For busy weeknights, here’s an easy and delicious Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs & Cabbage recipe that your family will love! This one-pot meal pairs flavorful chicken thighs with tons of veggies. This recipe is low-carb, Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. 

keto chicken thighs served with cooked cabbage and cauliflower rice

Whenever I’m craving a low-carb meal with extra protein and fiber, I turn to this Keto Chicken Thighs recipe that includes cabbage and cauliflower. You only need a few minutes prep time, so this is the perfect recipe for a busy day.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This easy slow cooker chicken recipe takes only 5-6 hours on high to cook through, or you can cook it for 8-10 hours on low heat. You can use chicken thighs (bone-in or boneless) or chicken cutlets, whichever you prefer.
  • Honestly, this is such a great, easy, and comforting meal that you serve right out of the pot. If you’re not on a keto or low-carb diet, you can pair it with cooked rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes. Otherwise, it’s perfectly delicious served as is.
  • For my friends who are eating meat after being vegetarian, this is an easy-to-digest lean protein recipe that is also high in vegetables.
  • This recipe is also great for people who are on a gluten and dairy free diet, a sugar detox diet, or who are on a sugar free diet plan. It is high in protein, fiber, and other nutrients.

Key Ingredients

Chicken thighs are budget-friendly, easy to find, and so flavorful. Use the bone-in chicken thighs or the boneless chicken thighs (the bone-in will have more flavor). See more of my tips for eating healthy on a budget.

Cauliflower rice is really easy to find these days. But it riced in a bag to make your life easy. Or, you can make your own cauliflower rice using a food processor.

Cabbage is also budget-friendly and can be found year round.

Chicken broth adds flavor and helps keep the chicken from drying out.

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Recipe Steps

Step One

Chop your cabbage and place it in the bottom of your crockpot. Then, spread the cauliflower rice on top of the cabbage.

Step Two

Place the chicken on top of the veggies and add the broth and seasonings.

labeled process photos for crockpot chicken and cabbage dish

Step Three

Put the lid on the slow cooker and set the timer to 6 hours on high heat. You can also cook it for 8-10 hours on low heat.

Step Four

Once the cooking time is up, remove the lid, stir the ingredients, and serve hot.

plate with keto chicken thighs cooked in the crockpot with cabbage and cauliflower rice

Recipes Tips & Substitutions

  • You can use bone-in or boneless chicken thighs in this recipe. You can also use chicken breasts, if you prefer.
  • Use green cabbage or red cabbage, either one is delicious.
  • Feel free to get creative with your seasonings. Smoked paprika, chili powder, or curry would also be delicious.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

FAQs

How many net carbs does this recipe have?

Each serving of this dish has about 5 grams of net carbohydrates.

Can this recipe be made in an Instant Pot?

Yes! I would suggest cooking it on high for 10 minutes and using the natural pressure release.

Can I use boneless chicken thighs?

Yes, you can use bone-in or boneless.

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Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs with Cabbage


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For busy weeknights, here’s an easy and delicious Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs & Cabbage recipe that your family will love! This one-pot meal pairs flavorful chicken thighs with tons of veggies. This recipe is low-carb, Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 large head of green or red cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound bag of cauliflower rice or 1 medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets and riced in a food processor
  • 2 pounds bone-in (or boneless, if you prefer) chicken thighs (about 6-8 pieces)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped cabbage in the bottom of a large slow-cooker (at least 6 quarts). Add the cauliflower rice on top.
  2. Next, place the chicken thighs on top of the vegetables and add the broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cover the slow-cooker with the lid and set to cook on high for at least 6 hours (or up to 8 hours).
  4. Serve the chicken and veggies hot, and be sure to remove the bone before consuming.

Notes

  1. You can use bone-in or boneless chicken thighs or chicken cutlets.
  2. If you aren’t on a low-carb diet, this recipe goes great with cooked rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes. Otherwise, just serve it right out of the pot as is. 
  3. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  4. Use green cabbage or red cabbage, either one is delicious.
  5. Feel free to get creative with your seasonings. Smoked paprika, chili powder, or curry would also be delicious.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Slow-cooker
  • Cuisine: Low-carb

Keywords: how to make chicken dinner in the crockpot, slow cooker chicken thighs, chicken and cabbage

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