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Low carb grilled chicken recipe for the Keto diet

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We all know how monotonous the keto diet can sometimes feel, right? It's always a breath of fresh air when you stumble upon a recipe that is not only keto-friendly but also exceptionally delightful. This is where the perfect low carb grilled chicken recipe steps in, adding a zesty twist to your regular meal plan!

Indulge in the perfect harmony of flavors with this easy-to-follow keto grilled chicken recipe! Prepare yourself for a feast where the succulence of well-marinated tasty chicken meets the freshness of a delightful corn-on-the-cob side. Whether you're a seasoned griller or just starting out, this recipe, laden with hints of Cajun seasoning and the earthy tones of freshly shucked corn, promises not just a meal, but an experience.

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My Grilled Chicken and Corn on the Cob recipe is a simple and delicious recipe for the entire family. You could even whip up some of my Keto Ranch Dressing for dipping and serve some Keto Peanut Butter Cups for dessert!

The ingredients are simple and straightforward. Plus, with such a low cooking time, you will have everyone eating in 20 minutes! This recipe really couldn’t be any faster or simpler. 

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How to Make low carb Grilled Chicken

  1. Prep the grill - Get your grill warming up on low for a few minutes until you reach about 350 degrees.
  2. Season the food - Salt and pepper your chicken and corn until all sides are nice and covered. Add the cajun seasoning if desired.
  3. Set on the grill - Place the corn towards the back of the grill evenly. Place the chicken on the front of the grill evenly.
  4. Grilling - Grill the chicken for ten minutes on each side at 350 degrees. Grill corn at the same temp, rotating it one quarter every five minutes. Remove from the grill and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • Storage - Store both the grilled chicken and grilled corn in the fridge or freezer in a sealed container. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Reheating - Heat both the grilled corn on the cob and keto grilled chicken in the microwave. If heating from the freezer, let it thaw before heating, for the best results. 
  • Use other chicken cuts - You can also use this recipe to make grilled chicken breasts or grilled chicken thighs as well. You may need to adjust the grilling time on each side, however, the same basic recipe remains the same.
  • Use other seasonings - As long as your seasoning is keto-friendly, feel free to use it in place of the seasonings mentioned. You’ll still want to add the salt and pepper as a base if your recipe doesn’t contain these. Salt is the most important as this helps pull out the flavor in the meat. 
  • Make your own seasoning mixture - I sometimes like to just use my own seasoning mixes and make a keto-friendly sweet and hot or just extra spicy one. I do this by mixing paprika, garlic powder, dried chopped onion, cayenne, and some brown sugar substitute. Grilled chicken recipes are easy to customize when it comes to seasonings, so have fun with it!
  • Season the corn too - Don’t forget to cover the grilled corn cob in some seasoning as well. You can start by adding butter, then add the seasoning on top so it will stay on better.
  • Leave the husk on the corn - If you want a neater presentation, you can tear the husk down to where it’s still on the corn, but the kernels are exposed. This makes for easier turning while on the grill, gives a better hold for eating, and makes for a pretty presentation. You can also remove the husk but leave the stem longer.
Grilled chicken surrounded by corn on the cob

Low Carb Grilled Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins 
  • Corn on the Cob (Corn on the cob is higher in carbs so make sure it fits in to your daily carb count)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Cajun Seasoning (optional)

Directions:

Horizontal shot of stacked pieces of grilled chicken and stacked pieces of corn on the cob

Get the grill warmed up.

A piece of food, with Chicken and Corn on the cob

Liberally salt and pepper the chicken tenderloins and shuck the corn. Leaving the stem a little longer on the corn makes it easier to turn when grilling. Salt and pepper the corn if desired. Salt pulls out more flavor in the corn during the cooking process.

A close up of food

Sprinkle both the chicken and corn, liberally, with cajun seasoning.

A bunch of chicken cooking on a grill

Place the corn in the back and low carb chicken up front. Place everything on the grill at once, if possible.

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Bring the grill temperature to between 350-375 degrees fahrenheit and keep it at this temperature consistently through the grilling process.

A close up of food on a grill

Cook the chicken for 10 minutes on each side. Rotate the corn by a quarter every 5 minutes. If you like the corn with more grill marks, you can cook it for an extra couple minutes on each turn.

Remove from the grill, serve immediately, and enjoy!

Key Takeaways: low carb grilled chicken recipe

  • Monitor Your Meat: Always use a meat thermometer to check the chicken's internal temperature ensuring juicy chicken perfection each time.
  • Corn Considerations: Keep in mind the net carbs in corn; consume in moderation to stay in line with your keto diet.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Don't hesitate to experiment with bold flavors like lemon juice or Worcestershire sauce to elevate the taste even more.
  • Serving Suggestions: Complement your meal with a side of cauliflower rice, side salad or a refreshing avocado salsa for an utterly satisfying meal with your perfect chicken.

