14 Amazing Keto Chicken Thigh Recipes
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I’ve mentioned recently that I’m a big fan of chicken thighs. They are more juicy than chicken breasts, and when cooked correctly, they are full of flavor.
It’s a great way to get some protein in without feeling like you’re missing out on other foods if you’re trying to stick to a keto diet. But, the question is – how can you prepare chicken thighs multiple ways to enjoy variety, and not get bored with this inexpensive meat?
To answer this I turned to other bloggers for inspiration. I asked them for their favorite keto-friendly chicken thigh recipes, and they did not disappoint.
I recommend you first check out my Classic Baked Chicken Thighs recipe to get a feel for the basics. Then, come back to this list of amazing chicken thigh recipes so that you’ll never run out of ideas for dinner.
Instant Pot Adobo Chicken
Adobo chicken is the unofficial “official” dish of the Philippines. Traditionally, meat is stewed in adobo sauce until it’s tender and flavorful. This take on the recipe comes together quickly and easily with the help of the Instant Pot.
Get the recipe from Cultured Table
Keto Chicken Parmesan
How do you turn a carb-loaded dish like chicken parmesan into a keto-friendly food? The secret ingredient is pork rinds. Served over some Palmini Noodles (my new obsession) and this tastes just as good, if not better than, the original.
Get the recipe from Keto Focus
Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs
Coconut milk, lime juice, cilantro, jalapenos and onions come together to create a flavorful marinade that is sure to be a true crowd pleaser.
Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe
Sometimes you just need a quick and easy dinner that comes together fast, but packs a flavorful punch. That’s what you get with this grilled chicken salad recipe. Juicy chicken thighs and a honey-mustard finish delivers a sweet finish that will have your mouth watering.
The recipe does include a tiny bit of honey, but I found a great honey substitute on Amazon using Allulose Sweetener.
Get the recipe from Healthy Kitchen 101.
Southwestern Deconstructed Chicken Keto Soup Bowl
For those cold nights of the year, I love a good bowl of soup. This southwestern deconstructed chicken keto soup bowl has all the keto-friendly goodness without skimping on any flavor. I dare you not to salivate while cooking this dish.
Get the recipe from Saving Dollars and Sense.
Skillet Chicken Thighs With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce And Feta Cheese
What is it about red peppers and feta that puts me in a Mediterranean frame of mind? After reading through the ingredients of this recipe and seeing that this skillet dish is ready in just 30 minutes, I can definitely see myself whipping it up on busy weeknights after work! Pair it with a Greek style salad perhaps? Yum!
Get the recipe from Low Carb Inspirations.
Thai Peanut Chicken
There are several Asian inspired dishes that are loaded with carbs. Breaded and fried and served over rice or noodles – well, that’s not keto-friendly at all!
This dish gives you a way to have Asian flavors without all those pesky carbs. Serve with your favorite vegetable or cauliflower rice for a complete meal that will have you forgetting about takeout in no time.
Get the recipe from Love and Good Stuff.
Easy CrockPot Chipotle Chicken Thighs
The great thing about crockpot meals is you can set’em and forget’em. All you’ll need is chicken thighs, garlic, onions, jalapenos, chipotle chili powder and a few other spices to create this dish.
Throw it in the crockpot for four to six hours, then serve with your favorite veggies and dinner is served.
Get the recipe at Any Reason Life.
Indian Spice Rubbed Chicken Thighs
If you need a curry fix, these Indian spice rubbed chicken thighs are an easy dinner idea. Ginger, garlic powder, cardamom, and paprika mixed with mild yellow curry powder and salt come together for chicken rub that is out of this world.
Pair it with some Low Carb Keto Naan, and cauliflower rice for a
Get the recipe from Culinary Ginger.
Keto Chicken Piccata
This easy, Keto Chicken Piccata is a low carb version of a classic Italian recipe made with Parmesan crusted chicken thighs and a deliciously tangy lemon and capers sauce.
Get the recipe from Homemade Interest.
Don’t knock this dish until you try it! This cinnamon chicken recipe is deliciously sweet and savory with a surprising burst of flavor. There are a couple of delicious variations such as garlic lovers and Moroccan-style I can’t wait to try.
I recommend replacing the 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup with Lakanto brand Maple Flavored Syrup.
Get the recipe from Budget Delicious.
Keto Alabama-Style White Bbq Chicken
A common misconception with keto life is that you can’t have anything you used to eat. That’s simply not true. You just have to modify them to make them keto-friendly.
This Alabama-Style White Bbq Chicken is a fabulous way to enjoy traditional barbecue flavors. Pair it with my Keto Cauliflower Mac ‘n Cheese to get all the flavors you crave without ruining your diet.
Get the recipe from Oh Snap, Let’s Eat.
Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce
This delicious keto chicken thighs recipe with mushroom sauce is creamy and flavorful, and might just become your new favorite keto, low-carb, gluten-free dish.
For such simple ingredients, you might be surprised at just how delicious it actually is. Pair with my Keto Cauliflower Hashbrown Casserole for the ultimate in healthy comfort foods.
Get the recipe from Here to Cook.
Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs
The best part about this dish is it’s minimal amount of clean up. Everything is on one pan, and if you cover that pan in foil – well, just chuck the mess in the garbage after dinner is done and voila! You’ve got a tasty dinner with no fuss.
This sheet pan chicken dish is made with brussels sprouts and onions, but you can easily add some extra veggies to the pan for a little more variety if you like.
Get the recipe at Little Sunny Kitchen.
This list of recipes barely scratches the surface of what’s possible with chicken thighs. Want to find even more inspiration? Simply head to your favorite search engine and type in “chicken thighs and keto-friendly recipes.”
And, be sure to bookmark this blog to stay up to date with all of the traditional favorites that I ketofy.
Great post! I myself often use chicken thighs in place of breasts because they’re juicier. Plus I still get all that protein!
I 100% agree with you!! I’ve always preferred the thighs on both chicken and turkey 🙂