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Keto Smothered Chicken – (Low Carb) Smothered Chicken Thighs

Keto Smothered Chicken – This one pan low carb smothered chicken is made with juicy chicken thighs in a flavorful in just 30 minutes perfect for your entire family on busy weeknights.

Keto Smothered Chicken

Keto Smothered Chicken – Important Tips

Chicken – For these types of gravy fishes, try to use skin on bone-in chicken thighs to get the most of flavorful chicken. They need some extra time to cook but believe me, it’s worth it! Instead, boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts can also be used as they also cook much faster but will not hold that flavorful juice.

Seasoning – You can use ranch seasoning or smoked paprika, or season the chicken with Creole Seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

keto smothered chicken thighs

Temperature – It’s always recommended to use an instant-read meat thermometer to test your chicken for doneness because we can cook the chicken if it’s not fully cooked after checking on the meat thermometer. And, if it’s overcooked we cannot undo that and the chicken will become dry and rubbery like texture while chewing.

Cream – I am using heavy whipping cream, for dairy-free version, use non-dairy milk or cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce as per your liking.

Herbs – Fresh herbs always taste better and add a fresh flavor. If fresh herbs are not available in hand, add dried herbs instead.

Low Carb Smothered Chicken

How to serve this low carb smothered chicken?

You can serve this easy keto smothered chicken thighs alongside fried cabbage, keto cornbread, baked macaroni, and cheese, or southern green beans.

Low Carb Keto Smothered Chicken

Yield: 4

Keto Smothered Chicken (Low Carb)

Keto Smothered Chicken

This one pan keto low carb smothered chicken is made with juicy chicken thighs in a flavorful in just 30 minutes perfect for your entire family on busy weeknights.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme, fresh or dried
  • 1 teaspoon Creole Seasoning (or smoked paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup white onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and pat dry the chicken thighs with paper towel. Season with thyme, garlic powder, seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil then add the chicken thighs.
    Sear cook for 2 minutes on each side of the chicken. Make sure to not cook the chicken completely as we bake it later.
  4. Remove the seared chicken and set it aside.
  5. Add butter to the pan, deglaze, and scrap up those flavorful brown bits from the bottom of the pan using a wooden spatula.
  6. Add the sliced onions and cook until translucent and fragrant.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  8. Pour in the chicken broth along with heavy cream. Stir to combine for about 2-3 minutes and do not allow the sauce to boil.
  9. Place the chicken thighs in the pan. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  10. Check on the internal temperature of the chicken for at least 165 degrees by using a meat thermometer.
  11. Remove from the oven and cool down before serving.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 514Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 263mgSodium 659mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 44g

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