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Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs

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These moist and delicious balsamic chicken thighs are roasted in butter! Low carb and keto baked chicken recipe.

Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs - a low carb and keto friendly recipe

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Being able to cook with butter is one of the many delights of cooking low carb. Sure, you wouldn't want to do it for every meal, but it certainly still feels like a luxury. In this recipe I have used balsamic vinegar. Most types of vinegar do not contain any carbs but balsamic vinegar does. So check the label carefully – I've seen them range from 2-7 carbs per serving of one tablespoon. Definitely try and aim for the lower end if you can – those carbs are all sugar!

Update! Check out my new recipe for zero carb balsamic vinegar! It's perfect for this recipe!

Also, the balsamic in this recipe is really used as a poaching liquid, and not much of it is consumed. In the nutritional data I have generously suggested that half of the cooking sauce is consumed – which is way over the probable carb count – but better to be safe!

How to Make Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs

To prepare this dish, place bone-in chicken thighs with the fat trimmed off in a baking dish. You could use three small thighs or two large ones per person. I prefer to keep the bone in while cooking to improve flavor, and leave the skin on too.

To make the cooking sauce, melt some unsalted butter, then whisk in some balsamic vinegar.

Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs - a low carb and keto friendly recipe

Pour the mixture over the chicken, and season with salt and pepper.

Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs - a low carb and keto friendly recipe

Bake the chicken in a preheated oven for around 30-40 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F. I use a meat probe thermometer for this!

Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs - a low carb and keto friendly recipe

 

You could drizzle some of the cooking sauce over the top of the balsamic chicken thighs to serve, if you like – but I don't think they really need it!

Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs - a low carb and keto friendly recipe

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Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs - a low carb and keto friendly recipe

Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These moist and delicious balsamic chicken thighs are roasted in butter! Low carb and keto baked chicken recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bone-in, skin on chicken thighs, excess fat trimmed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish.
  3. Mix together the melted butter and balsamic, then pour it over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F.

Notes

Nutritional data us best estimate as not all the cooking liquid is consumed.

3g net carbs per serving (half the recipe) based on using regular balsamic vinegar.
Zero carb recipe if using my zero carb balsamic vinegar.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 712Total Fat 60gSaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 282mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 37g
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Dorothy

Friday 10th of July 2020

One of my favourite recipes.. I make it a lot!

Leanne

Wednesday 14th of February 2018

Just made this for dinner, using balsamic reduction in place of balsamic vinegar - it was sooooo yummy!

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