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19 Keto Chicken Recipes to Keep Your Protein Portions in Check

The keto diet may be all about the fat, but that doesn’t mean protein doesn’t play an important role too. Too much of it, and you’re no longer in ketosis. Too little of it, and you risk losing important muscle mass. So while you’re busy cooking everything in butter, don’t forget that 15 to 30 percent of your calories should be coming from a protein source. And what’s one of the most popular, accessible, and easy-to-cook proteins available? Chicken, of course.

Use it in these 19 recipes, which will help you keep your protein portions in check while sticking to the high-fat, low-carb keto commandments.

1. Keto Chicken Florentine in a Skillet

With a sauce made of a full cup of heavy whipping cream plus Parmesan cheese, this chicken dish isn’t kidding around about helping you get your keto-friendly fats in. To balance out the dish a bit, spinach and mushrooms provide some color and fiber.

2. Shredded Chicken Chili

With no beans in sight, this chili is all about the chicken—well, the chicken plus the flavorings that take it over the top, including a spiced tomato mixture with cream cheese stirred in for richness. You’ll go crazy for this even if you’re not living a strictly low-carb life.

3. Chicken Pot Pie

Almond flour is already a keto staple, but once you use it to make a crust for this low-carb pot pie, it’ll claim the top spot on your list of favorite ingredients. With the cheesy dough on top and creamy chicken filling underneath, this may even beat out the traditional recipe for the ultimate comfort food title.

4. Keto Chicken Korma

Coconut milk and almond butter might make for a pretty unorthodox take on a classic Indian dish, but spices like cumin, garam masala, and coriander keep the flavors authentic. Enjoy it with cauliflower rice so you have a grain-free substitute to soak up all that gravy.

5. Keto Zucchini Enchiladas

While chicken gives these enchiladas their protein power, a special shoutout goes to the zucchini slices, which stand in for the tortilla. Once they’ve been stuffed with the meat and topped with the sauce and cheese, you’ll hardly notice that there are barely any carbs in the dish.

6. Keto Chicken Parmesan

When bread is a no-no and a cauliflower crust seems like too much work, simply pile your tomatoes and melt your cheese on top of chicken. Your keto lifestyle will remain intact, and your pizza cravings will be satisfied.

7. Lemon Sesame Pistachio Crusted Chicken

Pistachios are some of the most underrated nuts out there, but they totally steal the spotlight here, as the crust for the pan-fried chicken breast. In fact, there’s so much to love about the coating—the nuts, the crunchy sesame seeds, the bold chipotle spice mix—that it practically outshines the protein.

8. Cheesy Keto Chicken Meatballs

Ground chicken, lots of cheese… what’s not to love about these carb-conscious meatballs? Just make sure your marinara sauce doesn’t come with any added sugar to make this totally keto-compliant.

9. Pan Seared and Baked Chicken With Lemon Caper Sauce

Dredge a couple of chicken breasts, pan-fry them, and whip up a creamy sauce all in 30 minutes? This recipe makes it possible without requiring you to break a sweat. Serve on top of zucchini noodles to add some fiber and keep the carb count low.

10. Keto Curry

There are a million chicken curry recipes to choose from, but when it comes to one that works for a keto diet, this one might just be your winner. Beginning with ghee, finished off with a cupful of heavy cream, and with a smattering of spices added in-between, it doesn’t skimp on fat or flavor.

11. Low-Carb Chicken Salad

When you’re on the keto diet, bring on the mayo! Half a cup gives this chicken salad just enough creaminess without making it soggy, while sunflower seeds add extra crunch and more healthy fat.

12. Low-Carb Chicken Pizza Crust

Bake your toppings right into your crust with this creative, carb-free twist on pizza. When the mixture of chicken, cheese, and veggies cooks up into sliceable wedges, you won’t miss the bread at all.

13. Easy Cashew Chicken

Any take-out version of this dish is almost guaranteed to come with a sauce that’s heavy on the sugar. This homemade keto recipe goes for a more savory flavor, going heavier on ingredients like garlic and sesame oil and getting its subtle sweetness from only a splash of rice vinegar.

14. Chicken and Mushroom Skillet in a Creamy Asiago and Mustard Sauce

Cream sauces are undoubtedly rich, but they can also be pretty bland without enough seasonings. You won’t be running into that problem with the sauce that coats this chicken; with a spoonful each of Dijon and grainy mustard, plus the addition of garlic and thyme mushrooms, it’s got full-bodied flavor.

15. Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu

You’ll find everything you love about the classic French dish here: the golden-brown crust on the meat, the ham and cheese tucked inside, even a bonus recipe for a cheese sauce. The only difference is that instead of bread crumbs, it’s shredded coconut coating this bird to make the cordon bleu totally keto.

16. Spicy Keto Chicken Casserole

Casseroles usually involve some sort of grain, but we’re guessing that no one will be complaining about this one swapping out the carbs for chicken and extra bacon. Plus, with coconut cream and coconut oil, this dish is also a great option for keto eaters who don’t do dairy.

17. Keto Chicken Burgers With Tomato Butter

The juicy chicken patty is one thing. But what really takes these burgers over the top is the fried cabbage (lettuce is way too blah) and the whipped tomato butter, which serves as the low-sugar, high-fat, and totally mouthwatering keto answer to ketchup.

18. Gluten-Free Macadamia Nut Chicken Thighs

When breading your chicken isn’t an option on a low-carb diet, dredge the meat in a combination of egg and crushed macadamia nuts instead. You’ll get a super-crunchy coating, and as if that isn’t enough, a drizzle of butter over the top gives it a golden-brown crust and makes it taste even better.

19. Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Any diet that still finds a way to include mac and cheese can’t be so bad, right? There may not be any actual macaroni in this recipe, but with cauliflower in its place, chicken for extra protein, and two types of cheeses for gooey goodness, pasta will be the last thing on your mind.

Cheddar Bacon & Ranch Smothered Chicken

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Smothered chicken topped with a ranch cream cheese mixture, cheddar, crispy fried bacon, and green onions. It doesn’t get tastier than this cheesy chicken recipe!

Have you guys noticed a trend when it comes to chicken recipes here?

They basically all involve cheese and many involve bacon.

The truth is that I’ve not always been the biggest fan of chicken, but lately I’m just obsessed with it. We eat some version of low carb chicken multiple nights a week these days and it’s almost always a hit with everyone in my family.

This keto chicken recipe is pretty fantastic – super low in carbs, extra fat from the cheese and bacon, and enough protein to keep you full.

Oh, and don’t worry – I didn’t just sprinkle some cheddar on a chicken breast here. I added ranch seasoning to cream cheese, smeared that on some chicken, and THEN added the cheddar.

This is keto. We need fat and flavor. 😉

How to make ranch chicken smothered in cheese:

To start, we’re going to season up some chicken breasts. I used paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder, but you can use any seasoning blend you think sounds good.

Just remember not to add too much salt as the cheesy topping is a bit salty on it’s own, plus we’re adding bacon down the road.

Once your chicken breasts are covered in seasoning, heat up a skillet and swirl in some avocado oil.

Add your chicken breasts and let them brown on each side. This dish will be finished in the oven, so no need to fully cook the chicken. Just get a nice browned outside.

While the chicken is browning, stir together some room temperature cream cheese and ranch seasoning mix. The ranch seasoning mix isn’t strictly keto as it contains a few questionable ingredients. If you’re strict keto, use the dry seasonings/herbs from my recipe for ranch dressing, mix them together, and measure out 1 tablespoon for use in this recipe. Store the rest for use in my low carb crackers!

Smear the ranch cream cheese mixture evenly over the tops of the chicken breasts and then pile on some freshly shredded cheddar cheese.

