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50 Keto Chicken Recipes You’ve Never Tried

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

You’ve decided to give the ketogenic diet—aka the buzzy, high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb meal plan—a whirl, but it’s so easy to fall into a dinner rut: Douse some chicken and veggies in olive oil, roast ’em and repeat. (Yawn.) But don’t forget about all of the fun ways to incorporate the lean meat, from chicken sausage to ground chicken to bone-in, skin-on cuts. Presenting 50 tasty keto chicken recipes that couldn’t be boring if they tried.

The Recipe Critic

1. Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Velvety sauce, sun-dried tomatoes—and ready in 30 minutes flat. Yum.

Ambitious Kitchen

2. Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

When your friends say they don’t understand your keto diet, present them with this masterpiece.

Wholesome Yum

3. Buffalo Chicken Soup

It’s ideal for cold months (but we’d eat it all year-round).

Hey Keto Mama

4. Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Tortillas are just filler anyway, no?

Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell
Hey Keto Mama

7. Keto White Chicken Chili

About a billion times better than takeout.

Ambitious Kitchen

8. Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

Serve this keto-friendly dish with a side of cauliflower rice.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

9. Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers

Just as good as a plane ticket to Santorini.

Life Made Sweeter

10. Low-Carb Chicken Fajita Salad

If you must have salad, do it like this.

Foodie Crush

11. 30-Minute Caprese Chicken

Close your eyes and you’re in Italy.

Food Faith Fitness

12. Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Pro tip: It's even better paired with some cauliflower mashed potatoes.

Wholesome Yum

13. Whole Crockpot Chicken

Cool if we lick the plate?

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14. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Go for bone-in, skin-on for the juiciest results.

Wholesome Yum

15. Chicken Stir Fy

We could eat this one every night.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

16. Thai Lettuce Wraps

Tacos' bright, spicy, low-carb sister.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

17. Foolproof Cheater’s Confit

Chicken confit is a thing, guys.

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18. Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

Hi, old friend. How nice that you’re on our diet.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

19. White Wine Coq au Vin

It’s ready in under an hour. Yup, you heard us.

Wholesome Yum

20. Keto Chicken Tenders

Here's your reminder that chicken tenders are completely acceptable for adults.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

21. Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

Bring on the low-carb comfort food.

Erin McDowell

22. Avocado Chicken Salad

It’s anything but a Waldorf.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

23. Crispy Grilled Chicken

The secret to the crispiest chicken ever? Mayonnaise.

Half Baked Harvest

24. Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese Salad

Worthy of a goddess (like you).

Wholesome Yum

25. Keto Chicken Parmesan

You won’t even have room for dessert.

Damn Delicious

26. One Pan Pizza Chicken

Welcome to the best diet ever.

Food Faith Fitness

27. Everything Bagel Chicken

These hearty main is all about the seasoning.

Food Faith Fitness

28. Coconut Chicken Curry

Admit it: Your mouth just started watering.

The Recipe Critic
Wholesome Yum

30. Healthy Chicken Alfredo

You won't miss angel hair once you try it with spaghetti squash.

Food Faith Fitness

31. Baked Chicken Nuggets

These are always a crowd-pleaser (and kid-friendly).

Two Sleevers

32. Basil Pesto Chicken

Best of all, it’s ready in 25 minutes.

Two Sleevers

33. Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole

Take your taste buds on a wild ride.

Dana Carpender/Keto for One

34. Keto Pasta with Chicken

If you’re not into chicken thighs, you can use boneless, skinless chicken breast too.

Leslie Grow/Keto in an Instant

35. Indian Butter Chicken

Anyone would love to gobble this Instant Pot gem up—even if they're not on the keto diet.

Wholesome Yum

36. Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

Prep this on a Sunday and enjoy it all through the week.

Wholesome Yum

37. Butter Chicken

Yes, it is just as delicious as it sounds.

Mellissa Sevigny/Squeaky Clean Keto

38. Everything Chicken Wings

Make a batch and give Buffalo sauce a run for its money.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

39. Bruschetta Chicken

Meet bruschetta chicken, a speedy meal that tastes super indulgent.

Katie Wayne

40. Spicy Hummus Chicken Salad

Comfort food at its finest.

The Minimalist Kitchen

41. Family-Style Chicken Caesar Salad

Ditch the croutons and you’ll have just eight grams of carbs.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

42. Chicken and Snap Pea Stir Fry

Bonus? It’s ready to eat in 20 minutes.

The Modern Proper

43. Low Carb Chicken Divan

The veggies are baked in—no sides needed.

Christopher Hirsheimer/Canal House Cook Something

44. Chicken Thighs with Pancetta and Green Olives

The trick to crispy skin is to cook it low and slow.

Kristen Kilpatrick/The Defined Dish
Katherine Gillen

46. Hot Honey Chicken Thighs

This swicy dish is only six ingredients away (and you likely have most of them on hand).

Katherine Gillen

47. Honey-Mustard Grilled Chicken with Foil Packet Green Beans

Dinnertime at the campout just got a lot tastier—and a lot less messy.

Kate Sears/The Modern Table

48. Garlic-Confit Chicken with Lemon and Thyme

Slow cooked garlic cloves in oil > everything. Don't @ us.

Erin McDowell

49. Oven-Baked Buffalo Wings

Bust out the ranch and blue cheese dressings. Oh, and all the napkins you have.

Donna Griffith/The Primal Gourmet Cookbook

50. Piri Piri Chicken

Just like you'd get at a Portuguese churrasqueria. Spatchcock the bird to reduce the cooking time and crisp the skin.