Keto Crispy Ranch Chicken
Chicken breast topped with a creamy ranch aioli and a 0 carb breading, then baked in the oven until crispy and golden brown. In just 30 minutes you’ll have a fantastic Keto dinner.
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Keto Crispy Ranch Chicken
On Sunday I shared 50 Keto Chicken Recipe Ideas to help you switch things up in your lunch/dinner rotations, but I couldn’t just stop there! In addition to that awesome list, I have one more recipe for you! Juicy and flavorful, Keto Crispy Ranch Chicken is my newest chicken obsession!
This dinner was such a hit with my family. Let me tell you, there is NOTHING better than Shawn, the big boys, and the baby gobbling up this meal and finding a new favorite to put in the rotation!
Made with ranch aioli and crispy pork panko, you will love how much flavor is packed into each bite! Also, the kids will eat it. And if you’re like me, that’s the biggest win!
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Tips & Tricks
Chicken: I prefer chicken breast for this recipe since they can really use the extra fat. You could use boneless, skinless chicken thighs as well. Or pork chops!
Mayonnaise: If you’re like me, the idea of baking mayo on top of chicken seems weird? I swear to you it is so amazing! It becomes like a thick and creamy layer on top of the chicken. I always love my homemade mayonnaise, but store bought works also.
Herbs: I actually prefer using dried herbs in this recipe because I always have them on hand, and it’s less work chopping them. You could use fresh also if you have them! Same quantities needed.
Lemon zest: Don’t skip the lemon zest! It adds brightness that this chicken really needs.
Pork Free: I’m obsessed with pork rind panko, best 0 carb breading. You would never guess it was made from pork rinds. But! If you need this to be pork free, you could use almond flour. It won’t get as crispy, but would work as a breading. If you don’t need it to be keto you could use GF or regular panko bread crumbs, or regular bread crumbs.
No Wire Rack: You can bake this directly on a rimmed baking sheet if you don’t have a wire rack. I love using a wire rack because it keeps the chicken up out of the juices as it’s baking, and gives you a crispier topping. This is my favorite rimmed baking sheet that comes with a wire rack. Very affordable!
Reheat: I’d honesty eat this cold chopped over salad. I don’t love microwaved chicken. But! If you’re ok with it you could reheat this in the microwave. I’d do about 3-4 minutes, or until warm.
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Keto Crispy Ranch Chicken
- 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally, about 1 pound
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest, from roughly 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup pork panko
- Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set in the wire rack.
- Make the ranch aioli. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dried parsley, dried chives, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
- Season the chicken breast with a few pinches of kosher salt. Place the chicken breast in an even layer on the wire rack.
- Top the chicken with the ranch seasoned aioli. Then sprinkle on the pork panko, and press lightly to help it adhere to the ranch seasoned mayo.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165ºF.
- Rest the chicken for a few minutes, then serve warm. I love mine with sautéed green beans.
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days.
- See the Recipe Notes below for more tips, FAQ's and ingredient substitutions.
29 Comments on “Keto Crispy Ranch Chicken”
Absolutely loved this! I was initially worried the mayo might make it taste heavy but it was not at all! The lemon and dill make it taste so light and refreshing. Such a wonderful quick meal.
I’m so glad! It’s the perfect blend of flavors and super easy right?! So honored you liked it!
Absolutely love this recipe! Tried it for the first time last night and it is amazing! So fast and easy and DELICIOUS!
Yea! This makes me so happy! Such a good weeknight meal when life is so busy!
Okay this lives up to the hype. It’s SO GOOD! I used organic bread crumbs but I could see the pork rind as being even better to give the chicken extra crunch and flavor. I totally forgot the lemon zest so I’ll be making this again soon to do it right!
Aww yay! This makes me so happy! Thank you Sarah!
This chicken is juicy and delicious. It’s very quick and easy to make as well.
I am so glad you liked it Cassie! Thank you!
My kids loved this! Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes with us!
Yea! Love when the kids approve!
This was absolutely DELICIOUS! I’ll definitely make it again. The one change I will make is to spray the rack. The rack was hard to clean. But the recipe was worth it.
Hi Kay! Love to hear that you liked this recipe. Great tip about the rack!
Yeah, this was TASTY and super easy. Kids also loved it and ate a ton. This will definitely go into our rotation!
Made this for my mother’s birthday dinner. Everyone from the birthday girl down to the 4 year old LOVED this chicken. Super easy, will be making it again.
AMAZING! I’m so honored that this recipe was a special birthday meal!
So good, I am not a huge chicken fan but this is delicious!! Going to be a go to meal, so easy and so good!
Yes! This totally made my day! Chicken can be so boring sometimes. I’m so glad this recipe helped spice things up!
I made this tonight & it was so yummy! Do you know what temp & amount of time if I used my air fryer?
I’m so glad you liked it! Darn, I actually never use an air fryer. Not totally sure! I’d think maybe 350°f for 10-15 minutes? Keep checking until it has an internal temp of 165°f? If you try it let me know how it works out!
This recipe was delicious! It was so easy and quick to make! My husband and 2 year old loved it too! Thanks for the recipe!
This is so sweet! I am so happy they both loved it too!
Amazing recipe, turned out perfect! Will be adding this to our regular rotation. Kids and adults loved it.
I considered skipping the rack in the sheet pan -but now I am glad I used it, it helped the chicken not get soggy! Perfection!
It’s amazing when the whole family agrees right?! My family feels the same way! And yes, the rack is totally the way to go!
Husband approved, super easy to make & delicious!
Love the husband approval! How fun! So glad you both liked it!
Winner winner chicken dinner. Another homerun Natalie! This new fave will be on repeat forever!
YES! It’s on repeat at my house too! Thank you!
This was AMAZING! So easy and delicious! My daughter’s new favorite. It will definitely be on rotation now!
Hi Mandy! Yay! I love hearing this! Makes me so happy. Thank you so much!