Yall, I have perfected keto comfort food. It’s a staple in American diners and it’s about time there was a yummy keto fried chicken and waffle recipe! It’s so low in carbs!
I can’t even explain how easy this recipe is. There’s no marinating the chicken, there’s no back and forth battering between eggs and bread crumbs. Just super simple batter that won’t fall off during the frying process.
Let’s quickly talk about the batter for this low carb fried chicken. I made mine with whey isolate protein powder but you can use (the same amount) of almond flour or lupin flour (watch out for allergies). HOWEVER. I have fried with all three of them and i HIGHLY recommend either lupin or whey to fry in. It gives it that perfect crispy coating that is unique to fried foods.
Secondly, I fried mine in beef drippings (aka tallow). Honestly I have found that it is the best to fry things in.. It’s a staple in Irish households and restaurants who love to fry fish and chips. It leaves no aftertaste and has a high smoke point.
As always, make sure you practise safe frying! Keep a lid nearby and don’t ever heat the oil above it’s smoke point.
Now, of course you don’t have to use my waffle recipe either – it may also taste good alongside chaffles, and are a little bit lower in carbs than almond flour waffles.
If you want to check it out, I also have coconut flour and whey isolate waffle recipes here.