High-protein Low-carb Chicken Recipes (14 Im-Peck-able Meals)

High-protein Low-carb Chicken Recipes Nutritional Information Table:

This table can summarize the key nutritional facts for all High-protein Low-carb Chicken Recipes, making it easier for you to compare and choose based on your dietary needs.

Recipe NameCaloriesProteins (g)Net Carbs (g)
1. Flavor-Packed Keto Chicken Shawarma: A Middle Eastern Delight27435.00.0
2. Cheesy Hasselback Caprese Chicken: A Fusion of Italian TastesHasselback Caprese Chicken35538.06.0
3. Easy Low-Carb Sweet and Salty Teriyaki Chicken13523.02.0
4. Crispy Keto Fried Chicken: A Guilt-Free KFC Style Treat63351.01.0
5. Mediterranean Magic: Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Breast17924.02.0
6. Creamy Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken: A Flavorful High-Protein Feast32333.04.0
7. Savory Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken: A Double Protein Delight37533.51.5
8. Innovative Pizza-Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups: Best of Both Worlds26127.05.0
9. Creamy Low-Carb Tuscan Chicken: An Italian-Inspired Indulgence68345.04.0
10. Nutty and Tangy Chicken in Asiago Mustard Sauce: A Flavorful Journey38444.34.9
11. Hearty and Creamy Shredded Chicken Chili: A Low-Carb Comfort Food20118.06.0
12. Authentic Filipino Chicken Adobo: A Tangy and Savory Low-Carb Specialty39049.05.5
13. Santa Fe Chicken Fiesta: A Taco-Flavored Protein-Packed Meal30328.08.0
14. Rustic Italian Chicken Casserole: A Low-Carb Taste of Italy18028.53.0

Did you know that the best way to maximize your low-carb diet’s weight loss benefits is to pair it with high-protein meals? (*) Yes, you read that right. Going on a high-protein low-carb diet can help you lose weight faster. Here’s why:

  • Protein is a filling macronutrient that can help you feel full faster and longer.
  • Lowers levels of hunger hormones like ghrelin. (*)
  • Builds greater muscle mass, which promotes higher calorie burn at rest. (*)
  • Promotes higher ketone body production, which can suppress appetite. (*)

There are many things to love about a high-protein and low-carb diet, except for one thing–  finding suitable recipes can be challenging.

Luckily, we are here to your rescue! We’re happy to report that we’ve been thriving on this diet for years, all due to our tried-and-tested secret weapon– chicken breast.

All parts of the chicken are rich in protein, but we can confidently say that chicken breast is the cut above the rest when it comes to weight loss, and there are plenty of reasons why.

For one, it contains the most protein among all chicken parts, about 31 grams per 100g of chicken breast. (*)

That’s not all. It’s a low-calorie and less fatty chicken part, so it’s an excellent option for people who want to lose weight and keep their blood cholesterol levels down. 

And here’s the best part: chicken breast is much easier to cook and versatile. There are many ways to prepare it, so you won’t run out of ideas for a long time. 

To prove this claim, we’ve compiled some of our best high-protein low-carb chicken recipes in this article.

What are you waiting for? Keep reading to discover how you can enjoy chicken breast’s health benefits in the most delicious ways possible!

img of A collection of 14 high-protein and low-carb chicken recipes.

14 Delicious High-Protein, Low-Carb Chicken Recipes for Weight Loss

We have everything you need, from fast and simple meals to more fancy and elaborate dishes.

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Of course, we’ll start with the easiest recipes you can make in a jiffy. Here they are:

1. Flavor-Packed Keto Chicken Shawarma: A Middle Eastern Delight

We promise this is your recipe if you want to enjoy maximum flavors for minimum effort.

It may not be traditionally cooked on a rotisserie and then shaved off. Still, it tastes like the original shawarma.

It’s marinated in a flavorful spice paste to achieve the same bold flavors. It’s then grilled or roasted to give it that delicious smoky flavor.

