7 of the Best Keto Chicken Recipes

February 5, 2020

As far as proteins go, chicken is one of the most popular options in the world. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the domesticated chicken has a genealogy going back 7,000 to 10,000 years, and The Economist reports that chicken consumption has grown by 70 percent since 1990. We love chicken. And when you’re on a keto diet, this protein source can be even more essential to providing the nutrients you need to keep your body in ketosis. So today, we’re sharing crowd-pleasing keto chicken recipes that are guaranteed to be a hit regardless of whether you’re following a keto diet.

How to Season Keto Chicken Recipes

As with most diets, one of the success secrets to going keto is keeping your pantry well stocked. When you have spices, marinades, and compliant sauces at the ready, meal times are easier than ever. Here are some of the most-loved ketogenic products on ThriveMarket.com—our member recommendations will get you excited about spending time in the kitchen!

Thrive Market Organic Coconut Aminos Sauce

With nearly 5,000 reviews, our coconut aminos sauce is a favorite product for keto, Whole30, gluten-free, and paleo eaters. Andrea from Fl., says “I can’t live without it now that I’ve used it—this makes stir-fry next-level amazing!”

Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing with Avocado Oil

If ranch is a favorite condiment that you’re not ready to leave behind, swap in Primal Kitchen’s version. Teresa from Ill., uses it as a marinade, and Margaret from Mich., says it offers “great flavor without the guilt. Even if I decide to go off my keto diet, this is a new staple for me and my salads!”

Thrive Market Organic Keto Marinara Sauce

This keto-friendly jar is a new addition to our marinara sauce family, and it’s already a big hit. Samantha from Wash., loves the affordability and shares, “this sauce has everything I look for in a marinara sauce—simple ingredients with no tomato paste or sugar added!”

Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce

Add fast flavor to your favorite keto chicken recipes with Primal Kitchen’s go-to BBQ sauce. Jonathon from Mich., uses it on keto bacon-wrapped chicken and reports, “it’s so delicious, especially when used on meat.”

Primal Kitchen No Dairy Alfredo Sauce

Pull out your zoodle-maker and toss ‘em in a creamy alfredo sauce that’s completely ketogenic. Shalya from Ga., gives it an A, saying, “I love the convenience of not making my own.”

Easy Keto Chicken Recipes

Looking for the best keto chicken recipes? These seven dishes are winners in our book. We’ve got it all: keto buffalo chicken dip, keto chicken soup, keto chicken Instant Pot recipes, and even keto chicken wings to keep things interesting come dinner time.

Chicken Zoodle Soup

This Whole30®- and keto-friendly soup gives you all the comfort food vibes you’re after, no pasta required. It cooks up in an InstantPot and features zoodles instead of classic spaghetti.

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

This chicken adobo recipe only uses seven ingredients, and you probably already have some of them in your pantry, such as coconut aminos sauce, apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, and keto chicken thighs.

Instant Pot Keto Butter Chicken

Here’s another must-have Instant Pot recipe. Make a popular Indian take-out dish keto-friendly with lots of spices, a knob of butter, and cauliflower rice for serving.

Keto Tsukune Chicken Meatballs

Japanese-inspired meatballs bring bold flavor to dinner, and zoodles add heft without weighing you down.

Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Dip

Whipping up a keto-compliant snack just got infinitely easier thanks to a warm and bubbly dip that makes use of ingredients like shredded chicken, coconut milk, and spices. We know you’re wondering if rotisserie chicken is keto and the answer is yes—just be sure you check the ingredients to be sure there isn’t any added sugar.

Keto-Friendly Chicken Wings

Everything about this recipe screams “finger-licking good!” Keto chicken wings are totally possible thanks to a ketogenic and Whole30-friendly buffalo sauce. Serve them alongside a bowl of homemade ranch dressing that’s made with coconut milk and mayo.

Garlic-Roasted Chicken

Is there anything more comforting than roast chicken? Bake up a whole bird, keto-style—just swap in more stock for the white wine and you’re good to go.

Garlic-roasted chicken
For more, check out our ultimate guide to the keto diet!

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Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

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