Best Fried Chicken Recipe With Calorie Charts
Lets begin this delicious Low Carb Keto Fried Chicken recipe, all at home! Tasty and easy, it is. It’s easy to make low carb keto fried chicken in an air fryer. But if you don’t have this trendy appliance, the chicken can be baked in a regular oven instead. For this recipe, there isn’t any surprising ingredients.
While fried chicken is delicious, it is cooked in vegetable oils heated to a dangerous temperature; it’s also covered in breading, which brings the carb level up to 8-11 grams of carbs per piece. By contrast, all of the grilled chicken offerings have no carbs. Leave the biscuits behind, obviously.
Recipe serves 2-3.
- 1 pound chicken breasts, defrosted
- 1/2 cup pork rinds, crushed
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 heaping tablespoons coconut oil
- Crush your pork rinds in Ziploc bag using a hammer fist like you’re playing whack-a-mole.
- In a bowl, stir together crushed pork rinds, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
- In another bowl, crack two eggs and fork whisk them until frothy.
- Dip one chicken breast at a time into the egg mixture, then dip it into the crushed pork rind mixture. To ensure there will be a nice crust, dip it in the egg mixture again, and again into the pork rinds.
- Put your coconut oil in a cast iron skillet or pan. Turn to high heat and let it get hot and start to smoke.
- Once the oil is hot, place your chicken in the skillet. Don’t flip it. Let it fry for 5 minutes until the crust gets nice and crisp and then flip it and fry for 5 more minutes.
- Turn the heat down to medium low and cook the chicken 3 to 5 more minutes per side (depending on the thickness of your chicken breast).
This makes a total of 2 servings of Low Carb Crispy Fried Chicken. Each serving comes out to be 575 Calories, 32.11g Fats, 1.07g Net Carbs, and 66.04g Protein.
Keto Fried Chicken Calories Chart
|Low Carb Crispy Fried Chicken||Calories||Fats(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein(g)|
|12 ounce chicken breast||561||12.14||0||0||0||105.47|
|½ cup pork rinds, crushed (17.5 g)||100||6.25||0||0||0||10|
|1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese||111||7.29||0.91||0||0.91||10.09|
|1 large egg||72||4.75||0.36||0||0.36||6.28|
|1 teaspoon pepper||6||0.07||1.47||0.6||0.87||0.24|
|1 ½ tablespoons olive oil||179||20.25||0||0||0||0|
|1 tablespoon coconut oil||121||13.47||0||0||0||0|
Calorie chart reference – Credits: Ruled.me
- Pork rinds are typically in the chip aisle of the store and are sometimes called Chicharrones.
- Any raw, natural chicken breasts will work, but the thinner the better if you want to shorten the pan frying time.
- I used shredded Parmesan cheese, but I’m betting any shredded cheese will work.
- I used refined, high heat tolerant coconut oil. It’s good for pan frying.
- Any eggs, salt, and pepper are fine.
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Some More Techniques
Added a little thyme and paprika for spices and used coconut oil and bacon grease for the oil. The hubby and I LOVE it. Will definitely be making this again. Another keto success! The idea to use the crushed pork rinds is just genius. You can also fry up in lard. Delicious!! I never thought pork rinds could taste so good. Was perfect with some steamed broccoli and buffalo ranch dipping sauce.