Why you should try this:

  • Mouthwatering Middle Eastern flavors
  • Zesty and strong toasted sesame seed taste from the Tahini sauce
  • Dairy-free and Whole-30 compliant
  • Can also be pan-fried

Per serving (including a tablespoon of Tahini sauce): 274 calories, 16g fats, 35g proteins, 0g fiber, and 0g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Serve with cauliflower couscous, a simple salad, or a low-carb tortilla wrap. (*)

Learn more:  https://www.ibreatheimhungry.com

2. Cheesy Hasselback Caprese Chicken: A Fusion of Italian TastesHasselback Caprese Chicken

With the Hasselback technique (making crosswise slits along the meat), you can cook your chicken breast faster and better.

As if that’s not enough, the slits can also act as a pocket for tomato and cheese slices, so you get a zesty and cheesy taste in every piece.

What to expect from this high-protein, low-carb chicken recipe:

  • Dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals from the broccoli side
  • Pesto pasta flavors without the carbs
  • A touch of freshness and brightness from the pesto sauce
  • Only 25 minutes of hands-on prep time
  • One-pan recipe

Per serving (including a cup of broccoli): 355 calories, 19g fats, 38g protein, 4g fiber, and 6g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Our go-to pesto sauce is the Compagnia Sanremo Basil pesto, which contains only 2g net carbs. (*) Plus, the addition of basil gives it a herby and earthy touch.

Learn more:  https://www.eatingwell.com

3. Easy Low-Carb Sweet and Salty Teriyaki Chicken

Surprise: Making teriyaki chicken doesn’t have to be complicated; this recipe proves just that. That’s because it’s an easy recipe that requires only two simple steps—marinate and grill.

Additionally, the traditional teriyaki sauce is made with high-carb ingredients. Luckily, this version comes with simple tweaks that make it low-carb.

Why we love it:

  • Simple steps, complex flavors
  • Crave-worthy sweet and salty combination
  • Low in carbs and calories
  • Freezer-friendly
  • Make-ahead recipe that is perfect for busy days

Per serving: 135 calories, 3g fats, 23g proteins, and 2g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Skip the homemade teriyaki sauce for a commercially available low-carb version like the Seal Sama Sugar-free Teriyaki Sauce to save time and effort. (*)

Learn more:  https://www.eatingwell.com

4. Crispy Keto Fried Chicken: A Guilt-Free KFC Style Treat

We love the KFC Extra Crispy Chicken, but it contains about 8g net carbs per serving, so we avoid it as much as possible. (*)

Fortunately, we found this KFC (Keto Fried Chicken) recipe, which tastes just like KFC but without the carbs. It replaced the flour with a more flavorful low-carb breading combo—pork rinds and Parmesan.

Why you should try this:

  • Perfect crunchy and crispy exterior from pork rinds
  • A cheesy taste from the Parmesan breading
  • A spicy and creamy touch from the mayo dip
  • Less greasy than KFC
  • Baked not fried

Per serving: 633 calories, 45g fats, 51g protein, 1g fiber, and 1g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Try Lowrey’s Bacon Pork Rinds in hot and spicy flavors if you want your chicken strips with some heat. (*)

Learn more:  https://www.delish.com/

Gourmet Stuffed Chicken Recipes for a Protein-Rich Dinner

If you’re feeling fancy, let’s level up your simple chicken meals with a few stuffing. But don’t worry; these recipes are easy to make as well!

Pro Tip: Make sure you have an instant-read thermometer with you to check the chicken’s doneness (the center should be at least 165 degrees). (*)

5. Mediterranean Magic: Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Breast

You don’t have to travel far and wide to get a taste of the Mediterranean.

All you need is a few essential ingredients (i.e., cheese, roasted peppers, and spinach) to instantly transform a humble chicken breast into a Mediterranean-inspired fancy dish.

