Keto Fried Chicken

Keto Fried Chicken

Looking for the best keto fried chicken recipe? This crunchy chicken includes pork rinds (or almond flour), eggs, and garlic powder for the perfect keto-friendly taste and crunch.




  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line the baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place baking rack on top.
  2. Using paper towels, pat each piece of chicken dry. Set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Whisk together until fully incorporated. Transfer half of dry ingredients to a shallow dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and mustard.
  5. Dip the pieces of chicken, one at a time, into egg wash then into dry ingredients, flipping over multiple times to fully cover chicken in the dry breading mixture.
  6. Transfer breaded chicken to the baking rack set atop a baking sheet. Continue breading the remaining chicken thighs.
  7. Bake until internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 35-40 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken thigh. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.


If you don’t have pork rinds handy, no problem. You can also use almond flour, almond meal, or even coconut flour. If your supermarket is out of chicken thighs, sub chicken breasts or drumsticks instead.

You can also use this recipe in an air fryer or deep fryer with a heart-healthy, keto-friendly oil like coconut oil, avocado oil, lard, tallow, or duck fat.


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