fbpx
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on these links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Have dinner ready in an hour and in one skillet with this classic Cast Iron Chicken Provençal that’s been adapted to make it keto friendly.

Chicken Provençal is a dish that hails from Provence in the south of France. It uses good quality olive oil, niçoise olives and herbs de Provence to give the poultry a fresh and herby flavour that is distinctly European. Your family will love this dish and you’ll love how quick and easy it is to make such a delicious healthy meal.

If you’re lost and not sure how to get started with the keto diet, this meal plan is for you. It’s a fool-proof guide to winning at the high-fat, low-carb lifestyle.

Cast Iron Chicken Provençal

Make sure to use a well-seasoned, good quality cast iron pot for this dish. Here’s what you’ll need to make this Keto Chicken Provençal:

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small shallots (or 1 large), chopped
  • ¼ c. dry white wine
  • 1/3 c. green olives, drained and halved
  • 1/3 c. Niçoise olives, drained and halved
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 t. capers
  • 1 t. herbes de Provence
  • ½ c. chicken broth
  • 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 large lemon, sliced and then cut into small wedges

Serve your Chicken Provençal with creamy cauliflower mash or blackened broccoli for a well balanced weeknight keto dinner.

Keto Cast Iron Chicken Provençal

If you’re just starting the keto diet, a food journal specifically for keto like this one can help you to stay on track. Track your meals, macros, mood, fasting times and movement daily to spot helpful and harmful patterns that help you achieve your weight loss and health goals.

Cast Iron Chicken Provençal

Cast Iron Chicken Provençal

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This flavor-packed dish hails from the Provence region in southeastern France. This version features economical bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs for maximum flavor, but any cut of chicken can be used provided the cook time is adjusted accordingly. 

Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small shallots (or 1 large), chopped
  • ¼ c. dry white wine
  • 1/3 c. green olives, drained and halved
  • 1/3 c. Niçoise olives, drained and halved
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 t. capers
  • 1 t. herbes de Provence
  • ½ c. chicken broth
  • 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 large lemon, sliced and then cut into small wedges

Instructions

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 425°F.

Add one tablespoon extra virgin olive to a large cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat. Lightly season chicken thighs with salt and black pepper and add to hot skillet. Cook until the skin is nicely browned and releases easily from the bottom of the skillet, approximately 5-6 minutes.

Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes on the remaining side. Transfer chicken to a platter and set aside.

Reduce heat to medium and add remaining tablespoon olive oil to skillet. Add garlic and shallot and sauté, stirring continually, for 1-2 minutes or just until the shallot softens and develops some color.

Add the white wine and deglaze the skillet by gently scraping with a plastic spatula to release any browned bits from the bottom.

Add the olives, tomatoes, capers, herbes de Provence, and chicken broth to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until heated through, approximately 1-2 minutes.

Remove from heat and nestle the chicken thighs in amongst the olive and tomato mixture. Transfer the skillet to the pre-heated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer reads just over 160°F when inserted into the thickest part of the meat (but not touching the bone).

Remove from oven and loosely cover the skillet with foil for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy! 

Notes

Tasting Notes: The multi-colored tomatoes featured in these images are a “baby” heirloom variety. Regular cherry or grape tomatoes may be used instead. Niçoise olives are the traditional choice for this classic southern French dish. However, any black olive can be used if they are unavailable.

keto diet meal plan
Keto Chicken Provençal

I love having keto snacks at the ready. Try my favorite keto chocolate bars, bone broth and protein powders here. Use code ONANDOFFKETO for 10% off your order!

Looking for a more complete guide to start or stick to the keto diet? My Ketogenic Diet 101 eBook is a complete, all-in-one resource for the ketogenic diet. This book includes all the need-to-know info about the keto diet, how it affects lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure plus over 45 recipes, checklists, and grocery list to get you started. Want the grocery list, quick start guide, and 7-day meal plan for free? Get it below.

Skip to Recipe