If you think chicken is boring, you’re cooking it wrong!

Here are more than 21 crazy easy and tasty chicken recipes that you need to try, plus 4 lazy keto chicken recipes too.

collage of chicken entrees including - chicken salad, curried chicken, pesto chicken, and fried chicken.
21 easy tasty chicken recipes

Not only will you love these easy keto chicken dinners, but the whole family will too. These delicious chicken recipes are quick and easy. Perfect for a quick mid-week meal and a lazy keto dinner.

There are baked chicken and grilled chicken recipes, recipes for chicken breasts, and a keto-friendly easy chicken soup.

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Get ready to fill up your meal-planning menu as there are enough recipes here to take care of several months of food! You’ll never have to worry about eating the same chicken recipe over and over again! And if you want to know what are the best keto side dishes for chicken, I’ve got you covered too.


Chicken is so versatile and you can enjoy devouring different parts of the chicken. If you normally eat boneless chicken breasts, give chicken thighs or drumsticks a try. You may be pleasantly surprised!

The nutritional values of chicken depend on which part of the chicken you are cooking. Some areas of the meat will have higher fat content and contain chicken skin, dark parts will have higher iron and the chicken breast has the least fat.

Nutritional values from cronometer.com

Per 100g (3.5oz)Net CarbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken breast, skinless030.9g4.5g173
Chicken drumstick, skin eaten027.3g10g206
Chicken drumstick, skinless024.2g5.7g155
Chicken skin020.4g40.7g454
Chicken thigh, skin eaten028.2g13.2g239
Chicken thigh, skinless027.7g6g173
Chicken wing, skin eaten023.8g16.9g354
Chicken nutrition per 100g/3.5oz serving

Perfect for the keto diet, chicken is such great low-carb food on its own, but why stop there? You can easily pair it with other food flavors to create stellar, low-carb meals that the entire family can enjoy. 

And while chicken needs to be the star of the show, there’s no reason why you can’t add a bit of flavor and taste to your chicken recipes every single time. Adding in different flavors is what keeps chicken tasting different and unique every single time. 

This goes for a basic chicken breast recipe too! Just add some seasoning such as onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to completely change the flavor profile.

No one wants to eat boring chicken dinners….not even those on low carb diets. Step outside of your cooking comfort zone and give these delicious low-carb chicken recipes a try! (Once you do, you’ll be hooked!)

Have fun adding these simple easy recipes featuring chicken into your weekly meal-planning rotation! These make for excellent quick low carb meals for those on the ketogenic diet or just those looking for a new way to enjoy chicken!

Drumstick And Whole Chicken Recipes

A whole chicken sliced and sitting on a serving dish with lettuce

Easy Whole Chicken Recipe – if you’ve ever wondered how difficult it is to keep a whole chicken before, this will show you just how simple and easy it can be. Plus, one of my favorite things about this recipe is you can use this chicken for leftovers. It’s is one of the easiest ways to meal prep, ever. 

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker (Plus Bone Broth Recipe)
Make a perfectly tender and juicy whole chicken in a slow cooker. Then turn the carcass into bone broth!
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4 lazy keto chicken meals served in four different bowls
4 lazy keto chicken meals

4 Lazy Keto Meals – no shame in being lazy some nights. All you need to know about how to get 4 awesome keto meals out of one rotisserie chicken is found right here. 

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keto fried chicken in a serving plate with sauce with an air fryer in the background
Healthy gluten-free keto fried chicken

Grain-free fried chicken – this copycat recipe has to be one of my kid’s favorite recipes and lunch box fillers. Want to know the secret so you don’t even get your hands dirty? Take a look at the secret recipe tip.

Keto Fried Chicken KFC (Copycat KFC Recipe)
Delicious and crispy homemade keto fried chicken recipe (copycat keto KFC recipe) with a few simple ingredients and my secret shaker bag method. Oven-baked or air fryer fried chicken.
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keto chicken drumstick recipes on a white platter
4 ways to cook chicken drumsticks

Tasty Keto Chicken 4 Different Ways – another prime example that when it comes to getting juicy chicken, you can really stretch that taste and flavor. Have I mentioned that chicken is so versatile in flavor?

