fried chicken for keto and low carb diets

Keto (lchf) Crispy Fried Chicken With 4 Different Sauces

I’m going to make this very easy for you to understand.

ANY MEAT CAN BE COOKED IN A KETO FRIENDLY WAY AS LONG AS YOU USE THE RIGHT OIL AND INGREDIENTS.

When you use the right kinds of fats to fry your chicken, it’s very keto-friendly.

Use ghee ($39.95), lard ($17.9) or coconut oil ($16.79) as a medium to fry it and you’re set for every meal of fried chicken you’ll ever eat. The best part is that all ghee and lard, being saturated fats, can actually be reused for frying and cooking other things later,saturated fats can take high temperatures and still remain chemically stable, unlike the mainstream vegetable oils loaded with bad polyunsaturated fats.

The amount of refining, processing and chemical bleaching that goes into stabilizing vegetable based, rice based, or nut based oils for food consumption is quite extreme.

They aren’t good for you in this processed state and are worse yet when exposed to high amounts of heat.

However, ghee, lard, coconut oil and saturated fats are good for you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3215354/

So where do the carbs and sugars sneak their way in?

The crust and the sauce.

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For the keto crust you can use any of the following:

Making almond flour at home is a cheaper option, though it’s time consuming because you have to blanch almonds in hot water, let them dry for a few hours and then blend them up into a rough powder.

You can also easily buy Almond flour ($25.99, 4 lbs ), coconut flour ($10.99), and even whey protein isolate (yes, I know the last one is hard to believe) for the crust.

Both almond flour and coconut flour makes the keto diet much easier because you can use them in a variety of dishes as a flour substitute.

Now that we have our cooking fat and your crust options done, all you need to do is: FRY THE CHICKEN

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1 .Heat the ghee, coconut oil or lard up.

2. Dip the chicken pieces into an egg mix (protip: put a teaspoon of almond or coconut flour into the mix to get the crust extra thick and crispy)

3. Coat the egg-covered piece of chicken in the dry flour and gently put it into the hot coconut oil.

4. Take it out when it’s golden brown.

5. Done

Obviously, you can also marinated the chicken, or coat it with a spice-mix rub before frying it up,  and there are many ways to do that and many methods you can find online.

Take your choice of keto-friendly sauce or dressing:

 

keto-friendly BBQ Sause ($8.55)
ketogenic bbq sauce and fried chicken

 

Though it contains blackstrap molasses for flavoring, the entire carb footprint for the product is 7g in the serving of 2 tablespoons, I’ve attached the label below. the goal of the keto diet lifestyle is to keep the carbs manageable while maintaining convenience.

 

Stevia sweetned ketchup ($8.55)
Low carb high fat diet sauces

Avocado oil based mayo (keto-friendly)($13.75)ketogenic mayo made with avocado oil

 

Keto Dressings (3 pack) ($32-35)

 

Hope you have fun making the fried chicken, make the recipe your own by using different spice rubs and spice mixes.

If you’re craving  something sweet, check out how to make awesome bacon jam and also check out how to make a keto-friendly no-bake chocolate mouse.

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