Life is too short for bland, boring chicken. This Keto Chicken Marinade has simple ingredients, and the payoff in flavor is more than worth the time. Whirl it up in the blender or mix it in a bowl, and prepare for your taste buds to do a little happy dance.
This Chicken Marinade Will Have Your Taste Buds Doing a Happy Dance!
Chicken is such a staple at our house, and I am always looking for ways to keep things interesting. This Keto Chicken Marinade is super easy to make, and it is a great, easy way to pack a punch of flavor without a lot of effort.
All are ridiculously flavor-packed and always a hit at our house.
To Make This Recipe You Will Need
Avocado Oil - I use avocado oil in a lot of my recipes because it is excellent for high-heat cooking, and it is keto-friendly. Feel free to substitute another keto oil be conscious of the temperatures that you are planning on cooking at and make sure that you don’t exceed the smoke point. Also, keep in mind that canola, corn, safflower, soybean, and sunflower oil are not considered keto-friendly.
Coconut Aminos - Coconut amines, which is made from the sap of coconut trees is a keto-friendly alternative to soy sauce. Most grocery stores carry it, and it is also available online.
Dijon Mustard - Dijon mustard is my go-to, but grainy brown mustard works here too.
Minced Garlic - I like to mince garlic fresh because it has more taste that way. If you are in a hurry, frozen or pre-minced garlic works too.
Smoked Paprika - I am wild for Spanish smoked paprika. It is a bit spicy and adds a smoky kick to foods. Feel free to use regular paprika if you prefer.
Sea Salt - I use finely ground pink Himalayan sea salt most all of the time. If you use coarse kosher salt, you may need to add a bit more.
Fresh Ground Black Pepper - I love the punchy flavor the fresh ground black pepper adds, but if you are pressed for time, you can use pre-ground pepper.
Can You Eat Chicken Breasts On Keto?
You can! Because of the higher fat content, chicken thighs are considered more keto-friendly. That being said, if you prefer chicken breasts, they are fine to have on keto - be conscious of your macros.
Is Soy Sauce Keto?
Soy sauce contains both soy and gluten and is not considered keto-friendly. The best substitution for strict keto is coconut aminos.
Ways to Use Chicken on Keto
I love to keep cooked chicken in the refrigerator because it means that a delicious meal is never far away. There are just so many different ways to use it! Some of my favorites include chicken salad, added to casseroles (like this Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole or this Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole), and salads.
What Do You Serve With Keto Chicken?
- Grilling out? Keto Coleslaw makes the perfect side!
- When you want to bring bold flavors to the table, BBQ Cauliflower Wings or Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are perfect!
- Keto Roasted Cauliflower is a simple side dish that is surprisingly full of flavor.
How to Make Keto Chicken Marinade
Making chicken marinade is super-simple. You can use a blender, bowl, or even a mason jar.
Whisk together the avocado oil, coconut aminos, dijon mustard, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Place the chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top bag. Pour the marinade over and marinate for at least one hour or overnight.
Keto Chicken Marinade
- In a medium bowl whisk together the avocado oil, coconut aminos, dijon mustard, minced garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
- Place chicken in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over. Marinate for at least an hour or overnight.