It seriously looks so good at this stage, right?

Pop all this in a hot oven and let it finish cooking. This should take about 10 minutes, but you’ll want to use a meat thermometer to test for doneness. This is the one I use and recommend. That’s an affiliate link which means that I’ll earn a small commission if you use that link to purchase a thermometer.

When the chicken is cooked through, the cheese will be perfectly melted and you’ll be ready to top your cheese smothered chicken with some freshly fried bacon and chopped green onions.

This dish has such a pretty presentation, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to dive right in to that cheesy chicken??

What to serve with this cheese smothered chicken:

Fried Radishes: Believe it or not, when you cook radishes they lose their bite and soften up like a potato!

Keto Coleslaw: Everyone’s favorite coleslaw recipe!

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon: Bacon makes everything better – especially sprouts.

Oven Roasted Veggies: The simplest way to prepare vegetables!

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The cheesiest smothered chicken ever! Top it off with bacon for extra goodness.

Per chicken breast: 617 calories, 42g fat, 57g protein, 4g carbs, 0g fiber = 4 net carbs

Course Main Course Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 4 chicken breasts Calories 617 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts about 6 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 6 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning powder
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika and sprinkle evenly over chicken. Rub to coat chicken in seasoning blend.
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed, oven safe skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until nicely browned.
  5. As chicken is cooking, stir together the cream cheese and ranch seasoning in a small bowl until well combined.
  6. Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture over each piece of chicken.
  7. Top with the shredded cheese.
  8. Place pan in the oven and bake until chicken is fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
  9. Top with the crumbled bacon and green onions just before serving.

My Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Recipes Using Chicken Breasts

posted by Kalyn Denny on February 15, 2019

Many people use chicken breasts regularly to make a low-carb dinner, so I put together a collection of My Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Recipes Using Chicken Breasts; enjoy! Use Chicken Recipes to find even more low-carb ideas with chicken.

By the time most people see this round-up of My Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Recipes Using Chicken Breasts, I’ll be on an airplane flying home from Riviera Maya in Mexico, where I’ve been having a lovely week-long get-away with my friend Marlys and Sherry! But today I’m writing this post in advance so it will be ready for you then, and yesterday Salt Lake had the biggest storm in nearly 20 years! And I always have packages of chicken breasts in the freezer, so it would be a perfect day to make one of these favorite chicken breast recipes!

And these are not just my favorite low-carb and Keto recipes for chicken breasts, but they’re also the favorites of the Kalyn’s Kitchen readers. It’s not surprising to me that some of the most popular recipes on the site use chicken breasts, and this collection has casseroles, sheet pan meals, stuffed chicken breasts, skillet dinners with chicken breasts, Instant Pot dinners with chicken, and even chicken foil packets to cook on the grill or in the oven.

Maybe it’s because it’s such a snowy day, but I didn’t include grilled chicken, so if you’re lucky enough to live in a place where it’s grilling weather you can check out 20 Amazing Low-Carb Grilled Chicken Recipes for ideas for chicken on the grill!

And happy weekend everyone! There are quite a few ideas here that are included in my category for Weekend Food Prep (where I share recipes that are suitable to cook on the weekend and eat later for dinners during the week). And I’ll be getting home from Mexico later tonight to a fridge that will be empty, so I’ll be doing some Weekend Food Prep for sure over the weekend! Now, let’s talk about My Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Recipes Using Chicken Breasts!

This Low-Carb Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal has been wildly popular on the blog!

Low-Carb Grilled Greek Chicken Packets are easy and amazing, and this can be cooked in the oven when it’s not grilling season.

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake is another recipe that’s been super popular, and if you read the comments you’ll see this is a hit with kids as well!

Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal went crazy on Pinterest, and it’s been popular on the blog ever since!

Everyone who likes lemon chicken will love this Low-Carb Skillet Chicken with Roasted Lemons, Green Olives, and Capers!

If you like roasted asparagus and Tahini Sauce, this Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce is really a wow!

Instant Pot Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowls are a dinner idea I would never get tired of because I love the Greek flavors here!

Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken is delicious and so, so easy to make!

This Low-Carb Baked Chicken Stuffed with Green Chiles and Cheese was a big favorite of my former neighbors Russ and Brooke, and I finally updated it with new photos!

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken is another dinner with those Greek flavors I like so much!

Low-Carb Chicken and Asparagus Bake with Creamy Cheesy Curry Sauce will be a hit with anyone who loves these flavors!

Everyone who likes the briny flavor of capers will love this Chicken Piccata with Fried Capers!

Be sure to choose a low-sugar salsa for this Instant Pot Salsa Chicken with Lime and Melted Mozzarella. There’s a link to a slow cooker version of this recipe as well!

People have absolutely raved in the comments about this Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses, and this is perfect to make for guests!

If you like Green Chile Chicken, you’re going to like these this Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Chicken Burrito Bowl! And every family member can choose their preferred toppings for this meal.

It’s obvious that people love pizza flavors because this Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Bake is always one of the top ten recipes on the site!

If you can find those big cans of whole green chiles in your store, this Low-Carb Twice-Cooked Chicken with Green Chiles and Cheese is a MUST-TRY!

Without a doubt this Easy Baked Pesto Chicken is one of the most popular chicken recipes on the site!

When you’re making a special dinner, this Low-Carb Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese is always going to be a hit!

And another cheesy creamy favorite is this Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole! This is like your mom used to make, but with a lot less carbs!

Have you tried any of my favorite chicken breast recipes? Let me know in the comments how that went for you!

Categories: Favorites, Recipe Round-Ups, Recipes, Weekend Food Prep Ingredients: Chicken

posted by Kalyn Denny on February 15, 2019

In search of delicious keto chicken recipes? This Keto Chicken Meal Prep Recipe is delicious as it is nutritious. Complete with keto chicken, sautéed peppers, cauliflower rice and avocado spread, this is the keto chicken recipe of all keto chicken recipes — and can be meal-prepped for lunches all week long!

Low carb chicken meal prep recipes can be hard to come by — we get it! And finding delicious low carb chicken recipes that you’re actually excited to eat throughout the week can prove to be even harder. This is why we’re here to share one of the most delicious low carb chicken recipes we’ve ever had the pleasure of making. This keto chicken fajita recipe can be prepped and served for a family dinner, or meal prepped to be enjoyed all week long. The options are endless. Let’s get into it:

Keto Chicken Fajita Ingredients

The base of this recipe (and the true star of the show) is our homemade fajita seasoning that we used to season both the chicken and the peppers. We love this fajita seasoning because it doesn’t pack any fillers that so many store-bought seasoning mixes have and gives everything you make with it that savory fajita flavor. It’s a combination of:

  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground pepper
  • Dash of salt

We usually mix up a big batch of this seasoning to keep on hand when the fajita mood strikes (which is quite often at our house!).

As for other ingredients, this recipe is packed with the most delicious crispy cilantro lime cauliflower rice. By cooking this at 400ºF, you’ll get that crispy golden brown cauliflower rice. And seasoned with cilantro and lime, it’s the perfect addition to this keto chicken fajita recipe.

Last but not least, this avocado spread is LIFE CHANGING (and keto, my friends!). Seriously, we’re topping pretty much every meal that’s coming out of the FFF Kitchen with a nice little dollop of this. Avocado + cilantro + avocado oil + minced garlic, ya can’t go wrong!

Meal Prepping Keto Recipes

When you have dietary restrictions, it can be really tough to meal plan and meal prep — especially when you’re looking to save time. The great thing about meal prepping keto recipes like this chicken fajita recipe is that everything can be quickly and easily prepped, keeps well in meal-prep containers in the fridge for the week and then can be easily re-heated. Win win win.

