Freezer Meal Keto Korean Chicken

Keto Korean Chicken – boneless thighs, frozen in a marinade of zesty sweet garlic sauce, then grilled to perfection. Keto never tasted so good!

Living a Keto or Low Carb lifestyle requires not only changing the way you eat, but cooking as well. One of the questions I get asked the most about eating keto is how to make cooking keto meals easier. That’s why I started creating recipes like this Keto Korean Chicken Freezer Dump Recipe.

When I first started a Keto lifestyle, I had the same questions. How will I be able to feed my family, make it affordable and not spend all my time cooking. It’s all in the planning.

When it’s on sale, I buy lots of chicken thighs and divide them up in freezer bags. Next I mix up a huge batch of my Korean Chicken sauce and pour it over. I just stick the bags in the freezer and have 4 family size chicken dinners waiting to go. The guys love it and honestly, freezer dump recipes have saved my sanity when it comes to dieting.

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  • Chicken Thighs – I like to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Tamari or Soy Sauce – both look and taste very similar, but the tamari has less carbs than soy sauce.
  • Low Carb Brown Sugar – I use Sukrin Gold but there are other brands on the market.
  • Minced Ginger – I keep a bottle of minced ginger in the fridge. So handy! Check ingredients for no added sugars.
  • Minced Garlic – same as the ginger, pre-minced garlic makes this recipe easy.
  • Sesame Oil
  • Gochugaru or Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Chili Garlic Paste – this is optional, for those who love extra heat!


This recipe is great to make in the slow cooker, and no thawing is needed! Directions: Open the container and dump the contents into the bottom of the slow cooker. Cook on Low for 6 hours or until chicken reaches internal temperature of at least 165°F on a meat thermometer. Stir after the chicken thaws to evenly distribute the meat and sauce in the cooker.


3.2 from 5 votes

Keto Korean Chicken – Freezer Dump Recipe

boneless thighs, frozen in a marinade of zesty sweet garlic sauce, then grilled to perfection.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course: Dinner, entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 6
Calories: 323kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup tamari , or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp low carb brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced


For The Freezer:

  • Place chicken thighs in a gallon size plastic ziploc freezer bag or container.
  • In a small bowl, mix together tamari, low carb brown sugar, ginger,garlic, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken thighs in plastic bag.
  • Label and seal bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator before baking.

Baking Korean Chicken Thighs:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Arrange chicken thighs in baking pan, pour remaining sauce from bag over the thighs.
  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes on center rack of oven. Baste chicken with pan drippings halfway thru the baking time. Chicken is done when meat thermometer, inserted at thickest part of thigh, reads at least 165°F.
  • Transfer to serving plate and top with sliced green onions.


Grill Pan
2-Gallon Freezer Bags
Glass Mixing Bowls


Substitute Low-Sodium Soy Sauce to reduce sodium amount.



Nutrition Facts
Keto Korean Chicken – Freezer Dump Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 215
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.9g37%
Sodium 894.6mg39%
Carbohydrates 1.6g1%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 25.9g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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