25 Best Keto Chicken Breast Recipes for A Low-Carb Diet

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Odette Published: September 30, 2021 Modified: November 18, 2021

Is keto the next diet that will finally work for you? It might be, as this diet helps you lose weight by drastically reducing your carb intake. Although contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to completely say goodbye. The key is to get more calories from proteins such as meat and poultry. That said, incorporating proteins into your diet is also just as important as limiting your carb intake. That is why keto chicken breast recipes cooked with other poultry products have been a pantry staple among keto dieters.

Yes, that’s right. You can eat practically anything as long as it’s within your carb intake. Well, you’ll be elated to know that cheese and bacon are not all there is to eat once you try this low-carb, high-fat diet. So, it’s not as restrictive as one might think since there are lots of delicious keto recipes you can try! Let’s start with this list of keto chicken breast recipes we have just for you.


25 Best Keto Chicken Breast Recipes

Wondering what to try for your first keto meal? Wonder no more! Below is a list of keto chicken breast recipes you can try. Whether you’re looking for easy Instant Pot and air-fryer recipes to cook or extra fancy baked chicken breast recipes, we got it all in one place. These low-carb meals are sure to please you!

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Fried Chicken Breast

keto fried chicken breast

No need to skip a good fried chicken just because flour and breadcrumbs are off-limits. You can use keto-friendly ingredients instead like almond flour. As for the breadcrumbs, we went for finely crushed pork rinds and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. The pork rinds taste almost taste like bacon, so it adds a bit of flavor too.

Recipe for Inspiration: Keto Fried Chicken Breasts

Chicken Parmesan

Keto Chicken Parmesan Recipe

We know you love flavorful and crunchy chicken parmesan, but a huge component of this dish is breadcrumbs. Now that you know you can use finely crushed pork rinds and Parmesan cheese, you can enjoy your keto diet to the fullest.

This recipe is completely keto-friendly and a nice way to start your weight loss journey.

Recipe for Inspiration: Keto Chicken Parmesan 

Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Keto Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Do you love rice? While this recipe doesn’t exactly include it, we believe you can still get the same enjoyment! Even better, this dish is a little healthier than the original fried rice recipe. Plus, it can also help you lose weight all while being flavorful.

To make this healthful recipe, simply substitute rice with cauliflower. Pulse it in a food processor until you get a rice-like texture and size. Simple, right?

Recipe for Inspiration: Keto Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Keto Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Chicken alfredo is a pasta dish made up of creamy white sauce and cubes of tender and savory chicken breasts. This classic carb-rich dish is well-loved by many. But now that you’re going keto, you may think you can no longer enjoy this dish. But good news! You can, as long as you swap the usual pasta with healthy alternatives like cauliflower.

Recipe for Inspiration: Keto Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Baked Chicken Breast

baked chicken breasts recipe

On a rush most of the time? Keto diet or not, you will love this recipe that takes only 30 minutes to prep and cook. And the best of all? It’s delicious despite how quick it is to make. And it’s very healthy too!

Recipe for Inspiration: Baked Chicken Breast

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Keto-friendly Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken cordon bleu is another dish that uses breadcrumbs. Again, you can substitute breadcrumbs with pork rinds, but enough about that. It’s time for bacon-wrapped cordon bleu! Double the fun with bacon.

No need for flour and beaten eggs anymore! Simply wrap the whole thing with bacon and cook on a skillet.

Recipe for Inspiration: Keto-Friendly Chicken Cordon Bleu

Grilled Chicken Breast

grilled chicken breasts with apple cranberry glaze

One look and you’ll think this looks tedious to make. However, this dish only needs 20 minutes of cooking time! And to make things even easier, employ the help of your trusty rotisserie oven!

This dish is full of keto-friendly ingredients like cranberry and olive oil. There’s also apple jam, but you can replace it with keto-friendly substitutes as well. You can use pear, peach, or sugar-free orange jam in moderation.

Recipe for Inspiration: Grilled Chicken Breast with Apple-Cranberry Glaze Recipe

BBQ Popcorn Breaded Chicken

bbq popcorn breaded chicken recipe

Looking for less restrictive keto chicken breast recipes? Try your hand (and tastebuds) at this easy barbecue popcorn breaded chicken.

Wondering how you’ll bread the chicken without the use of flour? With chips and popcorn kernels. Genius, right? While these ingredients are not exactly keto, this recipe only has a total of eight grams of carbohydrates. So, you still have 42 grams to go to reach your daily 50- gram limit.

Recipe for Inspiration: BBQ Popcorn Breaded Chicken

Swiss Chicken Casserole

swiss chicken casserole

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This recipe is quick, easy, and only needs six ingredients that might be already in your pantry! Now it may be keto-friendly but who said only keto dieters can only eat this scrumptious dish? Busy parents, you found a winner! Easily whip up and have the family enjoy a tasty and healthy meal in no time!

Recipe for Inspiration: Swiss Chicken Casserole

Chicken Tenders

Keto Chicken Tenders Recipe

Your favorite chicken tenders, guilt-free! Breaded with almond flour, you can still enjoy this dish on a keto diet. How about nut-free? You can also try using pork rinds with a bit of Parmesan cheese.

