Crispy Keto Fried Chicken (Similar to KFC™ Style)
Missing the Kentucky Fried Chicken? If you’re a KFC™ lover, this low carb fried chicken recipe is perfect for you. We’ve tried a few keto fried chicken recipes before but this one is the best so far. It’s soft and moist inside, crunchy outside, a little spicy and very tasty.
This recipe is like a Copycat KFC™ chicken with many herbs and spices but low carb.
Some people say that the most important thing is to use the pressure fryer but we think it’s the unique combination of herbs and spices. The secret here is to marinate the meat and keep it cool in the fridge for an hour before you coat and fry it. This is to get all the beautiful flavours from the spices deepen inside the chicken meat.
This recipe is actually not that complicated. Once you marinate the chicken with all the spices and coat with the crumbs, just cook it in a deep fryer. All you have to do is sit back and relax and let the deep fryer do all the work.
If you don’t want to use protein powder, you can try gluten-free breadcrumb substitutes such as coconut or almond flour, or even pork rind breadcrumbs. You can combine different spices according to your taste.
Here’s the entire process in one photo:
For this particular recipe, we use boneless chicken thighs and cut them into small bit-size pieces. It’s almost like chicken nuggets. You can use wings, drumsticks or any cut of chicken for this recipe.
For best result, use a deep fryer because it usually includes a basket inside to drain the oil and let the foods dry. A normal deep saucepan is also okay. If you are looking for an electric deep fryer, try the Hamilton Beach’s Deep Fryer Cool Touch With Basket. You can easily set the temperature to suit your needs.
Let's Ketofy It!
Wash and dry chicken thighs then cut into small pieces.
To make the marinade, use a mortar (or a blender) to mash garlic cloves and all the spices. Pour the mixture over the chicken then add egg and milk in and mix well.
Cover the chicken in a container and keep in the fridge for approximately 1 hour, turning occasionally. This is to get all the flavors inside the chicken meat.
In a plastic container with lid, put the protein powder in and then carefully place chicken pieces on top.
Put the lid on and shake until all the chicken is covered with protein powder. Shake those thighs like you mean it!
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees and fry coated chicken in hot oil for 5-7 minutes or until the chicken turns to a nice and crispy golden color.
Remove chicken from heat and serve with your favorite keto-approved sauce.
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