Keto diet fried chicken with almond flour

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Recipe Overview Craving fried chickien? Same great flavor and crunch, minus the majority of the carbs. Each serving 3 fried chicken pieces has only 2.

After that, they go in to the hot oil straight, deep frying for approximately five minutes until deep cooked and brown through. For spicier chicken, you can include to taste or double the total amount. Paprika is roofed for a smokier breading, and also to provide a nice orange color to the fried chicken. Managing WITH OUT A Deep Fryer I take advantage of an 8-inch stainless pot for deep frying the chicken on the stovetop.

That can be done the same, or you should use a deep fryer. The primary advantage of utilizing a deep fryer is automated temperature control, to ensure that the oil stays at a continuous F. Remember that the oil shall have a tendency to run hot whenever there are fewer chicken pieces simultaneously frying, and run cold whenever there are a complete large amount of chicken pieces. Selecting An Oil For Frying I recommend using any vegetable oil with neutral flavor which can be heated to high temperatures without burning. I take advantage of canola oil, and other common types for frying include sunflower oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil, and peanut oil.

Avoid re-using old oil. For best results, use a brand new batch of new oil every right time. Checking The Chicken For Doneness If your chicken thigh pieces vary a little in size, they might not cook at the same rate. On average, it requires me about five minutes to fry them until deep cooked and brown through, but yours might take longer in case you have large pieces. To check on if your chicken is performed, insert an instant-read thermometer in to the center of the thickest part.

It will read at least F. If not, give it another full minute or two of frying before testing again. Is your chicken is taking a lot longer than five minutes to cook through? Listed below are possible reasons: the oil might not be hot enough, the chicken might not be completely submerged in oil, your chicken pieces could be unusually large, or you are overcrowding them in the pot. But why are they the very best for fried chicken?

Thighs, deboned once, are uneven. They have a variety of nooks and crannies, providing lots of surface for delicious breading to easily abide by. You get much more crunch in every bite compared to breaded chicken breast tenders. More LOW CARBOHYDRATE Chicken Dinners.


  1. Just used about $15 worth of protein powder. Hope it turns out well!

  2. according to their website their original recipe thigh is only 8g of carbs…isnt that low? in fact all their original recipe pieces seem low in carbs (6 – 9.5g) according to their website…which was why I had a colonel meal this morning with corn instead of fries (duh)!

  3. Looking forward to trying this! Thank you! Sharing the heck out of this! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Crushed up pork crackling is good. Although its obviously flavorful.

  5. Protein powder = 5.0 grams of Carbs
    1 – unlimited crushed Unflavored Pork Rinds = 0.0 grams of Carbs
    Much more tastier! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. KFC chicken is foul. Homemade fried chicken with a cast iron skillet is amazing. I guess Ill have to develop that recipe myself.

  7. looks good but please dont put it on a paper towel it just makes it soggy put it on a rack..

  8. Why wouldnโ€™t you use avocado oil which has a higher smoke point and milder flavor than coconut oil?

  9. I never use the mesh basket for the airfryer for anything other than potato dishes. Meat sticks terribly and take a lot of effort to clean. If you are going to airfry meat, use the nonstick grill (yes, bought separately but well worth it). Also, consider spraying the breaded chicken with oil before cooking it in the airfryer (both sides) which will help prevent the flour from blasting off the chicken.

  10. Thanks this is a nice recipe I used some pea protein powder and baked it in the oven instead of frying it. It came out great.

  11. Excellent idea with the protein powder…used 12 bone in& skin on thighs. Made 1.5 times protein powder & doubled herb mixture w 1/2 regular paprika & 1/2 smoked paprika w extra garlic powder & salt due to having only celery seed, not celery salt. Like others said, it takes 15 to 20 min. total depending on thicknesss & flipping half way. Fried in organic refined coconut oil, so no coconut flavor. My husband & son loved it and they dont like many keto modifications. It was so crispy, moist, & tasted great! A little messy and worst than flour when getting on your fingers though. Hint…only use a small portion of powder mix in a plate, so it all doesnt get gooey at one time. In the end, so crispy!

  12. Im gonna try it. It looks good. Using the air fryer tho. Thanks for sharing

  13. I followed your recipe to the T and it was a disaster both in frying pan and Air fryer ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ what a waste of $20 on unflavored protein powder.

  14. How you got that much coconut oil to heat up that high? I always have to mix it with some other oil or only put less amount of oil in the deep fryer or it feels like is only boiling in water and takes forever. Thanks for sharing. I cant wait to try this.

  15. This sounds delicious and great but the keto diet is so bad for you itโ€™s insanity

  16. umm… use protein powder thats a one expensive KFC style chicken to eat; with that being said, its keto healthy which is my priority.

  17. Rice bran oil will sibstitute coconut oil perfectly. its great for keto, healthy, and of very neutral flavour.
    im trying mine today, for the first time.
    i took recipe off description link, and the amount of paprika given, has colored the spice mix red. contrary to the video ๐Ÿค”.
    anyways, hope it turns out well ๐Ÿค˜

  18. What do you think about using the remaining ingredients and use it with cauliflower?

  19. Why is it in every low carb recipe I find it doesnt say what the carbs are? I cant count carbs if I dont know what they are.

