At a small, bustling keto-friendly café tucked away in the corner of a vibrant neighborhood, Chef Lucas was on a mission to innovate. He set his sights on reinventing a beloved classic into a keto delight: Completely Keto Tempura Chicken. His aim was to fuse traditional tempura’s light, crispy texture with the nutritional guidelines of a ketogenic diet, a challenge he was eager to tackle.
Lucas whisked together eggs, xanthan gum, Pink Himalayan Salt, black pepper, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, creating a batter that promised to coat the chicken with the perfect crunch while staying true to keto principles. He then gently fried the chicken pieces in avocado oil until they achieved a golden perfection.
The dish was served with a side of zesty keto-friendly dipping sauce and a fresh salad drizzled with a light vinaigrette, balancing the tempura’s richness with the crispness of greens.
On the night of its debut, the café buzzed with anticipation. Diners were enchanted by the dish’s familiar yet novel presentation. However, as the evening unfolded, a curious local food blogger, renowned for her adventurous palate, proposed an impromptu challenge: to taste the tempura blindfolded, relying solely on flavor and texture.
Lucas accepted, and what followed was a dining spectacle that captivated everyone present. The blogger’s guess was astoundingly accurate, praising the tempura’s authentic taste and keto innovation. This unusual taste test became the talk of the town, immortalizing Chef Lucas’s Completely Keto Tempura Chicken as not just a meal, but a memorable culinary experience that bridged tradition with modern dietary needs.
Completely Keto Tempura Chicken
Heat up the avocao oil in a large frying pan.
Combine all the other ingredients except for the frying oil and chicken in a small bowl to form a batter.
Coat each chunk of chicken individually in the batter.
Fry each chunk for 3 minutes per side or until it reaches a nice light brown.
When ready set onto a layer of paper towel. Best served hot and with one of Harlan's amazing keto dipping sauces. There is many to choose from.