Keto Fried Chicken
Keto Fried Chicken is the best! It is a classic comfort food that is easy to make and delicious. Our version is crispy, juicy, and completely satisfying. This dish is keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!
Servings: 3 Servings
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 6 chicken thighs boneless skinless, about 1.5 lbs/6 thighs, patted dry with paper towels
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper divided
- 3.5 oz. bag pork rinds crushed in the bag or in food processor
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Heat your oven to 350°F.
In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper together.
In another shallow bowl, mix together the crushed pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, paprika, cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
One at a time, dip your chicken thighs into the egg mixture and then dredge in the pork rind mixture to fully coat. Make sure to press the crumbs into the surface and crevices of the chicken firmly.
Heat the coconut oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Once the oil begins to smoke, place in the chicken thighs in the skillet.
Fry the chicken thighs for 2-3 minutes on one side and then flip and fry for another 2-3 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
Transfer the chicken thighs to the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 170-175°F.
Calories: 1378kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 125g | Saturated Fat: 80g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 2200mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 2mg