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Keto Chicken Recipe

You Won't Believe This Yummy Chicken Recipe Is Keto-Friendly — but It Is!

Skip the carbs, and bite into this crispy, keto-approved "fried" chicken, via PaleoHacks.

Chicken doesn't have to be boring when you're keto. In this low carb recipe, chicken cutlets get coated in a spicy almond flour mixture and baked for a Southern-style crunch that's as good as fried!

Tangy dill, spicy cayenne and smoky paprika add a little spice to the almond flour coating, and a little nutritional yeast brings a hint of cheesy flavor.

Start by pounding chicken breasts to ½-inch thickness using a mallet or heavy pan. Dunk the chicken cutlets in the egg mixture and shake off the excess before dredging in the almond flour seasoning. Place the chicken breasts onto a cooling rack set on top of a baking sheet. This method creates an even airflow, so you get a crunchy fried texture on both sides. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve your Keto Southern chicken with a fresh Paleo salad for a hearty, delicious meal.

Crispy Keto 'Fried' Chicken


Keto Chicken Recipe


  1. 1 lb. chicken breasts, pounded to ½-inch thickness
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/4 cup almond flour
  4. 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  5. 1 tsp. paprika
  6. 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  7. 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  8. 1/2 tsp. dried dill
  9. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  10. 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  11. 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg and set aside. Combine nutritional yeast, almond flour and seasonings together on a separate plate.
  3. Blot the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel and coat in egg mixture.
  4. Shake off the excess egg and dredge in seasoning mixture on both sides.
  5. Place onto the prepared rack and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Enjoy!
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