Keto Buffalo Chicken Skillet

Our one pan easy buffalo chicken skillet is a cheesy bacon cream cheese dish like a casserole, but FAST on the stove top. Tender chunks of chicken breast, lots of cheese and of course bacon covered in buffalo sauce make this one of those keto chicken recipes you will make on a regular basis.

keto chicken recipes in skillet.

One Pan Creamy Keto Buffalo Chicken & Bacon

We can not express to you how creamy this skillet dish is. There are a million keto recipes out there for buffalo chicken, but this one stands out. Not only is it easy to make, it is ready fast. Most keto buffalo chicken casserole dishes take about an hour total. This one pan creamy chicken and bacon meal is ready in 20 minutes right on the stove.

creamy chicken and bacon in one pot.

What is Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo sauce is a vinegar based sauce that is made different ways depending on the brand or recipe. There are a few variations, however the base ingredients are : hot sauce, vinegar and butter. Traditionally used to coat chicken wings, this sauce is used in many different preparations. Buffalo sauce is used on chicken breast, in hot dips and even over cauliflower for a vegetarian "chicken wing" flavor.

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Is Buffalo Sauce Keto

Yes! Buffalo sauce is generally keto friendly. Because it has more vinegar and less sugar it can be a great low carb option. Sugar content will vary by manufacturer and brand, however so by sure to check the labels. Honestly, I just buy/use our Hannaford store brand, there is virtually no carbs. Making the buffalo sauce perfect for everything from cooking in skillet and chicken casserole dishes like this one to using as a keto approved dip with ranch.

creamy chicken on fork in bowl.

Making our Keto Buffalo Chicken Skillet

Makes 4 Servings in 20 Minutes - Full recipe card below

Ingredients

  • 12oz chicken breast, diced
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoon cream cheese
  • ½ cup almond milk (or diary of choice)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (separated in ½s)
  • ⅓ cup Buffalo Sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  2. Add chicken, bacon and ranch seasoning- sauté until golden and crispy. Chicken should not be pink in the middle at all. 165 internal temp.
  3. Drain grease, I used a colander. Set chicken and bacon aside.
  4. Reduce heat to low and return the skillet to the burner.
  5. Add butter, cream cheese and almond milk. Whisk until melted and fully combined.
  6. Stir in half the cheese, whisk until melted. Gradually increase heat just until cheese sauce bubbles. Reduce to simmer.
  7. Add chicken and bacon. Stir.
  8. Drizzle buffalo wing sauce all over and top with more cheese or parmesan.
  9. Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Optional step- broil for 1-2 minutes
chicken breast and bacon in skillet.
Brown the Chicken and Bacon
butter and cream cheese in skillet.
Butter, Cream Cheese, Almond Milk
cream and cheddar cheese in skillet.
Stir the cheddar cheese into sauce
cheese sauce in skillet.
Creamy cheese sauce for your buffalo chicken
buffalo chicken breast with cheese.
Finishing the one pan keto buffalo chicken breast and bacon

More Amazing Keto Chicken Recipes

  • The crunchiest Keto Chicken Tenders that even the kids will devour.
  • A Mexican skillet dish that is easy and full of flavor. Keto Chicken Enchiladas Skillet
  • Keto Chicken Parmesan juicy, succulent chicken breasts smothers in all things that made parmesan a delicious meal.
keto buffalo chicken in bowl.

Can I Use Thighs instead of Chicken Breast

Yes! You can absolutely use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast. Buffalo chicken breast is highly sought after and that is why we chose to use it in this recipe. However, chicken thighs are actually recommended for a higher fat content in most keto meals. The butter, cream cheese and bacon in our skillet dish was high enough in fat so we opted for chicken breast to amp up the protein.

More Amazing Keto Dinner Recipes

  • A low carb keto approved Tuscan Chicken Casserole
  • Sticky BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders only 1 carb each! Wait until you SEE these.
  • These Chinese Take Out inspired Keto Sesame Chicken Meatballs are a great meal prep dish.
meatballs with broccoli.

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Keto Buffalo Chicken Skillet

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Our one pan easy buffalo chicken skillet is a cheesy bacon cream cheese dish like a casserole, but FAST on the stove top

Ingredients

  • 12oz chicken breast, diced
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoon cream cheese
  • ½ cup almond milk (or diary of choice)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (separated in ½s)
  • ⅓ cup Buffalo Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  2. Add chicken, bacon and ranch seasoning- sauté until golden and crispy. Chicken should not be pink in the middle at all. 165 internal temp.
  3. Drain grease, I used a colander. Set chicken and bacon aside.
  4. Reduce heat to low and return the skillet to the burner.
  5. Add butter, cream cheese and almond milk. Whisk until melted and fully combined.
  6. Stir in half the cheese, whisk until melted. Gradually increase heat just until cheese sauce bubbles. Reduce to simmer.
  7. Add chicken and bacon. Stir.
  8. Drizzle buffalo wing sauce all over and top with more cheese or parmesan.
  9. Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Optional step- broil for 1-2 minutes

Notes

Carb Note- As prepared this recipe has 3 carbs per serving. That comes from the buffalo sauce and the bacon. Find brands with less sugar OR use Sugar Free and this could be a ZERO Carb meal.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 27gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gProtein: 38g

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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