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Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs

North African flavors are known around the world for their irresistible complexity and deliciousness! That is why you will not be able to resist this super simple recipe for Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs!

Plate of Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs with salt and pepper shaker in background.

Life tastes better with spice and that is why you will adore these chicken thighs! This easy recipe for North African Chicken Thighs is like a warm hug for your stomach with its complex and mouth-watering flavors.

This dish is a hit with all ages! The familiar flavors of chicken, garlic, and citrus will warm your little ones up to this dish, while the exciting warm spices win them over!

It’s a perfect comforting meal to get your whole family excited about eating healthy foods!

The real wow factor of this recipe is how it packs all that incredible warm, spicy, and satisfying flavor into a dish with only 2 net carbs per serving!

That magic is only possible thanks to the easy slow cooker method this recipe uses. All you need to do is toss it together, push a button, and you have the perfect keto North African feast!

If you like slow cooker recipes, here are a few others to check out.

Ingredients You Need for Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs

Ingredients You Need for Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs: Chicken thighs are an underrated cut! They are very affordable and loaded with rich, juicy chicken flavor. The lean chicken taste makes the perfect palate for bold North African spices.

Coriander: This seasoning is a staple in North African flavor blends. It has a nutty flavor and citrus aroma that will entice you into taking a bite.

Cumin: The rich, earthy flavor and unique aroma of cumin make proteins, like chicken thighs, pop with an intense savory flavor.

Cinnamon: A hint of warm cinnamon makes this rich spiced dish really interesting and inviting.

Turmeric: Turmeric brings a one-two punch of color and flavor that will tantalize your eyes as well as your taste buds.

Ginger: Ground ginger has an earthy zing that brightens up the flavor of the other herbs and spices in this comfort food recipe.

Paprika: Paprika has a nice peppery punch and a delicious red hue. You can use your favorite variety of ground paprika in this chicken recipe.

Garlic: Minced garlic adds a savory allium taste that rounds out the bold mix of spices in this dish.

Chicken Broth: Adding liquid to this slow cooker recipe ensures that chicken stays delectably juicy and tender throughout. The chicken broth and other liquid ingredients will become a sort of curry-like sauce for the chicken that you will want to drizzle on everything!

Roma Tomatoes: These small red wonders add a punch of umami flavor to the luscious keto chicken.

Onion: Fresh onion adds flavor and a fantastic fragrance to the dish. Choose a yellow or white onion for this cook.

Lemon: The beautiful citrus flavor of fresh lemon brings out the best in all these savory, sweet, and spicy flavors.

Salt and Pepper: Just a hint of this spicy duo will highlight all the highs in this awesome chicken thigh recipe.

Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs Still In Slow Cooker

How to Make Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs

  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with onions, lemon slices, and tomatoes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken and stir.
  4. Cover and cook on low until tender, juicy, and delicious!

Expert Tips

When chicken thighs go on sale they are so affordable that it makes sense to buy extra to freeze. So if you’re working with chicken thighs from the freezer, be sure to thaw them out completely in the fridge before using them. Remember to drain any excess liquid that might have pooled up while they were thawing and pat them dry before beginning this recipe.

If you are out of chicken broth there are a few substitute options. You can mix up water and bouillon to make a quick chicken broth or swap the chicken broth for vegetable or beef broth.

Just remember whichever broth you choose, can be high in sodium. If you are watching your salt, opt for a low-sodium variety.

Serving Ideas

These North African Chicken Thighs are the epitome of flavor, but to make them into a real meal you can pair them up with some tasty keto sides.

Try serving the chicken thighs over a bed of low-carb rice. Pour a spoonful of the sauce over everything and have some keto flatbread ready to soak up all that saucy goodness!

You can also take this chicken dish in a greener direction by pairing it with a fresh cucumber salad or warm veggie medley.

Storing Suggestions

This recipe is super easy to store! Once you turn off the slow cooker, allow the chicken to cool. Transfer it and all the sauce to an airtight container. Store the chicken thighs in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To reheat leftover chicken thighs, zap them in the microwave for up to 2 minutes or until hot throughout. Alternatively, you can reheat the thighs and sauce by placing them into a baking dish and reheating them in a warm oven for up to 20 minutes.

Another great option for leftovers of this dish is to shred the chicken and enjoy it cold in your favorite keto-friendly wrap or salad.

Wide close up of Plate of Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs with salt and pepper shaker in background.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I Make This in the Instant Pot?

A: Yes! You can prepare this dish as directed in your Instant Pot using the ‘slow cook’ setting. You can try speeding things along by using the ‘pressure cook’ or ‘manual’ setting instead. If you go this route, try cooking for about 35 to 40 minutes at the standard pressure cook setting.

Q: How Many Servings Is This?

A: This makes about 6 servings of chicken thighs and sauce. You can pair the thighs up with other side dishes, so there is plenty of food for the whole family!

Q: Is This Nut-Free?

A: Yes! This awesome easy recipe has a rich, curry-like sauce that anyone can enjoy! This chicken is totally dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and nut-free!

Plate of Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs with salt and pepper shaker in background.

Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs

Indulge in the exquisite taste of North African cuisine with our irresistible Keto Slow Cooker North African Chicken Thighs recipe. Not only is it bursting with flavor, but it's also high in protein and low in carbs, making it an ideal choice for those following a ketogenic diet. Don't miss out on the opportunity to delight your palate with something extraordinary – give it a try today!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine North African
Servings 6
Calories 261 kcal


  • 2 ½ lbs. Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp. Coriander
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • ½ tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 3 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 Cup Chicken broth
  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • ½ Lemon sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the chicken to the slow cooker, and sprinkle in the onions, lemon slices and tomatoes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, and whisk together well.
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken, and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.

Estimated Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbs: 2g

Know that estimated nutrition facts are just a guideline and will vary depending on any variation you make or brand you use from what we have listed.

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