  20. It is healthier, but still should not say it is good for you. Nothing fried is good for you, period. Doesnt matter air friend or deep fried, you fry, you burn thus the chemical components of the food evolve into something else, something bad for your body.

  21. I had high hopes after the reviews but as you can tell this did not work. In all fairness, I cooked it in a convection oven that I felt would have worked. All I got was a liquid mess. I actually ate it but it was not good. Should have deep fried, but cannot retry!

  22. I have whey protein isolate. Is there a difference between that and whey protein powder? Can I use that as a substitute?

  23. Just did some boneless chicken thighs and I nearly fell out of my chair this method saved me because I was sick of using almond and coconut flour. Thank you soooo much ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

    • Trying this tonight. So excited to see how the protein powder works!!

  24. Looks good but you didnt bite into it so we can hear just how crispy it is. Whats the point?

  25. @Niko. fantastic. and the seasoning ingredients look right. one caveat. fyi. at your website ( I used the link you kindly provided) the onion powder is all together omitted.

  26. I am having to approximate the macros on this (measuring leftover almond milk, protein powder, coconut oil). Making this with chaffles and pickles. Next time thinking of doing a Nashville hot version.

  27. So mine came out looking exactly like this, but it seemed very sweet somehow. Very peculiar.

    We enjoyed it though ๐Ÿ˜›

  28. Question…are there any substitutes for the almond liquid? I cant use regular milk or anything with almonds or soy?

  29. Great recipe and thanks for the vid…. I have been using crushed pork rinds with a little parm cheese also as a breading and it also works awesome…. thanks again !!

  30. Are we talking about flavourless protein powder here, or vanilla or what?

  31. Dear Nicko! Im vietnamese, i cant hear clearly ingredients. Can you plz write them for me? Plz Nicko! !

  32. Sorry. Cant get past that annoying background noise. Stopped the video.

  33. I tried it but couldnt manage to finish them all so put them in the freezer, but it backfired because the following day I found they were frozen in thyme.

  34. WOW – Im drooling! Cant wait to try this!!!!

  35. Make sure you check your nutrition label on the protein powder. Some are deceiving and have more carbs than you should have, and usually sugars.

  36. Donโ€™t play with me… KETO FRIED CHICKEN?! What are you? Some sort of mad genius? Thank you for this oh-so-valuable content! Keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

    • John Mal I used isopure zero carb unflavored whey protein powder. Added spices to that. It gave it a tender yet slightly crunchy coating.

  37. Shhhh… dont tell anyone. I used to eat KFC original recipe on keto at least once a week. It didnt kick me out of ketosis and it fit the macros. Technically, its not keto but the carb count is so low. 3-4 carbs or so per piece for thighs/ legs. It saved me when I was in a tight spot. I dont eat it much now because I moved and theres no KFC near me.

  38. Looks amazing. I might try fried in avocado oil since I dont have an air fryer.

  39. All these Frankenfoods even the homemade kind completely stall me out.

  40. What is protein powder? You can extract protein from many sources.

  41. I will definitely try this one Mr. Nicko, but I have a question, what protein powder did you use? Is Rice Protein or Pea Protein powder recommended?

  42. Liked and subbed but you didnt give recipe amounts? Im sure my will help me out but wouldve been nice. Thanks

  43. Hi Nicko, have you tried doing this large scale/meal prep and freezing portions? If so how do you recommend packaging it and handling it in and out of the freezer…

  44. Doesnt fried meat protein turn into heterocyclic amines? Oven fried is better in my opinion.

  45. Oh, man! That looked fabulous. My favorite thing Is crispy fried chicken. Im for sure going to try this! Thank you so much. Now, you wouldnt happen to have a good keto bread recipe do ya? I havent found anything that Ive liked so far. Even bought. Help! Yeasty bread?

  46. Made the keto kfc in air fryer came out ok but got a sweat taste used natural flavour protein
    Any idea why ??

  47. What about โ€œpea protein โ€œ powder that should work as well? Spices should cover up the slightly Pea taste!

  48. Just made this. It was a huge hit. We havenโ€™t had any fried chicken in so long I canโ€™t remember the last time we had it. My wife came home to crispy fried chicken….. she was so happy! Actually, I had to show her the protein powder because she said it tasted like regular breading. Many thanks for a wonderful recipe!!!!!!!

  49. Just use veg oil?? Also I wouldnt recommend double dip I done it to my girlfriend last week and she got a piss infection.

  50. Itโ€™s much easier with chicken, egg, cheese and ground up pork rinds. This is way too over complicated

    • Personal Training Max they act like people have all this in there home ๐Ÿ˜‚

  51. Thank you so much for this recipe! I have been searching/experimenting for a couple years to find a proper keto fried chicken. Ive had breading that falls off, is doughy or powdery, not crispy, or tastes terrible. This seems like the perfect solution!

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