BEST KETO CHICKEN-QUARTER DINNERS
The Best Keto Chicken Quarter Dinners is one of my favorite categories. I prepare quarters all the time for my husband and I. One quarter consists of the leg and the thigh, which is more lean protein per dish. Quarters are also inexpensive and tender to the palate due to the dark meat. Below, I’ve put a list together of my favorite Keto Chicken-Quarter Dinners.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO CHICKEN-QUARTER DINNERS?
Chicken quarters can come in a variety of sizes and weights. A six-ounce portion (170 frames) with bone-in and skinless possesses about 205 calories. Remember, that’s with no spices and/or sauces. A six-ounce quarter has 31 grams of lean protein, 8 grams of total fat, and 2 grams of saturated fat. The monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats come to 5 grams. This portion has zero carbohydrates, zero sugar, zero fiber, 135 mg of cholesterol, and only 75 grams of sodium.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF KETO CHICKEN-QUARTER DINNERS?
The protein in chicken quarters helps grow muscles and repair tissues, maintaining the body’s overall function. The protein is rich in amino acids, particularly leucine. Leucine helps build muscle, making it great for athletes and people who want to stay strong.
As an excellent source of Vitamin B5 and B12, chicken quarters are important for our metabolism and nerve function.
WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO PREPARE KETO CHICKEN-QUARTER DINNERS?
Chicken quarters are a versatile and flavorful. Here are a few ways they can be:
· Air fried without oil for a crispy, golden skin.
· Roasted in a roasting pan in the oven with Keto-friendly vegetables and garlic.
· Marinated, rubbed in spice and grilled on the BBQ.
· Braised by searing in a pan and then simmering them in a flavorful broth, wine or sauce liquid until the meat is tender.
· Deep fried or pan-fried for a crispy, golden skin. Pan-frying is safer by using less oil.
· Slow cooked in a crock pot or Instant Pot. The flesh will fall off the bone!
· Infused with smoky flavors and barbecued.
· Added to stews and casseroles.
· Added to curries.
It’s essential to cook your quarters at an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). This temperature ensures that you fully cook the flesh and make it safe to eat.. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
WHAT WINES HARMONIZE WITH KETO CHICKEN-QUARTER DINNERS?
Chicken quarters can harmonize with both a white and red wine. Choosing the ideal wine will depend on the other flavors from the spices and/or sauces in the dish. Chicken quarters with broth or white-based sauces work nicely with white wines. Chicken quarters in broth complement light, fruity whites like Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re serving chicken with creamy sauces, try pairing it with full-bodied white wines like barrel fermented and aged Chardonnay. If you’re adding chicken quarters to a tomato-based sauce, go for a light, fruity red, such as Pinot Noir. Heavier gravies work nicely with bigger, bolder reds like Merlot or Cabernet Franc.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT ARE THE BEST KETO CHICKEN-QUARTER DINNERS WORTH TRYING?
KETO SHAKE ‘N BAKE CHICKEN (HEART HEALTHY)
I think Keto Low-Carb chicken quarters are an inexpensive, but fabulous way to get in that protein count for the day. So little to do to these babies to make them tasty. Add a little bread crumbs (almond flour) with Cajun spice and you’ll devour them all. Enjoy these high protein gems for lunch, as a snack, or for dinner. Nope not for dessert! The recipe includes almond flour and Keto Low-Carb Cajun Spice. You’ll find the Cajun spice recipe in the blog. Check out this fabulous chicken recipe!
KETO LOW-CARB MONTREAL CHICKEN QUARTERS (HEART HEALTHY)
This Keto Low-Carb Montreal Chicken Quarters dish is a super simple way of making inexpensive chicken quarters taste delicious. The recipe can be prepared at any time of the year. The recipe includes chicken quarters, olive oil, Keto breadcrumbs, Keto Low-Carb Montreal Steak Spice.
KETO LOW-CARB TOMATO-BASIL CHICKEN QUARTERS (HEART HEALTHY)
These Keto Low-Carb Chicken Quarters with White Wine, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil will hit that spot. So easy to make and yet sings with gourmet flavors due to the wine white, tomato, and basil combination. A lovely dish for everyday dinners or save to serve to that special someone on the weekend. The recipe includes chicken quarters, white wine, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh spinach, and freshly ground black pepper. Check out the recipe!
KETO LOW-CARB CURRY CHICKEN QUARTERS (HEART HEALTHY)
Keto Low-Carb Curry Garlic Chicken Quarters is a tasty way to enjoy your protein. The recipe uses chicken quarters, garlic, curry and black pepper. If you are looking for a super simple, but highly flavorful chicken dish and one paired with wine, check out this recipe!
KETO LOW-CARB CINNAMON MARMALADE CHICKEN (HEART HEALTHY)
Keto Low-Carb Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken Quarters are so scrumptious! The sweetness nicely offsets the cinnamon spiciness. A simple way to enjoy your protein. The recipe uses chicken quarters, sugar-free marmalade, and cinnamon spice. If you are hunting for a highly flavorful chicken quarter recipe paired with wine, check out this recipe!
WHAT ARE OTHER KETO CHICKEN-QUARTER DINNERS YOU CAN TRY?
5. LOW-CARB INSTANT POT CHICKEN QUARTERS
BY LOW CARB AFRICA: These quarters are delicious! I love to use my Instant Pot because its quick, easy, with minimum effort. Also, you only need a handful of ingredients to make this dish. The recipe will be a “go to” dish for you once you prepare it once.
6. EXTRA-CRISPY KETO CHICKEN QUARTERS – AIR FRYER OR OVEN
BY MY CRASH TEST LIFE: These baked chicken thighs are coated in a delicious dry rub that makes them crazy crispy. You can use the air fryer or oven. Either way the quarters come out crisp, juicy, and tender.
7. KETO GRILLED MOJO CHICKEN QUARTERS
BY BIG DELICIOUS LIFE: Chicken leg quarters marinated in a fresh citrus, garlic and herb Cuban style mojo marinade and grilled to perfection. Juicy, tender and full of mouthwatering flavor, this mojo chicken recipe is easy enough for any night of the week and also perfect for dinner guests. It will quickly become one of your favorite easy chicken recipes.
WHAT ARE OTHER KETO CHICKEN DINNERS YOU CAN ENJOY?
Here are just a few ideas of other chicken dishes you can enjoy: