The world is never short of a side dish to go along with all of the delicious main courses we enjoy, and we have a lot to choose from. Cabbage and carrots are one of the best, but are also one of the most boring. Keto chicken fries offer an alternative that is both healthy and delicious. They are so simple to make, and so much better than the usual plain white potatoes.
Just because you’re eating a ketogenic diet , that doesn’t mean you have to deal with boring, tasteless chicken. The good news is that you can spice up your chicken and still remain healthy. This recipe is a great example of how to do just that.
You no longer need to go to Burger King to get chicken fries. You won’t lose out on your favorite fast food if you skip the vegetable oil and high-carb breading. We replicated chicken fries and developed a low-carb variant that tasted just as good as the original. They’re simple to prepare in quantity and delicious for the whole family – watch the video to learn how to make them today!
Alternatives to Fast Food!
We’ve all had the sensation of pulling up to the drive-thru window after a long day at work or on the weekend with your precise order in mind. If you’ve been that person in the past, he or she may still be lurking within you now that you’re on keto. If that’s the case, you’ll need some excellent alternatives!
You may want to check out our first cookbook, Keto Made Easy, if you haven’t already. If not for the take-out area, which is brimming with keto knockoffs of your favorite fast food joints. If you already own our book but want to try something new, try the following:
- Our ZERO Carb Keto Pizza Crust– Who doesn’t like a nice slice of pizza? Ours is created entirely of keto and low-carb ingredients, allowing you the freedom to experiment with as many different tastes as you desire. For a keto cheese-bread, sprinkle garlic powder and mozzarella on top.
- McGriddle with Low Carbs and No Sugar– For those who can’t get enough of McDonald’s McGriddles, this is the ideal morning alternative. Make it even better by dipping it in a sugar-free maple syrup dipping sauce for the ultimate indulgence!
- Cashew Chicken– Whether or not Chinese take-out is keto is a toss-up. That’s why it’s always best to do it yourself!
These are just a few recipes; check out our Restaurant Guides for detailed menu analyses of your favorite fast food places!
Keto Fries with a Kick
This chicken fry dish has an incredibly wonderful flavor because, like Kernal Sanders, we spiced it up! To spice it up or alter the taste profile, feel free to add any spices you want. We use 1 teaspoon salt combined with 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper when we want spicy chicken fingers. The cayenne pepper gives the “bread crumbs” a bite, but when combined with salt, you can control how much you add to achieve the ideal amount of heat. Although the basic recipe asks for 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, and paprika, don’t be afraid to switch things up and try different tastes!
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What Makes This Recipe Unique
No one can dispute that fast food has an undeniably nostalgic and delightful quality to it. These handmade chicken fries, on the other hand, stand out from the usual takeout options. We believe the following factors contribute to the success of our recipe:
The Basic Breading
When you want a wonderful, crispy coating on meat and vegetables, pork rinds are the way to go. The greatest thing about utilizing pig rinds is that they’re simple to crush in a zip top bag or grind into crumbs in a food processor. Plus, these delicious and crunchy treats have no carbohydrates! You may add grated parmesan or almond flour to the pork rind coating to make it thicker and crispier (as we did in this recipe).
Is Flour a Keto Food?
Unfortunately, flour and other breading components like as panko are not keto-friendly. That doesn’t mean you have to forego a golden brown and delectable final result. To get the perfect texture in our recipes, we prefer to utilize pig rinds or almond flour instead of flour. Follow our keto breading recipe for a delicious fry that’s even better than Burger King’s new chicken fries!
Fry or bake in the oven
Frying is the way to go if you want to go the conventional route with your chicken fries! Even without panko bread crumbs, the oil makes dishes extremely crispy and golden brown! You may bake these chicken fries instead if you want a less messy, lower-calorie alternative (preheat oven to 400 degrees). While they aren’t your standard french fries, they’re much more tasty and keto-friendly than potatoes!
