With these keto chicken recipes, you’ll say goodbye to bland and dry chicken breasts and hello to these bright and flavorful dishes.
Going on a keto diet means quitting carbs and sugar. But that does mean giving up on food satisfaction, too?
On this diet, you’ll fill your meals with protein-packed dishes, such as pork, beef, and of course, chicken.
This round-up of recipes has all kinds of keto-friendly dishes your tastebuds can ever dream of.
In case you’re getting bored with roasted or fried chicken, add these recipes to your weekly lunch or dinner rotation.
Enchiladas, fajitas, chicken chili, and Caprese are only just a few mouthwatering dishes to look forward to in this list.
Each dish is fantastic in its own way, so don’t even bother figuring out which one’s the best. Give all of them a try!
Any food threaded into skewers is already a big hit in my book. There’s just something fun about eating food on a stick, don’t you think?
These Italian skewers aren’t just fun to eat, though, but also amazingly delicious. The chicken meat is super tender because it gets marinated in buttermilk.
The lemon juice, Italian seasoning, garlic, and fresh parsley lend their citrusy and earthy flavors to give the chicken bright and refreshing flavors.
Serve the skewers with a salad or keto mashed potatoes for a filling meal. I have more keto side dishes here, for you too, in case you’re interested!
If creamy, dreamy, and garlicky are your choice of flavor profile, this keto Tuscan chicken is a must-try.
Bathed in a delectable garlic sauce and loaded with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, this dish looks and tastes like it came straight out of an Italian restaurant.
What’s great about it, though, is that it all comes together in just 35 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy days!
Enchiladas are awesome, but the sad fact is, flour tortillas are heavy on carbs. Here’s the perfect solution, though: keto enchilada bowls!
With this brilliant idea, you’ll still get all the beautiful colors, flavors, and textures that you love in the classic Tex-Mex dish, while still staying true to your diet.
Sure, you might miss the goodness of the soft tortilla wrapping, but honestly, it’s the next best thing.
Butter chicken: these words are music to my ears. How can anyone say not to tender and juicy chicken bathing in a sinful tomato, butter, and curry sauce?
This Indian-inspired dish will get your taste buds jumping up and down for joy. The chicken is great, but the sauce is what takes it to the next level.
With an aromatic blend of curry, turmeric, cumin, and garam masala, among many others, this sauce is bursting with delectably complex flavors.
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!
These taquitos only call for three ingredients. It sounds impossible, but I’ve tried it, and it’s legit.
For this insanely easy recipe, all you’ll need is cooked grilled chicken, mozzarella, and buffalo sauce.
I love how you’ll use baked mozzarella as the wrapper! I think it adds so much more character and flavor to the classic Tex-Mex dish.
You can drench the taquitos in low-carb ranch dressing if you like, but it’s still pretty darn tasty even without it.
These keto 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-keto dieters will delight in these wings!
The wings are baked, not fried, to golden perfection. They’re crispy on the outside, and oozing with tender juicy goodness on the inside.
The sauce that’s coated around it is absolutely to die for. A blend of salted butter, hot sauce, garlic, and spices, it’s so good you’ll want to bathe in it.
Caprese is a classic Italian salad that combines three simple ingredients to make a refreshing side dish.
This Caprese is complete with all three components – tomato, basil, and mozzarella – and then some.
Underneath the trio of ingredients is tender and juicy chicken breast.
It’s also finished off with a drizzling of balsamic glaze to create a sweet contrast to the savory dish.
Take the family on a culinary trip to Greece with these baked Greek chicken thighs.
Don’t worry, you won’t need rare, exotic ingredients to pull this off.
Chicken thighs are soaked in a marinade of Greek yogurt, lemon, olive oil, garlic, and Greek (or Italian) seasoning and then baked until tender.
The marinade not only gives the chicken such exquisite flavors, but also makes it extra juicy and moist.
I used to stay away from recipes with cilantro in it. I once despised its strange, soap-like flavor.
But I realized that if you use the herb sparingly, it actually adds a wonderful taste to a variety of dishes.
This dish doesn’t only have cilantro in it, but cream, garlic, and lime, as well. Together, they’ll create a rich sauce with perfectly balanced flavors.
Here’s a bonus: it’s not only low-carb and keto-friendly, but gluten-free as well.
Because it’s coated with flour and bread crumbs, traditional chicken parmesan isn’t keto-friendly.
But if you’re missing the deliciousness of this classic Italian dish, this keto version is all you’ll need.
It has all the wonderful components a regular chicken parm has: 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, ranch, cheese, bacon, and more: this roster of ingredients is enough to make me want to try this recipe. You can’t go wrong with this combination!
This casserole is rich, creamy, and downright delicious.
Besides the chicken and creamy sauce, it’s also loaded with broccoli florets that add nutrition and crunch to the dish.
It’s so ridiculously delicious, it’s hard to believe it’s diet-friendly.
Meatballs are usually made with ground pork or beef, but this chicken version is just as mouthwatering, too.
The balls aren’t just your typical combination of ground meat, eggs, and veggies.
Cream cheese, buffalo sauce, and scallions give them a creamy and spicy twist and a lovely pop of color!
They’re delicious on their own, but you can coat them in more sauce and/or dip them in cream cheese for more flavor.
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 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.
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.
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 the outside, too.
It seems complicated to make, but surprise! This dish is ready in just 30 minutes.
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.
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!
I know it doesn’t sound as appetizing as two slices of white bread, but lettuce wraps are actually the bomb.
The leafy veggie provides a lovely crunch that no bread can offer.
Stuff chicken breasts with broccoli and lots of cheese and pop them in the oven. This is an easy recipe that will yield in an insanely delectable dish.
Broccoli may not be a hit with the kids, but trust me, even they won’t be able to say no to this culinary masterpiece.
Lasagna is hands down, my favorite pasta dish in the world. I can’t even begin to explain how much of a fan I am of this multi-layered goodness.
If you feel the same way, but are on a keto diet, here’s the best alternative. 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.
This chicken Alfredo casserole is a low-carb take on the classic Italian dish.
It has the makings of a regular Alfredo – creamy sauce, savory chicken, and stringy mozzarella.
But instead of pasta, you’ll use cauliflower florets to give the casserole substance.
In this recipe, you can use store-bought Alfredo sauce or make one from scratch. No judgment! It’s an easy dinner on a busy day.
Here’s another stuffed dish you’ll surely enjoy!
Instead of mushrooms and broccoli, this dish is packed with green chilis, green onions, cheddar, and cream cheese.
It’s a rich and creamy stuffing with a kick. The color combinations are pretty phenomenal, too.
Seasoned with Cajun seasoning, the filling isn’t the only star of the dish, but the chicken as well.
23. Keto Stir-Fry
This next keto dish 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 glaze made of stir fry sauce, sesame oil, and chili.
It’s super easy, but far from being mediocre. This keto stir-fry looks and tastes like you worked hard on it, even though you’ll hardly work on it at all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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