Chances are that you’re probably having chicken for dinner today. Or tomorrow. Or the day after.
Chicken is so flavourful and so nutritious. It provides protein and fat for your diet.
And is a good source of vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, phosphorus, and zinc.
As a bonus, it has less of a carbon footprint like beef. So, it’s better for the environment.
But, chicken can get boring at times. Especially if you are eating the same chicken dishes day after day, week after week.
So, today I have 20 keto chicken recipes that are tasty and will spice up your daily routine. Enjoy!
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1. Crispy Chicken Tenders
Are you tired of making separate meals for yourself and separate meals for the rest of your non-keto family? Then try these chicken tenders!
They are crispy and golden brown on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. And they are packed with flavor.
The paprika adds a nice sweetness, while the garlic powder adds some savouriness. It also has a bit of cayenne pepper for a bit of kick, if you like it spicy.
And they’re packed with protein. So, they’re great for growing kids.
The secret to keeping them low carb is the coating. Instead of regular flour or bread crumbs, you use almond flour to coat them.
I usually stock up on almond flour here.
You can make these in your oven or your air fryer. If you want to have crispier chicken tenders and save on your cooking time, it’s best to use an air fryer. If you’re looking for a great deal, here is a low budget air fryer.
Serve with your favorite low carb barbecue sauce. Or if you need extra fat, some mayonnaise as well.
Loving the almond flour recipes, check out these keto almond flour meal ideas!
- Calories: 231
- Fats: 9.2g
- Net Carbs: 1.4g
- Protein: 37.8g
2. Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms Sauce
Do you love chicken thighs? I do too.
Because they’re fattier than chicken breasts, they pack tons of flavor. They’re also cheaper than chicken breasts, so they’re great if you’re on a budget.
These chicken thighs with mushroom sauce do not disappoint. They’re tender, nicely seared chicken thighs bathed in a creamy mushroom sauce, and topped with fresh parmesan sauce and parsley.
They make for a comforting family dinner. And since they’re packed with fat and protein, you’ll feel full longer.
Serve with some roasted asparagus or mashed cauliflower. These are great as a ketogenic lunch meal too!
- Calories: 558
- Fats: 41g
- Net Carbs: 7g
- Protein: 41g
3. Creamy Garlic Chicken
Love your chicken saucy? Here’s another saucy one for you!
Chicken breasts are a great source of protein. But because they’re low in fat, they can taste bland.
This creamy garlic chicken is anything but bland. The chicken breasts are tender and perfectly seared, bathed in a luscious, creamy garlic sauce. Yum!
The heavy cream adds a nice creaminess. And the chicken bone broth and cloves of garlic (8 of them to be exact!) add tons of flavor.
Serve with on a bed of zucchini noodles for some added freshness to make it a perfect ketogenic comfort meal.
- Calories: 398
- Fats: 30g
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Protein: 26g
4. Sesame Chicken with Broccoli
Are you craving Chinese food? This dish will satisfy your cravings!
The sesame chicken at your local Chinese restaurant is yummy. But because the sauce is loaded with sugar, it’s not good for you.
This sesame chicken with broccoli is pretty close to the real thing. And it only has 4 grams of net carbs per serving.
The pieces of chicken breast are tender and nicely browned. And the sauce is a nice mix of sweet and savory.
To keep it low carb, you’ll be sweetening your sauce with Swerve brown sugar substitute. This not only provides sweetness but also gives a nice caramelization to the chicken, making it even tastier. You can find some here.
Coconut aminos provide a nice umami flavor, just like soy sauce, but without the carbs.
This dish is amazing just the way it is. Or you can serve it with some cauliflower fried rice-delicious!
This is a lovely keto meal prep idea when you’re craving for something a little more special.
- Calories: 267
- Fats: 10g
- Net Carbs: 4g
- Protein: 36g
5. Keto Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
With the winter upon us, now is the time for comfort food. And what better comfort food is there than a nice Chicken Alfredo casserole?
