Our 25 Favorite Keto Chicken Recipes

Chicken dishes are so popular that they are the third most widely consumed food in America, following closely behind grain-based desserts and yeast breads. In other words, chicken is the most widely consumed keto-friendly food in the United States.

Most chicken dishes, however, come with a carb-rich side like rice or potatoes or chicken that is breaded with high carb ingredients, making a high-protein keto food into an unhealthy meal. Fortunately, there are many low-carb vegetables and keto flours that you can use to make a keto-friendly version of the most carb-rich chicken dishes.

To save you the trouble of figuring out how exactly you can do this, we put together a list of the top 25 low carb chicken recipes for the ketogenic diet. Each one is packed with satisfying flavors and incredible health benefits that help you get the results you want from your diet without feeling like you are even on a diet.


Low Carb Zesty Chicken Nuggets

They aren’t going to be exactly like your favorite fast-food chicken nugget, but you may actually come to enjoy these keto nuggets much more. How is this possible? Because the breading is mixed with some of the most flavorful herbs and the sauce is so creamy and delicious that you’ll forget all about the drive-thru.

The highlight of this meal from a health perspective, however, is the chicken. Although it is commonly praised for being low in fat and high in complete protein, this is not the main reason why I always try to include chicken in my keto diet.

Low Carb Zesty Chicken Nuggets

Every piece of chicken is rich in B vitamins, potassium, selenium, zinc, and creatine. You may already know of creatine as a bodybuilding supplement that will help you build muscle and power, but what you may not know is that it is essential for mental health and cognitive function as well. In fact, recent research indicates that creatine may be a crucial compound that is needed to help prevent and treat depression and other mental health disorders.

With each bite of these keto chicken nuggets, you’ll also get a dose of health-enhancing, disease-preventing antioxidants from the chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. And don’t forget to have plenty of dipping sauce with each nugget for a hearty helping of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats as well.

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Keto Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken pot pie is such an amazing comfort food. It’s crispy on the outside and creamy and delectable in the middle — like a hearty soup with buttery crust. However, there is a way to make this soul-warming meal even better — Replace all of the unhealthy, high carb ingredients with keto-friendly substitutions.

For example, to make these mini keto chicken pot pies, we will be mixing together fiber-rich, low-carb flours like almond flour and coconut flour, nutrient-dense eggs, and fat-rich cheese and butter. Throw away that white flour — you won’t be needing it anymore.

Keto Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Inside this delicious keto crust, you will find all of your favorite pot pie fillings like chicken breast, onion, celery, carrots, and green peas — all marinating in delicious creaminess.

As an added bonus, you’ll be having some foods that you don’t commonly find in keto meals like green peas and carrots. They both will help you meet your needs for some nutrients that you may not be getting elsewhere. Green peas, for example, are an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, and folate, while carrots contain high levels of vitamin A and antioxidants that help protect you from disease and improve bone and eye health.

The best part of this keto dinner recipe, however, is not how nourishing it is, but how convenient it is to take with you on the go. These pies are the perfect serving size and so easy to take to work and reheat for lunch or a snack. If you have extras, just put them into an airtight container and pop them in the freezer. With the individual portion size, you can defrost the number of portions you need while you preserve the rest for later.

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Simple Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan was my first comfort food. It was my go-to dish whenever my family went to Italian restaurants.  With all of the breading, tomato sauce, and cheese, it is hard not to like.

But then, I started to invest in my health and realized that my favorite Italian meal is typically made with unhealthy ingredients.

Fortunately, with this keto chicken parmesan, you can get all of the deliciousness of this popular Italian favorite with none of the processed carbs.

Simple Chicken Parmesan

What’s even better is that the keto “breading” is actually healthy. It is made of fiber-packed flaxseeds and antioxidant-rich herbs and spices that help enhance the health of almost every cell in the body.

On top of that, the chicken breasts and mozzarella cheese will provide you with an outstanding source of high-quality protein. This will help you improve your body composition by preserving muscle mass and increasing your feelings of fullness so that you will eat fewer calories without the hunger creeping in.

Altogether, this chicken parmesan recipe remains unmatched when it comes to its flavor and health benefits. In fact, many people say that this is better than the original.

