Keto Southern Fried Chicken

In the sprawling, lush grounds of a tech startup located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the annual company picnic was a much-anticipated event. Known for its innovative spirit and a culture that championed both hard work and well-being, the company decided to take a unique approach to this year’s picnic. Amidst the usual array of team-building games and tech demos, they planned to include a food contest that challenged participants to create a dish that was not only delicious but also aligned with healthy eating practices. The stakes were high, with the winner promised a coveted spot in the company’s in-house menu for a month.

Among the contestants was Sarah, a software developer with a hidden talent for cooking and a recent convert to the ketogenic lifestyle. Determined to showcase the versatility of keto cooking, Sarah decided to tackle a beloved classic: Southern Fried Chicken. She saw it as the perfect opportunity to prove that a dish traditionally known for its indulgence could be transformed into a keto-friendly delight.

Sarah’s Keto Southern Fried Chicken began with a blend of eggs and a tablespoon of water, whisked together to create the perfect wash for the chicken. She then mixed almond flour with garlic powder, white pepper, Himalayan salt, black pepper, and a generous tablespoon of hot paprika to create a coating that promised to pack each bite with flavor and a gentle kick.

The chicken thighs, chosen for their juiciness, were dipped into the egg wash, then dredged in the seasoned almond flour mixture, ensuring each piece was well-coated. Sarah fried the chicken to golden perfection, achieving a crispy exterior and succulent interior that made her dish a standout among the picnic spreads.

As her colleagues sampled the Keto Southern Fried Chicken, they were amazed by the depth of flavor and the satisfying crunch that Sarah had achieved. Her dish quickly became the talk of the picnic, with many unable to believe it was keto-friendly. By the end of the day, Sarah’s creation not only won the food contest but also earned her widespread acclaim among her peers.

Sarah’s Keto Southern Fried Chicken not only found its place on the company’s in-house menu but also sparked a broader conversation about healthy eating and creativity in the kitchen. Her success at the company picnic was a testament to her culinary skills and her innovative approach to the ketogenic lifestyle, proving that with a bit of creativity, even the most traditional dishes could be reimagined for a modern, health-conscious audience.

Harlan Kilstein’s Southern Fried Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 119 kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp water of
  • 1 tsp garlic powder teaspoon
  • 1 tsp white pepper of
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp Himalayan salt of
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika of hot
  • 6 pcs Chicken Thighs


Step One:

  1. GENTLY Mix all above ingredients together to form batter.
  2. Dip Cut up broiler / fryer chicken piece by piece in the batter.

Step Two:

  1. Add Mixture to Black & Decker Air Fryer
  2. Set timer for 20 minutes. Wings, legs, and thighs will be done. Breast may need a little more time. If so, turn and add 10 minutes.
  3. When the bell rings dig in.

Recipe Notes

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