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Keto Chicken Thighs

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

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


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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