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Enchilada Skillet Chicken

This is one of the easiest keto chicken dishes you can make, and it’s filled with your favorite Mexican flavors. The secret behind the simplicity and tastiness of this keto meal lies in the red enchilada sauce.

It comes ready-made for you to pour on your keto-friendly breaded chicken, adding savory spices and herbs and plenty of tomatoes to the dish. The tomatoes add some much-needed nutrients to the meal like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and a powerful antioxidant called lycopene.

Enchilada Skillet Chicken

Lycopene is a health-promoting plant compound commonly found in tomatoes and consuming it with the fats in this keto meal increases its absorption 4-fold. This means that by eating this chicken dish, you will be able to get more of the benefits of lycopene, which includes cholesterol optimization, cancer prevention, and skin health enhancement.

If you want to take this dishes flavor, health benefits, and fat content to the next level, then have it with sliced avocado or Bacon and Roasted Garlic Guacamole.

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Chicken Tender Lazone

Some people love a little smokiness with their meat. If you are one of those people, then this keto chicken dish is for you. Smoked paprika is the secret ingredient here that will give the chicken tenders a subtle smokey flavor, while it ups the vitamin A and antioxidant levels of the whole meal at the same time.

The highlight of the meal from a health perspective, however,  is the zucchini noodles. Zucchini is one of the healthiest low carb vegetables you can have on the ketogenic diet.

Chicken Tender Lazone

It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are vitally important antioxidants that promote eye health and reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts as we age. Zucchini is also an excellent source of potassium, an essential mineral that helps your blood vessels relax and reduces your risk of stroke and hypertension.

Altogether, this keto chicken dish provides us with another incredible example of how you can both improve your health and be completely satisfied while you are on the ketogenic diet. However, if you find this meal to be missing a little something, perhaps adding some extra cheese on top will do the trick. Adding cheese is also a great way to get some more fat in with your meal.

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Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole

This is one of my all-time favorite keto casseroles. It has tons of fat and protein, and plenty of flavor and spiciness.

The combination of cayenne pepper (from Frank’s Red Hot) and the jalapenos give each bite a spicy kick along with some unique health benefits. This is because each one of these peppers contains capsaicin, the spicy plant compound helps the body in many ways. For instance, capsaicin has been found to help boost weight loss, improve blood sugar levels, and decrease inflammation. This is a win-win-win situation for anyone that is carrying some extra fat.

Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole

The fat from the bacon and cheese in this keto chicken casserole will take it one step further by helping you absorb the capsaicin so that it goes to work and doesn’t stick around for too long on your tongue.

Another great thing about this keto recipe is that it will make plenty of reheatable leftovers that you can have throughout the week as well. Feel free to add some sour cream on top to add some more healthy fats and a pleasant cooling contrast of flavor to each bite.

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Slow Cooker Keto Chicken Tikka Masala

Indian food always leaves me feeling full and energized with all of its medicinal ingredients, but the rice sets me up for a massive energy crash later on.

Because of this, I sought out low-carb Indian food alternatives and realized that you can just replace the rice with cauliflower rice. It is not exactly the same thing as rice, but it provides some extra texture and bulk to the meal that really makes this keto Indian dish one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.

Slow Cooker Keto Chicken Tikka Masala

My favorite thing about Indian food is how they combine herbs and spices that we rarely see in western cultures. For example, when the last time you had a meal with ginger in it?

Not only does this spice add a zestiness to any dish that it is in, but it has many medicinal properties as well. For example, the current research suggests that ginger can help relieve indigestion, decrease inflammation, lower blood sugar levels, and treat nausea and menstrual cramps.

Along with the ginger, you will be getting a restorative spice mix called garam masala. Garam masala is a combination of flavorful spices that typically includes cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black pepper, and coriander. In other words, this spice mixture contains some of the most potent antioxidants known to help us boost immunity, promote weight loss, alleviate pain, and reduce blood sugar levels.

Overall, this keto dinner will serve your palate the unique flavors it craves while you get the medicinal benefits of these unique herbs and spices. Make sure you don’t skip out on the cilantro either. It adds the perfect bite of freshness that’s needed in such a rich and hearty dish.