What to expect from this high-protein, low-carb chicken recipe:

  • ·  Beautiful golden color on the surface of the chicken
  • ·  Smoky, slightly sweet, and fruity taste from bell peppers
  • ·  Tangy and slightly salty flavor from feta cheese
  • ·  Herby and earthy bite from basil and parsley
  • ·  Different textures that will satisfy your palate

Per serving: 179 calories, 7g fats, 24g protein, and 2g net carbs

Learn more:  https://www.eatingwell.com

6. Creamy Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken: A Flavorful High-Protein Feast

Spinach and cheese are a match made in heaven, and we’re adding a protein-rich twist to this addictive combination by throwing chicken breast into the mix.

Imagine the contrast in the textures of the chicken’s slightly crisp exterior yet juicy interior and the filling’s creamy and silky smooth mouthfeel. What more can you ask for?

What to expect from this high-protein, low-carb chicken recipe:

  • Tasty, satisfying, yet low in carbs
  • Filling power and a good amount of dietary fiber from spinach
  • Added protein and healthy fats from the 3-cheese blend
  • Freedom to experiment with different greens and cheeses

Per serving: 323 calories, 19g fats, 33g protein, 1g fiber, and 4g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Use a pre-seasoned cast iron skillet like the one from Utopia for easy cleanup. (*)

Learn more:  https://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/

7. Savory Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken: A Double Protein Delight

Don’t let the recipe’s fancy name intimidate you. These prosciutto-wrapped chicken breasts are actually the easiest dish to make on this list for many reasons.

First, it only has 5 ingredients. All of which you already have in your kitchen.

Not only that, but you can also make it in just 3 easy steps: slice, wrap, and bake.

Why we love it:

  • Cream cheese keeps the chicken moist and provides added protein
  • Prosciutto ham creates a crispy exterior and delivers a dose of fats and protein
  • Features two excellent protein sources
  • Crispy on the outside and juicy and creamy on the inside

Per serving: 375 calories, 25.5g fats, 33.5g protein, and 1.5g net carbs  

Editor’s Tip: Serve this with roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes to boost the meal’s fiber content.

Learn more:  https://laughingspatula.com/

8. Innovative Pizza-Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups: Best of Both Worlds

Do you think finding a high-protein, low-carb pizza recipe is impossible? These pizza-stuffed chicken roll-ups are here to prove you wrong.

Stuffed and topped with cheese and tomato sauce, these chicken breasts will provide irresistible pizza flavors with more proteins and no carbs.  

Why you should try this:

  • Peppery flavor and healthy proteins from pepperoni
  • Two comfort foods in one delicious meal
  • A cheesy and zesty take on stuffed chicken
  • Great for both kids and adults

Per serving: 261 calories, 14g fats, 27g protein, 1g fiber, and 5g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: We recommend using the Applegate Farms Uncured Pepperoni because it contains no preservatives or antibiotics. (*)

Learn more:  https://dinedreamdiscover.com/

Saucy and Satisfying: Low-Carb Chicken Dishes with Rich Flavors

Sometimes, it pays to be a bit saucy (to be clear, we’re talking about food here!). Sauces can help maximize the chicken’s flavor, keep it moist, and play up its textures.

That’s why we also remembered to include some of our favorite saucy, high-protein, low-carb chicken recipes. Here are some of them:

9. Creamy Low-Carb Tuscan Chicken: An Italian-Inspired Indulgence

This is a tastier and more luscious version of the famous Olive Garden meal.

The best part is it’s also lower in carbs because the chicken doesn’t come with breading. As if that’s not enough, the sauce comes with sun-dried tomatoes that give it a tangy twist.

What to expect from this high-protein, low-carb chicken recipe:

  • Cheese and heavy cream provide healthy fats for stable energy levels
  • Only 10 minutes of hands-on prep time
  • Only one pan is needed

Per serving: 683 calories, 47g fats, 45g protein, 3g fiber, and 4g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: We prefer the Bella Sun Luci Sun-dried Tomatoes for this recipe because it amp up the dish’s Italian flavors. (*)

Learn more:  https://cafedelites.com/

10. Nutty and Tangy Chicken in Asiago Mustard Sauce: A Flavorful Journey

This recipe delivers a more complex flavor than your usual creamy chicken dish.

