This Keto Baked Chicken Thighs with Sour Cream Gravy recipe is some of the best baked chicken I’ve ever created or tasted. With only 5 ingredients total, it’s also one of the easiest low carb chicken recipes you can make!
These keto baked chicken thighs are only slightly more complicated than my Easy Cajun Chicken Recipe (you have to sprinkle on 3 ingredients instead of just one), and are even more flavorful and decadent tasting.
The sour cream gravy is made simply by whisking sour cream into the baked chicken pan drippings, and it’s got to be one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted.
Seriously, I can’t say enough about how mouthwatering these keto baked chicken thighs are. The fact that it takes less than 5 minutes to assemble, and then you just throw it in the oven while you go about your business is even more awesome!
As you can see by the photo above, the chicken is golden and toasty on the outside, and that paprika and onion powder coating brings ALL THE FLAVOR.
Do I have to use chicken thighs for this recipe?
I prefer to bake chicken thighs on keto because the skin gets nice and crispy, while the meat stays tender and melts in your mouth.
You can also use chicken legs or bone in, skin on, chicken breasts for this keto baked chicken recipe but the cooking time will vary slightly. About 10 minutes less for legs, and 10 minutes more for breasts. Best practice is to use a meat thermometer to ensure proper cooking temperature of 165 degrees at the thickest part.
I don’t recommend using boneless chicken breasts for this recipe for two important reasons:
- First – baked chicken breasts have a tendency to dry out and overcook very easily.
- Second – To make this delicious sour cream gravy, you need the fat and flavor that renders out of the skin and fattier cuts of the chicken – skinless chicken breasts just won’t give you enough to make the gravy work correctly.
Even without the sour cream gravy, these keto baked chicken thighs are super delicious.
But sour cream gravy is never a bad idea amiright? Especially if you are serving it over my Better than Potatoes Cheesy Cauliflower Puree – it just does. not. get. any. better.
Silky and rich, this creamy chicken gravy takes on the flavor of the baked chicken thighs, paprika, and onion powder – then the slight tang of the sour cream just brings it all together.
I may never thicken keto gravy with anything but sour cream from now on – it’s really that amazing!
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