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Imagine having chili without the carb-rich beans or tomatoes, but it still has so much flavor that you won’t want to put the spoon down. This is exactly what you’ll experience with this keto chili recipe.

The green chilies, cumin, and oregano come through deliciously, while the cauliflower provides an excellent texture replacement for beans. With this recipe, you’ll also be getting some of the most potent antioxidants from the green chilies, oregano, and cauliflower.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

The cauliflower, in particular, contains a compound that is converted into sulforaphane — a plant compound that has been found to kill cancer stem cells and improve heart health and cognitive function.

Cauliflower also comes with plenty of vitamin C, vitamin K, and magnesium, giving it the ability to improve cardiovascular function and fight off disease and infectious bacteria and viruses. When you consider this alongside the virus-fighting power of onion and oregano, this keto chili makes for the perfect hot meal to have on a cold winter day — especially if you feel like you are coming down with something. It leaves behind plenty of appetizing leftovers as well.

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Caprese Chicken Thighs

Sometimes, you just want to keep it simple without missing out on any of the flavor. This is exactly what you will get with this keto chicken recipe.

The sliced tomato, mozzarella cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, and basil come together in a way that makes for a wonderful meal. Plus, this chicken dish is a perfect excuse to get more olive oil and basil in your keto diet.

The olive oil will not only provide you with plenty of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, but it will also provide you with a plethora of antioxidants.

Caprese Chicken Thighs

One of the most well-researched antioxidants that you’ll get from olive oil is called oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is such a powerful antioxidant that it possesses similar anti-inflammatory properties to ibuprofen.

Basil comes with potent anti-inflammatory antioxidants as well, but it’s most exciting health-promoting attribute is that it has the ability to prevent cancer and protect our cells from DNA damage.

The essential oils from basil have also been shown to lower blood glucose, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels. This means that it can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well.

Overall, these Caprese chicken thighs are even better for you than they taste. If you want to make them even healthier and more flavorful, then try serving them with zucchini ribbons or our eggplant based monkey breads.

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Keto Chicken Pad Thai

Thai food is a flavor journey that your palate may fall in love with. Sadly, most Thai dishes are carb-based. So, what can you do if you want to try some Thai while you are on the ketogenic diet? Make it yourself by using shirataki noodles instead of rice or wheat-based noodles.

In fact, by using the shirataki noodles, you can make this dish even healthier without missing out on any of the incredible Thai flavors. This is because the shirataki noodles have virtually zero calories and are packed with glucomannan, a soluble fiber that helps increase satiety and decrease blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Chicken Pad Thai

You’ll also get many health benefits from the ingredients that provide the unique Thai flavors as well. The garlic and green onions, for example, contain a compound called allicin. Allicin has been found to activate anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative processes throughout the body that protect us from brain damage and disease. On top of that, you will reap the benefits of eating chicken, eggs, and mung bean sprouts, which are all excellent sources of b-vitamins, essential minerals, and protein.

With all of these healthy ingredients, it is hard to tell what is more profound in this keto pad thai dish — the flavor or the health-enhancing benefits that it provides.

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Keto BBQ Chicken Pizza (With A Dairy-Free Pizza Crust Option)

Unconventional, yet ridiculously delicious. This keto pizza is an excellent example of how you don’t have to give up pizza while you are on the ketogenic diet.

The combination of BBQ sauce and Rao’s tomato sauce will provide you with the sweet and sour flavors that your palate craves.

On top of that, the rotisserie chicken will give you plenty of protein and creatine to help you improve your body composition and strength in a variety of ways.

Keto BBQ Chicken Pizza

For some extra health-promoting fiber, substitute the cheese in the crust for coconut flour. If you want some extra fat instead, keep the cheese in the crust and add some extra cheddar cheese on top.

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Herb Chicken and Mushroom Stew

The easiest way to get dinner on the table is to throw everything into your slow cooker and forget about it for a few hours. That’s the basis of this herb chicken and mushroom stew recipe — and it works out wonderfully every time.

