The best low-carb and 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, with or without the bone in, 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 low-carb and keto selection of chicken recipes, there are casseroles, crispy alternatives and juicy wings.

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Drumsticks and wings

Juicy and flavorful. No wonder these are many people’s favorite parts. Don’t forget the napkins!
 
 

Chicken casseroles

Creamy and delicious. These recipes are simple to make, family-friendly and can feed a crowd. Any night of the week!

 

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.

Chicken soups and stews

Like a warm hug for those chilly evenings. Or if you’re looking for something simple yet satiating to bring to work, these options are perfect. Easy to reheat, so you can focus on enjoying a warm meal whenever you need it.
 
 

Chicken salads

This is the perfect use for chicken leftovers. Pair them with some fresh leafy greens and a good dip or dressing and lunch is served.