Keto chicken with herb butter

Keto chicken with herb butter

This keto meal is so quick and delectable, you’ll be singing its praises to family and friends! Melt a large dollop on top of this mouthwatering butter-fried chicken. You’ll be getting your butter on in no time - and loving it!

Keto chicken with herb butter

This keto meal is so quick and delectable, you’ll be singing its praises to family and friends! Melt a large dollop on top of this mouthwatering butter-fried chicken. You’ll be getting your butter on in no time - and loving it!
4 servingservings


Fried chicken
  • 4 4 chicken breastchicken breasts
  • 16 oz. 30 g butter or olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Herb butter
  • 513 oz. 150 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
Leafy greens
  • 8 oz. 225 g leafy greens, for example baby spinach


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Take the butter out of the fridge and bring to room temperature.
  2. Start with the herb butter. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl and let sit until it’s time to serve.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Fry in butter or oil on medium heat until the filets are cooked through, and register 165 degrees (75° Celsius) with a meat thermometer. Lower the temperature towards the end to avoid dry chicken filets.
  4. Serve the chicken on a bed of leafy greens and place a generous amount of herb butter on top.


It’s easy to keep this delicious herb butter on hand! You can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. And it’s versatile! This butter pairs marvelously with other meats—try it on steak, turkey, or pork chops.

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  1. Paul & Cindy
    Metric settings for the fried chicken butter is showing as imperial
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    Metric settings for the fried chicken butter is showing as imperial

    Thank you! Fixed now.

  3. Christine
    Not a huge chicken fan, but this one is a keeper! Even picky daughter said it was delicious!
  4. Christian
    This was unbelievably delicious!!
  5. Daniel
    This is delicious. It almost had a buttery flavor reminiscent of movie theater popcorn but in the best way possible (because that sounds like it wouldn't taste good.... it was great!). I will definitely be cooking this again.
  6. Lori
    Can I put a tbs of olive oil/red wine vinegar on my side greens? Is that ok?
    Reply: #7
  7. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Yes! :)

    Can I put a tbs of olive oil/red wine vinegar on my side greens? Is that ok?

  8. Cece
    How many oz of chicken breast?! I like to measure everything out. Please let me know thanks!
    Reply: #15
  9. Piper
    This was fabulous. I used coconut oil for frying. Everyone loved it. YUM
  10. Benjamin
    It was good but kind of bland compared to the other recipes I've tried on this website.
  11. Dayle
    have a question about the portions...I read that each portion is enough to create two meals dinner and lunch the next day. So if the chicken dinner for 1 calls for one boneless chicken breast then is the dinner portion half of the breast? Or is the portion for 1 for just that meal, dinner?
    Reply: #14
  12. Patricia
    How many ounces per chicken breast? I have some big ones and know that this would be too much for me in a serving.
  13. Alena
    I have the same questiom as Dayle (#11)!!
  14. Stephanie
    "Servings" listed on the recipe is the number of plates it makes. So one serving is one dinner, not one dinner and one lunch. If you are cooking for one person, you should make sure to change that number to 2 servings so you get a dinner plate and a lunch plate.

    The grocery list section goes by number of people you are cooking for. If you put 1, it will tell you to buy enough meat for 2 servings of each recipe, but that's only enough to feed one person. I hope that makes sense!

    For this recipe, one meal (dinner or lunch) should equal one chicken breast. If you were cooking for one person and planning on having the leftovers for lunch the next day, you should be cooking 2 chicken breasts at once.

    I also wanted to note, this is my favorite recipe so far on the 2 week plan. Not only is simple sometimes the most delicious, but I like being able to modify the amount of fat that I consume with the recipe. I've found the fat intake to be overwhelming and difficult to stomach, but the butter on the top/side rather than already mixed into a recipe allows me to eat as much as I can handle without overdoing it. This was a delicious recipe that I plan to make repeatedly!

  15. Stephanie
    They do not recommend over-measuring things. I think you should worry less about measuring and worry more about eating until satisfied. If you're still hungry, eat another half of a chicken breast and an extra spoonful of butter, no big deal... they don't want you skimping and starving.

    I've seen a lot of comments from new people to this diet who are so used to counting ounces and calories and (insert measurable food metric)... The intro materials for this explain that they do not want you counting anything. They teach you to rely on your body's own signals rather than numbers. They don't want you counting calories or fat intake or anything else. If you do it because you just want to, than that's your prerogative, but they don't recommend it and don't provide you with easy ways to do it because they are trying to discourage it. And if you follow the recipes, they are already designed to keep you at an ideal carb count, so you don't need to count at all.