This recipe is also perfect to double or triple if you’re looking to feed the family for the week’s lunches. It can be kept in the fridge for 3-5 days, but we’re betting it won’t even last that long once you’ve tried this delicious keto chicken fajita meal prep recipe 😀

Other Keto Recipes on Fit Foodie Finds

  • Homemade Fajita Seasoning
  • Instant Pot Chicken Breast
  • Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken
  • Instant Pot Carnitas
  • Meal Prep Cilantro Lime Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
  • Turkey Fajita Egg Cups
  • Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups
  • Copycat Egg McMuffins
  • Caramelized Onions in the Oven
  • Fajita Nachos with Avocado Crema
  • Healthy Salmon Avocado Boats
  • Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

PS: we’ve got more Keto recipes for you! Here’s 55 Keto Recipes from around the web!

Keto Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Video

Recipe

Keto Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Recipe

In search of delicious keto chicken recipes? This Keto Chicken Meal Prep Recipe is delicious as it is nutritious. Complete with keto chicken, sautéed peppers, cauliflower rice and the most delicious avocado spread, this is the keto chicken recipe of all keto chicken recipes — and can be meal-prepped for lunches all week long!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Author: Lee Hersh Yield: 4 1x Category: Dinner Method: Stove Cuisine: American

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 16 oz. bag uncooked riced cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Chicken Breast

  • 16 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon homemade fajita seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Peppers

  • 1 large red pepper, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons homemade fajita seasoning

Other

  • Avocado Spread
  • Lime juice
  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF and place cauliflower rice onto a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and spices over cauliflower rice and mix well.
  2. Roast for 15 minutes and begin preparation for the chicken and peppers.
  3. Remove from oven, toss, and roast for 15 more minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and season with cilantro and lime juice. Set aside.
  1. Sprinkle about 1.5 teaspoons of fajita seasoning evenly over chicken. Use your hands to make sure seasoning is rubbed into the chicken. You will have leftover fajita seasoning to use for cooking. Set aside for about 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add olive oil.
  3. Thinly slice chicken into strips. When olive oil is fragrant, place chicken into the pan. Sautee every couple minutes until chicken is cooked through (8-10 minutes). Then, add remaining fajita seasoning and give the chicken one last stir. Remove from heat and place chicken into a separate bowl.
  1. Place the same skillet pan back onto the stove and add olive oil for the peppers. Scrape the little bits of fond off the sides of the pan. When olive oil is fragrant, add peppers and onion into the pan and sprinkle on fajita seasoning.
  2. Toss peppers and onions together and let cook over medium/high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then, add two tablespoons of water to the pan, stir, and cover. Let cook for 5 minutes to finish up the peppers!

Bowls

  1. Evenly distribute chicken, peppers, and cauliflower rice into four bowls or meal prep containers.
  2. Top with Avocado Spread and a squeeze of lime juice when ready to eat.

Notes

  • This recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of fajita seasoning. Option to sub whatever fajita seasoning you like.
  • Nutrition does not include avocado spread.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 378
  • Fat: 27
  • Carbohydrates: 15
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 25

Low Carb Chicken Keto Meal Prep

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Alright folks, if you are going to cook with boneless and skinless chicken breasts, you better to prepared to add lots of flavor and know exactly how to cook it. I have many recipes for healthy chicken breasts on my site, the key is to either pound them thin, buy butterflied chicken breasts, or better yet, ask the butcher behind te meat counter to pound the chicken breast thin for you.

I mention the last one on my FlavCity YouTube channel often, and people say, “who has a butcher these days”, people..I am not talking about the neighborhood butcher from back in the 1950’s, the person who stands behind the meat counter at the grocery store is a butcher! They would be more than happy to hook you up and pound your chicken breasts thin for you. The advantage of doing this, is that the chicken will cook evenly and mic quicker that a big fat bones skinless chicken breast will.

Check my other chicken breast recipes, they all call for thin pounded chicken, this also helps the most amazing crust form on the breasts. Creamy mushroom chicken with low carb cauliflower mash is full of flavor and so is my beach body superfood bowl.

Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

All of my recipes on this blog as easy, but especially the recipes for chicken breasts. It all starts with buying chicken that is pounded thin and then adding a flavorful marinade. I usually opt for dry marinades using spices, they add insane amounts of flavor without adding any fat. Wet marinades are messy and take time, plus it’s hard for the chicken to get really crusty while cooking because the chicken is wet.

Making a flavorful spice rub for chicken breasts is easy, like the fennel spice rub used for this recipe. Just combine fennel powder, onion powder, and garlic powder..bam, you have a supercharged spice rub that will add loads of flavor to the chicken breasts.

How To Cook A Chicken Breast

Follow my simple rules for cooking chicken breasts and I ca guarantee juicy, crusty, flavorful chicken every single time!

#1 Allow the chicken to come to room temperature with the spice rub on before cooking it. Cold chicken breast in a hot pan or oven will cook unevenly and be tough. Your chicken has to get the chill off and while it;s coming to temperature, the dry rub marinade is infusing flavor, it’s a win win.

#2 Make sure your pan, ideally cast iron, is pre-heated. I love cast iron, if it was good enough for grandma it is good enough for me! A soon as the chicken hits the pan, you want it to sizzle so the crust ca start to form. Pre-heat the pan for 2 minutes over medium-high heat, add some oil, wait 30 seconds so it can heat up, and then add the chicken. Once the chicken goes down, don’t touch it until it;s time to flip, otherwise you will disturb to searing process and ruin the crust.

#3 Once the chicken is coked and out of the pan, allow it to rest for 5 minutes before cutting into it. The juices inside are boiling, if you cut right away, all the juices will pour out and the chicken will get dry. You can cover the chicken with tin foil to help it stay warm.

Creamed Spinach Recipe

This meal prep is served with a diary free creamed spinach that is out of this world! I wanted to keep the entire recipe dairy free, so I decided to cook the spinach with coconut cream and coconut milk. But don’t worry the creamed spinach does not taste like a pina colada, it is very savory thanks to the crispy bacon and sauteed mushrooms. I have served this creamed spinach to man people, and they can’t even tell that it’s dairy free.

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These keto chicken recipes come together fast on busy weeknights when you need a quick keto dinner. Whether you’re looking for low carb crockpot meals or easy meal prep ideas you’ll find a new favorite keto chicken recipe here.

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Chicken is a staple around here for weeknight dinners.

It’s one of those rare, everyone can agree on style ingredients that you can stock up on when you find a sale and freeze for months.

Chicken is also a solid high-protein choice for meal prep day – you can bake it, boil it, or slow cook it to perfection and make all kinds of fabulous meals.

These keto chicken recipes for dinner work for both meal prepping and last minute weeknight dinners.

Most of these are quick & easy get it done in thirty-minute meals, but I’ve thrown in a few slow cooker & casserole recipes for good measure.

If you’re looking for recipes for the grill, you’re covered here.

Now, are you ready for the life-changing keto chicken dinner recipes? Thought so:)

26 Keto Chicken Recipes

Broccoli Bacon Cheddar

Image: Julia’s Album

A one-pan, easy dinner ready in 30 minutes via Julia’s Album

Cashew Chicken

Image: Keto Connect

An easy & yummy 15 minute meal via Keto Connect

Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

Image: Savory Tooth

This simple recipe via Savory Tooth tastes like stuffed chicken breasts & is ready to eat in 20 minutes.

