The ultimate list of 23 easy keto chicken dinner recipes that you and your family will love. No boring plain baked chicken breasts here — I’m sharing only the most delicious low carb chicken recipes!
Chicken is a popular, family-friendly dinner choice — and for good reason! It’s a protein-rich main dish that’s relatively inexpensive, and easy to cook.
Whether you like lean chicken breasts, flavorful chicken thighs, a whole roasted chicken, or kid-friendly chicken tenders — you’ll find something to love in this list of keto chicken recipes.
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite chicken recipes from my blog and other keto food blogs. Keep reading to discover low-carb chicken dishes, keto chicken casseroles, keto chicken soup recipes, and keto chicken salad recipes. There are so many great ways to prepare chicken on the keto diet, so I hope you’ll find and try something new.
Is Chicken Good on the Keto Diet?
The keto diet may be known for its high fat content, but protein plays an important role as well.
Chicken is a great source of protein. It’s also rich in many vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, phosphorus and selenium. Chicken is a good choice for keto dieters.
What Cut of Chicken is Best for the Keto Diet?
Do you prefer light meat or dark meat? Either are good choices on the keto diet.
Chicken breast the leanest cut, and it is usually more expensive than dark meat.
Chicken thighs have a higher fat content and more flavor. They are often cheaper than chicken breasts. I prefer cooking with chicken thighs because they are juicier and more flavorful. And, they are more budget-friendly!
|Chicken Nutrition||Calories||Fats (g)||Net Carbs (g)||Protein (g)|
|Chicken thigh (4 oz.)||250||20||0||17|
|Chicken breast (4 oz.)||125||1||0||26|
Tips for Cooking Chicken
Cooking tips will vary depending on the recipe and cooking recipe. But regardless of the cooking method, you need to make sure that the meat is fully cooked for food safety.
Many people say that chicken is fully cooked when the juices run clear and the meat is no longer pink.
This is good advice, but I like to measure doneness by reading the internal temperature of the meat. A temperature reading of 165 degrees is the safest indicator of doneness.
When cooking a chicken breast or chicken thigh, place the thermometer in the middle of the thickest part of the meat. When cooking a whole bird, place the thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh meat — but make sure to avoid touching the bone for the most accurate reading.
Low Carb Chicken Recipes
1. Creamy Tuscan Chicken
You’ll love this Creamy Tuscan Chicken made with a creamy garlic Parmesan cream sauce, sauteed spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Find the recipe for Cream Tuscan Garlic Chicken by The Recipe Critic.
2. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
I love easy keto dinner recipes that can be cooked – all at once — on a sheet pan. Don’t you? These sheet pan chicken fajitas are one on the easiest, healthiest weeknight dinners to have come out of my oven! This one-pan chicken dinner recipe is so simple to make, and something your whole family will enjoy.
3. Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles
If you’re craving pasta, why not try this recipe for chicken alfredo with zucchini noodles? Just because you’re not eating pasta doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy keto alfredo sauce!
Find the recipe for Chicken Alfredo from Delish.
4. Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Do you love cheese? How about three cheese stuffed chicken breast? These tasty chicken breasts are stuffed with a creamy filling of spinach, parmesan, mozzarella, and cream cheese.
Find the recipe for Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken from Gimme Delicious.
5. Buffalo Chicken Wings
Keto buffalo wings make a great meal paired with a big green salad and creamy blue cheese dressing. Or, make a double batch and have buffalo wings in the fridge for an easy snack!
Find the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wings at Peace Love and Low Carb.
6. Creamy Mushroom Chicken Skillet with Parmesan and Bacon
Find the recipe for Chicken and Mushroom Skillet from Green and Keto
7. Low Carb Chicken Parmesan
Check out this tasty recipe for low carb chicken parmesan. Chicken breasts are simmered in a homemade tomato sauce and topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Dinner will be ready in 20 minutes!
Find the recipe for Mozzarella Chicken from Cafe Delites
8. Keto Fried Chicken Tenders
If you love fried chicken — and let’s be real, who doesn’t — you’re going to love this Chik-fil-a copycat fried chicken tenders. They’re marinated in pickle juice and breaded in pork rinds (!), so they are gluten free and keto friendly.
