One Skillet Keto Portuguese Style Chicken- low carb, paleo and Whole30
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5 from 22 votes

One Skillet Keto Portuguese Style Chicken

A simple, super flavorful, one skillet keto Portuguese style chicken dish that is low in carbs, paleo, and Whole30Ⓡ
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Marinade time2 hrs
Total Time43 mins
Course: keto, low carb, paleo, whole30
Cuisine: chicken, Chicken skillet dinner, dinner entree, easy chicken dinners
Keyword: Portuguese chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 439kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs bone in & skin on
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 1 ½ cup diced zucchini
  • cup diced red bell pepper


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Place all marinade ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until blended. Add chicken thighs to the marinade and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F( 204° C).
  • Heat 1 tbsp avocado oil in a cast iron grill skillet or an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken to the skillet and brown both sides of chicken until golden brown (about 4 minutes on each side). Once browned, turn off heat.
  • Add zucchini, and red peppers to the skillet arranged around the chicken. Pour any extra marinade from the bowl over chicken and top chicken with lemon slices.
  • Place skillet in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 F to 170F.
  • Remove skillet from oven and let rest for 8 minutes and serve.


*All nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used.*
Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 lg chicken thigh with 1/4 of  veggies(225g), Net Carbs Per Serving: 5g.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g