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27 Easy Keto Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

Say goodbye to bland meat and hello to scrumptious flavors with these keto chicken recipes.

They’re easy, delicious, low-carb, and diet-approved.

Keto Crack Chicken with Cheese and Bacon
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Sticking to your diet means having a wide selection of dishes to choose from. And these recipes are sure to keep you out of a meal rut!

Enchiladas, butter chicken, and wings are just the start. There are plenty of ideas for quick lunches and family dinners, too.

So forget eating the same boring chicken dish over and over again. Instead, make your diet enticing with these keto chicken recipes.

Italian chicken skewers on a wooden board.
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1. Keto Italian Chicken Skewers 

Any food threaded into skewers is already a big hit in my book. And these Italian skewers will be the talk of the party!

They’re not only fun to eat, but also amazingly delicious. The buttermilk marinated chicken is super tender and full of bright flavors.

Grill them for a cookout or bake them for lunch. They’re great either way.

Tuscan chicken cooked in pan with white creamy sauce and chopped parsley leaves.
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2. Creamy Keto Tuscan Chicken 

If creamy, dreamy, and garlicky speaks to you, this keto Tuscan chicken is a must-try.

It looks and tastes like it came straight out of an Italian restaurant. The delectable garlic sauce, the juicy meat, its chef’s kiss.

Plus, it all comes together in just 35 minutes. So it’s the perfect low carb chicken dinner for busy days!

Chicken enchilada in a bowl drizzled with white cream.
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3. Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowls 

Enchiladas are awesome, but sadly, flour tortillas are heavy on carbs. Here’s the perfect solution, though: keto enchilada bowls!

With this brilliant idea, you’ll still get the beautiful colors, flavors, and textures that you love. All while still staying true to your diet.

Sure, you don’t get the soft tortilla. But honestly, this Tex-Mex dish is the next best thing.

Butter chicken on a bowl garnished with chopped cilantro leaves.
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4. Keto Butter Chicken 

Juicy chicken bathing in a sinful tomato, butter, and curry sauce? Who can say no to that?!

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This Indian-inspired dish will get your taste buds jumping for joy. 

The aromatic spices pack the sauce with complexity. Pour it over the chicken and it takes this lean meat to a whole other level. It’s absolutely tantalizing!

White chicken chili on a green pot scooped with a ladle.
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5. Keto White Chicken Chili

Classic chili is pure comfort food, but so is its white chicken version. It might not have the same, warm colors, but this iteration is just as full of flavor.

As plain as it seems, this chili is actually packed with amazing flavors. I’m talking chicken, green chilies, and lots and lots of cheese.

One spoonful will take all the gloominess of your day away!

Stack of buffalo chicken taquitos in plate.
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6. Keto Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Three ingredient taquitos sound impossible. But I’ve tried it and it’s legit.

All you need is cooked chicken, mozzarella, and buffalo sauce. There’s zero tortillas because the cheese acts as the wrapper. 

It’s a brilliant low carb chicken recipe for snacks, parties, lunches, and light dinners. Plus, they’re ready in under 10 minutes.

Buffalo wings mixed on a mixing bowl.
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7. Keto Buffalo Wings

These baked buffalo wings are the ultimate definition of “winner-winner chicken dinner.” 

The fact that it’s also keto-friendly is just a bonus. Trust me, even non-dieters will delight in these wings. 

They’re crispy on the outside, and oozing with tender, juicy goodness on the inside. Oh, and the sauce is to die for. Nobody can resist!

Fried chicken on a wire basket.
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8. Keto Fried Chicken

Think you have to give up all your favorite comfort foods on keto? Think again!

You can devour finger-licking good fried chicken without an ounce of guilt. It has zero net carbs and the most satisfying crunch thanks to the pork rind crust.

Crispy, juicy, salty, and tender, it’s everything fried chicken should be.

Baked Greek chicken thighs with Greek chicken marinade served on a white plate.
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9. Baked Greek Chicken Thighs with Greek Chicken Marinade

Take the family on a culinary trip to Greece with this easy keto dinner. It’s inexpensive, simple, and full of Mediterranean flavors.

