Keto Maple, Lemon and Pancetta Chicken Thighs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    35 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Maple, Lemon and Pancetta Chicken Thighs

These delicious Keto chicken thighs are basted in a sweet marinade before being oven baked until perfectly crisp and golden. Our low carb dinner recipe is prepared with skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs, olive oil, maple-flavored syrup, lemon juice, aromatic dried rosemary and thyme, a little garlic powder, and diced pancetta. This makes a great Keto protein option served with your preferred low carb sides.

Can I Use a Different Cut of Chicken?

We have used large chicken thighs for this Keto dinner recipe. If preferred, you may use an alternative cut of skin-on, bone-in chicken. Drumsticks, breasts and wings would all be great options. Please be sure to adjust your macros and cooking times as necessary to account for any different ingredients used.

Serving Suggestions

Our sweet and crisp Keto thighs make a great protein option for lunch or dinner. The thighs would be perfect served with a buttery cauliflower mash, some steamed broccoli, or a hearty low carb salad or slaw. You will find a range of delicious Keto accompaniments in our sides section.

  • Net Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Fiber

    4.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    15.7 g

  • Protein

    32 g

  • Fats

    21.4 g

368 cals

Keto Maple, Lemon and Pancetta Chicken Thighs

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Ingredients

  • Chicken thigh with skin

    Chicken thigh with skin

    4 large

  • Diced Pancetta

    Diced Pancetta

    1.75 oz

  • Extra virgin olive oil

    Extra virgin olive oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Maple Flavored Syrup

    Maple Flavored Syrup

    1 tbsp

  • Lemon juice

    Lemon juice

    1 teaspoon

  • Lemon Peel Or Zest Raw

    Lemon Peel Or Zest Raw

    1 tsp

  • Rosemary, dried

    Rosemary, dried

    1 teaspoon

  • Thyme, dried

    Thyme, dried

    1 teaspoon

  • Garlic powder

    Garlic powder

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Salt, sea salt

    Salt, sea salt

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Black pepper

    Black pepper

    0.13 teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

45 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the olive oil, maple-flavored syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a small bowl. Mix well to combine.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Arrange the chicken thighs in a single layer across a shallow oven tray. Brush the maple dressing evenly over each of the chicken thighs. The chicken skin should be well coated in the dressing.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Scatter the diced pancetta over and around the basted chicken thighs. Transfer the tray to the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the chicken is entirely cooked through and the skin is golden. Serve with your favorite Keto sides.
    Step 3

Comments 1

  • DainaC

    DainaC 6 months ago

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My family all ate it and loved it! The spices with the slight sweet maple and lemon flavors are a perfect blend. I used skinless thighs and.thw taste was excellent! I will make this again!