These keto and low carb Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs make for a satisfying dinner that the whole family will love! They are sweet, a little tangy, and oh-so-moist.
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You’ll definitely add these keto and low carb Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs to your weekly dinner rotation! They are incredibly easy to make, moist, and bursting with flavor. Ready in only 45 minutes, they are perfect when paired with a healthy low-carb vegetable side.
Ingredients Needed for these Maple Dijon Keto Chicken Thighs
These chicken thighs require at least one, preferably two, inexpensive “specialty” items. The first one (Lakanto Maple-Flavored Syrup) will add the maple syrup flavor to the dish with minimal carbs. The second (xanthan gum) will do an amazing job of thickening the sauce. It’s not required, but if you don’t use it, the sauce will be more watery. (I’m personally a huuge xanthan gum fan for its thickening powers!)
Anthony’s Xanthan Gum: A keto kitchen staple perfect for thickening sauces, soups, and drinks. One bag will last a long time, so it’s worth the (small) investment.
- Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- Dijon mustard
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Fresh rosemary
How to Make Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs
Step #1: Preheat oven to 425 F.
Step #2: Whisk together ingredients in a small bowl. If you’re using xanthan gum (highly recommended), sprinkle evenly over top before whisking (do not add in a clump). (Note: Adjust dijon mustard based on your preferences. In my opinion, 4 tbsp dijon gives this recipe the perfect sweet-tangy mix. However, if you aren’t a big mustard fan, try using only 3 tbsp for a sweeter chicken without the hint of mustard.)
Step #3: Add chicken thighs to a 7″x11″ glass baking dish. Pour mixture on top of chicken and turn chicken to coat it evenly.
Step #4: Place baking dish in oven on the middle rack. Roast 35 minutes or until internal temp of chicken thighs reaches 165 F. Chicken should be nicely browned on top.
Step #5: Remove chicken from oven and cover pan with aluminum foil. Allow chicken to rest for 10 mins covered, then season with fresh rosemary and additional salt and pepper to taste.
Step #6: Serve with some of the pan sauce spooned over top. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts for Maple Dijon Keto Chicken Thighs
- 177 calories
- 7g fat
- 22g protein
- 1.6g net carbs
What to Serve with Keto Chicken Thighs
Since these chicken thighs are relatively low in fat (only 7g per serving), they are excellent paired with a vegetable side with butter or olive oil. I served them with an arugula salad (arugula, olive oil, salt, and pepper) in these photos, but they’re also super tasty with cauliflower rice cooked with butter and your seasonings of choice! These chicken thighs would also be great paired with a Keto Cornbread Muffin.
More Easy Keto Dinner Recipes
Looking for more easy keto dinner recipes? You’re in luck! Here are a few of my favorites:
- Keto Crusted Buttery Chicken Casserole
- Keto Taco Cups (can be an appetizer or dinner)
- Keto Butter Burgers (Savory Fat Bomb)
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Keto + Low Carb Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Whisk together all listed ingredients before chicken thighs in a small bowl. If you're using xanthan gum (highly recommended), sprinkle evenly over top before whisking (do not add in a clump).
- Add chicken thighs to a 7"x11" glass baking dish. Pour mixture on top of chicken and turn chicken to coat it evenly.
- Place baking dish in oven on the middle rack. Roast 35 minutes or until internal temp of chicken thighs reaches 165 F. Chicken should be nicely browned on top.
- Remove chicken from oven and cover pan with aluminum foil. Allow chicken to rest for 10 mins covered, then season with fresh rosemary and additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with some of the pan sauce spooned over top.
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.