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Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Keto Baked Chicken Recipe

This is the easiest and the tastiest keto baked chicken recipe – EVER! Add this dish to your low carb menu planning asap.

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Over the last several years, I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting keto versions of my favourite recipes. From baking and desserts to snacks and dinners for busy weeknights, I’m always working on new and delicious recipes.

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Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Today, I am sharing an easy low carb chicken recipe with you. When it comes to dinner, I want to make one meal that the entire family will enjoy, while still fitting the parameters of a keto diet.

This keto baked chicken breast recipe fits perfectly. The recipe contains one net carbs per serving and even the picky eaters love it!

Keto Baked Chicken Breast Ingredients

Keto Baked Chicken:

Ingredients:

  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Keto Baked Chicken Breast Process

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Place chicken breasts in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish or sheet pan and drizzle the olive oil over top. Flip the chicken around and rub the olive oil all over.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the spices.

Keto Baked Chicken Breast Process

4. Season the chicken with the paprika, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Keto Baked Chicken Breast Process

5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of an inserted meat thermometer reads 165 F.

Makes 5 servings.

Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Tips for baking chicken:

  • Use your favourite cut of chicken. Chicken thighs or legs both work great. You could even cook up a whole chicken. Just rub the oil and spices into the skin before putting it in the oven. Cooking time will vary depending on what cuts you are using.
  • Avocado oil is an alternative healthy fat that can be substituted for olive oil.
  • Create an even thickness to your chicken with a meat tenderizer.
  • Mix your chicken pieces and seasonings together in the morning before you head out for the day, cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap, and leave it in the fridge. All you have to do when you get home is pop it in the oven and let the chicken bake.
  • An Instant Pot or air fryer both work great to achieve really juicy chicken.
Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Tips and tricks:

  • If you like to do bulk meal prep ahead of time, just throw your whole chicken breasts into zip-top plastic freezer bags with your seasonings. Make sure you write the cooking time and temperature on the bag before you put it in the freezer! This easy recipe will keep for up to ** months.
  • Substitute fresh garlic for the garlic powder.
  • Mix up your flavours! Try ranch dressing mix for a baked ranch chicken dinner. Or how about taco seasoning in place of Italian?
  • Use chicken tenderloins to make keto chicken tenders.
Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

What to serve with baked chicken:

  • Serve with a side of cauliflower rice topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for an Italian meal that fits easily into your keto dinner plan.
  • Steamed green beans or other green vegetables.
  • A fresh spinach side salad would also be delicious.
  • Throw together a cheese sauce with chicken broth, cream cheese, and a splash of heavy cream. Season with black pepper and salt. Add some parmesan cheese for a parmesan cream sauce.
Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Low carb toppings:

  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.
  • Top your boneless, skinless chicken breasts with cheddar cheese.
  • Sour cream, green onions, and bacon bits give you baked potato flavours without the carbs.
Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

How to store leftovers:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

There are lots of easy keto chicken recipes out there for the whole family. I’d love to hear what some of your favourite keto chicken breast recipes are!

Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

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Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Keto Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This is the easiest and the tastiest keto baked chicken recipe - EVER! Add this dish to your low carb menu planning asap.

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Place chicken breasts in a 9" x 13" baking dish or sheet pan and drizzle the olive oil over top. Flip the chicken around and rub the olive oil all over.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the spices.

4. Season the chicken with the paprika, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of an inserted meat thermometer reads 165 F.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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Hi. How much would you change the cooking time if using chicken tenders instead of full breasts?