Chipotle Chicken Skillet

Image: Whole Kitchen Sink

This quick & easy keto dinner is family-friendly & perfect for meal prep – & ready in 20 minutes via Whole Kitchen Sink

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Garlic Sauce

Image: Cafe Delites

Ready in 15 minutes! (But it tastes like you cooked for hours!:)) See the recipe on Cafe Delites

Zucchini Pasta with Chicken

Image: Happy Body Formula

Super quick & delicious zucchini pasta with chicken & pistachios via Happy Body Formula

Chicken Parmesan

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This healthy, keto-friendly version of the classic Chicken Parm is easy to prep together and ready from start to finish in 35 minutes with 5g Net Carbs Get the recipe on Wholesome Yum

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

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Layered chicken breasts with cream cheese, jalapeños & cheese – ready from start to finish in 40 minutes via Eating On A Dime

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic

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Easy low carb dinner – ready in 30 minutes via Life Made Keto

Chicken Tenders

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Family-friendly, easy chicken tenders with only 2 net carbs per serving via How To This & That

Cheddar Bacon & Ranch Chicken

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Dinner in 30 minutes! Seriously, this is one of those heavy rotation recipes with 4 Net Carbs Find the recipe on That Low Carb Life

Crockpot White Shredded Chicken Chili

Keto comfort food at it’s best from the crockpot! Healthy chicken, creamy cheese, and a hint of spice combine to create a low carb slow-cooking chili that is sure to become a favorite with 6.1g Carbs Get the details here

Skillet Chicken

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This one pan meal recipe makes a perfect weeknight meal! Make it from start to finish in 35 minutes with 4g Net Carbs. Get the recipe on diethood

3 Cheese Chicken & Asparagus

Chicken with Asparagus ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Kalyn’s Kitchen’s chicken & asparagus casserole is a low carb, family favorite!

Chicken Breasts with Jalapeño Cheese Sauce

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This creamy keto dinner is ready in 35 minutes with 6 net carbs via Family Food on The Table

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Casserole ~ Mince Republic

Creamy, delicious, low carb casserole is ready in 35 minutes! Get the recipe Mince Republic

Crockpot or Oven Crack Chicken

A tasty slow cooker or oven meal with chicken, cream cheese, ranch seasonings, bacon, and cheddar cheese that requires minimal effort and is always a hit via Word To Your Mother Blog

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Breast

Low carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly these stuffed chicken breasts are full of flavor! And they’re ready to eat in 30 minutes with 2 net carbs Get the recipe on Evolving Table

Oven Baked Southern Fried Chicken

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Perfect for a family get-together or when you’re craving comfort food via Keto Diet App

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Only 45 minutes from start to finish! This low carb version of Chicken Cordon Blue consists of layers of ham, chicken, and Swiss cheese in a delicious creamy dijon sauce with 2 net carbs Get the recipe on Joy Filled Eats

One Pan Chicken & Veggies

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Oven baked chicken with low carb vegetables is seasoned lightly with olive oil & Balsamic & ready to eat in 30 minutes with 2 Net Carbs. Get the recipe on Tastaholics

Thai Lettuce Wraps

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Ready in 15 minutes from start to finish via Jo Cooks

Slow Cooker Bacon Chicken Chowder

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Comfort food in a bowl with chicken breasts, cream cheese, bacon, heavy cream & plenty of low carb veggies via Peace, Love & Low Carb

Chicken Casserole with Spinach & Cream Cheese

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Your family will love this spinach chicken casserole with cream cheese via Eatwell101

Chicken Cacciatore

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A low carb version of the classic dish that’s ready to eat in 20 minutes via Low Carb Maven

Crockpot Chicken Stew

Easy Crockpot Soup ~ Gal On A Mission

Warm & comforting chicken stew – with only 5 minutes of prep via Gal On A Mission

Did I Miss Anything?

Which recipe from today’s line-up are you going to try first?

Or maybe I didn’t mention one of your favorite keto chicken recipes?

Either way, please let me know by leaving a comment below!

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Keto Chicken Salad

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Keto chicken salad is a favorite for lunch in our house, whether it’s eaten with a fork, in a lettuce wrap, or spooned on top of sliced cucumber. I load this chicken salad recipe up with all kinds of goodies so that every bite has loads of flavor and texture.

When the sun finally starts peaking out and the weather finally starts warming up, I immediately start thinking of lazy summer days and firing up the grill.

Summer food is the best food, if you ask me!

In our house, we do a lot of simple lunches, especially during the hot summer months when we don’t want to mess with the oven or leave the pool.

This low carb chicken salad is a summer staple for us, but we do eat it all year long. It’s hard to resist since I load it up with all kinds of goodies.

Chicken Salad Ingredients:

This keto chicken salad is absolutely packed with all of my favorite things! I like lots of flavor and texture in my chicken salad.

You’ll need shredded chicken, mayonnaise, mustard, hard boiled eggs, dill pickles, minced onion, chopped pecans, fresh dill, vinegar and salt and pepper.

Feel free to sub in sunflower seeds or sliced almonds for the pecans.

You may use dill relish in place of chopped pickles, but check for hidden sugars as a lot of relish contains sugar.

How to make chicken salad:

We often start with a rotisserie chicken from the store to keep it really easy, but if you have an Instant Pot (affiliate link), it works perfect for cooking chicken to shred.

Just pop in a couple pounds of chicken breasts or thighs with a cup of broth and use the poultry setting for 15 minutes. I always do a full natural release to ensure the meat is tender. It seems to get tough if you quick release.

You can also throw your chicken in a slow cooker and cook it on low for around 3 hours and then shred it with a couple of forks.

Let your chicken cool completely before mixing together your chicken salad.

Stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, pecans, onion, dill, and vinegar and then toss in the shredded chicken.

Give it a taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

This tastes best after it’s had at least an hour to chill out in the fridge, but you can eat it right away if you’re in a hurry.

Store tightly covered for 3-5 days.

Low carb chicken salad:

Everything in this chicken salad recipe is low carb, but traditionally chicken salad is served between bread.

You could try your hand at this low carb bread recipe or, if you’re not strictly keto, you can check out some of the lower carb breads available at the grocery store. Healthy Life is a brand that’s widely available and has around 6 net carbs per slice, depending on the variety you choose.

Low carb tortillas make a great wrap.

I usually choose to serve my keto chicken salad in a lettuce wrap. Both romaine hearts and butter lettuce work well – romaine is crunchy and butter lettuce is soft. Choose whichever texture you prefer.

I’ve also cut a cucumber in 1/4 thick rounds and spooned a little chicken salad on top. It’s delicious and adds great crunch.

More low carb chicken recipes:

Stuffed Chicken Breast: You should read the reviews on this recipe!

Low Carb Chicken Parmesan: A family favorite!

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas: We all love Mexican food!

Low Carb Chicken Casserole: Total comfort food!

Lemon Garlic Chicken: The creamy sauce is seriously outrageous and so easy!

  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add everything but the chicken to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Add the chicken to the mixture and stir well to coat.
  3. Taste and add salt and pepper, as desired.
  4. Chill for 1 hour before serving for best flavor.

Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

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Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 25g Cholesterol: 155mg Sodium: 420mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 21g All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information is accurate.

Keto Lunch Recipes: 50 Packable Foods You Can Take to Work

In a perfect world, you could make keto lunch recipes in the comfort of your own home every day. There’s just one problem: Most of us commute to work. And if you want to keep your lunch keto-friendly on the job, you’ll want recipes that keep you satisfied enough to skip the vending machine.

These 50 keto lunch recipes will help you pack a midday meal full of flavor and nourishing fat. But to make sure you get the tastiest lunch possible, you’ll need to pack food with care. With the right approach to meal prep, your keto lunch recipes will taste perfectly fresh — like you just prepared them at home.

