Keto Fried Chicken

I decided to give pork rinds another shot for fried chicken and fully expected a soggy wreck in my fry pan. Before starting, I wanted to make sure that my oil was hot and my heavy cream to eggs ration was in favor of the eggs. Viva la eggs! 😬

I also decided to not use someone else’s recipe, even after going over dozens of great looking recipes this past weekend. In the end I decided to keep it simple with just a few ingredients and crossed my fingers for luck!

You can decide what seasonings you want to use. Since this is not a dairy free recipe, because I used parmesan cheese in the coating, the salt was omitted.

What you’ll need:

2-3 pounds of thawed boneless, skinless chicken(this is what I used, you can use bone in and with skin…you do you)

14 oz pork rinds, finely ground

3 extra large eggs + 4 egg yolks(the extra egg yolks are optional but they did come in handy)

1/2 c heavy cream

2 Tblsp dried parsley

1 tblsp Spanish Paprika

1 1/2 c parmesan cheese(powdery version from Kraft)

Oil or lard for frying

Directions:

In large fry skillet add enough oil or lard for frying and begin to heat it up.

Fill up your food processor(or blender) and grind down the pork rinds into a fine texture. This may take two to three rounds. Be sure to remove the hard bits that refuse to break down. Pour into your dredge pan until your pork rind container is almost empty. Add parmesan cheese, your seasonings of choice, and combine.

Whisk together eggs and add heavy cream.

Filet thawed chicken into desired portions. I personally like to filet halved chicken breasts. Place pieces into a colander lined glass bowl(basically place a metal colander in a glass bowl. This will help to keep the chicken from sitting in it’s own juice.)

Once oil is hot, add some chicken to the egg wash letting the excess drip off and place in the pork rind coating. Using your hands coat the chicken making sure to press the coating into the chicken. Add no more than four to five pieces into your hot oil. Keeping the center open. Fry till golden brown on both sides. Repeat till all the chicken is cooked up.

Place finished pieces on a plate and serve with your favorite mayonnaise base sauce, veggies, salad, etc.

Nutritional Info(according to MyFitnessPal)

Yields 38 pieces

Calories: 98

Fat: 7.2g

Carbs: 0.3g

Fiber: 0.1g

Net Carbs: 0.2g

The coating stayed on, crisped up nicely, and the chicken was still tender and juicy! Served it up country style green beans and my homemade remoulade sauce. It’s definitely a keeper! Hope you enjoy.

(If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.)

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Single During Valentine’s Day, It Could Be Worse!

It’s that time of the year when couples are finalizing their plans for the next evening. Making sure the dinner reservations are in place, flowers are purchased, candy and card is set to receive…maybe some jewelry for those who are lucky. 💍👍🏼

It’s fine and all, I’m not anti-Valentine’s Day at all. Just because I’m as single as a Pringle doesn’t mean that I hate everything that this particular holiday stands for. And I know I don’t go crazy posting all kinds of ideas for gifts, desserts, decorations, etc. I guess I’m just not that kind of person. I’ve been blessed with witnessing what real love is like. It goes beyond flowers, candy, cards, and jewelry. It’s been see what 46 yrs of trying not to kill each other looks like! 😏 That’s a joke, seriously…my folks will most likely see this so I’m joking! Love you both! 💘

I could pretend to be all wrapped up in this holiday like every other blogger out there, that just isn’t my style. Don’t get me wrong I love planning out all kinds of stuff for kids, in fact I’ve been busy for a few weeks now doing just that. Had to push the party back by another week since so many have been out sick lately, which gives me some extra time to get my ducks in a row. But when it comes to adults, I can’t help but withdraw.

Again, nothing against this holiday at all. I’m just a practical romantic when it comes to down to it. No need to get all glitzy, frilly, or expensive.

Honestly, I am all for that kind of date night! 👆🏼True, it’s been 16 yrs since I’ve dated…and believe me that was as painful to admit as it was to read, but like the title says “it could be worse.” Which it honestly it could be. There are worse things than being single on Valentine’s Day. How about…

  1. Being in a bad relationship with someone who doesn’t truly love you.
  2. Getting beat up all the time.
  3. Not knowing if you’re going to wake up the next day or not.
  4. Dying of injuries from blunt force trauma.
  • See where I’m going? Grim, extreme, but not all too far from what I’ve experienced in my past. Except number four, obviously escaped that one. 👍🏼
  • All right, so I won’t get to dress up and go out with a handsome fella on a special night out to our favorite restaurant. I won’t get flowers, candy, or a card like everyone else.
  • Nope. I get something way better. I get to stay home, sans makeup, wearing my comfy pj’s, eating yummy “good for me” food, and watching hilarious tv shows with my family. I also get to snuggle up with my precious fur-baby, Spot, and not have to worry about if my spanx are cutting off the circulation to my girly bits. 😬 (Ok, forget that last part…)
  • I guess if the Lord ever blessed me with another relationship I’d like to think that He’d pair me up with someone who was thoughtful, sweet, and showed me everyday just how much he loved me! Valentine’s Day is nice, but there are 364 other days in the year to show that special someone just how much you love them. Am I right?!
  • NOK Bone Toss: all right, I’m gonna toss ya bone. Below are links to my go-to recipes for my family. We have:
  • 1) Holy Cow! LC/GF Brownies these are a huge hit and I’m making them for Thursday. They are the most requested by all and I have even been able to fool non-low carbers with them! Yes, these brownies are that awesome!!
  • 2) LC New York Style Cheesecake plus here’s my original post reviewing this recipe.
  • 3) LC/GF Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting it’s as good as it sounds, very rich! Can also be made in a 9×13 if you’d rather not make it in layers.
  • I sincerely do hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, stay safe, and have fun!
  • (Seriously, the only box of chocolates I truly care about! I’m a big ol’ softy when it comes to labs! Even the dark chocolate variety.)