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Garlic Lime Chicken Thighs are keto friendly and super yummy.
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Garlic Lime Chicken Thighs

These keto and low-carb chicken thighs have plenty of zesty flavor and pair well with a number of sides for a keto-friendly meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Keto Dinner Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: chicken, keto, low carb, tex-mex
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 660kcal
Author: Jenn


  • 8 each chicken thighs
  • 1 each lime
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • Rinse and trim the chicken thighs, removing any excess skin and fat. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Cut the lime in half. Set one half aside. Juice half the lime, putting juice in a small bowl. Add the minced garlic, cumin, cilantro, olive oil, and a good pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Toss the marinade with the chicken thighs, combining to coat them well with the mixture.
  • Set the bowl of chicken thighs in the fridge to marinate, or preheat the oven to 375-F and put the chicken thighs in a single layer skin side up on a baking tray or dish along with all the liquid and garlic chunks. 
  • Bake at 375-F for about 12-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F. Baste halfway through the cooking time with any juices in the pan. Turn the oven on to broil and broil the chicken thighs for 2-3 minutes or until the skin crisps up and gets golden brown. Serve with the pan juices and your favorite sides.


Serving: 2thighs | Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 529mg | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbohydrates: 3g