20 Easy Ketogenic Chicken Dinner Ideas

20 super easy ketogenic chicken dinner ideas for this evening

You’ve seen me share keto dinner recipes and all of you seemed to love it! Today, I thought I’d share a few easy keto chicken dinner ideas!

Let’s be honest, chicken is lean meat and a lot of us end up eating it! I think it’s very versatile too, so you can make quite a few delicious meals out of it.

You can definitely incorporate these recipes into your ketogenic diet menu! Obviously, if you have one!

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20 Delicious Keto Chicken Dinner Ideas

Feel free to check each recipe. Not all of them had nutritional information, so I’ve calculated it for you like always!

1. Green Chili Chicken Bake

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This keto chicken recipe is great if you’re looking for a nutritious yet fast meal in the evening. It takes only around 15 minutes to prep it up and the rest leave to your oven.

A bit of a soft cheese fan? If you love the combination of chicken and cheese, this is probably the perfect dinner just for you.

Plus, green chilis really make this recipe something special. You’re also free to spice things up a little bit if you like your dishes a little hotter than usual.

Overall, a great chicken bake. It’s simply lovely with a little bit of rocket salad with cherry tomatoes on the side.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 253
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 26g

2. Keto Chicken Tenders

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This recipe is the very representation of the fact that you don’t need to give up foods you love no matter on what diet you are.

While breaded chicken tenders fried in oil aren’t good no matter what diet you’re on, the recipe can be adjusted. These crispy chicken tenders are just as delicious as the ones you can get in a fast food restaurant.

However, they’re much healthier. Instead of regular flour, we’re using almond flour, which is very low in carbs. Here is one I recommend.

These also go great with a low carb sweet chili sauce. Here is one I recommend.

It contains 4g of carbs in 15 ml of the product – that’s around 1 tablespoon. As long as you don’t use too much of it, you should be fine.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 318
  • Fats: 16.9g
  • Net Carbs: 2.2g
  • Protein: 36.8g

3. Chili Lime Drumsticks

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I promise you one thing – these taste as good as they look. Simple to make and yet so delicious.

The best thing about these drumsticks is that they’re so crispy, it’s amazing. And most of the preparation time is actually just waiting.

So, if you literally have only 5 minutes to make something up but don’t mind waiting an hour or so for it to fully cook, this is your go-to dinner recipe.

Also, it’s the sort of meal anyone will enjoy. So, if you have some guests over and not sure what they love, you’re always going to win with such a dinner recipe.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 249
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 24g

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4. Spicy Cumin Chicken Thighs

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An overall fan of spicy food but still want to keep it low carb? Here is a great spicy cumin chicken recipe that’s truly hard to mess up.

Cook them up with green beans and you’ll have a low carb and very nutritious dinner. When it comes to cumin in this dish, add as much of it as you can since that’s really what brings out the taste.

This dinner is also great if you need to meal prep it for the next day. Totally something you can eat both for dinner and lunch at work.

Here are more keto lunch recipes for work that you have to try!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 366
  • Fats: 13.5g
  • Net Carbs: 4.7g
  • Protein: 52.4g

5. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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If you’re a bit of a casserole fan, and have some space for a big dinner, try this recipe. Casseroles are relatively easy to make, and they do for great ketogenic dinners.

So, definitely try this recipe! This casserole is full of cheese. Thus, all cheese fans who think that it can make any dish much better, try it.

This meal will just melt in your mouth. But it will fill you up quite well too! It’s great for large dinner gatherings since you can feed up to 8 people with this one bake.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 884
  • Fats: 55.3g
  • Net Carbs: 3.7g
  • Protein: 88.2g

6. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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If you are a bit of a buffalo chicken wings fan, you’re going to love these meatballs. They’re very low in carbs and, with the right sauce, make up for a great keto dish.

To avoid the carbs with this one, you need to use almond or coconut flour. Here is good almond flour.

You can get good quality coconut flour here too. However, these meatballs aren’t quite the same without buffalo sauce. And you probably know how sugary sauces can get!

So, here is a keto friendly buffalo sauce option that I recommend. It contains 0g of carbs, which is great if you’re on keto.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 379
  • Fats: 28.3g
  • Net Carbs: 4.2g
  • Protein: 22.9g

7. Chicken Breasts with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

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When I first saw this recipe, I just had to try it. It truly looks amazing! I absolutely love this recipe because it makes for an easy dinner.

It’s truly delicious too. This chicken with a little bit of cream cheese and cheddar creates this perfect texture.

Obviously, cumin, chili, garlic, and jalapeno seeds add the flavors that you simply cannot resist. The recipe recommends eating brown rice with this one.

Since we’re on keto, that’s not exactly an option for us. Make your own cauliflower rice so you can truly enjoy the sauce.

To make cauliflower rice you’ll need a couple things: a good vegetable steamer like this one here or just a steamer basket that will do the job just as well (cheaper too). Here is one that’s cheap and sturdy.

An absolute must for cauliflower rice (and many other keto dishes/sides) is a food processor.

Here is a good quality food processor, at least for the price it’s sold. If you’re looking for something that will work for the upcoming 10 years, this is a better option. But, it’s more expensive too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 576
  • Fats: 31g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 65g

8. Asparagus Chicken Alfredo

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Simple, healthy and delicious. This is a quick dinner meal you can make for yourself and your family. But, probably not big enough for guests.

The meal is creamy, so if you’re a fan of chicken with a little bit of cream, this is a meal to try. It’s not the best option for meal prepping, because it doesn’t taste as good after microwaving.

Thus, even if you feel like making more of the dish, just make sure you eat it the same evening.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 337
  • Fats: 27g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 19g

9. Keto Chicken Soup

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I know some of you probably love having a bowl of soup in the evening. A good keto soup can really fill you up and these are not hard to make.

