Trying out the keto diet but don't know where to start? Seasoned keto vet but have lost all inspiration? We've got your back, girlfriend.
Keto Chicken with Herb Butter
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On the keto diet, you can basically put butter on everything. This recipe tells you how to make your own garlic and herb flavored butter—what else do you need to know? Just in case you need a little more nudging: This simple recipe uses fewer than 10 ingredients. Also, you can make extra butter to repurpose for other keto recipes, like these keto breakfast ideas.
Get the recipe: Keto Chicken with Herb Butter
Photo: Diet Doctor
Keto Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
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Is your heart telling you "Chinese takeout" but your body telling you "stay in ketosis"? Satisfy both with this keto chicken cauliflower fried rice recipe. The sriracha, soy sauce, and sesame seeds are a savory symphony (bet you can't say that 10 times fast), and the cauliflower rice keeps the dish filling but low carb.
Get the recipe: Keto Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
Photo: Hey Keto Mama
Keto Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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This recipe is perfect for on-the-go lunches. It's also very easy to personalize: The buffalo chicken mix can be made by shredding chicken breasts or slicing up a rotisserie chicken. Then, you decide what you want to put on top depending on how many carbs you have left for the day. (Also check out this whole list of on-the-go keto lunches.)
Get the recipe: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Joyful Healthy Eats
Easy Keto Chicken Shawarma
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Typically, shawarma is cooked all day on a rotating spit—but this recipe makes it possible to cook the traditional Mediterranean recipe at home (sans spit) in under 20 minutes. However, it tastes best when the chicken has sat in the marinade of cumin, cardamom, cayenne pepper, and other spices overnight.
Get the recipe: Easy Keto Chicken Shawarma
Photo: I Breathe I'm Hungry
Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
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This recipe has more net carbs than most keto recipes—11g per serving—so cook this up for a late brunch or scoop out the spaghetti squash and serve it as a shared appetizer. Whatever you do, it'll be worth it. The chicken artichoke dip is super easy to make and uses Greek yogurt to pack in some extra protein.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Photo: With Salt and Wit
Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken
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Always wondering how to make your chicken juicier? Try mayo. The marinade in this low-carb baked chicken is made of Parmesan, garlic, and black pepper, and browns when cooked. The result: Chicken that's crispy on the outside without being dried out the inside. (Need more guidance? Check out this keto meal plan for beginners.)
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken
Photo: Kalyn's Kitchen
Keto Jalapeño Popper Chicken
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Just like the name suggests, this recipe will pop right off the plate into your mouth. It has some of the greatest-of-all-time ingredients: jalapeños, bacon, and cheese. Smother these three (and a few others) on top of chicken and you've got yourself a ketone knockout! (Yup, cheese is one of the biggest perks of the keto diet. Here are some slightly healthier, high-fat keto foods you should know about.)
Get the recipe: Jalapeño Popper Chicken
Photo: House of Yumm
Keto Fried Chicken
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If, when Zac Brown Band sings, "you know I like my chicken fried...." you think, "same, but make it low carb," then this recipe is for you. The breading is a combination of almond flour, Parmesan, paprika, and cayenne, which keeps the net carbs low, while also keeping the skin as crispy as the fried chicken that's good enough to write songs about.
Get the recipe: Keto Fried Chicken
Photo: Savory Tooth
Keto Chicken Alfredo with Kelp Noodles
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One of the hard parts about being on the keto diet is giving up carb-heavy comfort foods, such as pasta. This chicken Alfredo recipe will give you a taste of an old favorite while staying within the macros of your new lifestyle, thanks to low-carb kelp noodles. Kelp noodles (made from steamed seaweed) are a mineral-rich alternative to spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles but can be substituted for either.
Get the recipe: Keto Chicken Alfredo with Kelp Noodles
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Keto Pesto Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
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Once you start making homemade pesto, you'll never go back to store-bought. Blending your own personal combination of Parmesan, olive oil, and basil will bring you so much happiness and pride, you'll start coming up with excuses to include it in your meals. Here, a perfect excuse.
Get the recipe: Keto Pesto Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Photo: Kitchen Swagger
Low-Carb Keto Chicken Bundles
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Low-carb chicken bundles = bundles of joy. They're like mini calzones made with a mozzarella-based dough on the outside, and creamy, dill-flavored chicken on the inside. Not crazy about the distinctive flavor of dill? No biggie, just swap for taco seasoning or Mediterranean flavors to make it your own. (Then use the rest of your mozzarella dough to make these keto meatball subs.)
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Keto Chicken Bundles
Photo: My Montana Kitchen
Keto Lemon Chicken
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This Asian-inspired lemon chicken recipe is flavored with lemon juice, ginger, and onions, resulting in a refreshing, simple dish. Whether you want skin or skinless chicken, use a skillet to make the chicken extra juicy. Pair it with a few broccoli florets and you'll have a low-carb, high-nutrient keto meal.
Get the recipe: Keto Lemon Chicken
Photo: Low Carb Yum
Keto Grilled Mustard Chicken With Creamy Walnut Sauce
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This mustard chicken is extremely easy to grill (or pan fry), and after you whip up the creamy walnut sauce, you'll be feeling very culinary chic. The walnut sauce takes some of the bite out of the mustard without using any dairy.
Get the recipe: Keto Grilled Mustard Chicken with Creamy Walnut Sauce
Photo: The Endless Meal