Thanks to Asiago, it tastes nuttier and sharper. On the other hand, the Dijon mustard gives it a bold and tangy twist.

Why you should try this:

  • Unexpected added texture from the grainy mustard
  • B vitamins and minerals from mushrooms (*)
  • Fat-rich combination of cheese and heavy cream
  • Only 5 minutes of prep time

Per serving: 384 calories, 19.5g fats, 44.3g protein, 1.2g fiber, and 4.9g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Serve this over Palmini Linguine Pasta, which contains 2 g of proteins, 2 g of fiber, and 0g of net carbs. (*)

Learn more:  https://www.closetcooking.com/

11. Hearty and Creamy Shredded Chicken Chili: A Low-Carb Comfort Food

Shredding chicken is the easiest way to solve the breast’s texture and blandness issue.

The shredded chicken soaks in the chili’s spicy and comforting flavors when added to the chili. Not only that, but the sauce also rehydrates the chicken and keeps it super moist and juicy.

Why we love it:

  • Butter and cream cheese for healthy fats and a rich and creamy texture
  • Tomatoes and spices deliver a boost of flavor without the carbs
  • Can be cooked using a slow cooker

Per serving: 201 calories, 11g fats, 18g protein, 1g fiber, and 6g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Reduce prep time by using a chicken shredder twist tool. (*)

Learn more:  https://ketogasm.com/

12. Authentic Filipino Chicken Adobo: A Tangy and Savory Low-Carb Specialty

Adobo is a culinary masterpiece that has gained worldwide recognition because of its savory-tangy-and-slightly-sweet taste. (*)

This Filipino dish is a family favorite because of the easy cooking method, mouthwatering combination of flavors, and versatility.

Why you should try this:

  • Simple, readily available ingredients
  • Bursting with flavors in every bite
  • No searing needed

Per serving: 390 calories, 19g fats, 49g protein, 1g fiber, and 5.5g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Make it ahead of time and let it sit in your refrigerator before eating it because it tastes much more flavorful after a few days.

Learn more:  https://www.savorytooth.com/

Efficient Meal Prep with High-Protein Chicken: Time-Saving Ideas

In addition to its high protein content, another thing we love about chicken breast is its versatility, which makes it one of the best meal prep ingredients. Check out some of these ideas:

Pro Tip: Invest in BPA-free meal prep containers that you can use in the microwave, freezer, and refrigerator for your convenience. (*)

13. Santa Fe Chicken Fiesta: A Taco-Flavored Protein-Packed Meal

With the combination of taco seasonings and cilantro lime flavors, this meal prep dish will allow you to enjoy a taco fiesta on demand.

What to expect from this high-protein, low-carb chicken recipe:

  • Spicy Mexican flavors from the taco seasoning
  • Avocado and cheese’s creamy touch and healthy fats
  • Cauliflower rice’s perfect herby and zesty flavor combination

Per serving: 303 calories, 16g fats, 28g protein, 3g fiber, and 8g net carbs

Learn more:  https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/

14. Rustic Italian Chicken Casserole: A Low-Carb Taste of Italy

Who would’ve thought you could whip up delicious Italian flavors using just 7 ingredients? We certainly didn’t, but this dish definitely changed our mind.

Featuring a mix of cheese, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning, this cheesy and savory meal won’t certainly disappoint.

Why we love it:

  • Spinach’s superfood nutrition (*)
  • Simple yet delectable Italian flavors
  • Cheese and sour cream’s rich, luscious, and creamy texture
  • Tomato and zucchini’s bright and fresh taste

Per serving: 180 calories, 4.9g fats, 28.5g protein, 1.5g fiber, and 3g net carbs

Editor’s Tip: Get a veggie spiral cutter to turn zucchini into noodle shapes. We suggest trying the Spiralizer 7-Blade Veggie Cutter. Click here to see what others say about it and check their ratings!

Learn more:  https://www.cottercrunch.com/

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