Crispy Keto Fried Chicken in the Air Fryer

Crispy Keto Fried Chicken in the Air Fryer This keto-friendly fried chicken is so tasty you may not even realize it’s not the real deal. Cooking it in an air-fryer also speeds up the cooking time. This recipe is for boneless chicken. Bone-in chicken pieces will result in a longer cook time. I use a microplane to grate my Parmesan. Serve with your favorite sides.


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 17 mins

    TOTAL : 30 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • Combine kefir and hot sauce in a shallow bowl. Add chicken tenders and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or longer if preferred.

  • Pour crushed pork rinds into a resealable shallow container. Mix in Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, cantanzaro herbs, and paprika.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C), about 3 minutes.

  • Drain chicken from kefir mixture and dredge through the pork rind mixture.

  • Air fry in the preheated fryer for a total of 17 minutes, turning chicken at the halfway point.

Per Serving: 378 calories; protein 47.4g; carbohydrates 2.3g; fat 20.7g; cholesterol 120.9mg; sodium 563.1mg.