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Keto + Low Carb Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs

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!)

Lakanto Maple-Flavored Syrup: Stock up on a bottle (or five) of this… it is heavenly!

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.

Other ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Dijon mustard
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 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.)

keto chicken thighs in a glass pan next to a bowl of maple dijon sauce

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.

maple dijon chicken thighs fully coated with marinade in glass dish

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.

maple dijon keto chicken thighs fully cooked in a glass baking dish with rosemary on top

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

keto chicken thighs in a pan with two sprigs of fresh rosemary

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.

keto chicken thighs in front of a pile of seasoned arugula

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Keto + Low Carb Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
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.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: keto chicken recipe, low carb chicken thighs
Servings: 6
Calories: 177 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup Lakanto maple-flavored syrup
  • 3 or 4 tbsp Dijon mustard (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional, but will thicken sauce)
  • fresh rosemary
  • additional salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

  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).
  3. Add chicken thighs to a 7"x11" glass baking dish. Pour mixture on top of chicken and turn chicken to coat it evenly.

  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.
  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.

  6. Serve with some of the pan sauce spooned over top.
Recipe Notes

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.

 

Nutrition Facts
Keto + Low Carb Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 610mg 25%
Potassium 297mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 4.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe inspired by a few non-keto versions like this one and this one.

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