Oven Baked Keto Southern Fried Chicken

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Easy dinner? Picnic meal? Make ahead lunchbox filler? Southern Fried Chicken ticks so many boxes.

But my days of dancing with The Colonel are over. This recipe combines the juiciness of buttermilk brined chicken pieces with the crunch of smoky, spiced coating and it’s oven baked so you don’t have to stand over a pot of hot oil.

Could it be any more perfect?

You can really experiment with the herbs and spices that you have on hand, or that you know suit your tastes. Make it your own. The “buttermilk” in this recipe is a dairy-free alternative, but by all means use buttermilk if it fits your requirements.

I love to throw together a batch of these on the weekend for easy snacking or lunches during the week.

Hands-onOverall

Nutritional values (per serving)

2 grams 1.7 grams 31.6 grams 17.1 grams 6.4 grams 314 calories
Total Carbs3.8grams
Fiber1.7grams
Net Carbs2grams
Protein31.6grams
Fat17.1grams
of which Saturated6.4grams
Energy314kcal
Magnesium37mg (9% RDA)
Potassium431mg (22% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3%), protein (44%), fat (53%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

Note: Nutrition facts for ingredients used as marinade are included partially (25%) as they are only used for marinating. Buttermilk can be used in place of almond milk and lemon juice if you do not require a paleo, dairy-free version.

Instructions

  1. Combine almond milk, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper and 1 teaspoon of dried oregano in a bowl.
  2. Submerge chicken pieces and leave to brine for a minimum of 90 minutes and a maximum of overnight.
  3. Once brining is complete, add remaining ingredients, except cooking oil, into a food processor and pulse until combined into fine crumbs. Oven Baked Keto Southern Fried Chicken
  4. Pre-heat oven to 360 F/ 180 C. Shake crumbed coating out onto a tray. One at a time, remove chicken pieces from brine solution and roll in coating until evenly coated. Oven Baked Keto Southern Fried Chicken
  5. Place coated pieces on a lined baking tray. Once all pieces are coated, bake for approx. 45 minutes depending on the size of your pieces. Mid-way through the baking time, remove from oven and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Oven Baked Keto Southern Fried Chicken
  6. Serve with Keto French Fries! Oven Baked Keto Southern Fried Chicken

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By Naomi Sherman
Creator of BlueRustImages.com

Naomi is the creative force behind Blue Rust Images. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling.

An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born. Naomi loves nothing more than to take old-school favourites and give them a healthy twist.

“There is nothing more fun than creating an amazing dish and then being able to style and photograph it to share with the world.”

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Hi Martina, can you get pork rinds in the U.K.? The links on your site are to the U.S Amazon, thanks, Karen

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Hi Karen, I included a link to homemade (I make my own from pork skins I get from my farmer). Or you can get them here: http://mexika.co.uk/shop/crackling-chicharron/

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Looking great! Going to give it a go Laughing

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Is there anything to substitute for the porkrinds?   My husband does not eat pork.

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Yes, you can try other ingredients instead. What I use sometimes is a combination of almond flour and flax meal.

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Thanks so much for including the nutritional info.  Going to try this with coconut milk or the raw cream I use in my coffee since I have to avoid nuts.

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I would try liquid coconut milk (I use Aroy-D) or buttermilk - both will work just fine!

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I'm allergic to coconut, can almond flour be used instead?
This looks so good!

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Hi Kerry, I don't see why not! Smile You can try more pork rinds or almond flour.

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