It’s grilling season once again, and there’s no better way to enjoy it the healthy way than with these keto BBQ recipes!
Hello keto dieters! I have yet another collection of recipes to add to your menu. And today’s theme couldn’t be more exciting: BBQ.
Fortunately, BBQ is all about meats and protein. This means you get to join in on the backyard party fun without breaking your body’s ketosis.
From pulled pork and carne asada to wings and pizza, this round-up has every drool-worthy BBQ idea you can think of.
Ready? Time to fire up the grill and get the ball rolling.
1. Keto BBQ Chicken Casserole
This BBQ chicken casserole has all the makings of an indulgent dish, but this recipe manages to make healthy swaps.
The use of chicken breast instead of other cuts makes it super lean, while sugar-free BBQ sauce gives it maximum flavor without the carbs.
The casserole is also loaded with cheese and bacon because everything is always better whenever those two are involved.
2. Keto BBQ Chicken
Here’s another recipe for BBQ chicken you’ll fall head over heels for.
It’s sweet and sticky on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside.
And because this keto chicken is marinated overnight, both the skin and the meat are equally loaded with that sweet and smoky BBQ taste.
3. Spiced Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Mint Vinaigrette
I’m such a sucker for lamb chops. While others don’t enjoy their uniquely gamey taste, I don’t mind.
If you find the meat way too rich, this recipe is perfect for you.
Spices such as cumin, paprika, and chili cut through the intense umami-ness, resulting in well-balanced flavors.
As a bonus, this recipe also includes directions for making a cooling and refreshing mint vinaigrette that goes wonderfully well with the lamb.
4. Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Cucumber, Dill Yogurt Sauce
This isn’t just your usual grilled salmon recipe, you guys.
Grilled with cedar planks, this salmon gets a subtle smoky flavor that truly elevates the flavor of the fish.
Serve the protein with a refreshing cucumber and dill yogurt sauce for the perfect summer meal.
5. Keto Beer Can Chicken
A can of beer is inserted into the cavity of an entire chicken and grilled to make the bird extra moist and tasty.
It may look complex, but this recipe is actually pretty quick and easy. While it does take a while to cook, your participation is very minimal.
6. Tuscan-Style Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Whether you’re hosting a fun cookout or having an intimate dinner with your partner, steak is always a good idea.
This recipe jazzes up the classic rib-eye steak with Tuscan flavors.
It’s marinated in rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
This steak isn’t only ridiculously delicious, but also so tender, that it melts in your mouth.
7. Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs)
Chicken meatballs are given a Japanese twist with teriyaki sauce!
Called tsukune, these grilled chicken meatballs are seasoned with sesame oil, scallions, pepper, ginger, and shallots.
Coated in sweet and sticky teriyaki sauce, these balls are delicious inside and out.
8. Grilled Carne Asada
In the mood for fajitas, tacos, or burritos? Be sure you have the perfect protein to fill these Tex-Mex delights. This grilled carne asada is perfect for the job.
It’s marinated overnight in a flavorful blend of orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, white wine vinegar, herbs, spices, and seasonings.
This carne asada is undeniably delicious.
Slice the meat into strips and serve with sauteed onions, peppers, and jalapenos for a delicious and nutritious meal.
9. Keto Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe
Shrimp and bacon are great on their own, but so they’re even better together.
This appetizer is just heavenly.
To make things even more exciting, the dish is served with a creamy and indulgent white sauce made with mayo, mustard, and horseradish.
10. Keto Barbecue Dry Rub Ribs
Barbecue dry rub ribs are the epitome of BBQs.
Baked for over 2 hours, these ribs are outrageously juicy and fall-off-the-bone tender meat.
They’re coated with a dry rub mix of salt, chili, smoked paprika, garlic, onion, and brown sugar. The meat’s flavor is just as divine as its tenderness.
11. Keto BBQ Pulled Pork
We can’t have a list of BBQ recipes without featuring this sensational pulled pork!
It’s slow-cooked for hours in a marinade of BBQ sauce, mustard, apple cider, thyme, and vinegar. This pulled pork is so good, you’ll want to eat it every day.
12. Keto Low Carb Chicken Wings (Maple BBQ)
These chicken wings are breaded and crispy-fried to perfection! Finished off with a thick glaze of maple syrup and BBQ, each wing is epic in every bite.
