Keto Zesty Chili Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    6 h 10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    6 h 20 min

Keto Zesty Chili Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

Low-Carb BBQ recipes offer a delicious way to enjoy grilling without compromising your dietary goals. One standout option is zesty chili lime grilled chicken thighs, a dish that’s both flavorful and easy to prepare. Whether you’re looking for Low-Carb grill recipes or Keto grill sides, this recipe fits perfectly into your meal planning.

Is grilled chicken Keto-friendly?

Grilled chicken is a staple in many Low-Carb BBQ recipes. Chicken thighs are especially good for Keto because they have a higher fat content compared to chicken breasts, which aligns well with the macronutrient goals of a Ketogenic diet. This recipe uses a zesty marinade made with lime juice, olive oil, and spices that add flavor without unnecessary Carbs. The use of a liquid Keto sweetener ensures that the dish remains low in Carbohydrates while offering a hint of sweetness.

How to customize this zesty chili lime grilled chicken thighs recipe?

If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the amount of red chili powder or add a dash of cayenne pepper. For a smokier flavor, you can add a bit more smoked paprika. If you prefer a more citrusy punch, use additional lime zest or juice. This recipe is also versatile enough to accommodate other proteins like shrimp or pork, making it a flexible option in your repertoire of Keto grill recipes.

How to store and reheat leftovers?

Proper storage and reheating are crucial to maintaining the flavor and texture of your zesty chili lime grilled chicken thighs. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, reheat the chicken thighs on a grill or in a pan over medium heat until warmed through. Adding a splash of lime juice during reheating can help revive the zesty flavors.

  • Net Carbs

    5.3 g

  • Fiber

    3.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    8.3 g

  • Protein

    43.3 g

  • Fats

    36.4 g

510 cals

Keto Zesty Chili Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

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Ingredients

  • Chicken Thighs (Skinless & Boneless)

    Chicken Thighs (Skinless & Boneless)

    250 g

  • Extra virgin olive oil

    Extra virgin olive oil

    1 tbsp

  • Lime juice, canned, bottled or boxed

    Lime juice, canned, bottled or boxed

    3 tbsp

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    1 clove

  • Keto Maple Flavored Syrup

    Keto Maple Flavored Syrup

    1 tbsp

  • Chili Powder

    Chili Powder

    0.5 tsp

  • Cumin, ground

    Cumin, ground

    0.25 tsp

  • Paprika

    Paprika

    0.5 tsp

  • Oregano, dried

    Oregano, dried

    0.5 tsp

  • Salt

    Salt

    0.5 tsp

  • Black pepper

    Black pepper

    0.25 tsp

  • Coriander leaf, fresh

    Coriander leaf, fresh

    2 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

6 h 20 min

  • Step 1

    Zest and juice one of the limes and finely chop the garlic. Add the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, keto maple syrup, red chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, kosher salt and ground black pepper to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Pour the chili lime marinade over your chicken thighs. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Place a medium size pan on medium heat. Grill the chicken thighs for about 5 mins on each side until charred.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Garnish with fresh coriander and lime wedges from the remaining lime. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
    Step 4

Comments 1

  • BlithesomeAvocado179433

    BlithesomeAvocado179433 a month ago

    Absolutely loved this! Paired with the simple tomato and cucumber salad