To make a Keto Friendly fried chicken we skipped the flour and went for pork rinds and Parmesan. Almond flour helps adhere everything together as well for a perfectly crisp chicken. We also baked this chicken to skip all of the unnecessary oil but it still bakes into a chicken breast that you would swear was fried. Feel free to use thighs or drumsticks as well, just know the bake time will be longer!

Keto Fried Chicken

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Keto Friendly, Main Dish
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 6 Servings



  • 6 bone-in skin-on chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black peppe
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cup finely crushed pork rinds
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • 1/2 mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp hot sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow bowl whisk together eggs and heavy cream. In another shallow bowl, combine almond flour, pork rinds, Parmesan, garlic powder, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Working one at a time, dip chicken in egg mixture and then in almond flour mixture, pressing to coat. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until chicken is golden and internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C), about 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make dipping sauce: In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and hot sauce. Add more hot sauce depending on preferred spiciness level.
  • Serve chicken warm with dipping sauce.
Keyword Chicken, Fried, Keto Diet
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