Chicken thighs soak in a fresh Greek yogurt marinade, then baked until tender. The meat is so juicy and moist with the most exquisite flavor.

It only takes 5 minutes of prep, too.

Creamy cilantro lime chicken cooked on an iron cast pan.
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10. Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken 

Looking for a keto meal full of vibrant Mexican flavors? Then you’ve got to try this one-pan dish!

The creamy and garlicky cilantro lime sauce is so good I could eat it with a spoon. Smother succulent chicken breast with it, and it’s a crave-worthy meal.

Here’s a bonus: it’s not only low-carb and keto-friendly, but gluten-free as well.

Chicken parmesan served on white plate
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11.  Keto Chicken Parmesan

Traditional chicken parmesan isn’t keto-friendly. But this version sure is!

It has all the wonderful components of this classic Italian dish. There’s juicy chicken, marinara sauce, and lots of cheese.

The only difference is instead of the breadcrumb and flour coating, you’ll use parmesan cheese. Personally, I think this little switcheroo is even better!

Chicken bacon ranch casserole on a white dish.
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12. Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole 

Chicken, ranch, cheese, and bacon? I’m sold, and so is the family. 

This casserole is rich, creamy, and downright delicious. It even sneaks in broccoli florets for added nutrition and crunch.

I know it’s hard to believe it’s diet-friendly. And yet, it only has 2.8 net carbs. It’s a low carb solution for those comfort food cravings.

Buffalo chicken meatballs
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13. Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Forget the fatty pork and beef. These lean chicken meatballs are just as mouthwatering. 

Cream cheese, buffalo sauce, and scallions give them a creamy and spicy twist. It adds a lovely pop of color, too. 

You just need 25 minutes and six ingredients. So they’re quick enough for weeknights and affordable enough for a party.

Top view of chicken fajitas on a pan garnished with lemon slices and cilantro leaves.
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14. Keto Chicken Fajitas

These chicken fajitas are low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly. These aren’t exactly the most appetizing descriptions, but believe me, they are.

Loaded with tomatoes, onions, and four colors of bell peppers, these fajitas are as bright and vibrant as can be.

Both chicken and vegetables are wonderfully seasoned with Italian seasoning, giving them a beautiful blend of savory and earthy flavors.

Whole herbed butter roasted chicken on a plate.
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15. Herbed Butter Roasted Chicken 

Roasted chicken may be a simple dish, but it sure hits the spot. Seriously, I won’t mind eating this every day.

It’s moist and juicy on the inside – yes, even the breasts – with crispy skins on the outside.

It’s super buttery but not overly rich. The herb and spice rub gives the butter a lovely, earthy contrast.

Seasoned chicken stuffed with asparagus cooked on a pan.
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16. Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Make chicken more exciting by stuffing it with asparagus and two kinds of cheese! This filling doesn’t only add flavor, but wonderful textures as well.

Generously rubbed with an earthy Italian herb mix, this dish isn’t just delicious on the inside but on the outside, too.

It seems complicated to make, but surprise! This dish is ready in just 30 minutes.

Chicken tenders served on a white plate with dipping sauce on side.
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17. Keto Chicken Tenders

This one’s another simple dish, but dangerously addictive. I can’t stop gobbling up one chicken tender after another! 

Don’t worry – with a mix of almond flour and powdered parmesan, these tenders are crunchy while being keto-friendly at the same time.

Despite not being deep-fried, these tenders are still super crunchy and crispy on the outside. That’s the magic of an air fryer.

Bowl of chicken salad seasoned with pepper and herbs.
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18. Keto Chicken Salad 

Here’s a classic chicken salad that never disappoints. 

Of course, as a keto dieter, you can’t make a sandwich out of it. But you know what’s a perfect vessel for this creamy goodness? Lettuce!

The leafy veggie provides a lovely crunch that no bread can offer. Believe me, turning this into a lettuce wrap is the bomb.

Chicken stuffed with cheddar cheese and broccoli on a white dish.
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19. Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken 

Low carb chicken recipes like this are a lifesaver!

Just stuff chicken breasts with broccoli and lots of cheese, then bake. It’s an easy recipe that yields an insanely delectable dish.

Broccoli may not be a hit with the kids. But even they won’t be able to say no to this culinary masterpiece.

