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Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken

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This one-pot creamy keto chicken curry is the perfect meal for summer. It's quick and easy to prepare with minimum clean-up. I used my own curry paste that I made with fresh ingredients. It tastes amazing and is free of preservatives and additives.

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Allergy information for Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs9.1 grams
Protein26.5 grams
Fat64.3 grams
Calories725 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 15%, fat 80%

Total carbs12.7 gramsFiber3.6 gramsSugars4.2 gramsSaturated fat28.4 gramsSodium223 mg(10% RDA)Magnesium78 mg(20% RDA)Potassium895 mg(45% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 4 large (or 6-8 small) bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed excess fat and skin (800 g/ 1.76 lb) - or use 600 g/ 1.3 lb boneless
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped brown or white onion (56 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced (170 g/ 6 oz)
  • 1 cup chicken stock (240 ml/ 8 fl oz)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (240 ml/ 8 fl oz)
  • 1 heaping tbsp Thai curry paste (20 g/ 0.7 oz) - you can make your own
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice (480 g/ 16.9 oz)
  • Optional topping: cilantro, sliced red chili pepper, lime juice

Bone-in chicken takes longer to cook than boneless but adds flavour and keeps the meat juicy. If you need to cut down fat (and calories), substitute half a cup of coconut milk with half a cup of chicken stock.


  1. Trim the excess skin and fat off the thighs. You can store the excess skin in the freezer and once you have enough, make Crispy Chicken Cracklings.
    Pat dry the chicken thighs and season with salt and pepper. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
  2. Heat a large pan greased with a tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil over a high heat. Once hot, add the chicken thighs in a single layer, skin side down. Cook over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Then, turn on the other side and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside on a plate. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
  3. Grease the pan with the remaining ghee. Add sliced onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
  4. Add sliced green pepper and cook for another minute. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
  5. Pour in chicken stock and coconut milk. Add Thai curry paste and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
  6. Place the chicken, skin side up, back in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes. Then, place the pan under a broiler to crisp up for 3-5 minutes. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
  8. Serve with cauliflower rice (steamed or pan-roasted), and optionally garnish with sliced chili peppers, lime juice and cilantro. Easy Keto Thai Skillet Chicken
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Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Chicken thighs (with skin, boneless, raw, no fat trimmed off)
0 g21.1 g43.1 g479 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Onion, white, fresh
1.1 g0.2 g0 g6 kcal
Peppers, green bell, fresh
1.3 g0.4 g0.1 g9 kcal
Chicken stock (broth), chicken only, homemade
0 g1.2 g1.2 g16 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
1.6 g1.1 g12.1 g111 kcal
Thai Curry Paste, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.7 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cauliflower rice, homemade (cauli-rice, KetoDiet app)
3.6 g2.3 g0.3 g30 kcal
Total per serving
9.1 g26.5 g64.3 g725 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

What are the calories per serving please?


Hi Natalie, it's 725 kcal per serving (also see tips below ingredients if you want to reduce that).


Can you tell me what a brown onion is?  We don't have those in the states.  Thanks.


Hi Tina, you can use brown or white onion - brown onion should be the same as yellow.