I’ve already posted a number of low carb chicken recipes on this blog but to save you searching I’ve done this roundup of even more. You can’t have too many recipes for chicken can you?
From appetizers, soups, salads, and mains, these recipes are a great addition to your low carb diet. Chicken is low in calories and an excellent source of protein and nutrients especially if it’s organic.
So, if you’re looking for the best low carb chicken recipes out there, here’s my roundup of the tastiest chicken dishes that can help you to maintain ketosis if you’re on the stricter keto diet.
Some of the other delicious chicken recipes I’ve already posted are these:
Keto Garlic Chicken with Broccoli
Keto Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Keto Chicken Breast Recipe in Creamy Pesto Sauce
Keto Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe
Keto Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Low Carb Creamy Lemon Chicken Recipe
Low Carb Chicken Recipes
1. Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad
Chicken salads are a great addition to your low carb diet. But if you’re tired of the usual chicken salad, why don’t you give this Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad a try?
Created by Jasmine of Stylish Cravings, this fresh and flavorful salad is not like any salad you’ve ever had. It has the creamy texture and spicy flavor of Jalepeño poppers and is so easy to put together. With only 1.5 grams of net carbs per serving, this salad is perfect for any low carb diet.
For another chicken salad try this recipe for Delicious Keto Chicken Salad. It’s the perfect “go-to meal” for lunch, dinner, and even a mid-afternoon snack!
2. Southwest Chicken Appetizer Bites
For an appetizer, check out this Southwest Chicken Appetizer Bites from Taryn of Joy Filled Eats. The smoky, earthy flavor of these chicken appetizers is due to the Southwest spice seasoning, which has a unique flavor compared to the typical taco seasoning.
Almond flour and coconut flour were used for the crust, so it’s guaranteed low in carbs. The filling consists of cooked shredded chicken along with cheddar, cream cheese, and beans.
3. Low Carb Creamy Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Quesadilla is a popular Mexican appetizer made with tortillas and often loaded with carbs, so they are not the best appetizers to eat when you’re following a low carb diet.
For a low carb version of your favorite chicken quesadilla, check out this Low Carb Creamy Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas made by Nicole of Seasonally Creations.
The tortilla is made using coconut flour, xantham gum, and other low carb ingredients. With only 6.1 grams of carbs per serving, this appetizer will satisfy your quesadilla cravings without ruining your low carb diet.
4. Easy Keto Chicken Soup
If you’re following a keto diet, looking for tasty soup recipes can be a challenge. Some of the most common ingredients include legumes, beans, and root veggies, which are high in carbs. But there are still plenty of keto-friendly options out there.
For instance, this Easy Keto Chicken Soup from Mellissa of I Breathe I’m Hungry is loaded with low-carb veggies and delicious chunks of chicken. This low carb chicken recipe is so delicious and filling and can make for an ideal lunch or dinner meal, especially when paired with a salad and any low carb main.
5. Keto Chicken Spaghetti
Ground beef and meatballs are the most common ingredients of the traditional spaghetti we all love. But this Keto Chicken Spaghetti from Wendy of Kicking Carbs is proof that you can come up with delicious spaghetti using chicken meat.
Related reading: What are The Best Pasta Alternatives for a Low Carb Diet?
And instead of using the usual carb-heavy pasta, Palmini noodles are used to make this dish fit for a low-carb lifestyle. You can also use zucchini noodles and other low-carb pasta alternatives that you like.
Related reading: What is Palmini Pasta and is it Keto?
6. Low Carb Chicken Nuggets
Both adults and kids love the chicken nuggets. They are very popular that you can find them sold in various fast-food restaurants worldwide. You will also find frozen chicken nuggets in supermarkets that you can fry at home. But if you’re on a low carb diet, this is one of those foods you need to avoid.
Although the chicken fillets are low carb, it is the batter that makes them not keto-friendly. Not only that, those store-bought chicken nuggets usually come with dipping sauces that are high in sugar.
Thankfully, there’s a keto-friendly version of this famous chicken dish. This Low carb Chicken Nuggets recipe from Libby the recipe creator of Ditch the Carbs uses almond flour for coating, so it’s guaranteed low in carbs. As for the sauce, you can use any sugar-free sauce or follow this sugar-free tomato sauce recipe.
7. Easy Moroccan Chicken with Lemons and Olives
Moroccan foods often rank high on the lists of the world’s best cuisines. If you are craving a Moroccan dish, this Easy Moroccan Chicken with Lemons and Olives is worth a try.
Made by the kim, the Low Carb Maven, this is one of the most flavorful low carb chicken recipes you can ever make. You can serve it with cauliflower rice or any low carb rice or pasta alternatives. This dish is perfect for weekend dinners, and it’s possible to prepare it a day ahead.
8. Low Carb Keto Garlic Parmesan Chicken
One of the best things about low carb diets like keto is that you can eat lots of high-fat foods, including cheeses like Parmesan. It is for this reason why there are plenty of keto cheese recipes out there.
And the best thing about cheese is that it’s a versatile ingredient that can be added to a wide range of culinary dishes, from desserts to mains. If you want cheese on your chicken, check out this Low Carb Keto Garlic Parmesan Chicken from Kimber of Easy Family Recipes.
9. Keto Spicy Chicken Kebabs
Kebabs are a popular Middle Eastern dish that consists of skewered meats and veggies, usually long strips of meat like beef, lamb, and chicken. If you want to cook your own version of chicken kebabs, you can use this Keto Spicy Chicken Kebabs recipe from Annie of Keto Focus as your guide.
Seasoned with turmeric, garlic, and chiles, this low carb chicken recipe is bursting with Middle Eastern flavors. This recipe uses only pure chicken meat, but feel free to add any low carb veggies.
10. Keto Whole Roasted Cajun Chicken
Everyone loves whole roasted chicken, so it’s not surprising to find tons of roast chicken recipes out there. While the chicken is low in carbs, some of the recipes use high-carb ingredients.
If you want to make a low carb version of a whole roasted chicken, this Keto Whole Roasted Cajun Chicken recipe from Kyndra of Peace, Love, and Low Carb is highly recommended. Made with only four ingredients, this is definitely one of the easiest and quickest low carb chicken recipes out there.
Top of blog chicken image by Mark DeYoung