Crack chicken keto thighs made on the stove top in a skillet. Featuring a creamed ranch sauce and topped with melted cheddar cheese. These chicken thighs are creamy and delicious!
What is crack chicken?
To begin, this should be asked first. I haven't always known what crack chicken keto recipes were about. Thankfully, now I do!
Keto crack chicken is chicken made with a creamed ranch sauce and cheese. Typically, cream cheese and sharp cheddar are use. The chicken is made in a instant pot or crock pot for tenderness. My crack chicken keto thighs are made in an skillet. Much different than the traditional!
Crack chicken is suppose to be a keto snack, side dish if you may. I wanted to create and actual dish and make a filling keto dinner recipe for anyone to tried it. Cream cheese and sharp cheddar pack on the high fat side. Adding maximum flavor with the additions of bone broth as well.
Is chicken broth bone broth?
No, chicken broth has a great flavor. It's keto friendly as well, but there is a better option. Such as chicken broth, bone broth carries the same great flavor. Yet, it has a secret ingredient chicken broth doesn't have, collagen.
They are interchangeable. You can sub broth for bone broth or vice versa. But, you will lose the added benefits of what bone broth brings.
Advantages of bone broth:
- Collagen packed
- Great for the keto flu
- Packed with electrolytes
The powerhouse bone broth is super nutritional. You can purchase great collagen options from brands like Perfect Keto, but nothing beats the source. Bone broth can be sipped like tea or even make a bulletproof bone broth recipe.
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How to make crack chicken keto thighs in a skillet
- Seasoning the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Then using olive oil brown the chicken in a medium hot pan.
- After chicken is browned on both sides remove the chicken from the pan. Lower the heat to medium and pour in broth.
- Bring broth to boil then lower the heat to medium/low to being to simmer. Add in cream cheese.
- Toss in tablespoon to tablespoon and a half of ranch seasoning mix.
- Add chicken thighs back into the broth and cream cheese.
- Once sauce has reduced take off heat and top each thigh with cheddar cheese. Place in oven on broil setting.
How to many calories in crack chicken keto thighs
Below you will find full nutrition facts for this skillet crack chicken keto thigh recipe. Info contains the value for each chicken thigh including the shredded sharp cheddar cheese. It fits the macros for the perfect keto dinner recipe. Only 3g net carbs per chicken thigh!
What to serve with crack chicken?
Skillet chicken thighs are a great option for your protein source. Yet, sometimes a side dish is nice. Things like cauliflower rice, broccoli, asparagus and so get a little old. Maybe, you should spice it up a little. Other great recipes and side dishes below can be used to serve with your skillet keto crack chicken thighs.