Whether you crave hearty meat and sandwiches, or soups and smoothies, we have 50 keto lunch recipes you’ll want to pack for work again and again.

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Keto lunch recipes: Meat, eggs, and seafood

Keto Fish Cakes With Avocado Lemon Dipping Sauce

With a flakey texture and handheld design, these dippable fish cakes are ready to enjoy hot or cold. Pack avocado lemon dipping sauce separate for a flavor-packed keto lunch recipe at just .6 net carbs.

20-Minute Meatballs

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Need a fast keto lunch recipe to prep? This one has you covered. Sprinkle ground beef with a few flavorful spices, roll into meatballs, and bake for an ultra-easy meal prep recipe. To keep meatballs Bulletproof, simply use grass-fed beef and use fresh-ground pepper from high-quality peppercorns.

Keto Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

Tender, pull-apart beef gets spiced with coriander and cumin and makes a perfect keto lunch recipe to eat hot or cold with a green salad or lettuce wrap. Make the shredded beef on a Sunday night to enjoy for 3-4 keto lunches during the week, or simply make it for dinner and enjoy leftovers the next day. Enjoy this recipe at 1 net carb per serving.

Slow Cooker Dairy-Free Butter Chicken

Image via Eating Bird Food

This keto lunch recipe makes the perfect dinner or next-day meal at work, since spices have more time to infuse the meat. This fat-fueled lunch only has 7 net carbs and makes the perfect dish to enjoy with cauliflower rice or raw veggies. Use pastured, free-range chicken and fresh ground spices to keep this keto meal Bulletproof.

Bacon Spinach Frittata

Whipped, baked eggs make the perfect base for bacon and wilted spinach, or any leftover meat and veggies you have on-hand. Enjoy it hot or cold for a keto lunch recipe that only sets you back 3.6 net carbs. Top with a scoop of guacamole or ghee for a satisfying meal.

Bison Meatballs With Zoodles and Chimichurri Sauce

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Meaty bison meets a bright, herby sauce in this picture-perfect keto lunch recipe. This complete meal only has 6.6 net carbs, leaving plenty of room in your macros for other sides or treats in your lunchbox. Cook in ghee instead of olive oil, and use grass-fed bison, organic zucchini, and raw honey to stay Bulletproof.

Keto Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Baked at low heat, these make-ahead lamb kofta kebabs make a delicious addition to a keto lunch with an avocado-based tzatziki sauce or fresh veggies. With 0 net carbs per kebab, this recipe leaves room in your meal for other higher-carb foods.

Bacon and Olive Quiche

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Briny olives blend with smoky bacon in this dairy-free keto lunch recipe. With 6 net carbs, it makes a delicious base for guacamole or salsa. Use pastured bacon and organic spinach (lightly steamed instead of sauteed) for a more Bulletproof take on this recipe.

Spicy Asian Meatballs With Thai Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce

A blend of pastured pork and fragrant spices make these golden meatballs a tasty appetizer, or full keto lunch recipe. Paired with a zesty chili-infused dipping sauce, they make the perfect way to spice up your workday.

Keto Tortilla Española

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Spanish tortillas are usually made with layers of thin-sliced potatoes nestled in an egg omelette. Instead of potatoes, this keto-friendly take swaps in radishes for satisfying fiber and protein at 3 net carbs per serving. Enjoy warm or cold with greens for the perfect keto lunch.

Shrimp Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

Image via Damn Delicious

Get workday meals for 4 days with this keto lunch recipe. Cook fresh shrimp in fat and spices, then pack them on a bed of zoodles for a take-ahead meal with 7 net carbs. Omit parmesan and fry with ghee to keep it Bulletproof, and use wild-caught shrimp, organic zucchini, and organic lemon.

Salad and veggie keto lunch recipes

Steak Cobb Salad With Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

A tart and herby vinaigrette tops seasoned steak and leafy greens, making this keto lunch recipe an all-in-one meal that needs no accompaniment. Just 8 net carbs for the whole bowl.

Low-Carb Taco Salad

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This keto lunch recipe combines spiced taco meat with a rainbow of low-carb veggies for the perfect balance of fat, protein, and fiber. With 4.5 net carbs in your salad bowl, you won’t find yourself missing the taco shell either. Skip the shredded cheese and Mexican cream to stay Bulletproof with this recipe.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Tender Brussels sprouts take on flavor from an herby vinaigrette flavored with lemon juice and fresh thyme. Enjoy hot or cold with your favorite meat for a super simple keto lunch recipe with 6 net carbs.

Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad With Lemon Dressing

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Fat makes everything better — especially when it involves topping plain greens with flavorful salmon and avocado chunks. Cook an extra salmon filet with dinner the night before for a tasty take on leftovers at 4 net carbs per serving. Swap white wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar, use yellow mustard instead of dijon, and cook a wild-caught salmon fillet for a Bulletproof keto lunch recipe.

Fennel and Celery Salad

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Fennel fans, rejoice: This crisp keto lunch recipe gets a crunch from raw celery and fennel bulbs, along with a zing from fresh radishes. Omit sunflower seeds, get organic celery, and use fresh black pepper to keep it Bulletproof.

Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad

Image via Cafe Delites

Chicken isn’t an optimal protein choice compared to beef or lamb — but when you do make it, add extra and use the leftovers for this filling keto lunch recipe. Tender chicken gets tossed with crunchy cucumbers and smooth avocado for a cool and creamy salad with 5 net carbs. Make sure your chicken is organic and free-range to stay more Bulletproof.

Keto Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Salad

Image via I Breathe I’m Hungry

Get all this for just 3 net carbs: Zesty cauliflower rice, tender shrimp, and a sweet cider vinaigrette. Best of all, this keto lunch recipe is easy to prep as a double batch and enjoy cold for up to 5 days. Use wild-caught shrimp and an organic grapefruit to keep this lunch Bulletproof.

Cauliflower Potato Salad

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Here’s definitive proof that cauliflower can do anything: After lightly roasting it, toss with a creamy blend of mayo, mustard, dill pickles and spices for the quintessential keto lunch recipe with only 2 net carbs. For a Bulletproof approach, use organic celery and an avocado oil mayo.

Avocado Egg Salad

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Add to lettuce cups or enjoy by the spoonful — either way, this keto lunch recipe is big on creamy, fat-fueled flavor. Simply blend diced boiled eggs with avocado chunks, onion, and spices for a mayo-free egg salad with 3 net carbs.

Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad

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Forgot to pack your lunch the night before? You can still stay on track with this quick keto lunch recipe. Just chop your cucumber and toss with mayo, lemon juice, and spices for a creamy side dish with 1 net carb. Use an avocado oil mayo to keep this one Bulletproof.

Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad With Tomatoes and Feta

Image via Savory Tooth

This keto lunch recipe is ready to enjoy cold after just a few minutes of prep time. Shrimp mix in a simple salad with chunks of avocado and tomato for a satisfying salad with 6.5 net carbs. Use wild-caught seafood, omit the cheese, and fry in grass-fed ghee for a more Bulletproof lunch.

Green Bean & Roasted Fennel Salad

Image via Every Last Bite

This spin on salad gets deep flavors from roasted fennel leaves, blanched green beans, and a lemony caper sauce. Plus, it keeps for about 3 days in your fridge, so you can make it ahead for meal prep. Omit the toasted almonds and roast fennel in grass-fed ghee to make this keto lunch recipe Bulletproof.

Keto lunch recipes: Soups and stews

Cabbage Soup

Image via Ketogasm

Cabbage holds up for days in this easy meal prep keto lunch recipe. With added flavor from ground beef and green chiles, it’s also a flavorful and budget-friendly option with 4 net carbs per bowl. Use pastured bone broth instead of bouillon and get BPA-free canned goods to keep it all Bulletproof.