The most impressive thing about this recipe to me is the fact provides me with a delicious way to get more mushrooms in my diet. Each mushroom contains many unique compounds, like ergothioneine and chitin, that you won’t find anywhere else on the food chain.

Herb Chicken and Mushroom Stew

The ergothioneine is a potent antioxidant that helps enhance immune system function, decrease inflammation, and stave off many chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease. The chitin, on the other hand, is a fungi fiber that helps boost our feeling of satiety, causing us to eat fewer calories at that meal.

The combination of the vitamins, minerals, and unique compounds in these mushrooms makes them an ideal keto diet food that will boost your well being and feeling of fullness at the same time. Plus, they fit in beautifully with the other herbs, spices, and keto ingredients in this stew.

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Hasselback Marinara Chicken

Fat? Check. Flavor? Check. Low carb veggies? Check. This keto chicken recipe has it all.

My favorite thing about it is the fact that you will get a hearty serving of spinach without even realizing it. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense veggies that you can have on the ketogenic diet. It is high in niacin and zinc, as well as a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.

Hasselback Marinara Chicken

It is also abundant in flavonoids that act as antioxidants to protect the cells in our digestive tract and throughout our body from damage. Along with the spinach, you’ll also get many other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the basil tomato sauce that we talked about earlier in this article.

If I had to sum up the benefits of this keto recipe in one sentence, I’d say, “it has something good for every part of the body.” Without a doubt, this will satisfy your need for a nourishing weeknight meal.

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Skillet Browned Chicken with Creamy Greens

If you love the texture of crispy fried chicken, then this dish is for you. After you make this dish, each piece of chicken will have a fiber-rich crispy breading without any of the carbs, and a cream sauce that compliments the chicken perfectly.

From a health perspective, the most important part of this dish is the leafy greens. Almost every keto dieter needs to eat more greens. This is because leafy greens tend to be rich in vitamins A, C, E and K and some B vitamins like folate as well.

Skillet Browned Chicken with Creamy Greens

They also are packed with an abundance of antioxidants that are essential for preventing disease and enhancing health. Altogether, leafy greens help lower your risk of various diseases and cancer substantially. In other words, eating your greens every day is like a cheap health insurance policy that will protect you now and in the long term.

If the flavor and texture of the greens are off-putting to you, then try adding some of your favorite cheese or crumbled bacon on top. This will make them much easier to consume while adding some extra fats to your meal as well.

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Low Carb Sweet & Sour Chicken

Chinese food has been a weakness for me since I first tasted it. Fried rice, sweet and sour chicken, General Tso’s chicken, chow mein. Everything I can’t have on a ketogenic diet — well at least until now.

All you need to do to make your favorite Chinese dishes keto-friendly is to use keto flours, low-calorie sweeteners, and Cauliflower Fried Rice. The best part about this keto-friendly Chinese chicken dish is the fact that almost every ingredient brings something to the table that will improve your health.

Low Carb Sweet & Sour Chicken

The eggs, for example, will provide you 13 essential vitamins and minerals, while the coconut oil will give you some ketosis boosting medium chain triglycerides. In addition, the crushed pork rinds, almond flour, and parmesan cheese that make up the keto-friendly breading will provide you with a wide variety of essential fats and minerals that will boost your health even further.

If you’d like to try another Chinese favorite, check out our recipe for General Tso’s Chicken as well. It has many of the same flavors as the sweet and sour chicken with an added spicy kick and a bit of nutty sesame flavor.

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Chicken Roulades with Sage and Gruyere

This recipe is for you if you want to try something a little different. The flavors of the sage and gruyere in this keto chicken dish are subtly unique and so savory that it may be the innovative culinary experience that you have been craving.

Plus, you’ll have a chance to experience the fascinating properties of sage as well. Not only does sage have potent anti-inflammatory properties like many other herbs, but it also has been found to enhance cognitive function.

Chicken Roulades with Sage and Gruyere

In one placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study, for example, participants who were given a standardized essential oil extract of sage experienced a significant improvement in their immediate memory recall. These results, along with our knowledge of the compounds found in sage, show that the herb may be able to help patients with cognitive decline (and it may even help enhance cognitive function as well).

Along with the sage, the onion you will be having with this keto recipe also may help improve cognitive function and reduce cognitive decline — especially in older adults.

