Top 15 Keto
Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a wonderful source of protein. It’s versatile and often loved by eaters of all ages. By itself, chicken is way too lean to be keto, but with added fat and some vegetables you’re able to make fantastic ketogenic meals.

When you buy chicken, it’s often a better deal to buy a whole chicken and divide it into pieces yourself. Chicken breast is usually the most expensive part and also the leanest. We suggest leaving it in the store and opt for thighs instead. They often come cheaper, have more natural fat and therefore more flavor. If you can get pieces with the skin on, it’s even better! You’ll find more .

Here’s our top selection of chicken recipes, there are casseroles, crispy alternatives and juicy wings. If chicken is your protein of choice, we hope you will enjoy our 15 most popular recipes and serve keto style.

What’s your favorite chicken recipe? Please let us know in the .

Top 15 recipes

How to cook chicken

When cooking poultry you need to make sure that the meat is fully cooked or you risk getting sick. To be on the safe side, it’s wise to use a cooking thermometer. When cooking chicken breast, you place the thermometer in the middle of the thickest part. When the temperature reaches 162°F (72°C), it’s ready.

When cooking a whole bird it’s usually best to place the tip of the thermometer right next to the bone in the thigh. Make sure it reaches 180°F (82°C) before serving it.

Like any other meat, poultry benefits from resting for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Another great thing about poultry is that you can serve it both for a week-night dinner or for a fancy dinner party. The recipes above will provide you with inspiration for both.


Check out our free get started challenge which provides you with everything you need to start your journey towards better health!

For even more ideas on what to eat, please see all of our low-carb recipes

A Low-Carb Diet for Beginners

A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners

Want help planning your low-carb or keto cooking? Get lots of weekly low-carb and keto meal plans, complete with shopping lists and everything, with our premium meal planner service (free trial one month).

All Team Diet Doctor meal plans


DIY Sugar-Free SeasoningsThis Is Low-Carb CookingThe Perfect Start to a New Low-Carb Year!

Top 5 Keto Crack Slaw RecipesLow-Carb PiesTop Low-Carb Dips and Dressings

Low-Carb BakingTop 10 Tastiest Flavored ButtersTop 11 Low-Carb Casseroles

All featured recipes


Do you have a great low-carb recipe that you want to share? We can cook it, photograph it and publish it here on the site, with your name on it. Or maybe you have a traditional recipe you want us to make a low-carb version of. Please send us an e-mail at with your suggestions on how to make our recipes better. Alternatively, leave a comment below.


  1. nishi
    I have tried the garlic chicken umpteen number of times. And every time it only gets better and better. My best recipe
  2. nishi
    I have tried the garlic chicken umpteen number of times. And every time it only gets better and better. My favorite recipe

Leave a Reply

Reply to comment #0 by