If you prefer to bake these chicken fries, put them on a cooling rack on the baking sheet so that the heat circulates evenly throughout the fries and they crisp up evenly. Cook for 10-15 minutes at 400°F, or until a thermometer registers 165°F.
Sauces for Keto Diet
We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a tasty dipping sauce. We prefer to create our own sauces rather than purchasing them, but if you want to buy them, we have choices for you as well! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Honey Mustard– A sweet and tangy honey mustard sauce is ideal for dipping hot chicken fingers. Honey mustard has a lot of carbohydrates, so be cautious and combine it with a little normal mustard to balance things out.
- Sugar-free BBQ Sauce– A traditional delicacy with chicken fingers is BBQ sauce. We use a sugar-free version so we can eat as much as we want without feeling bloated afterwards.
- Low Carb Ketchup– Another staple sauce that we couldn’t live without. There’s nothing like a salty ketchup with a crispy chicken finger.
- Keto Mayo- You can purchase mayo at the supermarket, but we believe it tastes better prepared from scratch!
Keto Chicken Fries: How to Make Them
These chicken fries are quick and simple to prepare, taking just 25 minutes in total! Plus, they provide a large number of chicken strips, so you’ll have enough to dip into your favorite sauces.
To begin, you’ll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenders, which you’ll cut into strips. To save time, we’ll use crushed pig rinds blitzed in a food processor to make the “bread crumbs.” Paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cracked black pepper should all be added to the pork crumbs. The breading is where all of your flavor is, so don’t be afraid to spend a little more time perfecting it. We’ll add almond flour to give it some heft and a panko bread crumb-like flavor.
Finally, you’ll need the egg mixture to dip the chicken pieces in. It simply necessitates the use of eggs and cream. Make sure you have the oil you want to use for the frying part on hand!
Getting the Fries Ready
To prepare the fries, first trim and cut the chicken into thin rectangular strips with square edges for a “fried” appearance. Then, for the breading, combine your pork rinds, spices, and almond flour in a small dish. In a small shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream until smooth.
Dip the chicken strips in the egg mixture, then in the flour and pork rinds, one at a time. Using a moist and dry hand is beneficial. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Cook half of the chicken fries until browned on both sides (about 3 minutes per side). After the chicken has been fried, drain the excess oil on a dish lined with paper towels.
Continue with the remaining chicken and serve right away with your preferred dipping sauce. BBQ sauce or a keto honey mustard are two of our favorites.
Burger King Chicken Fries on a Keto Diet
This dish for chicken fries is perfect for the whole family. It’s ideal for after-school snacks or as a low-carb starter at your next get-together. We like to prepare these in large batches and keep them in the fridge for a week’s worth of fast lunches. They may also be frozen for up to one month and reheated when you need a fast supper throughout the week!
Chicken Fries Made From Scratch
Crushed pork rinds and almond flour are used to make a low-carb breading for chicken fries.
6 person servings
310 calories per serving
15-minute prep time
Time to prepare: 10 minutes
Trim the ends of the chicken tenders to make them more square. Each tender should be cut in half, then in half again to make four thin “fries.”
In a big shallow dish or plate, combine crushed pork rinds, paprika, onion and garlic powders, salt, pepper, and almond flour.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and cream until completely combined.
One at a time, dip chicken strips into the egg mixture and then into the flour pork rind mixture. Continue breading each chicken strip until all of them are coated.
In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat 14-inch oil. Cook until half of the chicken fries are browned on one side, approximately 3 minutes. Cook for another 2 minutes on the other side, until golden.
Repeat with the entire chicken, using additional oil if necessary, and transfer to a paper towel-lined platter.
Serve right away. It’s best to keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Net Carbohydrates: 2 g Size of servings: 1 serve There are 6 servings in this recipe.
Chicken Fries Made From Scratch
Per Serving Amount
310 calories 225 calories from fat
daily value in percent*
25 g (38 %) fat
Carbohydrates account for 31% of total calories.
1g4 percent fiber
20 g protein (40%)
* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.
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