Keto BBQ Recipe: Savor Flavor Without the Guilt

Juicy, smoky, and totally mouth-watering, these keto BBQ dishes are low-carb delights that won’t bust your waistline but will blow your taste buds away!

Fire up those grills and put on your favorite apron because we’re about to dive into a sizzling adventure with a Keto BBQ recipe that’ll make you the hero of your backyard bash! Whether you’re a keto newbie or a seasoned low-carb pro, I’ve got every smoky, savory, and finger-licking detail covered—because you deserve BBQ bliss without breaking your ketosis.

Keto BBQ Bliss

keto bbq bliss

The perfect fusion of smoky, spicy, and tangy flavors, this keto BBQ recipe is sure to be your new go-to for a healthy, low-carb indulgence. Packed with protein and low on carbs, it’s delightful to the taste buds without the guilt.

  • Cooking method: Grilling
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Cuisine type: American


  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free BBQ sauce
  • Optional: fresh cilantro for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, smoked paprika, ground cumin, onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. Add the boneless chicken thighs to the bowl and massage the marinade into the meat. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes. Warning: do not eat the raw chicken (unless you’re a chicken!)
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, around 400°F (200°C). Grease the grill grates lightly with oil.
  4. Place the marinated chicken thighs on the grill. Grill for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). Rotate to get those picture-perfect grill marks.
  5. Brush the sugar-free BBQ sauce on the chicken thighs during the last 2 minutes of grilling. Let it caramelize slightly but avoid burning.
  6. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes. If you can resist the smell, you deserve an award!
  7. Optionally, garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Swap chicken thighs with chicken breasts or even shrimp for a different protein option.
  • Garnishing Options: Fresh parsley, lemon zest, or even a sprinkle of red pepper flakes can add a surprise twist.
  • Cooking Tips: To prevent sticking, ensure your grill grates are clean and well-oiled. Also, avoid moving the chicken too much during grilling.