Avocado Cucumber Gazpacho

Image via All Day I Dream About Food

Cold soup? Don’t knock this keto lunch recipe til you try it. All you need to do is throw a few ingredients in a blender and blitz for a cool, creamy, no-cook lunch with just under 5 net carbs.

Cauliflower and Turmeric Soup

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This vegan keto lunch recipe turns cauliflower into a creamy, spiced soup — perfect for enjoying warm midday without a food crash. Anti-inflammatory turmeric and ginger also add a punch of flavor for a veggie-packed meal with just over 5.5 net carbs. Swap the tofu with pastured bacon pieces to keep it more Bulletproof.

Easy Romaine Lettuce Soup

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You don’t need salads to enjoy lettuce. With a little help from cauliflower, this keto lunch recipe turns romaine leaves into a creamy soup with just 3 net carbs per serving. Use ghee to saute your onions, grind fresh black pepper, and get pastured bone broth from chicken or beef to make this soup more Bulletproof.

DIY Instant Noodle Cups

Image via Kitchn

If your break room comes with a hot water dispenser, this is the perfect make-ahead keto lunch recipe. Plus, it’s totally customizable: Grab a mason jar and layer it with green-zone veggies, prepped shirataki noodles, and herbs. Then, simply add hot water when you’re ready for lunch. For a Bulletproof soup, use konjac noodles (not tofu), pastured meats, and preservative-free seasonings like curry paste instead of bouillon.

Keto Low Carb Chili

Image via Wholesome Yum

Chili makes delicious leftovers — make this recipe the night before and enjoy the next day for a hearty keto lunch at 10 net carbs. Use BPA-free cans to make this chili Bulletproof, and swap worcestershire sauce for a few dashes of fish sauce or coconut aminos (if you tolerate fermented foods). Consider using your Instant Pot instead of the crock pot to avoid overcooking meat and oxidizing fats.

Creamy Keto Chicken Soup

This keto lunch recipe is perfect for days when you’re just under the weather (but still well enough to go to work). Tender pastured chicken meat blends with coconut cream, spices, and pumpkin for a soothing meal with 5 net carbs.

Low Carb Beef Stew

Image via Low Carb Maven

Hunks of beef settle into a warm broth with onions and carrots for keto comfort food at 6 net carbs. Make this lunch recipe more Bulletproof by omitting mushrooms, swapping olive oil with ghee, and using a grass-fed roast.

Bread, sandwich, and wrap keto lunch recipes

Collagen Keto Bread

With zero net carbs, this bread is begging for toppings. Use it for sandwiches with plenty of fixings like homemade mayo, bacon slices, and greens.

Rosemary Keto Bagels

Bagels more your style? This recipe bakes up into perfectly spongy bread with only 4.5 net carbs. Make them a complete keto lunch with spreads like butter or ghee, or your favorite green-zone meat and veggies.

Low Carb Coconut Flour Tortillas

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You can cook up these tortillas as small or large as you want — making them the perfect keto recipe for lunches like wraps and bean-free burritos. With simple ingredients like egg whites, flour, and optional spices, this recipe comes together quickly and can store in the fridge up to 5 days. With under 3 net carbs per tortilla, they’re a delicious alternative from store-bought bread.

Cauliflower Tortillas

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This dairy-free recipe makes the perfect side to any keto lunch — best of all, they’re 1 net carb apiece. Dip them in chili and curries, use them for tacos, or smear with butter for a versatile bread alternative. Try steaming your riced cauliflower instead of microwaving to make this recipe Bulletproof-friendly.

Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps

Image via Life in the Lofthouse

This keto-friendly lunch recipe keeps you out of the drive-through. Cool lettuce wraps up a seasoned beef patty for a savory lunch — perfect warm or cold. For Bulletproof wraps, use grass-fed beef and skip the cheese and spread (and load up on avocado oil mayo and other toppings instead).

BLT Lettuce Wraps

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Minus the bread, this keto spin on BLTs has the same standard ingredients — just make sure you pack veggies, bacon, and mayo separate before assembling this wrap at mealtime. Add even more fat with slices of avocado for a keto lunch recipe you’ll keep in your regular rotation at 6 net carbs. Use pastured bacon, fresh-ground and mold-free pepper, and an avocado mayo to keep it Bulletproof.

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Image via Life Made Sweeter

This keto lunch recipe comes together in under 30 minutes for quick meal prep and 9 net carbs per serving. Sweet bell peppers cook with spices and tender chicken, then get wrapped in bright green butter lettuce for a picture-perfect lunch. Use pastured chicken, cook with avocado oil instead of olive oil, and get the freshest ground spices possible to make this recipe a little more Bulletproof.

Smoothie keto lunch recipes

Chocolate Coconut Keto Smoothie Bowl

No bowl needed for this keto lunch recipe — you could easily blend it in the morning and keep in a chilled stainless steel container to enjoy by lunchtime. Blend creamy coconut milk with raw cacao and collagen peptides for a fat-filled, protein-packed smoothie at 8 net carbs.

Raspberry Avocado Smoothie

Image via Low Carb Yum

Get your daily avocado fix with this easy keto lunch recipe made from avocado, raspberries, and a touch of sweetener. To keep it even colder, freeze a peeled and pitted avocado overnight so it’s still frosty by lunchtime. For a Bulletproof take on this recipe, use organic berries that you’ve frozen yourself and a green-zone sweetener like birch xylitol. Just 4 net carbs for the whole thing.

Keto Green Smoothie

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At 3.6 net carbs, this keto lunch recipe is perfect for pairing with a low-carb salad or wrap. Simply blend avocado with matcha and spinach for an earthy, emerald-green treat. Use organic spinach (lightly steamed before blending) and full-fat coconut milk to make this smoothie Bulletproof.

Coconut Almond Coffee Smoothie

Skip the afternoon coffee with this keto lunch recipe. This blended beverage combines cold-brewed coffee, Brain Octane, cacao nibs, and cinnamon for an energizing lunch at 5 net carbs.

Chocolate Mint Avocado Smoothie

Here’s one more keto lunch recipe that hides avocado under rich flavor — this time from cacao butter and fresh mint leaves. With a whopping 1 net carb in the whole smoothie, it’s easy to include with just about any low-carb lunch.

Keto lunch recipes: Lunchbox treats

Keto Chocolate Muffins

Don’t limit muffins to breakfast — this recipe is perfect for finishing a keto-friendly lunch or enjoying with afternoon coffee. These muffins stay moist with a blend of fiber-filled pumpkin and cacao butter. Since each muffin serves up 3 net carbs, they’re a guilt-free treat.

Low-Carb Coconut Shortbread Cookies

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Buttery shortbread gets a sweet upgrade with a creamy coconut butter glaze — a delicious dessert for any keto lunch. At .6 net carbs per cookie, there’s no need to worry if you want to pack more than one in your lunchbox.

Keto Coconut Macaroons

In less than 20 minutes, you can make this protein-packed lunch box treat. Simply combine egg whites with shredded coconut, baking powder, and vanilla collagen peptides to get toasty coconut cookies. Just 1 net carb each!

Chocolate Avocado Keto Brownies

Can’t fit an avocado into your keto lunch? Add it to this brownie recipe instead: With a batter of creamy avocado, butter, collagen protein, and cacao powder, these rich squares are perfect when you need a time-out during the workday. Each brownie is 3.7 net carbs.

Vanilla Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Keto Fat Bombs

This keto lunch dessert packs big flavor and nutritional benefits into one fat-fueled bite. Spicy ginger and turmeric mix with coconut flakes and Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bar crumbs for a sweet, chai-like dessert with 1 net carb apiece.

