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16 Delicious And Healthy Keto Chicken Recipes

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Discover a delectable assortment of 16 Keto Chicken Recipes that cater to both your taste buds and low-carb lifestyle.

From zesty Lemon Pepper Chicken to savory Greek Chicken Marinade, these flavorful dishes offer variety and convenience, with easy-to-follow instructions and readily available ingredients. Prepare to savor succulent flavors, nourish your body, and elevate your keto cooking skills with this irresistible collection.

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Is Chicken Keto?

Chicken is, like most meats, very low in carbs and is therefore very much keto-friendly.

Whatever piece of meat you choose, chicken is zero-carb meat, so your chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, chicken wings, chicken breast, and chicken tenderloins all have no carbs.

However, it’s essential to buy unmarinated chicken since some food preparations are sold with high-carb sauce or marinade.

Chicken Nutrition

One hundred grams of chicken contains (*):

  • 5.5 grams of Fat
  • 0 grams of Carbs
  • 29.6 grams of Protein
  • 0.4 mg of Iron

Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

The many keto recipes below are the best way of using chicken breasts to make simple and healthy low-carb dinners.

These step-by-step recipes show you how to make and meal-prep chicken for you and your loved ones.

While chicken is a great protein source for anyone on a keto diet, it’s recommended to pair it with a keto side dish and, if you have a sweet tooth, one of my keto desserts.

Best Keto Side Dishes For Chicken

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How Can I Add Flavor To Keto Chicken Recipes?

Chicken is a relatively bland meat, but there are many ways you can use to add taste and flavor to the meat.

First, you can just add spices like garlic powder, salt, and cracked pepper. Second, you can cook your chicken with olive oil or in chicken stock or chicken broth.

My favorite way is to marinate the meat with one of my many healthy, keto marinades. Try one of the following:

Once you’ve cooked the meat, you can also use a simple sauce recipe to enhance your main dish.

Healthy Keto Chicken Recipes

I have many delicious chicken recipes for you:

a cast iron skillet filled with two Blackened Chicken Breast and fresh herbs on top
1 Blackened Chicken
4.99 from 109 votes
This Blackened Chicken recipe makes soft, tender chicken breast with a spicy black crust made from spices. It's a delicious healthy chicken recipe to serve as a main or to top up a salad.
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Almond Flour Chicken Tenders
2 Almond Flour Chicken Tenders
4.99 from 241 votes
These Almond Flour Chicken Tenders are easy healthy crispy chicken tenders coated with almond flour. Bonus, this is a keto chicken recipe, low in carbs and perfectly diabetic-friendly.
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Marsala Keto Chicken RecipeMarsala Keto Chicken Recipe
3 Keto Chicken Marsala
4.98 from 259 votes
An easy comforting dinner with creamy Keto Chicken cooked in Marsala mushroom sauce.
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Greek Chicken Marinade
4 Greek Chicken Marinade
5 from 130 votes
This Greek Chicken Marinade is a simple and delicious marinade for chicken breast or tenderloins, perfect to grill, bake, or air fry.
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Lemon Pepper Chicken Tenders
5 Lemon Pepper Chicken Tenders
5 from 221 votes
These Lemon Pepper Chicken Tenders are easy juicy chicken pieces delicious as topping to salad or meals with grilled vegetables.
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Easy cobb salad keto
6 Keto Cobb Salad
4.75 from 20 votes
An easy Keto Cobb Salad recipe with crunchy romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, Roquefort blue cheese, and red wine vinaigrette.
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Cast Iron Chicken Breast
7 Cast Iron Chicken Breast
5 from 202 votes
This Cast iron chicken breast is an easy healthy way to cook chicken breast in less than 20 minutes for dinner. Plus, this recipe requires only 5 ingredients.
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bacon chicken ranch casserole
8 Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
4.97 from 429 votes
This Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole with broccoli is the easiest comforting family keto dinner for chicken lovers with only 2.8 grams of net carbs.
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Cranberry Chicken Salad
9 Cranberry Chicken Salad
4.99 from 144 votes
This Cranberry Chicken Salad is an easy low-carb chicken salad perfect as a light lunch or to fill sandwiches or wraps.
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The best Keto Jambalaya recipe
10 Keto Jambalaya recipe
4.98 from 442 votes
This keto Jambalaya recipe is an easy one-pan Spanish, French-Inspired dinner combining boneless chicken breast pieces, sausage, and shrimps cooked in a rich Cajun Spices tomato sauce.
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Keto Orange Chicken Recipe
11 Keto Orange Chicken
4.95 from 487 votes
This Keto Orange Chicken recipe tastes like your traditional Chinese restaurant takeaway, without the sugar or carbs! Sticky pieces of fried chicken, coated in low-carb keto orange sauce!
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Keto stuffed avocados
12 Taco Stuffed Avocados
4.99 from 291 votes
A delicious keto Mexican food recipe to use ripe avocado.
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chicken and avocado salad
13 Keto Chicken Salad with Avocado
4.79 from 32 votes
A delicious summer keto chicken salad with melt-in-your-mouth avocado, crunchy bacon, and moist shredded chicken.
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Keto Chicken Nuggets
14 Keto Chicken Nuggets
4.98 from 447 votes
Juicy, crispy almond flour parmesan Keto Chicken Nuggets, perfect to enjoy fast-food-style food at home on your keto diet!
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Keto coconut curry recipe
15 Keto Chicken Curry
4.98 from 195 votes
Keto Chicken Curry Recipe with Tikka Masala Indian spices.
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza
16 Buffalo Chicken Pizza
5 from 217 votes
This Buffalo Chicken Pizza is a delicious quick and easy homemade pizza for chicken lovers with the zing of hot sauce.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Need To Cook Chicken?

Keto chicken recipes can be made either in a skillet, in the oven, an instant pot, or in a slow cooker.

What Are Good Side Dishes To Chicken?

There are many recipes you can pair with chicken such as salads, soups, or veggies.

Can I Make Air Fryer Chicken?

Yes, some low-carb chicken recipes can be cooked in the air fryer.
Note that some recipes use crumbs that can drip in your air fryer, making it a bit of a chore to clean up.

Is Rotisserie Chicken Healthy On Keto?

Yes, all parts of a chicken are keto-friendly. Rotisserie chicken is normally made with just chicken and a sauce or marinade on the skin.

Is Chicken Good For Keto?

Chicken is very much keto-friendly like most meat.

Which Part Of Chicken Is Keto?

All parts of a chicken are keto-friendly so you can go wild with your recipes!

What’s The Best Sauce For Chicken On Keto?

You can make any creamy sauce you like with butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese for low carb chicken recipes.

Can I Freeze Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze raw chicken (provided it wasn’t in the freezer and thawed already), and you can also freeze cooked meals with chicken.
It allows you to meal prep many healthy chicken dinners for these busy weeknights or just save leftovers.

Is Chicken Gluten-Free?

Yes, chicken, like all meat, is a gluten-free ingredient.

Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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