Chicken alfredo zucchini lasagna on a glass dish.
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20. Low Carb and Keto Chicken Alfredo Zucchini Lasagna 

Lasagna is, hands down, my favorite pasta dish in the world. If you love it too but are on the keto diet, this is the perfect solution.

Instead of sheets of lasagna noodles, use layers of zucchini slices instead. 

Also, instead of ground beef, try chicken! I swear the flavor is just as good but not as high in calories.

Chicken with lemon slices and creamy sauce garnished with cilantro and spices.
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21. Keto Lemon Chicken

Want an easy keto dinner to keep you on track during the work week? Add this flavored-packed lemon chicken to the menu. 

It’s a low carb meal you can make in just 20 minutes. 

The squeeze of citrus, hint of garlic, briny capers, and cilantro add a Mediterranean touch. It’s bright, zesty, garlicky, and gratifying.

Chicken stuffed with green chili and cheese on a white dish.
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22. Keto Green Chili Stuffed Chicken 

Here’s another stuffed dish you’ll surely enjoy! 

Each chicken breast is oozing with a creamy filling that’s got a kick. It’s super cheesy and packed with green chilis and Cajun seasoning.

It’s such a simple way to spruce up your basic chicken dinner. Plus, it calls for only a handful of ingredients, and it’s quick.

Chunks of breaded chicken, broccoli florets, and chopped bell peppers stir fry with sauce on a pan.
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23. Keto Stir-Fry 

This next keto meal is ready to serve in just 10 minutes. How quick is that?!

Chunks of breaded chicken, broccoli florets, and chopped bell peppers swim in a thick, sweet, and savory stir fry sauce.

It’s super easy, but far from being mediocre. I swear, it tastes like you worked hard on it. But this is as effortless as keto recipes get.

Chicken with spinach and artichoke on a skillet.
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24. Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

Here’s another easy, 30-minute dish you should definitely add to your weekly rotation.

Savory chicken thighs rest on a bed of rich and creamy, yet dairy-free, sauce. 

This dish is also loaded with cauliflower rice and asparagus, making it a complete and hearty dish, even on its own.

Chicken salad with avocado and bacon.
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25. Keto Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Have some leftover rotisserie chicken? Don’t leave it out to dry in the fridge! This salad is the perfect way to give it new life.

A bright and colorful bowl of chopped chicken, avocado slices, bacon, and chives in a rich yet dairy-free dressing, this salad is like happiness in a bowl.

Chicken casserole in a meal prep bowl.
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26. Keto Italian Chicken Meal Prep Casserole 

This casserole is complete with chicken, tomatoes, spinach, and zucchini. Just imagine all that goodness in one dish!

The chicken is tossed in sour cream and mayo to make it extra moist and flavorful. It’s delicious in and of itself, but the veggies really liven it up with its colors, textures, and flavors.

White rice topped with coconut chicken curry served on a white plate.
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27. Coconut Curry Chicken 

Last on our list is an Indian-inspired dish guaranteed to blow your taste buds away.

The combination of coconut milk and curry creates a wildly delectable sauce that also happens to be keto-friendly.

The chicken may be the primary component of the dish, but the sauce is definitely the star.

27 Easy Keto Chicken Recipes

Course: Dinner, MainCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

526

kcal

You’ll never miss the carbs with this juicy, savory, cheesy keto crack chicken!

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • For the Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped, divided

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, divided

  • For the Topping:
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut lengthwise slits into each chicken breast, ensuring not to cut all the way through. Set aside.
  • Whisk the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl. Generously season both sides of the chicken breasts with this seasoning mix.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, celery salt, dill, half of the bacon, and half of the green onions.
  • Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the pockets of the chicken breasts and spread any remaining mixture on top.
  • Place chicken breasts in a baking dish and top with shredded cheddar. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked all the way through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish with remaining bacon and green onions just before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pat the chicken dry before seasoning to ensure the spices stick well and create a better sear.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the chicken’s internal temperature, which should reach 165°F for safe consumption.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 526kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Sodium: 1242mg
  • Potassium: 262mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Calcium: 191mg
  • Iron: 2mg
Keto Chicken Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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