Double Chocolate Chip Keto Cookies

Classic chocolate cookies get a keto-friendly upgrade with a dough made from almond flour, collagen protein, grass-fed butter, and melty chunks of dark chocolate. Pack one in your keto lunch to add 2.5 net carbs to your meal.

No-Bake Keto Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars

The perfect refresher after a keto lunch: This recipe blends peppermint oil with shredded coconut, collagen protein, and ghee for a cool no-bake dessert. Top with a melty chocolate drizzle for easy elegance at just 1.5 net carbs per square. (Just make sure to keep these cookie bars cold if you pack them in your lunchbox.)

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    If you’re looking for the best keto chicken recipes out there, then you’re going to love this collection of the 80 Best Keto Chicken Recipes – that also fit into low carb diets like Atkins, Banting, South Beach, or even THM!

    Awhile ago I started a Pinterest board for Best Low Carb Chicken Recipes, and it grew really quickly because there are so many delicious keto chicken recipes to choose from! Now that it’s gotten so big, and it’s not always easy to find my favorite keto chicken recipes on there, I decided to post our favorite low carb chicken recipes from IBIH and some other awesome websites that have posted chicken recipes the entire family will love!

    For the sake of page loading times, I can’t include a photo with every one of these keto chicken recipes, but I did choose some of my favorite mouthwatering pictures from Pinterest to post here. If you want to see photos of all of them you can find them on my Best Low Carb Chicken Recipes Pinterest board, or just click on the recipe link from this list for the ones you are interested in.

    Not all of these bloggers are strictly low carb, but these keto chicken recipes contain low carb ingredients and should easily fit into your ketogenic diet. If the recipe doesn’t contain nutrition information then you can calculate it using sites like Calorie King by ingredient.

    80 Best Keto Chicken Recipes – Low Carb & Gluten Free

    Keto Hasselback Chicken – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Keto Chicken & Mushroom Casserole – Sugar Free Mom

    Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast – Basil & Bubbly

    Chicken Divan Casserole – Working at Homeschool

    Easy Keto Chicken Shawarma – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon – O Taste and See

    Chicken with Bacon Mustard Sauce – Julia’s Album

    Cheesy Chicken with Zucchini & Tomatoes – Low Carb Yum

    Keto Chicken Crust Taco Pizza – I Breathe I’m Hungry (Guest Post by Hey Keto Mama)

    Chicken Scarpariello – A Whole New Twist

    Crockpot Salsa Chicken – Jo Cooks

    Four Cheese Hasselback Chicken – Joy Filled Eats

    Keto Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers – Holistically Engineered

    Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake – LilLuna

    Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken – Homemade Hooplah

    Keto Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Casserole – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Creamy Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Chicken Florentine Crepes – Low Carb Maven

    Mushroom & Gruyere Smothered Chicken – All Day I Dream About Food

    Keto Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Low Carb Orange Chicken – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Chicken Pot Pie – Peace, Love and Low Carb

    Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken Wings – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Chicken in Creamy White Wine Sauce – Julia Frey

    Jalapeno Popper Chicken – Aunt Bee’s Recipes

    Easy Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream Gravy – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Pecan Crusted Chicken – The Adventure Bite

    Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks – Mantitlement

    Chicken Stroganoff with Zucchini Noodles – Paleo Grubs

    Belizean Stewed Chicken in the Instant Pot – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Chicken and Sausage Gumbo – GeniaBeMe

    Pickle Brined Fried Chicken – The Primitive Palate

    Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Bake – Kalyn’s Kitchen

    Keto Chicken Florentine Soup – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Low Carb Chicken Soup – The Low Carb Diet

    Chicken Puttanesca – Super Golden Bakes

    Lazy Spinach & Artichoke Chicken Breasts – Joy Filled Eats

    Keto Sheet Pan Curried Chicken – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Crockpot Mexican Chicken Soup – Low Carb Yum

    Chicken Parmesan Calzone – Sugar Free Mom

    Curried Chicken Salad – That’s Low Carb?

    Keto Peanut Chicken Tenders – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Texas Chicken Nachos – Real Food By Dad

    Low Carb Butter Chicken – Gwen’s Nest

    Keto Grilled Chicken and Peanut Sauce – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Crispy Rosemary Chicken Thighs – Keto Connect

    Skillet Chicken w/ Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce – Little Spice Jar

    Dill Chicken Salad – Peace, Love and Low Carb

    Green Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Casserole – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl – Kalyn’s Kitchen

    Chicken Crust Pizza – SurfandSunshine

    Creamy Paprika Chicken Skillet – Everyday Maven

    Easy Low Carb Chicken Stir Fry – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Gravy – Sugar Free Mom

    Asiago Chicken with Bacon Cream Sauce – Julia’s Album

    Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf – Peace, Love and Low Carb

    Keto Chicken Souvlaki Skewers – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Chipotle Chicken Chowder – All Day I Dream About Food

    Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps – I Heart Naptime

    Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna – Peace, Love and Low Carb

    Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Green Chicken & Chili Mock Enchilada Casserole – Kalyn’s Kitchen

    Lemon Butter Chicken – Damn Delicious

    Chicken in Creamy Green Onion Sauce – Low Carb So Simple

    Chicken Piccata Meatballs – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Low Carb Chicken Nuggets – Kalyn’s Kitchen

    Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash – The Gunny Sack

    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms – Snappy Gourmet

    5 Spice Chicken Skewers – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado – Keto Diet App

    Caprese Balsamic Chicken – Yummy Healthy Easy

    Easy Garlic Broiled Chicken – Kitchme

    Keto Chicken Pot Pie – I Breathe I’m Hungry (guest post by Simply So Healthy)

    Cajun Chicken Pasta – I Breathe I’m Hungry

    Cheddar Bacon & Ranch Smothered Chicken – That Low Carb Life

    Bangalore Chicken Curry – Low Carb Maven

    Thai Peanut Grilled Chicken – All Day I Dream About Food

    Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Parmesan Chicken with Zoodles – Cafe Delites

    I know there are a lot of keto recipes out there today, but sometimes it can be hard to find ones that are loaded with flavor, healthy and easy to make. This roundup of quick keto chicken recipes definitely checks all of those important boxes.

    The ketogenic diet is really popular theses days, but it’s actually been around since at least the 1920s. With its focus on reducing carbs while increasing healthy keto friendly fats, it’s a diet plan that many people are finding extremely attractive whether they’re trying to lose weight, manage their blood sugar better or even address more serious health problems, ranging from neurological diseases to cancer. (1)

    If you’re looking for the best keto chicken recipes, you’ve definitely come to the right place. From keto shredded chicken recipes to keto chicken breast recipes, you’re about to have so many new ideas that bring the keto diet into your home in the most delicious ways possible.

    25 Quick Keto Chicken Recipes

    1. Moo Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    This is one of those keto chicken breast recipes that isn’t just quick and easy to make (it takes 30 minutes tops), but it’s also loaded with flavor thanks to spices like ginger and fresh veggies like green onions and garlic. Whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch or dinner option, these lettuce wraps have you covered.

    2. Keto Chicken Soup

    If you’re in search of a keto chicken soup recipe that closely resembles that classic chicken soup you loved as a kid, this is the perfect recipe for you. You even get to keep the noodles, but make sure they’re a keto-friendly option like shirataki noodles.

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    3. Low Carb Easy Lemon Chicken

    If you miss breaded chicken, try this recipe which coats the chicken pieces in coconut flour and cooks them up in coconut oil. This keto take on a classic only takes 30 minutes to make.