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Family Chicken Dinners

Who says that dinner has to take forever to make? These simple family friendly dinner recipes prove that you can create a wonderful meal in no time at all. 

A fork is lifting a bite of keto chicken parmesan from a plate full of zucchini noodles and chicken parmesan.

Delicious crispy oven-baked chicken parmesan that is ready in under 30-minutes. it’s the baked chicken dinner recipe the whole family will love.

The Best Keto Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Crispy Keto Chicken Parmesan baked in the oven and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. This dinner is low-carb and gluten-free.
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cheesy chicken meatballs high-protein low-carb (HPLC) eaten with a toothpick

High-protein low-carb (HPLC) cheesy chicken meatballs. With 40g protein and only 4g net carbs, these are the perfect quick and easy high-protein dinner AND high-protein snack.

Cheesy Keto Chicken Meatballs Recipe (HPLC)
High-protein low-carb (HPLC) cheesy keto chicken meatballs. With 40g protein and only 4g net carbs, these are the perfect quick and easy high-protein dinner AND high-protein snack.
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Low-carb spring rolls served for a crowd

Low-carb chicken spring rolls – if you are always looking for fun ways to use ground/minced chicken, this is a quick and easy healthy family recipe for tonight.

Low-Carb Spring Rolls Recipe (cabbage rolls)
These little low-carb spring rolls are the perfect healthy way to amp up your veggies. A gluten-free healthy nutritious meal for tonight.
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Cabbage leaf spring Rolls served on a blue and white plate
Low carb chicken and leek pie

Low-Carb Chicken and Leek Pie – you’ll have dinner on the table in under an hour with this super simple and delicious chicken recipe. 

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low-carb chicken nuggets served with salsa
Easy gluten-free healthy chicken nuggets recipe

Healthy Chicken Nuggets – your kids will go crazy for this chicken recipe. And rightfully so! Long gone are the days when chicken nuggets have to be boring and bland with soggy bread crumbs. Every bite of these golden brown nuggets will have you hoping that there are more left to eat. 

A wooden serving plate with homemade garlic pate, slices of cheese and slices of cucumber
Chicken garlic pate

Super easy chicken garlic pate – Have you ever made your own home made pate? Think it’s just to hard? Well take a look at my super easy low carb pate and see just how easy it is.

Susie Moore
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Wrapped and Stuffed Chicken Recipes

Don’t forget these simple stuffed chicken recipes! It’s so simple to stay on track with your low-carb lifestyle when you’re able to make so many varying and delicious chicken dishes. 

Two-Cheese Pesto Chicken in a glass baking dish

Two Cheese Pesto Chicken – not one shredded cheese…but two delicious different types, including a mature cheese like cheddar cheese. All paired up with moist and flavorful skinless chicken breast that won’t put you over your carb count for the day. 

Two Cheese Pesto Chicken Recipe (keto friendly)
This baked two cheese pesto chicken recipe is full of flavour. The basil flavour really comes through and is not dominated by the cheese. Low-carb and keto frienldy.
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spinach stuffed chicken served on a white square plate

Keto Spinach Stuffed Chicken – not only does this chicken recipe taste amazing, but it looks really fancy too. Get your family to eat their greens easily by stuffing them into their chicken.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Recipe (oven and air fryer).
Keto spinach stuffed chicken needs only 4 ingredients and takes only 10-minutes to prepare. It can be baked in the oven or air fryer. It's one of the yummiest, easiest healthy chicken dinners you will ever make.
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bacon wrapped chicken nuggets on a white plate with a red cloth

Bacon-wrapped chicken nuggets – sounds good? No child has ever said no to these when I serve them. The classic combination of bacon and chicken make for a protein-packed bundle of goodness. Serve this with a side of green beans or other low carb veggies for the perfect keto meal!

