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Fried chicken drumsticks on a paper towel

Low-Carb Fried Chicken

Light and crispy fried chicken. High in fiber and low in net carbs for that occasional comfort food craving!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Heather Cooan


  • 1 chicken chicken, cut into pieces about 4 pounds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs optional
  • ½ cup xanthan gum
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lard for frying


  • Add flours & xanthan gum to a large plastic bag. Season the mixture with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste (paprika helps to brown the chicken).
  • In a separate bowl, mix the almond milk and eggs together with a fork.
  • Dip chicken pieces in almond milk and egg then, a few at a time, put them in the bag with the flour, seal the bag and shake to coat well.
  • Heat the lard to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than ½ full with lard.
  • Fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. It should take dark meat about 13 to 14 minutes, white meat around 8 to 10 minutes.
  • You can also fry in a deep fryer if you have one, I did mine in my fry daddy...two legs at a time.
  • Drain the fried chicken on paper towels and nom!


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1021mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 30g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg
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