Chicken Alfredo casseroles are so easy to make and so comforting. But because of the pasta, they’re a no-no on a keto diet.
This casserole provides all of the comfort and none of the carbs. One serving contains only 2.3 grams of net carbs.
And because it’s packed with protein and fat, it will keep you satiated. And away from the dessert.
Tender chicken breasts are bathed in a creamy Alfredo sauce and topped with ooey, gooey cheese. And there is a nice crust on top.
To keep it low carb, you’re going to use finely ground pork rinds to provide the nice crust on top. You can find some here.
All you need to do is pulse your pork rinds in your food processor until you get a fine crust.
This casserole is delicious just the way it is. But if you miss the noodles, you can serve it on a bed of zucchini noodles as well.
- Calories: 417
- Fats: 27g
- Net Carbs: 2.3g
- Protein: 39g
6. Lemon Chicken Piccata with Capers
In the mood for more Italian food? I’ve got you covered!
These chicken breasts are nice and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. And the sauce is creamy, buttery, and has a nice tang from the fresh lemon juice.
Meanwhile, the capers add extra flavor to the sauce.
To keep it low carb, you use blanched almond flour to coat your chicken breasts. You can find some here.
Now, this dish is pretty high in protein. Since the keto diet is a moderate protein diet, you may want to split your serving in half to not overdo the protein; this will also reduce the number of calories as well.
Serve with a nice Garden salad for extra freshness. Get more ketogenic salad ideas here!
- Calories: 920
- Fats: 70g
- Net Carbs: 7.5g
- Protein: 55g
7. Baked Crack Chicken Breasts
Do you want to spend less time on your feet? And have something yummy to eat?
With this dish, you’ll do just that. It takes only 10 minutes of prep time, and then your oven does the rest of the work.
And it’s a dish that your entire family will love. So you won’t feel like you wasted your time in the kitchen.
This dish has layers of deliciousness. The tender chicken breasts are seared in bacon grease and topped in a tasty, creamy home-made ranch cream cheese, and sprinkled with crunchy pieces of bacon.
And since it’s so filling, no-one will be asking what’s for dessert.
As you can see, this meal is under 5g of net carbs. Check out more recipes that are this low in carbs here.
- Calories: 492
- Fats: 37g
- Net Carbs: 2g
- Protein: 35g
8. Keto Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Are you looking for some Asian inspired chicken? Then you’ve gotta try this!
These chicken thighs are amazing. They’re marinated in an Asian-inspired marinade so they’re extra juicy and have tons of flavor.
And the grilling makes them nice and golden. But the icing on the cake is the peanut sauce you serve them with.
The soy sauce and fish sauce give it a nice umami flavor. While the coconut milk and peanut butter add sweetness and creaminess.
Meanwhile, the lemon juice adds a nice tang, and the cayenne pepper adds a bit of heat.
And you don’t need to use a barbecue to grill the chicken. You just need a grill pan or cast-iron skillet.
Now, you’ll need some wood or metal skewers to grill your chicken. I recommend metal skewers because you can easily reuse them and so there’s less waste. You can find some metal skewers here.
- Calories: 630
- Fats: 54g
- Net Carbs: 8g
- Protein: 30g
9. Cheesy Chicken Fritters
Chicken fritters are perfect for popping in your mouth. These chicken fritters have cheese in them.
And cheese makes everything better, right? These chicken fritters are nice and tender on the inside and have a nice crust on the outside.
The mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs add cheesiness and freshness. You can’t find fritters like these at your local restaurant.
The secret to keeping them low carb using almond flour to bind your ingredients.
Almond flour is not only low in carbs but packed with nutrients as well. For instance, it’s an excellent source of manganese which you need for healthy bones.
These fritters are also perfect for meal prepping. Just store your leftovers in BPA-free storage containers like these.
Serve your fritters with a nice Tzatziki or Keto Ranch. They’ll make your co-workers drool.
These chicken fritters are a perfect snack! Check out more ketogenic snack recipes here.
