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!

Crack chicken keto thighs in pan being lifted with tongs

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.

Save 15% on collagen at Perfect Keto on me!


Crack chicken keto thighs in a cast iron skillet covered in cheese and a ranch cream sauce

How to make crack chicken keto thighs in a skillet

  1. Seasoning the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Then using olive oil brown the chicken in a medium hot pan.
    browned chicken in skillet
  2. After chicken is browned on both sides remove the chicken from the pan. Lower the heat to medium and pour in broth.
    add bone broth to skillet

  3. Bring broth to boil then lower the heat to medium/low to being to simmer. Add in cream cheese.
    cream cheese in bone broth
  4. Toss in tablespoon to tablespoon and a half of ranch seasoning mix.
    add ranch seasoning to cream cheese and broth
  5. Add chicken thighs back into the broth and cream cheese.
    place chicken back into the skillet

  6. Once sauce has reduced take off heat and top each thigh with cheddar cheese. Place in oven on broil setting.
    top with cheese then place in oven on broil to melt and brown cheese

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!

skillet chicken thighs in cast iron

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.

Cauliflower Sweet Potato Casserole

Chicken Thighs and Broccoli

Low Carb Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheesy Radish Recipe

Keto Red Wine and Cabbage

 




Skillet Crack Chicken Keto Thighs

Print Recipe

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!

Servings

Prep Time

4

chicken thighs

5

minutes

Cook Time

Passive Time

15-20

minutes

5-10

minutes

Servings

Prep Time

4

chicken thighs

5

minutes

Cook Time

Passive Time

15-20

minutes

5-10

minutes



Skillet Crack Chicken Keto Thighs

Print Recipe

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!

Servings

Prep Time

4

chicken thighs

5

minutes

Cook Time

Passive Time

15-20

minutes

5-10

minutes

Servings

Prep Time

4

chicken thighs

5

minutes

Cook Time

Passive Time

15-20

minutes

5-10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 4

    whole

    chicken thighs
  • 1

    cup

    chicken bone broth
  • 5

    ounces

    Cream Cheese
  • 1-1.5

    tablespoon

    ranch seasoning

    This is what I use
  • 1/4

    cup

    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2

    tablespoon

    olive oil for cooking
  • salt and pepper to taste

Servings:

chicken thighs

Instructions

  1. Seasoning the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Then using olive oil brown the chicken in a medium hot pan. Chicken skin just needs color. It doesn't have to be cooked all the way through.

  2. After chicken is browned on both sides remove the chicken from the pan. Lower the heat to medium and pour in broth.

  3. Bring broth to boil then lower the heat to medium/low to being to simmer. Add in cream cheese.

  4. Toss in tablespoon to tablespoon and a half of ranch seasoning mix. Depending on how strong you'd like the ranch flavor.

  5. Add chicken thighs back into the broth and cream cheese. Cover and simmer to for sauce to thicken.

  6. Once sauce has reduced take off heat and top each thigh with cheddar cheese. Place in oven on broil setting.

  7. Allow to cheese to melt and brown then pull out of oven. Let cool slightly then serve.

Recipe Notes

Helpful Tips for thick cream sauce

  • In order to get cream sauce thick you want to essentially cook the water out of the cream cheese. The bone broth will leave behind beneficial collagen which is a bonus over using basic chicken broth.
  • Avoid too high temperatures to avoid burning your cream so make sure check in the simmering process that it's not too hot.
  • Give it time, the cream will thicken. Be sure to baste your chicken in the process to avoid letting it dry out.

 

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