Ketofied Chick-Fil-A-style Chicken

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This ketofied chicken recipe features pickle juice as the brine, and protein powder as the low-carb breading alternative. The result? Juicy and golden tenders that are a perfect dupe.  Brining and frying are the secrets to cooking flavorful chicken breasts.  Using pickle juice for the brine infuses these chicken tenders with their dill flavor, plus leads to perfectly seasoned meat.

Close up shot showing texture of the fried chicken strips.
Try serving these up with a side of our buffalo coleslaw, and our fire and ice pickles. These chicken strips are a great keto kid-friendly option too!  The breading itself uses no nut flours, so it’s suitable for those of you who cannot eat almond or coconut flour.

Makes 4 servings

The Preparation

  • 24-ounce pickle jar
  • 8 medium uncooked chicken breast tenders
  • 2 scoops unflavored 100% whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

The Execution

1. Remove the pickles from the jar.  Add the chicken to a plastic bag then pour in the pickle juice.  Place in the fridge and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.

Ingredients for the keto chikfila style chicken strips.
2. In a plate mix together the protein powder, grated Parmesan, salt, pepper, and paprika.  Beat the eggs together on a separate plate.

Mixing together the breading for the chicken strips.
3. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the avocado oil then allow it to heat up while you bread the chicken.

Cracking eggs open into a bowl.
4. Dip the chicken tenders into the egg, then coat with the breading mixture.

Breading chicken tenders in the keto flour mixture.
5. Pan fry until the tenders are golden brown and fully cooked through.

Golden brown keto chil-fil-a style chicken tenders.

This makes a total of 4 servings of Ketofied Chick-Fil-A-style Chicken. Each serving comes out to be 342.53 Calories, 14.8g Fats, 1.68g Net Carbs, and 47.6g Protein.

Ketofied Chick-Fil-A-style ChickenCaloriesFat(g)Carbs(g)Fiber(g)Net Carbs(g)Protein(g)
24-ounce pickle jar000000
8 medium uncooked chicken breast tenders64814.4000120
2 scoops unflavored 100% whey protein powder225142250
¼ cup grated Parmesan10573.503.57.1
Salt and pepper, to taste0.700.20.10.10
1 teaspoon paprika6.40.31.20.80.40.3
2 large eggs1439.50.700.713
2 tablespoons avocado oil242270000
Totals1370.159.29.62.96.7190.4
Per Serving(/4)342.5314.82.40.731.6847.6
Ketofied Chick-Fil-A-style Chicken

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Yield: 8 tenders

Serving Size: 4

Calories per serving: 342.53

Fat per serving: 14.8

Ketofied Chick-Fil-A-style Chicken

This ketofied chicken recipe features pickle juice as the brine, and protein powder as the low-carb breading alternative. The result? Juicy golden tenders that are a perfect dupe.

The Preparation

  • 24-ounce pickle jar
  • 8 medium uncooked chicken breast tenders
  • 2 scoops unflavored 100% whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

The Execution

  1. Remove the pickles from the jar.  Add the chicken to a plastic bag then pour in the pickle juice.  Place in the fridge and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a plate mix together the protein powder, grated Parmesan, salt, pepper, and paprika.  Beat the eggs together on a separate plate.   
  3. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the avocado oil then allow it to heat up while you bread the chicken.
  4. Dip the chicken tenders into the egg, then coat with the breading mixture.
  5. Pan fry until the tenders are golden brown and fully cooked through.

Notes

This makes a total of 4 servings of Ketofied Chick-Fil-A-style Chicken. Each serving comes out to be 342.53 Calories, 14.8g Fats, 1.68g Net Carbs, and 47.6g Protein.

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