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25 Quick Keto Chicken Recipes


25 quick keto chicken recipes - Dr. Axe

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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Photo: Keto Connect

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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Photo: The Healthy Foodie

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.

25 quick keto chicken recipes - Dr. Axe
Photo: Creme de la Crumb

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.

25 quick keto chicken recipes - Dr. Axe

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 quick keto chicken recipes - Dr. Axe

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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