I’m sharing this chicken soup in hopes that you’re going to try it! An interesting combination of garlic, cream and chicken makes it taste delicious.

You’ll need cauliflower rice for this one to give the soup some texture. So, learning to make your own cauliflower rice is your next ‘’to do’’ task for sure.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fats: 14.8g
  • Net Carbs: 3.3g
  • Protein: 9.5g

10. Keto Chicken Thighs

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Yes, this ketogenic chicken dinner tastes as good as it looks! I love this recipe because it’s budget-friendly, you really don’t need any fancy ingredients and yet it tastes amazing.

Honestly, if you’re low on budget but want to impress a friend or two, just make this recipe. The only thing you might not have is roasted peppers.

However, you can buy them here. Otherwise, all you’ll need is chicken thighs, coconut oil (this cold pressed coconut oil is pretty good), some spices and goat cheese.

Eat it either alone or with some green salad. However, cauliflower rice tastes pretty good here too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 479
  • Fats: 34g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 38g

11. Chicken Enchilada Bowl

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If you’re a fan of Mexican food and looking for ketogenic Mexican dinner options, this is the recipe to try. This little enchilada chicken bowl recipe will make your mouth water.

The good thing about this recipe is that you can prepare the chicken and sauce mixture ahead of time. You can just freeze it up and use it to make quick dinners in the future.

So, it’s definitely great for those who don’t have time to cook.

Per Pancake:

  • Calories: 568
  • Fats: 40.2g
  • Net Carbs: 6.14g
  • Protein: 38.38g

12. Shredded Chicken Chili

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A fan of chili? This recipe is just for you. The good thing about this dinner is that it’s very quick to make.

Also, it makes for great meal prep. Boil the chicken, shred it and keep it in the fridge for future meals.

After that, the process is pretty simple. You just mix everything up, cook it all together and you have a perfectly delicious dinner meal.

It’s also a good source of vitamin A and C!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 201
  • Fats: 11g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 18g

13. Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken

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This is a little bit fancier dish that you can try. However, it’s really not hard to make!

The chicken is tender. And the mixture of cream cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, and spinach makes it taste amazing.

Seasoning the outside of the chicken with chili powder makes it extra spicy. It also creates a beautiful contrast to the stuffing.

It will melt in your mouth!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 311
  • Fats: 16.6g
  • Net Carbs: 3.3g
  • Protein: 35.3g

14. Keto Butter Chicken

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If you happen to love Indian cuisine (I know I sure do), you definitely have to try this recipe. This keto butter chicken is absolutely amazing with cauliflower rice.

If you want to make the most out of this meal nutrition wise, try ghee instead of regular butter. It has more nutrients and beautifully adds up to the recipe.

Also, when it comes to ginger, add as much as you want. I find that little pieces of ginger can be so satisfying to eat with the curry!

So, cook them up and enjoy the taste of the curry!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 293
  • Fats: 17g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 25g

15. Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

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Now, if you do incorporate mushrooms into your diet quite often and just love the taste of them, try this recipe. While this meal looks fancy, it’s not that hard to make.

It does take 45 minutes or so to get it ready though. However, if you are having some guests over and want to impress a person or two, try it.

At the end of the day, it tastes as good as it looks. I promise!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 418
  • Fats: 29g
  • Net Carbs: 2.5g
  • Protein: 53g

16. Easy Mozzarella Chicken

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Now, let’s be honest. Chicken parmesan is great. However, breadcrumbs that it contains aren’t exactly keto friendly.

Instead, try this mozzarella chicken recipe. Chicken simmered in tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese can never taste bad!

Also, feel free to improvise with herbs. See what you like the most because the right herb can truly transform a recipe like this one.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 309
  • Fats: 9g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 37g

17. Bacon, Cream Cheese, Cheddar Chicken

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I know there are quite a few bacon lovers out there, this one is for you. The combination of chicken, bacon, and cheddar simply melts in your mouth.

It’s also so easy to make! Simply put your chicken breasts on a baking tray, add all the spices, then top up with cream cheese, bacon and cheddar. Cook for 30 minutes and you’re done.

It’s simple, rich both proteins and fats and absolutely delicious! This is a perfect lazy but hungry evening recipe!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 602
  • Fats: 47g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 39g

18. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic

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I’ve shared 20 keto crockpot recipes on this blog already. While instant pots work differently from crockpots, they produce similar results.

The beauty of making anything in instant pot is that it’s very easy to cook it. Also, the pressure cooker helps the flavors to truly sink in. Which makes any dish so much more amazing!

Absolutely love this recipe because you have so much freedom. You are free to add heavy cream to make it extra delicious. And I’m not even talking about spices!

If you don’t have an instant pot, this one is pretty good. Unlike other pressure cookers, this one doesn’t cost a lot but works perfectly fine.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 282
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 14g

19. Low Carb French Garlic Chicken

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This recipe has a little bit of a French vibe. You’ll need a pressure cooker for this one too.

The key to the taste here is the marinade. It’s made out of Simply Organic Herbes de Provence which are common to France.

These truly make the dish taste beautiful. Dijon mustard and minced garlic are essential here too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 429
  • Fats: 37g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 19g

20. Filipino Chicken Adobo

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If you’re looking for dinner with more of an Asian vibe to it, you can try this recipe. Introduce your family to the flavors of Philippines cuisine with it.

The beautiful thing about this meal is that it contains only 5 ingredients. Chicken, olive oil, minced garlic, a little bit of apple cider vinegar and soy sauce.

These are all you need to make this meal happen!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 176
  • Fats: 7g
  • Net Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 24g

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