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Italian Baked Chicken Thighs

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This Italian baked chicken dish is very low in carbohydrates but has plenty of flavor! Keto, gluten free, and LCHF recipe.Italian Baked Chicken Thighs - a tasty and flavorful dish! Low carb and keto recipe.

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This keto baked chicken dish looks way fancier than it actually is – which is my kind of meal! It also contains pretty close to zero carbs – which can come in useful if you need to cut down due to too many treats or accidents! Not that I know anything about that…

So I've made a recipe video to show you how easy this meal is! Or you can scroll down for the full details and printable recipe card.

 

How to Make Italian Baked Chicken Thighs

Prepare the topping by mixing together shredded cheese (I use an Italian blend, but pretty much any cheese would work well in this recipe), finely chopped fresh basil, dried oregano, onion powder, red pepper flakes (these are optional – but I like them!) and black pepper.

Italian Baked Chicken Thighs - a tasty and flavorful dish! Low carb and keto recipe.

Place some bone-in chicken thighs in a baking dish (skin on or skin off – I've tried both ways and they're both delicious! But you will want to trim any excess skin off first). Pour some melted butter over the top.

Italian Baked Chicken Thighs - a tasty and flavorful dish! Low carb and keto recipe.

Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the top.

Italian Baked Chicken Thighs - a tasty and flavorful dish! Low carb and keto recipe.

 

Cover the dish with kitchen foil and place in a preheated oven (375F) for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 165F. You may like to remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of the cooking time to brown the top a little.

Italian Baked Chicken Thighs - a tasty and flavorful dish! Low carb and keto recipe.

And this keto baked chicken dish is done! How easy was that?!?! To serve, transfer the chicken thighs to two serving plates and spoon a little of the buttery juices over the top.

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Italian Baked Chicken Thighs - a tasty and flavorful dish! Low carb and keto recipe.

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Italian Baked Chicken Thighs

Italian Baked Chicken Thighs

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Italian baked chicken dish is very low in carbohydrates but has plenty of flavor! Keto, gluten free, and LCHF recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • black pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs, excess skin trimmed
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter, melted
  • red pepper chilli flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Mix together the cheese, herbs, onion powder, chilli flakes and black pepper.
  3. Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish, and pour the melted butter over the top.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the chicken.
  5. Cover and bake for 45 minutes or until chicken has reached internal temperature of 165F. Remove cover for last 10 minutes of cooking time.
  6. Serve with a little of the buttery juices drizzled over the chicken.

Notes

1g net carb per serving!!

Fat content will actually be lower than listed as not all of it is consumed.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 440Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 229mgSodium 237mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 46g
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Amanda

Tuesday 4th of June 2019

do you have to brown the chicken first?

Georgina

Tuesday 4th of June 2019

No, it's not necessary. Georgina

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racheal

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

I made this dish and my family loved it. This is great if you're on keto. I used provolone slices instead of shredded Italian cheese.

Georgina

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Awesome! I'm glad it was a success!

Janine

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Can this be done with boneless skinless thighs?

Georgina

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Yes, but you may need to reduce the cooking time.

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