Keto fried chicken with broccoli and butter

A quick and tasty one-skillet keto meal. Who doesn't love that? Juicy fried chicken paired with green and crunchy broccoli, topped off with melting butter. Mmmmm... Put this in your rotation for busy weeknights!
A quick and tasty one-skillet keto meal. Who doesn't love that? Juicy fried chicken paired with green and crunchy broccoli, topped off with melting butter. Mmmmm... Put this in your rotation for busy weeknights!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 700 g boneless chicken thighs
  • 5 oz. 150 g butter
  • 1 lb 450 g broccoli
  • ½ ½ leekleeks
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Fry the chicken in butter, over medium-high heat for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on how thick the pieces are. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked through. Lower the heat and let cook for another minute if you are unsure.
  3. Remove from pan and keep warm under aluminum foil or on low heat in the oven.
  4. Rinse and trim the broccoli, including the stem. Chop into bite-sized pieces. Rinse the leek, being careful to remove sandy deposits between layers. Coarsely chop the leek.
  5. Fry the vegetables over medium heat in the same skillet as the chicken. Add more butter and garlic powder and stir. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve the chicken and vegetables with an extra dollop of butter melting on top.

Tip!

Switch up the flavors of this workhorse dish with different seasonings (like curry, paprika, or dried herbs) for the chicken. Or try one of our compound butters on top. Alternatively, you can mix things up by switching to a dip; mayo with a dash of Sriracha sauce tastes great and gives the dish a real kick!

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18 Comments

  1. Annie
    Please come and cook 👩‍🍳 at my house. All these recipes look 👀 amazing
  2. Marilyn Walkowiak
    I'm on day 3 of a simple keto diet, have a headache, these recipes look delicious, can't wait to make them
  3. Sam
    This was so yummy!
  4. Andy
    Do you think it would be ok to swap the butter for some mozzarella/cheddar? I don't eat butter...
    Thanks
  5. sally
    Day 2 of keto plan, just had the fried chicken and broccoli, delicious. So far so good heart palpitations and a heaviness in my chest yesterday, but fine today. Watched cereal killer this afternoon, so glad I'm now eating fat !!!!
  6. Grace
    If you decide not to use an ingredient, like leeks for instance, does it change the macros or are we only focusing on eating less than 20g of carbs?
  7. Lynnette
    How do I get started?
    Reply: #8
  8. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Lynette!

    I'm not sure exactly know what you mean. :)

    But take our two week challenge if you would like to try Low Carb:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/get-started

    How do I get started?

  9. Helen
    I’m fasting for about 16 hours a day which means I miss breakfast. Should I still eat 3 meals or am I ok on lunch and dinner?
  10. Angel
    Recipe was really good! I have a hard time finding boneless skin on chicken thighs in the US (no problem finding them in the UK!), so I used bone-in thighs and put on stove top, skin side down, for about 10 mins. Then I flipped the thighs and finished in a 425F oven for 20ish minutes.
    Not sure I understand the point of the leeks - the didn't really add much of anything. I love leeks, but would probably leave out next time.
    Reply: #11
  11. Shirley
    I can answer that. MORE CARBS. There aren't enough carbs elstwise. You should be shooting for 6 grams of NET carbs with this meal.
  12. Joanie
    So are the nutrition facts based on one serving? If we are supposed to eat 2 servings do we double the nutrition info?
    Reply: #13
  13. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi!

    Yes, double the info if you eat two servings.

    So are the nutrition facts based on one serving? If we are supposed to eat 2 servings do we double the nutrition info?

  14. Amanda
    We made this last night - the broccoli was especially amazing!! Loved it. Second great recipe in a row (we are on day 2 of the 2 week challenge). Thank you!!
  15. Edna
    I so love the food, cannot wait for the next meal
  16. Melly
    Instead of butter on top of Broccoli can I do cheddar?
  17. Julez
    150g of butter sounds like a lot of butter to cook 700g of chicken thigh? (Serving 4 ppl) is this right or wrong?
  18. Jamie
    How much is 1 serving?

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