- Calories: 397
- Fats: 21g
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Protein: 47g
10. Guacamole Chicken Melt
Are you a fan of guacamole? Then, give this dish a try!
Guacamole is not only yummy but good for you too. That’s because of the avocado.
Avocado is packed with tons of healthy fats. It’s also packed with vitamins and minerals too.
This guacamole chicken melt is simply divine. Nicely seared, tender chicken breasts topped with creamy guacamole, crispy bacon, and cheesy Pepper Jack cheese- for some kick.
To cook the chicken, you’ll need a large heavy-bottomed skillet like this cast iron skillet here. Cooking in an iron-skillet provides not only great searing for your meats but also provides additional iron to your meals. And iron is important to maintain your energy levels.
- Calories: 501
- Fats: 30g
- Net Carbs: 6g
- Protein: 47g
11. Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Do you like your chicken breasts stuffed? Definitely, give this dish a try!
These chicken breasts are moist and juicy. There is nothing dry about these chicken breasts.
And the stuffing is simply amazing. And all you need are 4 ingredients to make the stuffing: mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, cream cheese, and baby spinach.
The mozzarella and feta cheese add a nice cheesiness, while the cream cheese adds creaminess. The fresh baby spinach adds freshness and nutrition.
To add a nice tang, feel free to put some sundried tomatoes in your stuffing mixture. And if you like it spicy, add some jalapeno peppers.
- Calories: 519
- Fats: 29g
- Net Carbs: 4g
- Protein: 56g
12. Cajun Hasselback Chicken
Never tried Hasselback chicken? Hasselback chicken is a method of cooking your chicken in which you place slits in your chicken and stuff it with your choice of ingredients.
This Hasselback Chicken is super tasty and has a nice Cajun kick. That’s because you add Cajun seasoning to it.
It’s also nice and fresh because you’re stuffing it with a mix of red, green, and yellow bell peppers. It’s the perfect way to get your kids to eat their veggies.
And since you’re also stuffing it with Provolone cheese, you get a nice gooey stuffing. If you like it spicier, feel free to sub the Provolone cheese with Pepper Jack cheese.
- Calories: 376
- Fats: 25.1g
- Net Carbs: 7.9g
- Protein: 28.2g
13. Cheesy Mexican Skillet Chicken
Are you looking for even more ways to sneak more veggies into your kids’ plates? This is the dish for you!
It’s beautifully shredded chicken, sautéed peppers, and cauliflower rice simmered in a tasty tomato sauce. And topped with oeey, gooey melted Cheddar cheese, and Monterrey Jack cheese for some heat.
The cauliflower rice doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all. It just takes on the taste of the tomato sauce and taco seasoning mix, giving it a nice Mexican flare.
And since you’re using cauliflower rice instead of rice, it’s low in net carbs. In fact, it only has 4 grams of net carbs.
It also contains a good amount of protein. So, it’s good for growing kids too.
To make cauliflower rice, you’ll need a food processor. Here is a low budget one.
- Calories: 295
- Fats: 20g
- Net Carbs: 4g
- Protein: 22g
14. Baked (Extra Tender!) Chicken Tenders
Have you ever been to a restaurant and been served rock-hard chicken tenders? These chicken tenders are anything but hard.
They are super tender and packed with flavor. They’re even better than regular chicken tenders.
The key to these them being so tender and flavourful is the marinade. You use a marinade of sour cream, vinegar, and tasty spices.
For best results, you want to marinate your chicken overnight or at least 2 to 3 hours. It is so well worth it!
To keep these low carb, you crust them in pork rinds, parmesan cheese, and almond flour. This gives a nice crust and makes them nice and cheesy.
Serve with your favorite keto barbecue sauce. Yum!
- Calories: 376
- Fats: 19g
- Net Carbs: 2g
- Protein: 46g
15. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders
In the mood for more chicken tenders? Here you go!
These chicken tenders are also nice and tender. But they don’t need marinating.
That’s because they’re wrapped in bacon. So, the bacon keeps them nice and moist.