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets Recipe
This healthy bacon-wrapped chicken nugget recipe only needs 2 ingredients and can be cooked in the oven frying pan, or air fryer. PLUS there's a simple 2 ingredient creamy sauce too. They're kid-friendly and keto-friendly.
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Tarragon chicken drizzled with a creamy sauce
Tarragon Sauce

Low Carb Tarragon Chicken – no one will believe that this creamy sauce is a low carb recipe once they have a bite. It’s the perfect dish to serve up for family and friends when you’re hosting a dinner party. 

Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bites
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Spicy Chicken Dinners

Keto chicken curry kebabs in a silver bowl
Tandoori chicken kebabs

Easy Keto Chicken Curry – there aren’t many flavors out there like curry so this dish a must for your tastebuds. Keep it low carb by putting over a few cups of cauliflower rice or eating it as a dish on its own. 

Quick keto chicken curry kebabs recipe
Easy keto chicken curry with a tasty turmeric cauliflower rice. The perfect healthy keto family dinner.  
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Low Carb Tandoori Chicken – gluten free and low carb, plus you can make this as spicy as your heart wants. If you’re looking for heat, this is the delicious and simple way to get it.  

Low-carb tandoori chicken recipe
Low-carb tandoori chicken pieces can be cooked in the frying pan, in the oven or on the bbq. Keep extras for school lunch tomorrow. 
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Thai chicken lettuce wraps served in a cardboard take out box

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups – quite possibly one of the best tasting low-carb chicken meals that there are. Just know that they’re a bit messy as well. 

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keto chicken curry in a slow-cooker bowl

Low Carb Chicken Coconut Curry – one can never have too many curry dishes if you ask me. This one has a little bit sweeter of a flavor because of the added coconut. 

Maria Emmerich
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Chicken burgers

Healthy burgers are a great lunch or dinner family favorite – all year round.

Serve with a salad, coleslaw or why not just enjoy 2 burgers? Voila!

Low-carb Mexican chicken burger served with red pepper tomato avocado and cream cheese

Low-Carb Mexican Chicken Burgers – take your grilling game to the next level and whip up a batch of these chicken burgers. Lower in fat but still big on flavor. 

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keto avocado, bacon and chicken burger on a white plate

ABC bunless burger – the absolute winning combination of avocado, bacon and chicken. All wrapped up in a crunchy lettuce leaf. Why not add some cream cheese too?

Keto ABC bun-less burger recipe
ABC bun-less keto burgers are easy to remember and even easier to make for dinner tonight. Naturally gluten-free and so healthy and nutritious.
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One Pot Quick Meals

Cooking in an Instant Pot or slow-cooker can be a complete game-changer. Not only does these kitchen gadgets save time, but it also makes all recipes taste flavorful and delicious. 

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo chicken salad – The perfect simple DELICIOUS slow cooker chicken meal. A simple dinner that ir perfect for the summer when you want something light and easy to make.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Slow cooker buffalo chicken lettuce wraps is a tasty meal that is nutritious and easy to throw together. This recipe is low-carb, keto friendly, and gluten-free.
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
1-minute Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup served in a white bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup – With the cold weather just around the corner, it’s time to start planning ahead. This low carb taco soup will have you chowing down on bowl after bowl, snuggled up in front of the fireplace. 

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close up of keto chicken burrito bowls

Low Carb Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls – you might not find another chicken recipe as simple as this one. Perfect for lunch, dinner, and leftovers. 

Keto Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe (Instant Pot)
Quick and easy delicous low-carb keto chicken burrito bowls are the perfect one-bowl meal. Can be cooked in the Instant Pot slow-cooker, or stove. ,
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These are some of my favorite ways to cook chicken for myself and my family. (and these offer great taste and flavor as well!) 

collage of 21 healthy low-carb chicken recipes

There you have it! 21 Low-Carb Chicken recipes that anyone can make! 

Choose one or choose them all but treat yourself to them as soon as possible. Your taste buds will thank you!

Do you have a favorite low-carb chicken recipe to share?

collage of chicken entrees including - chicken salad, curried chicken, pesto chicken, and fried chicken.
The best roundup of 21 tasty chicken recipes

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