Top 10 quick and easy keto chicken meals
A vastly versatile protein
Chicken is our go-to protein for many reasons. For starters, it’s incredibly versatile. Depending on which part of the chicken you use, your desired cooking method, and the seasonings you choose, you will get a different culinary experience each and every time.
Oven-baked chicken thighs with crispy skin, finger-licking wings, or tender chicken breast in an aromatic Indian chicken curry are just a few of our favorite, wide-ranging options. By switching it up, you’ll never get tired of enjoying this precious bird.
The most keto-friendly chicken cuts
We love to use all of the chicken parts, but we generally prefer the darker meat — drumsticks, legs, and thighs, which have higher fat content, making the meat juicier and more flavorful.
And don’t even think about skipping the skin! It’s loaded with healthy fats that will keep you satisfied for hours. Not to mention, the moisture and flavor that it adds to the dish make it a valuable chicken component.
What’s more, chicken skin contains a high amount of collagen, a vital structural protein that makes up the body’s skin, muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments.
Affordable white meat
This hugely popular white meat is also budget-friendly, especially if you go for the whole chicken. Buying it this way also gets you the most flavor.
Another great tip is to keep the bones and use them to make a healthy bone broth.
If you can buy organic, free-range chicken, that’s an added plus. You can often find it on sale once it’s nearing the end of its shelf life at the grocery store.
Here, at Diet Doctor, we believe that happier and healthier birds equal happy stomachs. You are what you eat, right?
Top 10 chicken recipes
Below, you’ll find some of our most popular, good-for-you meals, which require minimal shopping — but have tons of flavor. Keep reading to check out these delicious chicken recipes. Happy cooking!
1. Quick keto chicken garam masala
A fragrant chicken stew with Indian flavors. Serve it on its own or together with cauliflower rice.
2. Keto chicken taco meatza
We bet you’ve never enjoyed chicken like this before. This fast-food fusion dish is a match made in heaven.
3. Keto pesto chicken casserole with feta cheese
This casserole is Andreas Eenfeldt’s (Diet Doctor’s CEO and founder) favorite recipe of all time. If you’re a fan of creamy and savory stews, we know you’ll love it, too.
4. Chicken wings with blue cheese dressing
Perfectly crispy chicken wings tossed in Parmesan that’s then dipped in a creamy blue cheese dressing and paired with crunchy celery stalks. Need we say more?
5. Keto chicken zoodle al Limone
A hearty and creamy chicken stew with zesty lemon freshness served over a bed of “al dente” zoodles. Yum!
6. Keto crispy chicken with dijon lemon dressing
This luscious and innovative dish, which uses the chicken drippings to take the dressing to a whole new level.
7. Chicken skillet with mushrooms and Parmesan
Comfort food at its finest. Get ready to cuddle up with a bowl of this rich (and wholesome!) chicken skillet.
8. Asian keto chicken stir-fry with broccoli
This five-ingredient keto meal is a weeknight hero. The stir-fry is served with spicy mayo to add some extra fat and punch of heat.
9. Keto chicken BLT salad
A filling salad with classic BLT flavors — complete with chicken fried in bacon fat and a generous dollop of mayo.
10. Keto no-noodle chicken soup
Last but not least, this list wouldn’t be complete without a hearty, nourishing chicken soup – good for both your body and soul.