chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, tomatoes, avocados, and lettuce.

Make a big batch of this keto chicken salad to have for lunch throughout the week. It’s great over cauliflower rice or in a lettuce wrap. You could also add some avocado for extra creaminess and healthy fat.

Chicken Cauliflower Couscous Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken breast, cauliflower, cucumber, red pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, green onions, garlic powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper.

This keto chicken recipe combines Mediterranean flavors with chicken and cauliflower “couscous” for a delicious easy lunch or dinner.

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Keto Chicken Soups

How To Make Milky Keto Chicken Feet Stock

– Keto Summit

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken feet, ginger, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, salt, pepper.

This recipe creates a superb base for loads of different soup and broth recipes. Don’t be put off by the chicken feet – they make a really tasty chickeny flavor.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

– Sew Let’s Cook

Ingredients: chicken thighs, cured sausage, coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut oil, chicken stock, onion, celery, bell peppers, garlic, okra, parsley, cajun seasoning, sea salt, cayenne pepper, dried basil, dried thyme, dried bay leaf, salt, and ground black pepper.

This hearty gumbo is a great riff on a classic of southern cooking. Combining traditional Andouille sausage with lightly fried chicken, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. With a kick of spicy mustard powder and smoky paprika, this dish will wow family and friends again and again.

Chicken Vegetable Soup

– Paleo On A Budget

Ingredients: fat of choice, onion, carrots, zucchini, butternut squash, mushrooms, chicken, dried thyme, dried rosemary, dried basil, ground cumin, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, chicken stock, and lemon.

Change up the classic chicken soup with this tasty variation. Cubed winter squash adds a touch of sweetness while cumin adds earthy nuttiness. Use the vegetables specified or switch it up with what you have on hand. Using precooked chicken and adding the veggies as you chop makes for a fast dinner.

Chicken Khao Soi (ข้าวซอย)

– That Paleo Couple

Ingredients: coconut oil, red curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, ground coriander, coconut milk, chicken stock, chicken thighs, fish sauce, chilies, lime wedges, red onion, pork rinds, and cilantro.

This warming golden Keto soup is aromatic and flavorful. Quick and simple to pull together, it will be ready in an hour. The exotic and spicy flavors come from traditional Thai ingredients like coconut milk, curry and fish sauce.

Homemade Thai Chicken Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken, lemongrass, basil, ginger, lime, and salt.

Lemongrass, basil and ginger provide bright and fresh flavors in this Thai broth. With very few ingredients, it comes together quickly. Toss it in the crockpot in the morning and you’ll have a delicious low carb soup to sip at dinnertime.

Poblano Chicken Chowder

– Fit and Fresh

Ingredients: poblano peppers, garlic, chicken stock, turnips, baby carrots, onion, cauliflower, kale, bacon, chicken, chipotle seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings.

Tender meat and vegetables fill this thick, hearty stew. Roasted poblano peppers and garlic provide mellow heat and smokiness. Bacon and a little chipotle seasoning round out the dish and amp up the flavor!

Chicken Fajita Soup

– Peace Love and Low Carb

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: chicken breast, chicken stock, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, garlic, taco seasoning, cilantro, and garlic salt.

This slow-cooker Keto soup comes together as quickly as you can slice and dice a few vegetables. Taco seasoning and bell peppers provide the traditional fajita flavor. And the mushrooms beef it up to satisfy your hunger. Let it cook after shredding the chicken so it can absorb more seasoning!

Paleo Crock Pot Chicken Soup

– Cook Eat Paleo

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: onion, celery stalks, carrots, apple cider vinegar, herbes de Provence or several sprigs fresh herbs, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, sea salt, ground pepper, and filtered water.

This is the quintessential comfort-food. It comes together in minutes and simmers in the crockpot for a low-fuss Keto meal with relaxed elegance. Herbes de Provence is a classic French herb mix. It pairs nicely with the aromatic onion, celery and carrots.

Slow Cooker Paleo Chicken Broth

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: whole chicken, salt, black pepper, goji berries.

Avoid buying cans or cartons of inferior broth with this easy recipe. It only takes a few minutes to start it in the crockpot. You’ll get collagen – and its benefits – from this simplified bone broth.

Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Ketogenic Chicken Recipes

Ingredients: chicken broth, chicken breast, avocado oil, celery, green onion, cilantro, zucchini, salt.

Want your comfort food without the wait? This two-serving soup is ready in half an hour. It uses zoodles (zucchini noodles) for a lower carb count. Fresh cilantro provides a nice bright zest.