When you have the sage and the onion together (as you will with this keto meal), they will magnify the cognitive benefits that you will already be getting from following the ketogenic diet. This means that this keto chicken dish is even healthier for the brain than it is for the body. To make it even better for you, feel free to add extra cheese on top for some extra fat-soluble vitamins, calcium, and healthy fats.

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BBQ Chicken Soup

This is exactly what you think it is. All of your favorite BBQ flavors in a keto-friendly soup — not too smokey and not too sweet. Just enough flavor to keep you wanting to take another bite. (It is just like the Pulled BBQ Chicken Recipe, made into a soup.)

My favorite part of this recipe from a health perspective is the combination of chicken broth and beef broth. Many people know these ingredients for their mineral content, but this is not all they add to the soup.

BBQ Chicken Soup

With each spoonful of these broths, you will also be getting a substantial dose of an amino acid called glycine as well. Glycine is an amino acid that is found in high quantities in animal skin, tendons, and bones, and dissolves into the chicken and beef broth as it is being made.

This amino acid is crucial for our health because it balances out another amino acid called methionine that is found in high quantities in muscle meat (like chicken thigh meat and chicken breast). When methionine levels are too high, the body will start converting it into homocysteine, which is a compound that is associated with increased plaque build up in the arteries and heart disease. Just by having the chicken and beef broth in this recipe you can prevent this from happening.

Glycine also helps us in many other ways, including:

  • Acting as a potent anti-inflammatory agent in the body
  • Reducing blood sugar levels
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Improving mental well being
  • Fighting cancer
  • Enhancing skin health
  • Improving sleep quality

To sum up the benefits of this keto soup more succinctly, it will not only boost your health, but it will help you get a better night’s sleep as well. For these reasons (and because of how delicious the BBQ sauce is), you will probably fall in love with this recipe.

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Buffalo Chicken Crust Pizza

Sometimes you don’t need even need flour to make a delicious keto pizza. Take this recipe for example. All you will need is some meat, eggs, and a food processor — not for the toppings, but for the crust.

Once you make the keto-friendly chicken pizza crust, you can top it with all of your favorite buffalo chicken amenities (e.g., hot sauce, blue cheese, and celery). Not only are these ingredients delicious when eaten together, but they provide you with unique health benefits that you rarely get from keto pizzas as well.

Buffalo Chicken Crust Pizza

For example, the most common ingredient in hot sauce, cayenne pepper, helps improve circulation and digestive health, fight cold and flu viruses, and boost metabolism. Meanwhile, the celery helps decrease inflammation and cholesterol levels, while you get all of the benefits of calcium, protein, and healthy fats from the blue cheese.

Altogether, these three ingredients will satisfy your craving for something crunchy, spicy, and cheesy, while they help you meet your health goals. In other words, this keto pizza is the perfect example of how pizza can be both delicious and healthy.

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Broccoli Chicken Zucchini Boats

Think of a zucchini boat as an open-faced sandwich that is completely keto-friendly. It makes for the perfect lunch for you to have when you want something that is a little out of the ordinary.

Although these zucchini boats are delicious, this isn’t the main reason why I selected this recipe for the list. The best thing about them is the fact that they have two of the healthiest vegetables that keto dieters can eat — broccoli and zucchini.

Broccoli Chicken Zucchini Boats

We already explored how amazing zucchini is, but did you know that broccoli helps fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and stimulate detoxification pathways? This is because broccoli is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant compounds like isothiocyanates that elicit many detoxification pathways and anti-cancer mechanisms throughout the body.

To take these zucchini boats to the next level, try adding some bacon, sour cream, or keto ranch dressing on top — especially if you need to get more fats with your meal.

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup

Buffalo wings are delicious, but it’s easy to eat too much protein when you have them. So, if you find yourself craving some wings, make this keto chicken soup instead. You’ll get all of your favorite buffalo wing flavors with some additional ingredients that you just won’t get from any other buffalo chicken recipe.

