Chicken Keto Recipes: 21 Ideas That Are Low Carb and Delicious

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Do you need a little inspiration for dinner ideas that aren’t boring? It’s your lucky day because I’ve rounded up 21 chicken keto recipes for you that will put the oomph back in your keto diet.

But why chicken? What about fat? I NEED FAT.

Healthy fat is the cornerstone of the keto diet. The majority of your calories come from fat. But you shouldn’t forget about protein since 20-30 percent of your calories should come from a protein source. And one of the most versatile foods on the planet just happens to be a great source of protein. Yep, I’m talking about chicken.

There’s something for everyone on this list. We’ve got crockpot recipes, wraps, chicken tenders, Mexican chicken dishes, and even a keto chicken pot pie!

Prepare to be amazed at the dazzling array of chicken keto recipes that will help you get your protein and are also amazingly good.

21 Chicken Keto Recipes You Need Now

Keto Green Chile Chicken


Image Credit goes to Easy Family Recipes

This green chile chicken dish is loaded with flavor yet only needs a few ingredients. Chicken, cream cheese, Monterey jack cheese, green chiles, and spices are all you need to make this spicy keto take on a south of the border dish. This would be great with a simple side salad and a skinny margarita!

  • Calories: 253
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Net Carbs: 2g

Check out the recipe here.

Shredded Chicken Chili Recipe

Shredded Chicken Chili - Ketogasm
Image credit goes to Ketogasm

Here’s a different kind of chili dish for you – the kind that’s served in a bowl. I can eat chili any time of year. I’m weird like that. This keto chili recipe has a creamy spicy sauce made with chicken broth, tomato paste, tomatoes, and cream cheese. Add a little jalapeno if you want some fire. Add your chicken and spices and you’ve got a great chicken keto recipe for your arsenal.

  • Calories: 201
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Fried Chicken


Image credit goes to Savory Tooth

Betcha didn’t think fried chicken was allowed on the keto diet, did you? This recipe keto-fies fried chicken by using low-carb and keto-friendly ingredients. Almond flour and parmesan cheese give the chicken that crunchy, crispy texture you need in fried chicken. Seriously, the Colonel should think about serving this at KFC.

  • Calories: 380
  • Total Fat: 26g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Net Carbs: 2.5g

Check out the recipe here.

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Chicken - Real Simple Good
Image credit goes to Real Simple Good

She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ’em both up…You’re welcome for that earworm. Just try and get that one out of your head now.

Let’s change things up a bit with a Thai-inspired, yet keto-friendly chicken recipe. This sauce is no joke. Coconut milk, chicken stock, lime juice, ginger, and cilantro are cooked in the pan you fry the chicken in so you get all those good bits mixed in. Mmmmm. Spoon that yummy bit of wonderful over the chicken before serving.

  • Calories: 502
  • Total Fat: 31g
  • Protein: 50g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

Check out the recipe here.

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Keto Pizza


Image credit goes to How To This and That

I really enjoy a white pizza when I’m in the mood for something different. This recipe has a simple-to-make white sauce mixed with chicken and spinach. It also uses the fathead pizza crust made with mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, almond flour, and garlic powder. If you’ve never tried fathead dough, you’re missing out! It’s a delicious alternative to traditional high carb doughs!

  • Calories: 687
  • Total Fat: 54.2g
  • Protein: 43.2g
  • Net Carbs: 7.4g

Check out the recipe here.

Cheddar Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Nothing says comfort food like a casserole. And when it’s a healthy low-carb casserole with plenty of fat and protein, it’s even better! This recipe uses crushed pork rinds and cheddar cheese for a crispy topping that’s just so satisfying.

  • Calories: 365
  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Net Carbs: 2.6g

Check out the recipe here.

Mozzarella Chicken

Mozzarella Chicken - Cafe Delites
Image credit goes to Cafe Delites

Don’t let the name fool you. This is actually a keto version of chicken parmesan – without the carbs! Seasoned chicken is topped with a healthy marinara sauce and then covered in mozzarella cheese. Oh my mozzarella! It only takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook this lovely so it’s a great go-to if you’re short on time!

  • Calories: 309
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

Keto Chicken Fried Steak - Skinny Southern Recipes
Image credit goes to Skinny Southern Recipes

I love it when I come across a traditional dish that’s been converted into a keto-friendly and healthier version of itself. Here’s a recipe for a classic Southern meal that’s so much healthier than the traditional version.

I snuck this one in even though it’s not chicken. BUT you could easily swap the cubed steak for a chicken breast and it would be just as good. Or you could use a pork chop too!

  • Calories: 743
  • Total Fat: 55g
  • Protein: 58.3g
  • Net Carbs: 4.3g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Keto Chicken Salad - Brit.Co
Image credit goes to Brit + Co

If you’re looking for a super quick meal that’s also flavorful and filling, these keto chicken salad lettuce wraps would be a great choice! Greek yogurt, blue cheese, walnuts, chicken, and raspberries are mixed and spread on romaine lettuce leaves. Save even more time and use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.