    I personally enter all of my recipes into myfitnesspal, but I try not to look at the calories, etc, and only focus on the carb intake. After all, that's what this whole diet is about... keep the carbs down and only eat until satisfied. I have noticed in doing this, though, that I am always at a reasonable level of calories when I eat this way. Our bodies are smarter than we give them credit for, we just suck at listening to them, especially in the US =)

  16. Jecenia
    How many calories this meal has?
  17. Erica
    This was amazing!
  18. Noelle
    The protein portion size is confusing. You say you don't want us counting, but if I eat too much protein I will come out of ketosis. I am coming off of a high protein diet, so I want to be sure not to overindulge on protein, and I will. Chicken breast sizes vary considerably.
  19. FruityKiwi
    My favourite in the 2 week challenge so far. LOVE the garlic butter! Simple and not as rich/greasy as the others so far, so rich we've been having only breakfast and late lunch/early dinner most days. Shopping list gave weight for the chicken breasts so we ended up with 8 chicken breasts when I only needed 6. I guess chickens are bigger in the States!

    I couldn't be bothered to fry them all in batches so I got a large roasting tray and baked them with a little olive oil all in one go (along with the thighs for the pesto casserole!) at 200°C for 30 minutes. I covered the tray with foil to prevent them from dryng out. If you're cooking less 20 minutes should be plenty.

    My daughter ate half a breast and both myself and dh ended up having two each! Lots still left for lunch!

  20. Diana
    We hated this recipe. It was so plain tasting. There was nothing good about it - why is it 4.2 stars?? It's easy, that's the only good part. But definitely not tasty!
  21. Susan
    A lot of people say to eat until you are full but if you eat too much fat you can get a fatty liver. I want to be sure my diet is balanced so this doesn't happen. If anyone can help please let me know.
    Reply: #22
  22. Chris
    True fatty liver disease is mainly caused by alcoholism or less commonly when the body can't metabolize fat fast enough so it can be stored in the liver cells. I believe this why you must commit to a ketogenic diet. Carbs are the primary source of metabolism. Putting yourself on a 70% fat diet and 5% carb diet (the other 20% coming from proteins) so you're eventually putting yourself into that that state of ketosis. Meaning you're primarily breaking down fats to produce ketones for energy steadily which means you're breaking down fat quickly enough to prevent fatty liver disease.

    Also doing aerobic workouts where you use a lot of oxygen is good too. This is because fats require a lot more oxygen to be metabolized. Also, you can just breathing exercises or yoga

    But just to say fatty liver disease is not that common if you don't drink alcohol unless it's in your family or obese

  23. Maggie
    Hi susan
    I was given this diet to do by my Doctor because I have non alcoholic fatty liver disease...I have had fatty Liver Disease for the last 14 years...and it was worsening to a point of scarring my liver.....I now know that carbs and sugars cause a fatty liver not fats.... I have been on this eating plan now of LCHF for 4 months...and my liver is slowly recovering, my Triglicerides readings which are also part of non Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease where off the scale they where so high and now they are already back into normal readings....I was also Insulin Resistant ..Which is also part of Non Alcoholic Fatty
    liver Disease I became diabetic..I am now off all medications and I am no longer type 2 diabetic....I am thrilled with the ongoing health gains that I have had from this diet....please look up and listen to the Drs and Professors talk about how Non alcoholic fatty Liver disease is now being successfully treated on this diet...healthy FATS are absolutely good for your body and of luck.....for this recipe...just had it again...and we absolutely love and adore wonderful for a winters night meal..thank you Diet Doctor for this brilliant recipe
  24. Sherrie
    So u all eat ONLYa piece of chicken for dinner? Nothing else?
  25. Maggie
    You eat as much chicken as you want..if you are hungry make more chicken up....with for me vegetables of my own choice...cauliflower, cabbage etc the example above serves the chicken with’s what ever you want it to with the recipes and make them your own
  26. angie
    Question, How can I link these recipes to pinterst to save for later. There is no link at the top of the paper like there used to be. Thank You
  27. Tamara
    This looks delicious! How long can it stay in the fridge? I’m trying to plan out easy recipes I can make for several days at a time because I just don’t have the time to cook every day.

    Also, what did you use to mix the butter? I’m a newbie so I don’t want to pull out the mixer and have butter everywhere 😂

  28. Tawnyelle
    I see it says to fry cook the chicken til done, I have never really done that before so no idea what to do, but I opted to Sous vide it! Put some Olive oil, salt and pepper in the bag with it. Hope it works the same.

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