The bacon makes them even more flavourful. After all, everything is better with bacon, right?
And the cayenne pepper adds a nice kick. These chicken tenders are super easy to make.
Just dump your spices in a big Ziploc bag and shake to mix well. Then place your chicken tenders in the bag and shake, shake, shake.
Next, wrap each chicken tender in bacon, tuck in the ends, and bake until the bacon is crispy.
Serve with your favorite Ranch sauce.
- Calories: 320
- Fats: 20g
- Net Carbs: 2g
- Protein: 29g
16. Chicken Nachos or Taco Salad
I love tacos and nachos, as I’m sure many of you do. They’re nice and crunchy and just plain addictive.
One thing I don’t love about them is the carbs. Just 1 medium taco shell has more than 20 grams of net carbs!
With these nachos and taco salad, you have all of the taste. And only 2.6 grams of net carbs.
To keep them low carb, you’re making your nachos/taco salad shell using cheese chips. So you get a nice cheesy, crunchy shell that tastes delicious.
To make the cheese chips, place tablespoons of cheddar cheese on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake until crispy. Once cooled, top with some cooked chicken breast, toppings, and your zesty lime crema.
Find more ketogenic cheese chip recipes here! They’re super yummy!
- Calories: 358
- Fats: 21.4g
- Net Carbs: 2.6g
- Protein: 36.4g
17. Everything Bagel Chicken with Scallion Cream Cheese Sauce
Are you craving bagels? Have this instead!
The chicken breasts are nice and juicy. While the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning gives the chicken a nice crust that is packed with flavor.
But what truly makes this dish is the scallion cream sauce. It’s creamy and plain heavenly - you’ll want to use it on everything.
And the sauce is pretty easy to make. Add some melted butter, then whisk together your Everything but the Bagel seasoning softened cream cheese, green onions, and a half and half.
Serve with some roasted asparagus. And you definitely won’t miss the bagel!
- Calories: 452
- Fats: 25g
- Net Carbs: 2g
- Protein: 50g
18. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Do meatballs remind you of your childhood? They sure remind me of mine.
But back then, meatballs were made of ground beef. And you used breadcrumbs to bind the meat.
These meatballs are not your mama’s meatballs. For starters, they’re made of ground chicken, so they leave less of a carbon footprint.
They also contain only 1 gram of net carbs per serving. Yes, you read that, right!
To keep it low carb, you use almond flour to bind your ingredients.
Then to give them some heat, you make some Buffalo sauce by whisking together some melted butter and hot sauce. Finally, toss your meatballs in the Buffalo sauce and enjoy the heat.
- Calories: 104
- Fats: 8g
- Net Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 5g
19. Chicken BLT Salad with Warm Mustard Vinaigrette
Not a fan of salad? This salad will have you saying, “More, please!”
This salad has moist chicken topped with hard-boiled eggs, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, crisp strips of bacon, and refreshing cucumber, all covered with a tangy mustard vinaigrette. You will want seconds.
Now you’ll need cooked chicken breast to make this salad. For extra convenience, pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home to save on time.
You’ll also need some hard-boiled eggs. Making hard-boiled eggs can be hit and miss. So to ensure you have the perfect hard-boiled eggs, you can make them using an egg cooker like this.
- Calories: 549
- Fats: 43g
- Net Carbs: 5g
- Protein: 31g
20. Keto Chicken Pot Pie
With the winter months upon us, now is the time for good old-fashioned comfort food. Like chicken pot pie.
This chicken pot pie is full of stick-to-your-ribs goodness. Tender pieces of chicken are bathed in a heavy cream filling containing diced celery, onions, and carrots.
All topped with savory cheddar cheese biscuits. To keep the biscuits low carb, you’ll be using almond flour.
And to thicken the filling, you’ll be using xanthan gum. You can find some here.
This is a lovely ketogenic diet dinner meal idea too.
- Calories: 497
- Fats: 39g
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Protein: 32g
Did you like any of these recipes? Let me know which ones of these keto chicken meals you’re going to make!