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Copycat KFC Fried Chicken Recipe

Looking for a keto fried chicken recipe? This Copycat KFC Fried Chicken Recipe is finger lickin’ good and without the extra carbs. Bursting with flavor, you are going to love fried chicken tender recipe.

kfc fried chicken recipe

Easy Copycat KFC Fried Chicken Recipe

I love KFC. I could eat it all the time. It is crispy with a nice amount of breading that isn’t too much or too little and it has the perfect amount of seasonings. However, when trying to watch carbs or not eat out that much, having KFC isn’t an option. That is until I started making it at home. Now I have can a keto fried chicken whenever I want it at half the cost. That is a win in my book.

What to Serve with Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe?

There are so many things to serve with fried chicken tenders. For kids, you can serve with a side of apple sauce. You can serve mashed potatoes, for those who are not following a low carb diet, or you can serve with a side of fries, again for those not following low carb. If you are looking for keto friendly things to serve with your fried chicken tenders you can try it with:

  • Low Carb Vegetables: An option to serve with fried chicken tenders is a side of low carb vegetables.
  • Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese – Mac and cheese is a classic when you get KFC, but of course as a low carb meal, this is not an option. Don’t give up your mac and cheese, make a keto version. Rich and creamy, this keto cauliflower mac and cheese will give you the KFC feel without the carbs.
  • Loaded Cauliflower Bake If you are missing your mashed potatoes, you can make this loaded cauliflower bake. While it isn’t exactly mashed potatoes, it is a nice substitute. Cauliflower is often used as a potato substitute and this side dish will go great with your fried chicken.
  • Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles Recipe – You can make the lemon zucchini noodles as a side for this recipe. Zoodles are a great choice when you are looking for a pasta alternative.
  • Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice – If you love rice, but are following low carb, you know you can’t have traditional rice. Loaded in carbs, it doesn’t work with a low carb or keto diet. Use this parmesan cauliflower rice recipe to have a rice side dish.

How to Reheat Keto Fried Chicken

You will want to reheat this fried chicken in the oven or in a skillet. If you microwave the chicken, the keto breading will become soggy and lose its crunch. If reheating in a skillet, add a bit of oil and turn the chicken frequently while reheating it so that the chicken coating does not burn. If reheating in the oven, turn once to keep the crunch of the fried chicken.

kfc fried chicken recipe

Ingredients for keto fried chicken coating

  • boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • Egg
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground mustard powder
  • Celery salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • Ground ginger
  • Almond flour
  • pork rind crumbs
  • Keto approved oil for frying such as avocado oil or coconut oil.

How to make KFC fried chicken recipe keto-friendly

In a small bowl, combine the basil, thyme, oregano, salt, paprika, garlic powder, mustard powder, celery salt, ground white pepper and ground ginger. Stir to combine them all completely.

chicken in marinade

Place ½ of the seasoning mixture into a deep sided baking dish. Add in 1 c of unsweetened almond milk and 1 beaten egg. Mix thoroughly to combine.

piece of chicken over dish

Coat the chicken tenders in the mixture in the baking dish, and place them in the dish into the fridge for at least an hour to marinate. This recipe comes out much better if you let them marinate in the mixture overnight.

Start to preheat the cooking oil in a deep skillet or pot on the stove over medium-high heat. It will take several minutes to get up to temperature.

dipping chicken in crumbs for KFC fried chicken recipe

Place ½ c of almond flour and ½ c of crushed pork rind crumbs into a shallow bowl or plate, and add in the other ½ of the reserved seasoning mixture. Toss to combine.

Remove the chicken from the marinade, and roll in the coating mixture.

breaded chicken ready for frying

Carefully place 3 pieces of coated chicken into your heated oil at a time, and cook for 6-8 minutes completely submerged, or until golden brown and cooked through.

piece of kfc fried chicken recipe

Repeat the cooking process with the rest of the chicken tenders, placing them on a rack or a paper towel lined plate to drain.

keto fried chicken recipe

More Easy Keto Recipes

  • Instant Pot Shawarma – While this shawarma recipe is served in tortillas, to keep this low carb, you can serve it will low carb tortillas or with a side of cauliflower rice.
  • Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings – These wings are easy to make. Thanks to the Instant Pot, this is a fast recipe to get dinner on the tables. If you have been craving the best wings ever, you need this recipe.
  • One Pan/Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas – Fajitas are normally served with tortillas but you can use low carb tortillas or eat as is without it. The chicken and peppers are perfectly cooked and taste amazing.
  • Steak Bites with Garlic Butter – These steak bites are perfectly seasoned and will practically melt in your mouth. So good, you will be going back for seconds. Don’t worry, since it is keto approved, there is nothing to feel guilty about.
  • Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles – This is a great steak recipe paired with zoodles, that makes this a fantastic dinner recipe. With garlic butter steak and delicious noodles, you will never miss the carbs of a traditional steak and pasta dish.
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KFC Copycat Chicken


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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x

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Looking for a keto fried chicken recipe? This Copycat KFC Fried Chicken Recipe is finger lickin’ good and without the extra carbs. Bursting with flavor, you are going to love fried chicken tender recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 15 small boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 c Unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tbsp Basil
  • ½ tbsp Thyme
  • ½ tbsp Oregano
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp Celery salt
  • 3 tbsp Ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp Ground ginger
  • ½ c Almond flour
  • ½ c Crushed pork rind crumbs
  • Keto approved oil for frying such as avocado oil or coconut oil.

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the basil, thyme, oregano, salt, paprika, garlic powder, mustard powder, celery salt, ground white pepper and ground ginger. Stir to combine them all completely.
  2. Place ½ of the seasoning mixture into a deep sided baking dish. Add in 1 c of unsweetened almond milk and 1 beaten egg. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  3. Coat the chicken tenders in the mixture in the baking dish, and place them in the dish into the fridge for at least an hour to marinate. This recipe comes out much better if you let them marinate in the mixture overnight.
  4. Start to preheat the cooking oil in a deep skillet or pot on the stove over medium-high heat. It will take several minutes to get up to temperature.
  5. Place ½ c of almond flour and ½ c of crushed pork rind crumbs into a shallow bowl or plate, and add in the other ½ of the reserved seasoning mixture. Toss to combine.
  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and roll in the coating mixture.
  7. Carefully place 3 pieces of coated chicken into your heated oil at a time, and cook for 6-8 minutes completely submerged, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Repeat the cooking process with the rest of the chicken tenders, placing them on a rack or a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Notes

Serving: 3 strips per serving

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: kfc fried chicken recipe

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Copycat KFC Fried Chicken

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