The best part? These wings are either baked or air-fried, which means it’s not cooked in oil. It’s not just low in carbs, but in fat, too.
How awesome is that?
13. Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breast
Here’s another recipe that’ll put your air fryer to good use.
Chicken breast is prone to drying out. But thanks to the air fryer, you’ll never have to worry about that.
With this recipe, you get tender, moist, and juicy chicken breasts made even tastier with sugar-free BBQ sauce.
14. BBQ Chicken Crust Pizza
It’s just like pizza, but instead of dough, chicken is used for the crust. How can you go wrong with that?
To make the chicken crust, all you need is to combine ground chicken with eggs and cheese and pop it in the oven.
It’s even easier than making actual crust from scratch!
15. BBQ Chicken Zoodle Casserole
In the mood for pasta? Zoodles are here to the rescue!
The concept of spiralizing vegetables to turn them into a pasta substitute isn’t new. Honestly, though, I was never a fan.
Not until I came across this recipe, that is.
It turns out that if you bake zucchini noodles, all the excess moisture evaporates, giving them the perfect pasta texture.
So from now on, you can say goodbye to watery zoodles forever!
16. Keto Cheeseburger- BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
Keto dieters are allowed to delight in the lip-smacking, finger-lickin’ goodness of a cheeseburger, complete with buns and everything.
As long as you use keto-friendly bread, you’re okay.
This keto burger is smothered with BBQ sauce and cheese and topped with bacon, pickles, jalapenos, red onions – the works!
17. Keto BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup
This soup tastes just like BBQ chicken pizza. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
Chunks of chicken, cheese, green beans, and tomato swim in a thick and tasty tomato BBQ broth.
It’s hearty, cozy, and oh-so-satisfying. It’s the perfect way to warm you up on a cold rainy evening.
18. Low-Carb Steak Kabobs
These steak kabobs are as delicious as they are beautiful. These bad boys are jaw-droppingly gorgeous!
These grilled skewers are loaded with tender steak, peppers, zucchini, and red onion. Each element complements the other in terms of both look and flavor.
Pro-tip: plan ahead when cooking this dish. The steak needs at least 4 hours to marinate.
19. Keto Grilled Veggies
Zucchini, mushrooms, and bell peppers are coated with a mix of avocado oil, oregano, basil, garlic, and rosemary.
They’re then grilled to perfection, creating a lovely charred exterior and giving the vegetables a wonderfully smoky flavor.
These grilled veggies will never leave your mind the moment you try them.
20. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers (Grilled)
Stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chives, jalapeno poppers are already delectable as-is.
But if you want to take this appetizer to the next level, wrap them in bacon.
Bake or grill them until the bacon crisps up, forming a crunchy outer crust around the peppers. Yum.
21. Grilled Kofta
If you love Middle Eastern food, consider making kofta at home!
This kofta uses a combination of ground lamb and beef for the perfect balance of richness.
The meat is seasoned beautifully, formed into logs, and grilled to perfection.
The roster of ingredients might look long. But if you read closely, you’ll realize they’re all just very common kitchen staples.
22. Keto Grilled Avocado Bruschetta
What better way is there to get your day started than with this colorful breakfast?
Grilled avocado halves are stuffed with a mix of tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and mozzarella.
Finished off with a balsamic glaze, this avocado bruschetta is savory, smoky, sweet, and tart all at the same time.
23. Keto Asian BBQ Meatball Noodle Bowl
If you love ramen but are on a keto diet, this recipe is for you.
Say hello to shirataki noodles. These are long, thin, glass-like noodles, made from shirataki mushrooms.
This means they’re absolutely carb-free, yet they taste exactly like regular noodles.
Use them as the base for this delectable BBQ meatball bowl and enjoy.
24. Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs
These chicken kabobs are flavored with oregano and lemon juice, giving them a wonderfully earthy, savory, and refreshing taste.
Aside from the chicken, these skewers also feature zucchini, bell pepper, and mushroom.
Grilling gives them that lovely smoky flavor, making them taste 10 times better.
25. Pepper Jack Stuffed Meatloaf
The classic meatloaf is made even more extra by stuffing it with Pepper Jack cheese and coating it with keto BBQ sauce.
Also, instead of baking, this meatloaf gets grilled, which provides it another layer of flavor.
If you think you already have the best recipe for meatloaf, wait until you give this a try.
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