Low Carb Chicken Recipes for Keto Enthusiasts


Chicken is one of the best sources of protein you can find and also one of the most delicious meats you can cook. What’s not to like, am I right? And even though chicken is a bit too lean to be keto, you can use added fats and vegetables to turn it into great ketogenic meals.


First of start your keto chicken adventure with a trip to the supermarket. Because it’s usually cheaper to just buy a whole chicken at once, do that and divide it into pieces (that you can of course keep in your freezer). Because breast is the leanest part of chicken, we recommend discarding it and, instead, using thighs (with or without bones in). Because they have more natural fats in them, thighs usually offer more flavor. The more skin the better as well. 

How to cook your chicken the keto style? Follow the 3 recipes below for delicious, healthy, and flavorful ketogenic chicken meals.

Low Carb Garlic Chicken

This low carb chicken recipe will help you get your garlic on without spending too much time in the kitchen. Full of fresh parsley and lemon, it’s the perfect recipe for a healthy and delicious dinner.


4 tbsp butter

2 lbs chicken drumsticks

salt and pepper

1 lemon, the juice

2 tbsp olive oil

7 garlic cloves, sliced

½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F or 225°C.
  • Place your chicken pieces in a butter-greased baking pan. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the chicken pieces. Sprinkle the garlic and parsley on top.
  • Bake your chicken for about 30–40 minutes until it’s golden and the garlic slices have turned brown and roasted. The baking time may be longer if your drumsticks are on the larger size. Lower the temperature a little towards the end.

Keto Chicken Provençale

This easy and quick recipe has an amazing pay-off. Inspired from the French “poulet à la provençale”, it smells amazing while it’s cooking and tastes even better once it’s on the dinner table. 

Versatile, this dish is perfect as a weeknight dinner with the family or as a main course during a dinner party. Keep on reading to discover the recipe.


2 lbs chicken drumsticks or chicken thighs

8 oz. tomatoes

½ cup black olives pitted

¼ cup olive oil

5 garlic cloves, sliced

1 tbsp dried oregano

salt and pepper

For serving:

7 oz. lettuce

1 cup mayonnaise

¼ of lemon zest

1 tsp paprika powder

salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F or 200°C. Place the chicken skin side up in an ovenproof baking dish. Add garlic, olives, and tomatoes on top of and around the meat.
  • Drizzle with generous amounts of olive oil. Sprinkle with oregano and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in the oven and roast until the chicken is fully cooked through. It should take about 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of your pieces. If you feel unsure, check the chicken’s internal temperature with a meat thermometer. You’ll know your chicken is cooked through when the temperature reaches 180°F (75°C).
  • Serve with salad and mayo flavored with lemon zest and paprika or a mild chili and some salt and pepper.

Keto Chicken Wings with Creamy Broccoli

This easy recipe is a crowd-pleaser and will definitely be one of your favorite keto chicken recipes. Tender chicken wings and creamy broccoli come together to create a flawless 

Dinner recipe.



Baked chicken wings

3 lbs chicken wings

½ orange, juice and zest

¼ cup olive oil

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Creamy broccoli

25 oz. broccoli

1 cup mayonnaise

¼ cup chopped fresh dill

salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F or 200°C.
  • Mix the juice and zest from the orange with oil and spices in a small bowl. Place your chicken wings in a plastic bag and pour in the marinade.
  • Give the bag a good shake to cover the wings thoroughly. Put aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes but preferably more (you could leave it marinating in the fridge overnight).
  • Place your wings in one layer in a greased baking dish.
  • Bake on your oven’s middle rack for about 45 minutes or until the wings are golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
  • In the meantime, divide the broccoli into small florets and parboil in salted water for a couple of minutes. They’re only supposed to soften a bit but not lose their shape or color.
  • Strain the broccoli and let some of the steam evaporate before adding the remaining ingredients. Serve the broccoli with the baked wings.


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