The best part is that you’ll be getting a ton of healthy fats and high-fat dairy with this soup. This is because the base is primarily made from heavy cream and cream cheese — a keto dieter’s best friend.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup

The combination of the two (and the butter as well) provide you with a great source of saturated fat to burn as fuel, and another healthy fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA has been shown in multiple studies to improve metabolic health in a variety of ways, which means that this fatty acid will work concurrently with the fat-soluble vitamins and minerals in the high-fat dairy to enhance many aspects of your health.

As you can see, it is not surprising as to why high-fat dairy like butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese is such an essential part of so many keto diets. One of the best ways to get more of them is by making some low-carb buffalo chicken soup.

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Keto Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Thighs

This is a super easy and healthy keto one-pan meal that you can make any night. It is filled with fat, protein, and low-carb vegetables, which will all help you feel completely satiated while improving your health.

Not only will you be having a creamy, cheesy tomato sauce with this keto stir fry, but you’ll get plenty of garlic as well. Garlic is worth mentioning because it has potent plant compounds in it, like allicin, which give it the ability to fight off cold and flu viruses and optimize cholesterol levels.

Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Thighs

This means that, with this keto chicken dish, you will be able to get an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will combat everything from disease to cancer to the flu.

However, the best part about this recipe is the fact that you can reap all of these benefits in 30 minutes or less.

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Bacon, Avocado, and Chicken Sandwich

Yes, you can have a sandwich while you are on keto. With the keto cloud bread in this recipe, you will be able to experience all of the best characteristics of a sandwich in a low carb way.

Plus, this keto chicken sandwich gives you the perfect excuse to have more avocados. And don’t forget about the bacon and its health benefits. That’s right — bacon is actually an excellent source of selenium, phosphorus, and almost all of the b vitamins, and it is filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Bacon, Avocado, and Chicken Sandwich

As far as avocado goes, it is arguably the most healthy fruit that you can eat. It is filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, potassium, vitamins, and antioxidants — all of which will help improve your triglyceride and cholesterol levels, prevent cancer, protect your eyes, and enhance your health.

Overall, this sandwich is my favorite way to get a ton of healthy fats in with my lunch without skimping on the flavor. However, if you want even more fat and flavor, consider using keto ranch dressing as a dipping sauce to take this keto meal to the next level.

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Keto Kung Pao Chicken

I love Asian Cuisine. From Sweet and Sour Chicken to Grilled Short Ribs, I’ve tried to recreate as many favorites as I can into keto-friendly recipes that everyone can enjoy. Now, it’s time to make some keto Kung Pao Chicken.

This dish is traditionally a spicy stir fry made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers, but it tends to be served with rice and some added sugar in the sauce, which we all know is not keto-friendly.

Keto Kung Pao Chicken

Without the added sugar and rice, the peanuts in this keto dish really shine through. They add a whole different dimension to this meal that compliments the other Szechuan flavors so wonderfully. Plus, the peanuts are a great source of monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, vitamin b3, biotin, folate, copper, manganese, and antioxidants. This is part of the reason why studies have found that consuming nuts (including peanuts) at least 4 times a week showed a 37% reduced risk of coronary heart disease compared to those who never or seldom ate nuts. Furthermore, nut consumption is associated with a reduced risk of weight gain as well.

Keep in mind that we’ve only looked at the benefits of peanuts in this dish so far. We barely even mentioned the other health-promoting ingredients like green pepper, spring onion, and ginger, which all have there own medicinal properties. You really can’t go wrong with this keto chicken dish.

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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

The title says it all. These BBQ pulled chicken sliders feature low-carb slider buns that are filled with healthy fats, nutrient-dense eggs, and fiber.

With each bite, you will also get to experience the versatility of my two favorite keto-friendly sweeteners, stevia and erythritol. Stevia, in itself, has the potential to decrease your sugar levels and optimize cholesterol levels, while the erythritol exhibits antioxidant properties before it is excreted.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

Neither sweetener provokes an insulin response, but both of them give these BBQ sliders the sweetness that makes every BBQ sauce better. With these sliders, you will also be having two varieties of mustard that both have the capacity to quell chronic inflammation and prevent cancer.

