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Keto Popcorn Chicken - The Ultimate

Megan Ellam
I have to say I have made many versions of keto popcorn chicken but this is far and away my favourite version. A simple spice mix coating and into the oven or the air fryer. So easy and so delicious!
5 from 41 votes!
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Australian Keto
Servings 4 serves
Calories 310 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup whey protein isolate you can substitute with almond or seed meal
  • 500 g chicken thigh fillets cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • light tasting olive oil for frying

Instructions
 

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Mix all seasonings together with whey protein isolate in a large bowl.
  • In a large bowl, lightly whisk eggs with Dijon mustard and add chicken pieces. Toss to coat.
  • Heat oil in medium saucepan over high heat. Dredge chicken pieces in spice mix and fry in batches. Chicken should only take 3-4 minutes to go lightly golden and cook through. Drain on paper towel.
  • Season with extra salt flakes and serve with favourite dipping sauce.

AIR FRYER METHOD

  • Mix all seasonings together with whey protein isolate in a large bowl.
  • In a large bowl, lightly whisk eggs with Dijon mustard and add chicken pieces. Toss to coat.
  • Spray with oil spray or line the air fryer with baking paper.
  • Dredge chicken pieces in spice mix and place in a single layer in air fryer. Cook at 200℃ for 8-10 minutes; turning half way. Depending on size of air fryer work in batches until all chicken is baked.
  • Season with extra salt flakes and serve with favourite dipping sauce.

Notes

  1. For a different variation make with pork belly, prawns, or firm fish fillets
  2. Crushed pork rinds can also be used for a crispier coating.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  4. Chicken can be frozen before and after cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serveCalories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 23gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 305mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 265IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 1.2mgNet Carbs: 0g
Keyword keto popcorn chicken
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