I’m going to get straight to the point here: this recipe for Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella Cheese I so easy 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 SmartPoints per serving.
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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.
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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.
- 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
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.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Category: dinner
- Method: oven
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