Keto Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe

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This Keto Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken recipe has the perfect crunchy coating with a chili kick. One bite and it will be your favorite new low-carb chicken dinner.

Keto Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken in a basket.
Keto Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken

This Keto Spicy Fried Chicken recipe makes 8 serves. 1 serving is 1 piece of chicken and has 2g net carbs.

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To make your chicken hotter simply add cayenne pepper.

Keto Spicy Fried Chicken Ingredients

Keto Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken being lifted from the breading mixture.
Keto Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken Ingredients
  • 8 pieces of Chicken, Thighs and/or Drumsticks (approximately 3lbs/1.4kg)
  • 2 teaspoons of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of Salt
  • ⅓ cup of Hot Sauce
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 ½ cups of Unflavored Protein Powder
  • ½ cup of Coconut Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of White Pepper, ground
  • Oil, for deep frying

How to Make Keto Spicy Fried Chicken

Keto Spicy Fried Chicken on a tray.
How to make Keto Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken
  1. Place the chicken into a large bowl.
  2. Add the cayenne, garlic, onion, paprika, salt, and hot sauce. Mix the spices and sauce into the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. Once the chicken is marinated and you’re ready to cook it, preheat your deep fryer to 160C/320F.
  4. Prepare the egg wash, by whisking the eggs and water together in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl, add the protein powder, coconut flour, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Pour into a tray or onto a plate to make coating the chicken easier.
  6. Wipe any excess marinade off the chicken using paper towel.
  7. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg wash, allowing the excess to dip off, coat in the protein powder mixture, and gently lower into the hot oil. Repeat the process with the other pieces of chicken, you may need to do this in batches, depending on the size of your fryer. NOTE: Ensure that you only bread each piece of chicken just before it is placed into the hot oil. If breaded and set aside the coating won’t stick properly.
  8. Cook the chicken for about 16-18 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 75C/165F. If cooking in batches the chicken can be kept warm in a 100C/215F oven until you’re ready to eat.
  9. Serve your chicken with your favorite dipping sauce and a side of Keto Coleslaw.
Keto Spicy Fried Chicken

Keto Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

This Keto Spicy Fried Chicken recipe has the perfect crunchy coating with a chili kick! One bite and it will be your favorite new low carb chicken dinner.
4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces Chicken Thighs and/or Drumsticks (approximately 3lbs/1.4kg)
  • 2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • cup Hot Sauce
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 ½ cups Unflavored WPI Protein Powder
  • ½ cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon White Pepper ground
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a large bowl.
  • Add the cayenne, garlic, onion, paprika, salt, and hot sauce. Mix the spices and sauce into the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Once the chicken is marinated and you’re ready to cook it, preheat your deep fryer to 160C/320F.
  • Prepare the egg wash, by whisking the eggs and water together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, add the protein powder, coconut flour, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Pour into a tray or onto a plate to make coating the chicken easier.
  • Wipe any excess marinade off the chicken using paper towel.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the egg wash, allowing the excess to dip off, coat in the protein powder mixture, and gently lower into the hot oil. Repeat with process with the other pieces of chicken, you may need to do this in batches, depending on the size of your fryer. NOTE: Ensure that you only bread each piece of chicken just before it is placed into the hot oil. If breaded and set aside the coating won’t stick properly.
  • Cook the chicken for about 16-18 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 75C/165F. If cooking in batches the chicken can be kept warm in a 100C/215F oven until you’re ready to eat.
  • Serve your chicken with your favorite dipping sauce and a side of Keto Coleslaw.

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Nutrition

Serving: 190g | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg
Keto Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe
Keto Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe

How To Store Hot and Keto Spicy Fried Chicken

Store leftover Keto Spicy Fried Chicken in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Chilled Low Carb Fried Chicken can be reheated in a 160C/320F oven for about 20-25 minutes.

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To make a larger batch of this Keto Spicy Fried Chicken recipe adjust the servings above.

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2 thoughts on “Keto Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe”

    • Hi Lanie,

      I don’t recommend substituting it. There are very few low carb flours that have a neutral taste and are fine enough to give a really crunchy fried chicken crust.

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