This Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella Cheese Will Be Your New Favorite Easy Dinner Recipe

I’m going to get straight to the point here. This recipe for Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella Cheese is so freaking simple I hate to call it a “recipe” – but, if I did, I’d have to report that it is an easy low carb one-skillet style dinner that you can make in 40 minutes – with 1 net carb and 8 WW SmartPoints per serving.

Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella cheese is an easy, low carb, keto dinner recipe that's ready in 40 minutes with 1.9 net carbs per serving! Whether or not you follow a ketogenic diet, you'll love this healthy dinner recipe! #keto #ketorecipes #dinner #lowcarbrecipes #LCHF

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Here’s where most bloggers go into the features and benefits of their recipe, along with a “story” of how their combination of flavors is the Holy Grail.

Or trail off into what I like to call – the nobody cares, can you cut to the recipe, puh-leeze zone. 

Not that I haven’t been guilty of that a time or two:)

But not today – because I know you need food – not the backstory on how chicken thighs are affordable or prioritizing family dinner because a family that eats together stays together. (Even though that is #truth.)

What You Need To Make This Easy Dinner

3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

2 lbs. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs

1½ Tablespoon Italian Seasoning, divided

Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

3 Tablespoons Butter (unsalted is better for you, but salted works too) 

¼ Cup Chicken broth, preferably organic, but again – we’re using what we have here

½ Cup Multi-Colored Cherry tomatoes, quartered or Sliced Tomatoes (the quartered cherry tomatoes are low key there for visual appeal – so use what you have:) 

8 oz. Fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced or use shredded – I’ve tried it both ways, and I enjoy both 

½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Carbs & What To Serve with Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella Cheese

This recipe serves 6 and has 1.9 carbs per serving. Serve with loaded cauliflower, or consider these side dishes.

Creamed Spinach – Make this epic keto side dish with fresh or frozen spinach, cream cheese, butter, and garlic topped with a layer of Parmesan cheese & pork rinds! 

Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Bacon – An easy low carb side that screams I worked all day on this, but it took less than 40 minutes to pan roast these Brussels Sprouts to perfection in bacon, butter, and olive oil:) 

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Keto Chicken Thighs

This Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella Cheese Will Be Your New Favorite Easy Dinner Recipe


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  • Author: Heather Burnett
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella is an easy, low carb dinner recipe that comes together in 40 minutes with 1 net carb and 8 WW SmartPoint per serving. 


Ingredients

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  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1½ Tablespoon Italian seasoning, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (unsalted is better for you, but salted works too) 
  • ¼  Cup Chicken broth, preferably organic
  • ½ c. Multi-Colored Cherry tomatoes, quartered or Sliced Tomatoes (the quartered cherry tomatoes are low key there for visual appeal – so use what you have:) 
  • 8 oz. Fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced or use 1 Cup shredded – I’ve tried it both ways, and I enjoy both 
  • ½ Teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°F.

First, you’re going to heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.

Next, coat the chicken thighs with the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil and then sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Add salt & pepper – to taste. Then move everything to an oven-safe skillet

Brown the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken gets a golden crust, and you can’t take it anymore. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese (or shredded) and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. 

Then transfer the skillet into preheated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from the oven and let the chicken cool for 5 minutes.

To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if you want to. Serve immediately with loaded cauliflower for a complete keto dinner meal or your choice of sides. 

Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: oven

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