If you’re craving a low carb chicken parmesan, we’ve got you covered with this Low Carb Mozzarella Chicken Bake recipe!
Keto Chicken Thigh Recipe
Is there anything better than digging into a hot, roasted chicken smothered in cheesy and Italian spices?
This low carb chicken bake is comfort food at it’s finest. I love how perfectly the cherry tomatoes roast in the double-fat mixture of olive oil and chicken drippings.
I used a generous amount of mozzarella cheese to top each chicken thigh to make this meal ultra-indulgent, but if you wanted to go lighter you could add just a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
Also, you can add less chicken broth, or even replace with a bit of water, if desired. It just helps keep the chicken juicy.
For my low carb friends, this recipe works out to less than 2 net carbs per serving (one chicken thigh plus a scoop of veggies).
Mozzarella Chicken Ingredients
Scroll down to the recipe card below for exact ingredient measurements and nutritional info
- Olive oil, divided
- Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- Italian seasoning, divided
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Chicken broth
- Multi-colored cherry tomatoes, quartered
- Mozzarella cheese, sliced
- Red pepper flakes
- Sprigs fresh basil, optional garnish
Tip: Multi-color tomatoes suggested for visual appeal. Can substitute fresh tomatoes of choice..
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large skillet
- Sharp kitchen knife
How to Make Keto Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet.
Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately with loaded cauliflower au gratin for a complete LCHF meal or your choice of sides. Enjoy!
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This cheesy chicken skillet is the perfect family meal – keeping the kids happy and sticking to your low carb goals at the same time!
For more low-carb chicken recipes, check out our KFC Keto Chicken recipe or our Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken & Cauliflower.