Easy keto chicken recipes are the best way to stick to your ketogenic diet but also prepare meals that your whole family will love! There’s a reason chicken is such a popular dinner choice: it’s heathy, easy to cook, most people love it, and it’s reasonably priced.
Finding healthy comfort food recipes you can make over and over again, and that help curb your food cravings, are even better.
Quick low carb and keto chicken recipes are the ideal weeknight solution to getting a healthy dinner on the table quickly or make great keto chicken meal prep ideas too.
KETO CHICKEN RECIPES
Whether you’re looking for keto baked chicken recipes. keto chicken casserole recipes, keto chicken crockpot recipes, keto chicken thighs, or just easy keto chicken recipes, these amazing keto comfort food recipes are chicken ideas you’ll want to make every week.
The low carb and keto chicken recipes are divided into the following categories:
Keto Chicken Breasts
Keto Chicken Thighs
Keto Chicken Casseroles
Keto Chicken Soup
Keto Ground Chicken Recipes
Keto Chicken Tender Recipes
Easy Keto Chicken Recipes
If you’re interested in keto chicken salad recipes, I have an entire post just dedicated to that topic.
KETO CHICKEN BREASTS
Cooking with chicken breasts is the go-to meat of choice for many families. It’s so versatile, whether you want to bake it as whole chicken breasts, slice it for keto chicken salad, or shred it and turn it into a casserole.
While many of these recipes call for uncooked chicken breasts, one of my favorite cooking hacks is to take frozen chicken breasts and cook them in our instant pot. Having pre-cooked shredded chicken on hand makes quick and easy keto chicken recipes and helps make meal prep easy too.
Creamy Chicken Carbonara
Recipe and image by Cafe Delites
“Creamy parmesan carbonara chicken is the ultimate twist! Crispy, golden chicken fillets soak up a carbonara inspired sauce for a new chicken recipe loved by the entire family!”
Fettuccini carbonara has always been one of our kids’ family favorite recipes. Since cutting out processed carbs, having recipes like this keto chicken recipe makes it so much easier to stick to a Keto Diet.
You won’t be missing pizza with this simple and delicious keto chicken recipe that uses the chicken breast as the crust. Just pile on your favorite pizza toppings!
Recipe and image by Meal Prep on Fleek
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken
Recipe and image by The Recipe Critic
“Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken is ready in just 30 minutes and the parmesan garlic sauce will wow the entire family! This will become a new favorite! “
Chili Con Queso Chicken
Recipe and image by Written Reality
“This chile con queso chicken bake is a one-dish meal perfect for busy weeknights. It’s an easy chicken dinner that’s loaded with Tex Mex flavors and cheese.”
If you’re on a strict keto diet, store-bought chili con queso sauce might not be keto-friendly. You’ll want to make sure to check the labels, stick to the brands that don’t add sugar or make your own low carb chili con queso sauce.
Keto Spinach Stuffed Chicken
These cheesy spinach filled baked chicken breasts, have become such a winner in our home and is truly one of our go-to keto chicken recipes. In my opinion, the recipe makes more filling than we used to stuff the chicken breasts, but the extra was fantastic inside of an omelet the next day.
Recipe and image by I Breath I’m Hungry
KETO CHICKEN CASSEROLES
Low carb chicken casseroles make one of the best Keto chicken recipes, in my opinion. Is there truly anything as easy and comforting as a delicious casserole?
Green Chili Chicken Casserole
Green chili chicken casserole is truly one of the easiest keto chicken recipes since it doesn’t have very many ingredients, it can be on the table in under 30 minutes, and the combo of cheese and green salsa is always a crowd-pleaser.
Recipe and photo by Whole Lotta Yum
Crockpot Bacon Ranch Chicken
Recipe and photo by Back for Seconds
This keto crockpot bacon ranch chicken is also commonly known as crack chicken casserole and is an amazing blend of bacon, cream cheese, cheese, chicken, ranch seasoning and other goodness.
While it’s technically not a classic baked chicken casserole, think of it as a keto chicken casserole in your crockpot.
This is definitely a family-friendly keto recipe that will become a family favorite!
Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Recipe and image by 730 Sage Street
One of the hardest parts about sticking to a new health program like the ketogenic diet is missing your favorite comfort foods you used to enjoy.
That’s where something like this low carb chicken enchilada casserole makes one of the best quick keto chicken recipes. The chicken takes a little bit of prep and could even be done on the weekend. Once you have that ready to go, this low carb chicken enchilada recipe is quick and easy!
Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Recipe and image by Joy Filled Eats
Another easy keto chicken casserole recipe! Hopefully, you’ll have leftovers since it’s so delicious!
KETO CHICKEN SOUP
I don’t know about you, but a hearty warm bowl of healthy soup is one of the most amazing meals out there. Not all keto chicken recipes need to be high fat and high calorie. Sometimes a lighter and flavorful keto soup is the perfect meal choice.
Keto Mexican Chicken Soup
Recipe and image by Pure Wow
Classic Keto Chicken Soup
A keto take on a classic chicken noodle soup–minus the noodles. You’ll never miss the carb-laden pasta with the rich flavors of this delicious low carb and keto chicken noodle soup.
Recipe by Seeking Good Eats
Creamy Keto Chicken Mushroom Soup
A hearty and comforting creamy low carb and keto chicken mushroom soup recipe that’ll keep you warm on cold fall and winter nights.
Recipe by A Spicy Perspective
KETO CHICKEN THIGHS
No Mess Crispy Chicken Thighs
Sometimes just a simple and flavorful crispy baked chicken recipe is all that’s needed to create a delicious meal. This low carb and keto chicken thighs recipe is a fantastic choice when you want an easy simple baked chicken dinner.
Recipe and image by Jennifer Banz
Low Carb Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs
For those times when you want keto chicken recipes that are an easy baked dinner, you’ll enjoy these full of flavor paprika baked chicken thighs. This yummy recipe calls for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs.
Recipe and image by Let the Baking Begin
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs
Cooking a keto chicken thighs recipe on the stovetop also makes for a fast weeknight dinner. You’ll obsess over these crispy garlic parmesan chicken thighs that are oh so delicious.
Find the recipe at Joy Filled Eats
KETO GROUND CHICKEN RECIPES
I’m going to admit here that I’m not a big ground beef fan and I’ll substitute ground chicken or ground turkey for most recipes calling for ground beef. Ground chicken is lean, full of flavor, and makes an inexpensive meal idea.
I know you’ll love these low carb and keto ground chicken recipes.
Low Carb Egg Roll in a Bowl
When you’re craving Chinese food but have been working hard to stick to your low carb or Keto Diet, a satisfying dish of egg roll in a bowl is exactly what you’ll want.
So easy and simple to put together, and it cooks up quickly using ground chicken.
Find the recipe at Courtneys Sweets
Chicken Avocado Burgers (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)
Chicken burgers are already amazing on their own, but mixing in avocado takes them to a totally different level.
The recipe includes an option using Panko breadcrumbs or also almond meal so you can keep these tasty ground chicken burgers keto, paleo, and low carb.
Find the recipe at Laughing Spatula
Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Using tasty ground chicken always makes for easy keto chicken meatballs. Make sure to use a low carb buffalo sauce to keep this dish sugar free.
Recipe and image by How to This and That
KETO CHICKEN TENDER RECIPES
We love to cook with chicken tenders since they’re lower cost than chicken breasts, they cook fast, and they’re uniform in size which leads to more consistent cook times in recipes.
Just like how we love to cook frozen chicken breasts in our instant pot, cooking frozen chicken tenders is pretty darn amazing too! If you also like to meal prep like we do and keep pre-cooked frozen chicken in the freezer for quick and easy low carb and keto dinners, you might be interested in our instant pot chicken tenders technique.
Here’s a handful of our favorite keto chicken tender recipes when you want a quick, easy and inexpensive keto chicken dinner idea.
Low Carb Copycat Chic-fil-A Fried Chicken Tenders
Recipe and image by Megan Seelinger
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders
Keto chicken tenders coated in cheese and wrapped with bacon will surely become a low carb chicken dinner favorite. Can you believe something this tasty is only 3 ingredients?
Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Keto Buffalo Chicken Tenders
A combination of juicy chicken and flavorful buffalo chicken makes for an easy and delicious keto chicken recipe.
Recipe and image by Keto Connect
If you’re a big buffalo chicken fan like we are, be sure to read our post on 8 keto buffalo chicken recipes.
EASY KETO CHICKEN RECIPES
Easy Keto Cashew Chicken
Recipe and image by KetoConnect.net
According to Keto Connect, this is hands down one of the most popular recipes on their website! Having a keto substitute for when you miss Chinese food and can substitute with keto chicken stirfry, sure makes the ketogenic diet easier.
This easy keto chicken recipe cooks up in only 15 minutes.
Be sure to comment below on how these yummy low carb and keto chicken recipes turn out! Which ones become your go-to favorites?
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