It will probably come as no surprise to anyone, but fried chicken is my very favorite food. I don’t actually remember my mom making it very often. I just know that it is one of my favorite foods. I like it crunchy and if I can get a little spice in there too, it’s even better. I rarely eat it. I probably went years without it. So sad! Then, my husband said, we can fry foods on keto. Eureka! I may be able to have fried chicken again.
So, one night we got adventurous. We coated the chicken breasts in egg. Then we dipped them in parmesan cheese. We used the kind that comes in a cylinder on the shelf. Then we dipped it again and coated it again. We then put in into a fryer. We bought a small fryer for about $20 at Christmas time. We actually did all this outside because we tried this once before and it really makes a lot of smoke. Because the breasts we used were so large, (I guess those chickens had really been hitting the free weights hard) it took forever for them to cook. The next time we do this, we decided that we will make them into chicken fingers. That will make them more manageable and make them cook faster.
These are completely allowed on the diet because the have a lot of fat. Now, I still don’t eat them very often. I like them a little too much and go a little overboard. Also, while we can eat these kinds of fried foods on a keto diet, I still prefer to eat healthier.
If you are like me, and get a hankering for some fried chicken while on a keto diet or even a gluten-free diet, then this is for you!!
Keto Fried Chicken
2 pounds of chicken breasts or chicken fingers
1 1/2 to 2 containers of shelf stable parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper, any other spices to taste
6 eggs, beaten
In a medium to large bowl, beat the eggs. In a lasagna pan or large Ziploc, put the parmesan cheese and if you desire spices, add them as well. Drop your chicken into the egg, dredge in the parmesan mixture. Do this two times. When your oil is very hot, carefully drop your chicken into the fryer. The outside should turn a lovely brown. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Place on a paper towel covered plate to help pull out any excess oil. This takes time when using a small fryer. You may want to keep them warm in the oven until all of them are done.
If you try this, please let me know how you liked it.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!! I hope you’ll try it. Have a super day!!
what oil are you using?
We used canola oil. Thanks for checking out the recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
OK. You should avoid canola oil at all costs. Highly inflammatory. Here’s why:
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Thank you for informing me about that. There are so many confusing and contradictory reports on just about everything. I appreciate you sharing your experience with canola oil. If you fry foods, what do you use?
You’re welcome & glad to be of service!
We don’t deep fry but we use plain old virgin olive oil (& plenty of it! ) for pan frying. Just don’t overheat it (burn it). Contains correct balance of Omega 3/6 and is also anti-inflammatory to a certain extent.. Can’t go wrong!
Looks amazing! I miss fried chicken, can’t wait to try!
Thanks for stopping by! Do try it. It is so very yummy. Hope you have a lovely day!
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Looks so good, I’ll have to try this!
I hope you do! Thanks for stopping by!!