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5 from 6 votes

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 1378kcal
Author: Clean Keto Lifestyle


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 6 chicken thighs boneless skinless, about 1.5 lbs/6 thighs, patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 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 1/3 teaspoon black pepper together.
  • In another shallow bowl, mix together the remaining black pepper, salt, crushed pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, paprika, and cayenne.
  • 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.