Altogether, this keto meal is filled with so much flavor and so many potent plant antioxidants that you will feel great after trying these for yourself. Try putting some coleslaw on top of your pulled BBQ chicken for some extra crunch, healthy fats, and even more health-enhancing keto ingredients.

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Keto Style Szechuan Chicken

Let’s end this recipe roundup with one of my favorite keto chicken dishes. This is super easy to make, and it will fulfill your desire for something spicy, something savory, and something sweet, all at the same time.

We already explored the health benefits behind most of the ingredients in this keto meal. You know about the chicken, spinach, coconut oil, and mustard, but what about tomato paste?

Yes, I know we’ve talked about tomatoes already, but the tomato paste is a bit different.

Keto Style Szechuan Chicken

In the process of making the paste, all of the peels and tomato seeds are discarded, which means that the “anti-nutrients” (like lectins) that may impair digestive health and block the absorption of certain minerals are no longer present. Plus, the process of making tomato paste increases the bioavailability of lycopene. In other words, you’ll be able to get 2.5 times more lycopene by eating tomato paste than by eating a raw tomato, which means more disease-fighting, prostate protecting lycopene for you without any of the potentially harmful anti-nutrients.

Also, with this keto chicken dish, you’ll get a substantial dose of red wine vinegar, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and optimize blood sugar levels after meals. This is because red wine vinegar contains resveratrol, polyphenols, and acetic acid, all of which have powerful health-promoting effects throughout the body.

To make this meal even more complete, pour it on top of some Cauliflower Fried Rice and enjoy. If you need some extra fat, drizzle some sesame oil or coconut oil on top before you take your first bite.

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How To Use These Keto Chicken Recipes to Meet Your Macros and Get The Best Results

No matter what keto chicken dish you choose, it is crucial that you eat it in the context of your macronutrient needs. Many of these recipes are filled with enough protein to potentially take you above your recommended protein needs for the day and lower your ketone levels.

For this reason, eating these chicken dishes mindlessly is one of the easiest ways to get off track, kick yourself out of ketosis, and hit a weight loss plateau.

However, if you choose each meal with the purpose of meeting your macronutrient goals first and foremost, then you are much more likely to get the results you want.

To do this, we recommend plugging your information into our keto calculator. It will tell you exactly how much of each macronutrient you should aim to eat to meet your goals on the ketogenic diet.

After you know how much you should eat on a daily basis, we suggest downloading a calorie tracking app like MyFitnessPal or Cronometer and tracking what you eat with that. To help you get started, we put together a comprehensive guide on how to track calories and carbs on keto using these apps. You can find the guide by clicking here.

By using the keto calculator and tracking your macros, you will be able to figure out what chicken dish you should eat and how much of it you should it so that you don’t gain weight or decrease your ketone levels substantially. Feel free to customize your dishes and/or adjust your serving size so that you can get the optimal assortment of macronutrients.

Here are some examples of how you can customize your favorite keto chicken dishes to meet your personal macronutrient needs:

To add more protein and fat:

To add more fat without too much protein:

Regardless of what option(s) you choose, make sure you include whatever you have with your keto chicken dish in your total calorie, carb, protein, and fat count for the day.


Putting It All Together — The 25 Best Low Carb Chicken Recipes for The Ketogenic Diet

Chicken is healthy and versatile. You can pretty much have any of your favorite flavors with it, and it will be a delicious dish.

However, many chicken dishes are filled with carb-laden flours and accompanied by so many high-carb sides that it is hard to find something that is genuinely healthy and keto-friendly. This is why we dug through hundreds of recipes to find some of the all-time favorites of the keto community. We picked recipes that span many different flavors and cuisines, so we hope that you will be able to find a bunch of new go-to keto recipes.

So, without further ado, here is the complete list of the top 25 keto chicken recipes with clickable links that will send you straight to the full recipe page:

Each one is unique and comes with a wide array of health benefits. Keep in mind, however, that these keto dishes are so tasty that it is easy to get carried away with them to the point where you may eat too many calories and too much protein. This can impair your ability to reach deeper levels of ketosis and cause you to gain weight.

All you have to do to keep this from happening is make sure you eat your meals in the context of your macronutrient goals. By doing this, each meal will take you one step closer to better health and an even better-looking body.

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