Low Carb Easy Lemon Chicken

Sometimes I find myself stuck in a rut with my cooking. I find myself making the same chicken dish over and over, and then I get bored and end up cooking more of the same thing. Today, I decided to break the routine, and try something new. I wanted to try a low carb version of lemon chicken, but I didn’t want to have to cook the chicken for hours to make it moist and tender. So I did what anyone who cooks a lot does, and took the easy way out. I just grilled the chicken, and then finished the dish with a simple sauce. The result was a very tasty dish that took me less than 45 minutes to make.

If you’re tired of eating the same boring chicken day after day, then this low carb easy lemon chicken recipe is what you’ve been looking for.

Low Carb Lemon Chicken

We’re back with more keto-friendly adaptations of our favorite Asian dishes, and this time we’ve got Lemon Chicken Made Simple for you!

You’ll find this meal very simple to recreate in no time, from breading the chicken to creating the lemon sauce coating. It’s perfect for a weeknight family meal and elegant enough to wow guests at your next dinner party. It will go unnoticed that it is low carb, sugar-free, and keto-friendly.

Our keto take on Lemon Chicken is lightly breaded in coconut flour and tossed in a sweet lemon sauce that will make you forget about take-out!

What’s the deal with Lemon Chicken?

I’m constantly looking for keto-friendly Asian dishes, and before this recipe, I’d never tried lemon chicken. We’d done Orange Chicken before, but I was looking for something fresh. I knew I’d made the correct decision as soon as I finished the meal, even before tasting it. Matt concurred.

We snapped photos, snaps, and Instagram story photos before getting down to business. It filled the delicious, lemony void in my stomach that had been waiting to be filled.

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I considered adding a secondary coating during the breading process, but I’m happy I didn’t. Instead of creating this light, zesty dish, I believe it would have weighted down the chicken.

Our keto take on Lemon Chicken is lightly breaded in coconut flour and tossed in a sweet lemon sauce that will make you forget about take-out!

Chicken that has been fried

We used a little layer of coconut flour for the breading. There’s no need to add pig rinds or Parmesan cheese to the coconut flour, and no egg wash is required. The ideal fried, but moist, chicken for this meal is made with a simple, light coating of coconut flour.

It even beats even almond flour in my view. The coconut flour doesn’t have a distinct flavor and absorbs whatever sauce or seasoning you cover it in readily, which is important for this recipe. 

Our keto take on Lemon Chicken is lightly breaded in coconut flour and tossed in a sweet lemon sauce that will make you forget about take-out!

Easy Lemon Chicken

Normally, a dish like this would be served with rice to soak up the lemon sauce, but we have a better option: Cauliflower Fried Rice. It’s the ideal bed for this chicken, and it’ll take the place of all your favorite take-out joints.

You could even have an Asian cuisine night with your family and serve a large piece of our Easy Cashew Chicken for some variation! You only need a few basic ingredients to create our Easy Lemon Chicken, so why not prepare it for supper tonight?

Our keto take on Lemon Chicken is lightly breaded in coconut flour and tossed in a sweet lemon sauce that will make you forget about take-out!

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Lemon Chicken with Low Carbs

Crispy chicken pieces with a sweet lemon sauce poured on top.

30 minutes in total

2 person servings

345 calories per serving

Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Time to prepare: 20 minutes



  • Set aside your thighs, which you should cut into bite-sized pieces.

  • In a bowl, add the coconut flour and, in small batches, coat the chopped chicken pieces completely.

  • Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. When it’s heated, add the chicken pieces in batches until they’re all done.


  • In a pan, add the lemon zest and cook on high.

  • In a high-heat sauce pan, mix the broth and swerve until the swerve is completely dissolved (erythritol may not full dissolve).

  • Bring to a boil with the lemon juice and xanthan gum.

  • Reduce to a low heat and continue to cook until the desired thickness is reached.

  • When the sauce has thickened to your satisfaction, toss in the chicken and coat well.

  • Enjoy with cauliflower rice while it’s still warm!

Nutritional Information

Lemon Chicken with Low Carbs

Per Serving Amount

345 calories 230 calories from fat

daily value in percent*

25.5 grams of fat (39 percent)

8.5g3 percent carbohydrate

20 percent fiber (5 g)

55 percent protein, 27.5 g

* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.

Chef’s Specialty: Main Dish


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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.