Keto Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    40 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs

18 ratings

These sweet and spicy chicken thighs are baked until sticky and caramelised in a maple flavored low carb syrup with garlic, balsamic vinegar and dried chilli flakes.

Perfect served with a refreshing salad, salsa or slaw.

  • Net Carbs

    6.1 g

  • Fiber

    9.9 g

  • Total Carbs

    40.6 g

  • Protein

    20 g

  • Fats

    13.4 g

308 cals

Keto Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs

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Ingredients

  • Maple Flavored Syrup by Lakanto

    Maple Flavored Syrup by Lakanto

    2 tablespoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Red Chili Flakes by Sweet Tomatoes

    Red Chili Flakes by Sweet Tomatoes

    1 tsp

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    1 clove

  • Balsamic Vinegar

    Balsamic Vinegar

    ½ tablespoon

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    3 medium

Recipe Steps

steps 4

45 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2

    Add the syrup, oil, crushed garlic, vinegar and chili to a mixing bowl. Stir together well to combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Arrange the chicken thighs in an oven proof dish and season to taste. Drizzle the sweet chili syrup over the chicken thighs, turning the chicken in the marinade so that it is well coated.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Transfer the chicken to the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes or until completely cooked through and the marinade has caramelized around the edges. Baste the chicken halfway through cooking with the sweet chili marinade.
    Step 4

Comments 17

  • Iduna

    Iduna 2 months ago

    I can't figure out where 6 G of carbs is coming from per chicken thigh. When I add all of the ingredients separately I don't even get 6 G of carbs for the whole recipe (3 chicken thighs)🤷🏻‍♀️ the recipe sounds simple and yummy but it didn't seem worth it to chart 6 G of carbs for a little more than 2 oz of chicken that includes bone. I think something went wrong in creating this recipe. I'll try it but I'll add the ingredients separately to get accurate macros.

    • BlithesomeArugula245299

      BlithesomeArugula245299 2 months ago

      I had everything I needed on hand :-) tasted just so good. The family loved it. saved the recipe and will make it again

      • FavorableArugula229706

        FavorableArugula229706 a year ago

        My whole family likes this one! 5 👍

        • Mac

          Mac 2 years ago

          I left the chicken skin on. It turned out great and I’ll make this again. My dinner company loved it.

          • UnbelievableRadish677390

            UnbelievableRadish677390 3 years ago

            Delicious and a must try for anyone reading this! You will be impressed with the flavour level

            • StupendousArugula553467

              StupendousArugula553467 3 years ago

              This sounds so good!! I will be making it for dinner tomorrow.

              • Carolyn

                Carolyn 3 years ago

                This looks so yummy I’m making it today! Any recommendations for a side dish to amp up fat intake numbers?

                • kimboymom

                  kimboymom 2 months ago

                  Cauliflower rice with lots of butter and olive oil??

              • Heronda40

                Heronda40 4 years ago

                Really delicious and warmed well the next day!!

                • Nanak82003

                  Nanak82003 5 years ago

                  Delicious and so easy! I had everything on hand for a change!

                  • recipewriter

                    recipewriter 5 years ago

                    Thanks so much :)

                • tboltz1@comcast.net

                  tboltz1@comcast.net 5 years ago

                  I am making this and after adding all the ingredients for the marinade I noticed garlic was one of the ingredients but it didn’t say to add it when I was making the marinade. Is it added in tha marinade to pour over the chicken?

                  • recipewriter

                    recipewriter 5 years ago

                    Hi, thank you for spotting this. I have updated the recipe steps to include the garlic.

                • DikoDakota

                  DikoDakota 5 years ago

                  Really good and easy recipe. I marinated overnight the chicken in a bag then did follow the recipe. Result are pretty great. Used Air-Fryer (23 minutes at 400 - basting half time) in a pyrex bowl. Got the marinade left in the bowl over broccoli. That meal was perfect!

                  • recipewriter

                    recipewriter 5 years ago

                    Thank you so much for your feedback :)

                • Anonymous

                  Anonymous 5 years ago

                  That was the best tasting chicken I’ve had in a long time! Served with Keto cheesy green beans as my side.

                  • recipewriter

                    recipewriter 5 years ago

                    That's so great to hear! Thank you so much for your feedback :)