Keto Southern Fried Chicken

Do you love fried chicken but can’t find a good recipe that fits your lifestyle? Here is a recipe for all keto dieters that will allow you to indulge in your favorite comfort food without breaking your carb count! This Keto Southern Fried Chicken is crispy, juicy, and perfectly spiced. It is super easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. So here’s to a new keto recipe that is just the perfect thing for busy days or when you want something quick and tasty

Finally, Keto Fried Chicken!

Southern fried chicken is a thing of beauty. Crispy, crunchy breading with juicy meat on the inside is a match made in heaven. But when you go keto, it’s hard to find a way to make southern fried chicken that doesn’t leave you feeling like you’re missing out. Well, your problems are now solved with this keto chicken recipe!

Simple Ingredients

This keto chicken requires a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. The only thing that might be a little tricky is the almond flour. If you can’t find it in your local grocery store, it will always be available online. I also usually find this ingredient at my local Aldi but they are also available at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market.

Air Fryer Chicken

Air fryers are one of the best ways to cook chicken quickly without packing it with unhealthy oils. It also requires very little work, so it really is a great option. Air fryers are one of my personal favorite kitchen items because you can make so many awesome recipes. Along with this southern fried chicken, you can also make things like veggie fries, fruit chips, and even fried fish!

Air Fry it Up

This southern-style keto southern fried chicken will remind you of grandma’s cooking while still keeping you on track with your diet. Best of all, it is so quick and easy to make that you can have a delicious home-cooked meal on the table in no time at all!

To make it, start by gently mixing the eggs, water, garlic powder, white pepper, almond flour, Himalayan salt, black pepper, and paprika together to form the batter. Then, dip the chicken thighs piece by piece in the batter. Then, all you have to do is pop the chicken in the air fryer for 20 minutes, and voila! You’ve got delicious southern fried chicken that suits your keto diet.

Keto Southern Fried Chicken

Kelsey Butler
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 117 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 6 pieces chicken thighs


  • Gently mix all of ingredients except for chicken together to form batter.
  • Dip the cut up chicken piece by piece in the batter.
  • Add te chicken to the air fryer
  • Set timer for 20 minutes.
  • Check to make sure chicken is done, and then enjoy!


We personally use this Ninja model. Our wings come out nice and crispy every time.


Serving: 1thighCalories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 808mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Keto
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