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Keto Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

Craving something hearty and delicious but you’re short on time and don’t want to end up with a pile of dishes? Then this keto Garlic Chicken with Asparagus skillet is the dish for you! It’s loaded with flavor, it’s all made in one skillet, and it’s perfect for meal prepping! Follow along as I show you my chef tips and tricks to make this amazing easy chicken recipe keto friendly every time!

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Quick and tasty meals are my go-to dishes of choice on busy weeknights, and this one has protein, fats, and veggies, all loaded into one tasty dish. For the kids and my non-keto hubby, I make them a simple carb like couscous or rice, but for me, a serving of this dish is all I need.

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What You Need to Make Keto Garlic Chicken

  • Oven-safe skillet (with a lid is a bonus)
  • Tongs – I LOVE my silicone-tipped tongs because I can use them in ALL my pots, and the ones that lock will make your cooking life soooo much easier
  • Digital thermometer – you don’t want to mess with undercooked chicken. A digital thermometer will keep your chicken dishes safe!
  • Ingredients!

How to Make Keto Garlic Chicken Skillet

  1. Brown the chicken in some butter.
  2. Add the asparagus, garlic and red bell pepper.
  3. Finish cooking in the oven!

Chef’s Tips

  • I used good, meaty skin-on chicken thighs on the bone for maximum flavor, but you could use boneless thighs or even chicken breasts. Just adjust the cooking time and remember, chicken can be safely eaten with an internal temperature of 165-F.
  • Fresh garlic is best in this dish because it has the best flavor, but if you need to use dried or garlic powder, just sprinkle 1 tsp of garlic powder over the thighs before browning in the pan.
  • Make sure you’re using an oven-safe skillet for this dish as it finishes cooking in the oven. Alternatively, you could finish it on the stove-top by popping a lid on the pan and cooking it over a low heat until the chicken is cooked.
  • Add the red bell peppers last! They don’t need as much cooking time. Feel free to use green, yellow, or whatever peppers you have on hand.

Does This Dish Freeze?

Yes! This keto Garlic Chicken Skillet recipe will freeze. Simply cook as directed, then chill it overnight in the fridge or for several hours. Then, package portions in zipper-top bags with as much of the air removed as possible.

Freeze for up to three months.

To reheat, thaw in the fridge overnight and then warm in a microwave or in the oven at 325-F until heated through.

What to Serve With This Keto Garlic Chicken Skillet Dinner

This dish is an all-in-one dish with veggies, proteins and fats, so you don’t really need to add much to it. If you want something else, Roasted Broccoli would go well with it, as would this Crack Cauliflower with a sauce so good, it’s unbelievable!

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Keto Garlic Chicken Skillet Recipe

This is a one-skillet supper everyone will love! Big and meaty chicken thighs, fresh asparagus, and plenty of garlic make this Keto Garlic Chicken Skillet meal a dinner winner!
Course Keto Dinner Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, chicken, easy dinner, keto dinner, one pot meals, skillet meal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 306kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 lb asparagus trimmed and washed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper seeds removed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • 1. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels the chicken thighs. Season them on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on both sides, starting skin side down, for 3-4 minutes per side.
  • 3. With the chicken skin side up, scootch it out of the way and add the garlic. Sautee the garlic for a minute more or until it is aromatic.
  • 4. Add the asparagus and red bell pepper, and pop the skillet into a pre-heated 375-F oven for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F.
  • 5. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1thigh and | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 4g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

11 thoughts on “Keto Garlic Chicken with Asparagus”

  1. We had this last night and it was amazing. I actually made a double batch so I can freeze like you said and I am so glad I have it ready for next time. Delish!

  2. This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family

5 from 6 votes (6 ratings without comment)

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