Chicken thighs replace beef in this low-carb/keto, paleo, and whole30 version of the famous Mississippi roast recipe. Make this in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.
The tribe has spoken! I recently held a poll on my social media pages to see what type of recipes my followers would like to see this summer and keto/low-carb won by an overwhelming vote. I can’t say I’m too surprised though, it’s definitely the popular diet a the moment. And for the record, my guinea pig/taste tester (the husband) voted for it so he is happy it won.
If this recipe looks familiar it’s because all I did was take my Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast (Paleo/Whole30) recipe and swap out the roast with chicken thighs. My version uses homemade ranch mix, homemade onion mix, and homemade ghee instead of butter. Below are the homemade dry mixes. There are tons of different variations of these mixes out there. If you don’t like one of these, I suggest you look for another one on Pinterest. I do not use dry buttermilk in my homemade dry ranch mix because…I can never find it!
Homemade Dry Ranch Mix
2 tbsp dried, chopped onions
1 tbsp parsley
1 tbsp chives
1 tbsp dill weed
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix
1/4 cup dried, chopped onions
1 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
Divina has an all-natural sliced pepperoncini product that is whole30 compliant.Print
- 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tbsp homemade dry onion mix (see blog post)
- 2 tbsp homemade dry ranch mix (see blog post)
- 8 pepperoncini peppers
- 2–4 tbsp ghee
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth (for IP)
- Place chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle homemade dry mixes on top. Add pepperoncini and ghee on top of dry mix.
- Cook HIGH 2-4 hours or LOW 4-6.
- Remove chicken from slow cooker, shred, and place back in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
- Pour broth into pressure cooker and add chicken on top.
- Evenly distribute homemade seasonings on top of chicken. Add ghee on top.
- Close and seal vent. Select high pressure, 12 minutes. Quick release pressure.
- Remove chicken from pressure cooker, shred, and place back in the pressure cooker until ready to serve.
The ghee amount is a bit of a range being listed as 2-4 tbsp. I want to leave it up to you. I personally like mine a little less on the buttery side so I use 3 tbsps that I dollop across the top of the thighs.
Serve this keto chicken in a lettuce wrap, over zoodles, with mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice. The possibilities are endless.
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