Keto Chicken Farcha is a flavorful, low-carb version of a classic fried chicken recipe. Coated in a crispy and seasoned breading, this chicken is both delicious and keto-friendly. Whether you’re following a ketogenic diet or just looking for a tasty fried chicken alternative, this recipe will satisfy your cravings. Let’s dive into the recipe:
Recipe: Keto Chicken Farcha
For the Chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ONE teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- Cooking oil for frying (choose keto-friendly options like avocado oil or coconut oil)
1. Prepare the Chicken:
- If using chicken breasts, slice them in half horizontally to create thinner pieces. This ensures even cooking.
- Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
2. Prepare the Breading:
- In a shallow bowl, combine almond flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the seasoned breading.
3. Bread the Chicken:
- Dip each chicken piece into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
- Roll the chicken in the seasoned breading mixture, pressing it onto the chicken to ensure it adheres well. Repeat this step for a thicker crust.
4. Fry the Chicken:
- In a deep skillet or frying pan, heat about 1 inch of cooking oil over medium-high heat.
- Carefully add the breaded chicken to the hot oil. Fry for about 4-6 minutes per side, or until the chicken is golden brown and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
- Be cautious not to overcrowd the pan; you may need to fry the chicken in batches.
- Place the fried chicken on a plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess oil.
- Serve your Keto Chicken Farcha hot, garnished with fresh herbs or keto-friendly sauces of your choice.
- Calories: 450
- Total Fat: 28g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 400mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 10g
- Dietary Fiber: 5g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 35g