  • Calories: 147
  • Total Fat: 7.4g
  • Protein: 14.3g
  • Net Carbs: 4.5g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

Buffalo Chicken Empanadas - Mince Republic
Image credit goes to Mince Republic

Here’s another use for that amazing fathead dough – buffalo chicken empanadas. I’m a HUGE buffalo chicken fan so this one checks all the boxes for me. The dough comes together really easily and the filling is simple too. Just mix shredded chicken and buffalo sauce! This is another quick meal that’s ready in about 30 minutes. Just goes to show you don’t need to spend a ton of time in the kitchen to enjoy an awesome meal!

  • Calories: 659
  • Total Fat: 47.8g
  • Protein: 51.5g
  • Net Carbs: 5.9g

Check out the recipe here.

Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Cream Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken - Gimme Delicious
Image credit goes to Gimme Delicious

Chicken breasts stuffed with 3 cheeses and spinach…yes please! What is it about melted cheese that makes food taste so much better? You’ll be making this recipe again and again I’m sure.

  • Calories: 281
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Net Carbs: 2g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Chicken Pot Pie

Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie - Kasey Trenum
Image credit goes to Kasey Trenum

Now we have another classic comfort food, kicked up and keto-friendly. The crust is made with coconut flour, sour cream, shredded cheese, butter, eggs, baking powder, and salt. It’s fascinating to me how many variations there can be for dough and crust on the keto diet. Fill with your favorite veggies and you’ll really be living your best life when you dig into this keto version of chicken pot pie.

  • Calories: 297
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 11.6g
  • Net Carbs: 3.3g

Check out the recipe here.

One Skillet Chicken With Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

One Skillet Lemon Garlic Chicken - Little Spice Jar
Image credit goes to Little Spice Jar

You may have figured out by now that I’m a fan of quick and easy meals that are also delicious! Not only is this recipe quick but it only requires one pan. Less clean up time? Count me in. And the lemony garlic cream sauce is the stuff that dreams are made of.

  • Calories: 302
  • Total Fat: 16.1g
  • Protein: 33.9g
  • Net Carbs: 4g

Check out the recipe here.

Instant Pot Keto Crack Chicken

The instant pot is the number one time-saving kitchen appliance you must have. There is so much you can do with these things! Like this keto crack chicken, for instance. The hardest part about this recipe will be to not go back for seconds…and thirds…and fourths. Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, and BACON are cooked along with the chicken in the instant pot to create a fantastically creamy and tasty chicken dish.

  • Calories: 440
  • Total Fat: 28.4g
  • Protein: 41.1g
  • Net Carbs: 3.5g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe

Keto Chicken Jalapeno Popper - Eating on a Dime
Image credit goes to Eating on a Dime

What do you get when you combine a jalapeno popper with chicken? This delish keto jalapeno popper chicken! This recipe takes all the best flavors from a jalapeno popper and combines it with chicken and cheese.

  • Calories: 227
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Net Carbs: 0g

Check out the recipe here.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken With Bacon Cream Sauce

Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken - Keto in Pearls
Image credit goes to Keto in Pearls

There are so many good things just in the title of this recipe. Parmesan! Bacon! Cream Sauce! Bacon Cream Sauce? Whaaaa? The end result is even better than you could imagine.

  • Calories: 532
  • Total Fat: 36g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Net Carbs: 2g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Butter Chicken

Keto Butter Chicken - Cast Iron Keto
Image credit goes to Cast Iron Keto

If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, check out this keto version of butter chicken. Typically you’ll see this Indian dish prepared with curry seasoning that contains turmeric. But this recipe leaves it out and uses garam masala instead. Doesn’t matter, the taste is still phenomenal.

  • Calories: 293
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Chicken Tenders

Keto Chicken Tenders - How To This and That
Image credit goes to How To This and That

Here’s a recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Soak your chicken tenderloins in the egg and heavy cream. Then simply dip them in almond flour and fry in your favorite keto-friendly oil. That’s it! You can serve with a variety of keto-approved dipping sauces.

  • Calories: 500
  • Total Fat: 19.6g
  • Protein: 78.6g
  • Net Carbs: 2.5g

Check out the recipe here.

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken cordon bleu also sounds so fancy to me. Fancy it may be, but this recipe is a breeze to prepare. A chicken breast is rolled around cheddar cheese and ham, and then covered in bacon! You can either sear it in the pan just like that or make a coating from egg and almond flour and fry until crispy. Yum!

  • Calories: 356
  • Total Fat: 19.3g
  • Protein: 42.5g
  • Net Carbs: 1.5g

Check out the recipe here.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Pizza - That Low Carb Life
Image credit goes to That Low Carb Life

Yep, it’s another buffalo chicken recipe and another recipe that uses the fathead dough. Pizza is a great choice for busy nights and with the fathead dough, you can make different kinds so the family can enjoy their favorite. Of course, the buffalo chicken would be my choice.

  • Calories: 661
  • Total Fat: 52g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Net Carbs: 3g

Check out the recipe here.

Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Bowl - Hey Keto Mama
Image credit goes to Hey Keto Mama

Here’s one last recipe for you. Bowls are another favorite go-to dish of mine. They’re easy to put together and you can combine just about anything for a tasty meal. This is a take on Mexican enchiladas with red sauce. Chicken is cooked in a low-carb enchilada sauce with green chilies. Then just top with your favorites like avocados, cheese, sour cream or any other low-carb topping you can think of!

  • Calories: 568
  • Total Fat: 40.21g
  • Protein: 38.38g
  • Net Carbs: 10.41g

Check out the recipe here.

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