Recipe for Inspiration: Keto Chicken Tenders

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Cranberry and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

This dish is surprisingly keto despite how it looks. It’s bound to be, as it’s filled with keto staples such as chicken breasts, cheese, spinach, and more!

Recipe for Inspiration: Cranberry And Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast 

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Arugula Salad

parmesan-crusted chicken with arugula salad recipe

Old breadcrumbs that are high in carbs are old news. Double the fun with parmesan-crusted chicken instead. Yes, instead of breadcrumbs, you’ll use parmesan to coat chicken breasts. Sounds tasty!

Plus, it’s a delicious dish that can help you lose weight! You have to get your hands on this dish.

Recipe for Inspiration: Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Arugula Salad 

Crack Chicken

slow cooker crack chicken recipe

Everything you want in one pot? Why not? This scrumptious recipe has all your favorites: bacon, cheese, tender chicken breasts, cream cheese, and ranch dressing.

Recipe for Inspiration: Slow Cooker Crack Chicken 

Mayo Parmesan Chicken

mayo parmesan chicken recipe

This may not be your classic parmesan chicken, but it’s delicious all the same. Coated with mayo, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder, this dish can be an addicting addition to your keto chicken breast recipes.

Recipe for Inspiration: Mayo Parmesan Chicken

Air-fryer Chicken Breast

air fryer chicken breasts recipe

Four ingredients, five minutes meal prep, and 16 minutes cooking time. That’s all you need for this keto recipe. An insanely easy dish perfect for those just starting the popular diet.

Recipe for Inspiration: Air-fryer Chicken Breast 

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

creamy tuscan chicken

A bite of this dish feels like a trip to Italy. It’s a tender chicken breast bathed in creamy garlic sauce with sun-dried tomatoes. Truly a dish that deserves the top spot for keto chicken breast recipes.

Recipe for Inspiration: Creamy Tuscan Chicken 

Garlic Chicken Piccata

delicious garlic chicken piccata

This is another dish that’s full of your favorite keto staples like chicken breast, olive oil, lemon, and of course, parmesan cheese. There’s just one ingredient that doesn’t belong here, the all-purpose flour. Still, you can easily substitute it with keto-friendly ones like almond flour, coconut flour, or chia flour. Just take your pick!

Recipe for Inspiration: Garlic Chicken Piccata 

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Pieces

bacon wrapped chicken pieces recipe

These baked boneless chicken breasts wrapped in bacon are so easy to make. That’s why even non-keto dieters love this dish, especially on weekdays.

Recipe for Inspiration: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Pieces

Roasted Chicken Breast

roasted split chicken breast recipe

Not many ingredients to work with except chicken breast, olive oil, and a handful of spice? Not to worry. There are delicious ingredients to make with just five ingredients like this delicious roasted split chicken breast.

Recipe for Inspiration: Roasted Split Chicken Breast

Cilantro Lime Chicken

seasoned cilantro lime chicken

Cilantro and lime, who can say no that? This classic combo is refreshing and perfect for grilling! Try it today to find out why we love this dish so much.

Recipe for Inspiration: Cilantro Lime Chicken

Lemon and Chicken Broccoli

Lemon and Chicken Broccoli Recipe

The creamy sauce of this dish is everything! Good thing it’s keto. Non-keto dieters love eating this with rice or pasta, but it’s perfect on its own too.

Recipe for Inspiration: Lemon and Chicken Broccoli

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cream Cheese Recipe

These spinach-stuffed chicken breasts will become your next keto favorite. You’ll love this dish for three things: it’s easy to make, tasty, and oh so cheesy!

Recipe for Inspiration: Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cream Cheese

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe - easy low-calorie chicken breast and salsa crock pot recipe

A three-ingredient dish that’s healthy and flavorful. That’s right. You only need chicken breast, salsa, and olive oil. Mix them all and voila! A dish to go along with keto cauliflower rice.

Recipe for Inspiration: Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Chicken Bacon Ranch

cheesy bacon ranch chicken recipe

Chicken breast, bacon, cheese, and ranch. Does it get any more keto than that? This recipe is a crowd-pleaser, keto or not. Nonetheless, it’s an excellent food to start your new diet with.

Recipe for Inspiration: Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken

Stuffed Cream Cheese Chicken

stuffed cream cheese recipe

More cream cheese, please! And oh, some bacon too!

Definitely try this insanely easy recipe that does not compensate for taste. We’re sure not only keto dieters will love it. Wrapped in bacon, we’re sure kids will find it delightful.

Recipe for Inspiration: Stuffed Cream Cheese Chicken

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Odette

Odette is a content writer and proofreader by day, and living her inner artist as a poet and singer by night. She's also a former member of a publication who she now mentors from time to time. She likes how sharing a tiny bit of her life and her journey can help others in return. And because she is a curl embassador, she finds joy in empowering fellow curlies to embrace their natural curls. She also loves doing random acts of service to people she loves by cooking for them during her free time. This girl loves anything pasta and French cuisine though she just went through her Japanese and Korean cuisine phase.

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