Keto Baked Chicken Thighs (w/ BBQ Sauce)

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These Keto Baked Chicken Thighs are a simple, healthy, and delicious keto dinner idea. Seasoned well and smothered in a delicious keto BBQ sauce, you’re family will be licking their fingers! Serve alongside my keto coleslaw recipe!

simple keto baked chicken thighs in white baking dish covered in BBQ sauce

Who doesn’t love smothered chicken? These keto BBQ chicken thighs are perfect this time of year, whether eating inside or outside! I love to pair these thighs with my Low Carb Roasted Cauliflower or my Southern Green Beans for a super low carb, filling dinner. Using bone-in chicken thighs ensures you will have moist and juicy chicken every time. I love a good BBQ sauce, so I decided to smother my chicken with my homemade keto BBQ sauce, which adds a ton of flavor and moisture to the dish!

Ingredients:

  • Bone-in chicken thighsYou can use bone-in or boneless chicken thighs, however bone-in yields a juicier chicken.
  • Seasoning– The seasoning includes garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasonings, so your chicken is anything but lacking flavor.
  • Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce– The BBQ sauce is what makes these chicken thighs so delectable. You can make my homemade keto version or use your favorite low carb store-bought brand if you prefer.

Steps for making this recipe:

raw chicken thighs over top of BBQ sauce in a casserole dish

Step 1: Grease a 9X9 baking dish then pour my keto sugar-free bbq sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Add the chicken thighs on top of the sauce then sprinkle the seasoning on top.

oven roasted chicken thighs in a baking dish

Step 2: Bake the chicken thighs at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes. The skin gets crispy and golden brown.

chicken thighs coated in BBQ sauce in a baking dish

Step 3: Add an additional half cup of BBQ sauce on top of your chicken thighs, and place the chicken on the top rack of your oven. Bake for 5-10 more minutes or until the internal chicken temperature is 165 degrees F.

low carb roasted chicken thighs covered in BBQ sauce in baking dish

The keto BBQ sauce

Although I have found store-bought sugar-free bbq sauce that tasted okay, nothing compares to homemade. If you are following a strict keto diet, this BBQ sauce is for you. It is low carb and sugar-free but doesn’t compromise the flavor. For my keto BBQ sauce, I found that Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener yielded the best results regarding sweeteners since it is a brown sugar substitute. If you don’t have this on hand, check out my homemade BBQ sauce recipe to see what other sugar-free sweeteners you can use.

You can purchase your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce if you have one. Just be careful before you purchase any sauce. Check the labels and watch out for added sugars or flour/cornstarch.

What is the best chicken to use?

You can make this keto chicken recipe with any type of chicken; however, your baking time may change depending on how thick your chicken is. I prefer to use BONE-IN chicken breasts because they result in the juiciest chicken that stays super moist inside. They are also very difficult to dry out, so they are pretty much fool-proof.

You can substitute boneless chicken thighs if that’s all you have or even chicken breasts if you prefer. Just know that boneless skinless chicken breasts tend to be drier, so make sure you don’t overcook them.

easy keto chicken thighs on a white plate with sauce

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Keto Baked Chicken Thighs (w/ BBQ Sauce)

These Oven-Baked Keto Chicken Thighs are a simple, healthy, and delicious keto dinner idea. Seasoned well and smothered in a delicious keto BBQ sauce, you're family will be licking their fingers!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Baked Chicken Thighs
Servings: 4
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease a 9X9 baking dish then pour ½ cup sugar-free bbq sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Add chicken thighs on top of the sauce and sprinkle all of the spices on top.
  • Bake the chicken thighs at 400°F for 25 min.
  • Add an additional half cup of BBQ sauce on top of your chicken thighs, and place the chicken on the top rack of your oven. Bake for 5-10 more minutes or until the internal chicken temperature is 165 degrees F.

Notes

*You can use bone-in or boneless chicken thighs for this recipe.
The sugar alcohols from the Lakanto Monkfruit Golden are not included in the nutritional information since most subtract to calculate net carbs. 

Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 296mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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