Low carb grilled chicken recipe and Keto Diet FAQs 

  1. Can I eat grilled chicken in keto? Absolutely! Grilled chicken, especially when prepared with simple ingredients like in this recipe, is a great option for those on a keto diet. Just be cautious about the side dishes and the marinades to avoid added sugars.
  2. Is grilled chicken high in carbs? No, grilled chicken itself is not high in carbs. It's the marinades and sides that can potentially increase the carb content. So, always choose fresh ingredients and low-carb recipes for a well-rounded keto meal.
  3. How many carbs are in grilled chicken? Chicken is naturally low in carbs. A serving of grilled chicken tenderloins would typically contain zero to one gram of carbs. However, keep an eye on what you are adding to your chicken as seasonings or marinades can sometimes contain hidden carbs.
  4. Can you eat rotisserie chicken on a low-carb diet? Yes, rotisserie chicken is a convenient and keto-friendly option. Just be cautious of any marinades or rubs that might contain sugars or carbs.
  5. Is Air fryer good for the keto diet? Absolutely, the Airfryer is a keto enthusiast's best friend, allowing for the creation of crispy, delicious dishes without the added carbs from breading or batter. It’s an excellent tool for whipping up a quick keto grilled chicken or other low-carb chicken recipes.
  6. How Do You Grill Chicken Without a Grill? Grilled chicken can come from many different sources. Grilled chicken is actually quite commonly made in a skillet. Just be sure to use some sort of oil in the pan (be it butter, olive oil, etc.) to prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan.
  7. Is Grilled Chicken Good for You? Grilled chicken is wonderful for you. It has very few ingredients and can be made in a variety of ways. It is most healthy when fresh chicken is used without any preservatives or added filler.There are so many great keto chicken recipes.
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Conclusion 

After experimenting with this low carb grilled chicken recipe, you'll be eager to share this secret gem with your friends and family. Remember, the best part of any culinary journey is adding your personal touch. Next time, try experimenting with a variety of vegetables or different cuts of chicken to keep your easy keto chicken dinner exciting and flavorful. Remember to enjoy the journey and savor each bite; after all, a happy palate leads to a joyful spirit! II hope you enjoy this great recipe.

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Yield: 4

Grilled Chicken

A plate of food, with Chicken

No more dealing with dry and flavorless meat when you make this Grilled Chicken recipe. Make an entire meal all at once in 20 minutes or less all on the grill. Chicken tenderloins, juicy corn on the cob, and the perfect amount of spices is all you need for this hearty and easy dinner.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins
  • 4 Corn on the Cob
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Cajun Seasoning (optional)

Instructions

    Get the grill warmed up.
    Liberally salt and pepper the chicken tenderloins and shuck the corn. Leaving the stem a little longer on the corn makes it easier to turn when grilling. Salt and pepper the corn if desired. Salt pulls out more flavor in the corn during the cooking process.
    Sprinkle both the chicken and corn, liberally, with cajun seasoning.
    Place the corn in the back and chicken up front. Place everything on the grill at once, if possible.
    Bring the grill temperature to between 350-375 degrees fahrenheit and keep it at this temperature consistently through the grilling process.
    Cook the chicken for 10 minutes on each side. Rotate the corn by a quarter every 5 minutes. If you like the corn with more grill marks, you can cook it for an extra couple minutes on each turn.
    Remove from the grill, serve immediately, and enjoy!

Notes

Storage - Store both the grilled chicken and grilled corn in the fridge or freezer in a sealed container. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Reheating - Heat both the grilled corn on the cob and keto grilled chicken in the microwave. If heating from the freezer, let it thaw before heating, for the best results.
Use other chicken cuts - You can also use this recipe to make grilled chicken breasts or grilled chicken thighs as well. You may need to adjust the grilling time on each side, however, the same basic recipe remains the same.
Use other seasonings - As long as your seasoning is keto-friendly, feel free to use it in place of the seasonings mentioned. You’ll still want to add the salt and pepper as a base if your recipe doesn’t contain these. Salt is the most important as this helps pull out the flavor in the meat.
Make your own seasoning mixture - I sometimes like to just use my own seasoning mixes and make a keto-friendly sweet and hot or just extra spicy one. I do this by mixing paprika, garlic powder, dried chopped onion, cayenne, and some brown sugar substitute. Grilled chicken recipes are easy to customize when it comes to seasonings, so have fun with it!
Season the corn too - Don’t forget to cover the grilled corn cob in some seasoning as well. You can start by adding butter, then add the seasoning on top so it will stay on better.
Leave the husk on the corn - If you want a neater presentation, you can tear the husk down to where it’s still on the corn, but the kernels are exposed. This makes for easier turning while on the grill, gives a better hold for eating, and makes for a pretty presentation. You can also remove the husk but leave the stem longer.

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