    4. Keto Chicken Garam Masala

    You really can turn all kinds of recipes into keto-friendly fare! To make keto chicken recipes Indian-style, you’ll definitely need to have some delicious, antioxidant-rich spices like turmeric and cardamom on hand. This keto version of chicken garama masala is loaded with protein and rich flavor.

    5. Baked Garlic Chicken Thighs

    Super simple yet really tasty, this keto chicken thigh recipe is loaded with garlic benefits. One simple change I recommend: use coconut aminos rather than soy sauce.

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    6. Creamy Avocado “Pasta”

    If you’re missing your pasta eating days of the past, this recipe is for you. Get ready for your mouth to start watering as you cover chicken strips and zucchini noodles in a rich sauce made from healthy ingredients like ripe avocado, full-fat coconut milk, Himalayan sea salt, cracked black pepper and fresh thyme.

    7. Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

    In addition to being keto, this recipe is also gluten-free and dairy-free. With creative and delicious substitutions like spaghetti squash, coconut milk and nutritional yeast, this chicken broccoli alfredo is sure to impress your taste buds.

    8. Grilled Chicken Skewers with Garlic Sauce

    If you’re looking to use the barbecue for your next keto culinary creation, try these grilled chicken skewers with bell peppers, zucchini and garlic sauce. With only eight ingredients total, this is a super easy recipe that is especially great for summer, but is delicious any time of year.

    9. Keto Paprika Chicken

    Some keto baked chicken recipes just make you want to put them on permanent rotation. You’ll likely feel that way about this savory paprika chicken that pairs really well with a keto-friendly spinach side dish.

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    10. Low Carb Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Skillet

    This is yet another easy, crowd-pleasing one pot meal. It’s a perfect recipe to make in large quantities so you have leftovers for the week ahead.

    11. Chicken Breakfast Muffins

    How about a chicken keto recipe for breakfast? What a great way to up your protein and healthy fat intake right at the start of the day (although, this recipe is great for any meal). I recommend opting for a healthy cheese like goat cheese for these tasty muffins.

    12. Cheesy Keto Chicken Meatballs

    These meatballs are so easy to make that I won’t be surprised if you add them to your regular dinner lineup. Opt for high-quality buffalo mozzarella to create that cheesy goodness.

    13. One-Pot Chicken Tinga

    You usually know by the “one-pot” in a title that this is going to be one of those easy keto chicken recipes, and it’s definitely true here. This popular Mexican dish can also be made with grass-fed beef instead of chicken.

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    14. One Pan Garlic Herb Chicken and Asparagus

    If you would prefer your next homemade keto meal involves little effort and loads of flavor, then you have to check this one out. Asparagus is so delicious in this recipe, but you can also try making it with another green veggie of your choice.

    15. Bruschetta Chicken

    Do you love bruschetta as an appetizer? Now you can turn that love into an amazing meal! Well-balanced and made in 20 minutes, this may easily become one of your go-to keto chicken recipes.

    16. Garlicky Greek Chicken

    Covering chicken in lemon juice, oil and garlic certainly sounds like a recipe for success to me. This dish is such a crowd-pleaser and is great with veggies like zucchini and asparagus.

    17. Cajun Blackened Chicken

    Let’s be honest, some easy keto chicken breast recipes are just plain boring. But that’s certainly not the case with this recipe! With tons of flavor yet minimal effort, this delicious cajun blackened chicken breast can be ready for your enjoyment in just 25 minutes.

    18. French Garlic Chicken

    Sometimes decadent French recipes can feel intimidating … Not this one. This French garlic chicken recipe is something you could easily order at a French restaurant, but you can just as swiftly prepare it in your own kitchen.

    19. Instant Pot Cool Ranch Chicken

    Nothing cooks quite as fast as a pressure cooker. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have fully cooked, tender and flavorful chicken waiting for you to enjoy after a long day of work. Paired with Paleo and keto ranch, what more could you ask for?

    20. Avocado Chicken Soup with Lime & Cilantro

    I don’t know about you, but I personally love a delicious soup any time of year. If you have the time, opt to make your own homemade chicken bone broth for this yummy chicken- and vegetable-centric recipe.

    21. Quick and Easy Paleo Chicken Pepper Stir-fry

    This is definitely one of the easiest keto chicken recipes. Basically, all you have to do is combine cooked shredded chicken with some sliced peppers in coconut oil and cook it all up. I recommend upping the vegetable content and adding in some broccoli and onions too.

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    22. Crispy Chicken Thighs

    This chicken thigh keto recipe really couldn’t get much easier. You basically just throw on some tasty and nutritious herbs and spices, including smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and oregano. Then you bake the thighs in the oven for an hour. So easy!

    23. Keto Chicken Shawarma Salad

    A salad made from romaine lettuce, cucumber, red onion and fresh parsley topped with spiced chicken pieces and a perfectly balanced dressing made from olive oil and lemon juice — doesn’t that sound delicious? Fresh, light, simple and satisfying, this is a great keto diet option for lunch or dinner.

    24. Grilled Chicken With Chimichurri Sauce

    This recipe is bursting with flavor thanks to its signature sauce. It’s a recipe that fits into so many diet plans too, including keto, Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free.

    25. Chicken Scarpariello With Sausage and Peppers

    Keto diet chicken recipes are low in carbs, but they shouldn’t leave you unsatisfied! This protein-rich dish contains both chicken breasts and chicken sausages and leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to flavor.

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    5 Keto Chicken Recipes to Get You Cooking

    Let your oven do most of the cooking here. The fennel and peppers caramelize slightly since they cook on a different sheet pan than the chicken thighs, resulting in tons of flavor to match the crispy skin on the thighs. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs With Fennel and Shallots Greg DuPree

    If you’re thinking about the ketogenic (or “keto”) diet or are already on it, you’ll want to grab ahold of these keto chicken recipes. The keto diet is where you focus on eating foods high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbohydrates. The idea is that by cutting the carbs your body uses for energy, eventually it will switch over to burning fat for fuel instead (a process known as ketosis.) Unfortunately, it does take a toll on your body, inducing something known as the “keto flu”, which is exactly what it sounds like. Interested in knowing more? Here’s all you need to know about the ketogenic diet plan and a detailed guide for beginners. Decided it’s the diet for you, but not sure what to eat? We made it easy for you and hand-picked some of our favorite keto chicken recipes. You’ll keep coming back to these again and again.

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    1 Slow-Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

    The key to this juicy chicken is roasting it nice and slow. Roast it, have some for dinner, and keep leftovers to build a keto-friendly lunch.

    Get the recipe: Slow-Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

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    2 Chicken Thigh Cutlets with Zucchini, Celery, and Olive Salad

    Chicken thighs get pounded into the thinness of cutlets and in turn, they cook faster than they originally would. And zucchini is low in carbs so a go-to keto diet vegetable.

    Get the recipe: Chicken Thigh Cutlets With Zucchini, Celery, and Olive Salad

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    3 Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs With Fennel and Shallots

    Let your oven do most of the cooking here. The fennel and peppers caramelize slightly since they cook on a different sheet pan than the chicken thighs, resulting in tons of flavor to match the crispy skin on the thighs.

    Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs With Fennel and Shallots

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    4 Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Thighs

    Crispy chicken thighs paired with a rosemary-garlic sauce is the ultimate definition of delicious. Learn the technique from stove top to oven and your weeknight dinner routine will be forever changed.

    Get the recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Thighs

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    5 Grilled Chicken Legs and Broccoli with Pistachio-Herb Sauce Keto

    Swap the pistachios here for almonds, walnuts, or sunflower seeds and you’ve got an easy keto chicken recipe on hand for grilling season. It’ll be a go-to.

    Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken Legs and Broccoli with Pistachio-Herb Sauce.

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