BarBQ Flavored Oven ‘Fried’ Chicken: low carb

A low carb and keto friendly BBQ flavored fried chicken recipe, without the hassle and mess of deep frying in oil. And it’s ready in an only hour!

Low Carb Bar-B-Q 'Fried' Chicken.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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An oven baked and low carb alternative to fried chicken with amazing barbecue flavor!


  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Hickory Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp Wocestershire Sauce
  • 55 g Pork Rind Crumbs (about 2 oz)
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sweetener e.g. Brown Swerve
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with racks on it, this will help the chicken cook evenly- top and bottom.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine egg, mayo, worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke, whisk together until smooth.
  4. In a separate dish, combine all dry ingredients, sweetener, and seasonings, mix thoroughly with a fork.
  5. Dip chicken in egg mixture, coating well.
  6. Set, gently press and turn chicken in dry ingredients until coated.
  7. Set chicken onto a rack on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake at 400 °F for 40 minutes or until internal temperature is at least 165 °F (per CDC safety recommendations).
  9. Allow to cool a little, and serve hot.

Additional Notes

  1. Pork rinds and almond flour can be fully substituted out for either. If opting for almond flour only, consider adding a little parmesan cheese.
  2. Pork rinds can be crushed by putting them in a plastic bag and squeezing them, or rolling over the bag with a rolling pin. Alternatively, pork panko can be used.
  3. Separating the dry ingredients into two dishes after mixing can help prevent losing too much due to clumping.
  4. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper before setting the racks on for an easier cleanup.

Nutrition Information

Servings 4
Serving Size1 Chicken Breast
Calories 445
Fat18.7 g
Protein 57.1 g
Net Carbs 1.3 g

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