Keto KFC Copycat Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is one of the tastiest foods ever. This keto KFC copycat fried chicken will have you licking your fingers every time you take a bite!

Keto KFC Copycat Fried Chicken

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Keto KFC Copycat Fried Chicken

Keto KFC Copycat Fried Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Fried chicken is one of the tastiest foods ever. This keto KFC copycat fried chicken will have you licking your fingers every time you take a bite!



  1. Place chicken thighs in a mixing bowl and add heavy whipping cream; stir until all pieces are evenly coated with cream
  2. Set chicken aside to "soak"
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the pork rind breadcrumbs and all spices; mix well
  4. Using a fork or set of tongs, dip chicken thighs into the breadcrumb mixture and coat thickly and evenly
  5. Set your air fryer to 390°F for 16 minutes
  6. Alternatively, you can bake it in the oven on a baking sheet for 30 - 35 minutes at 400°
  7. Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, being careful not to crowd them; only place what will fit easily in the basket!
  8. Let the air fryer work its magic and gobble down!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 2 thighs
Amount Per Serving Calories 440Total Fat 24gCarbohydrates 0gProtein 30g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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  1. Does this actually taste like KFC?? Craving it badly!!

    • Logan Childress


      We use a lot of the same spices, so the taste is very similar. But, keep in mind they also add a lot of additives and flavor enhancers we don’t add for obvious reasons. So, we think it’s pretty close but of course, their recipe can’t be duplicated totally without the same exact ingredients.

  2. Could you use a regular deep fryer to cook these with no issues?

  3. I made this today in the oven, as I don’t have an air fryer and can’t afford one right now. Still tasted good, but the “skin” was very loose and I had to use a fork and knife to eat it. I’ll probably pan fry it with some coconut oil next time.

    • Logan Childress


      Did you use skinless thighs? If not, that might help with the loose skin you ran into. Hopefully, you enjoyed the taste and will make them again!

  4. How many net carbs is the serving? Can’t wait to cook and try this.

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