Find the recipe for Fried Chicken Tenders from Megan Seelinger
9. Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie
If you’ve got a craving for some good old comfort food, try this recipe for keto chicken pot pie. It has all the flavor of the classic version and none of the carbs. Check out the topping made with coconut flour and shredded cheese!
Find the recipe for Chicken Pot Pie from Kasey Trenum
10. Keto BBQ Pulled Chicken
Like Crockpot recipes? Try this recipe for sugar-free barbeque chicken made in the slow cooker. Yes, keto barbeque sauce is possible, all you need is some sugar-free ketchup and spices.
Find the recipe for BBQ Pulled Chicken from Sugar Free Mom
Keto Chicken Casserole Recipes
11. Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
These keto green chile chicken enchiladas are creamy, cheesy, and so flavorful! They are made with made with zucchini instead of tortillas, so these keto enchiladas are low-carb and gluten-free.
Find the recipe for Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas from Green and Keto
12. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
I love Chicken Cordon Bleu, but the traditional method can bit a little fussy. This keto casserole is great because it has chicken, ham, and swiss in a creamy dijon mustard sauce — but you don’t have to go through the trouble of rolling, stuffing, and breading the chicken. Win-win!
Find the recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole from Joy Filled Eats
13. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
This casserole is more than the sum of its parts, for sure. The heat of the oven transforms these common ingredients — chicken, broccoli, crispy bacon, ranch dressing, and cheese — into a scrumptious keto casserole.
Find the recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole from Savory Tooth
14. Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Broccoli + Cheddar is a match made in foodie heaven. Super delicious in my Low-Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup, and super delicious in this chicken, cheddar, and broccoli casserole.
Find the recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Casserole from Tasteaholics
15. Mexican Chicken Casserole
If you’re looking for a way to use leftover chicken, look no further than this recipe for Mexican chicken casserole. Topped with homemade enchilada sauce and tons of shredded cheese, this casserole would be a great dish to serve on Keto Taco Tuesday.
Find the recipe for Mexican Chicken Casserole from Low Carb Maven
Keto Chicken Soup Recipes
16. Keto Chicken Soup
There aren’t many things more comforting than a big warm bowl of chicken soup — especially on a chilly evening. This soup has all the warm, comforting qualities of your grandma’s traditional recipe — minus the noodles!
Find the recipe for Keto Chicken Soup from Cast Iron Keto
17. White Chicken Chili
No beans in this chili! But plenty of chicken, veggies, and green chile flavor! You’ll love this keto chicken chili recipe because it’s also is also an excellent meal to make in the crockpot.
Find the recipe for White Chicken Chili from Hey Keto Mama
18. Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup
This keto soup is full of umami flavor — thanks to the hearty mushrooms, chicken, and a generous splash of heavy cream.
Find the recipe for Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup from A Spicy Perspective:
19. Keto Chicken Taco Soup
Easy and delicous, you’ll love this keto chicken taco soup. Try adding some parmesan crisp for a crunchy topping!
Find the recipe for Keto Chicken Taco Soup from Hey Keto Mama:
Keto Chicken Salad Recipes
20. Chicken Salad
Classic chicken salad made keto. Tender chunks of chicken are mixed with a creamy dressing, crunchy mix-ins, and savory bacon!
Find the recipe for Chicken Salad from Green and Keto.
21. Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
This Thai peanut chicken salad has quickly become one of my favorite lunches — and I think you’ll love it just as much. It’s packed with crunchy veggies — including cabbage, broccoli, carrots, and green onion. You are going to love this keto chicken salad recipe because it tastes delicious and is so easy to make!
Find the recipe for Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing from Green and Keto
22. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad
This Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad is a flavorful, keto chicken salad that puts a fun spin on the flavors of traditional jalapeño poppers! It’s another great recipe to make in a large batch and take in your lunch all week long.
Find the recipe for Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad from Real Balanced
23. Chicken Cobb Salad
Last but not least is this amazing chicken cobb salad! It’s loaded with herbed grilled chicken, balsamic vinaigrette, lots of fresh greens, tomatoes, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and a little cheese.
Find the recipe for Chicken Cobb Salad from Half Baked Harvest