KFC Style Chicken

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KFC Style Chicken

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Keyword: comfort foods, Keto, kid friendly
Main Protein: Chicken
Cooking Method: Skillet
Servings: 6
Calories: 999kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs boneless and cut into 2-3 pieces each
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tsp. KFC seasoning recipe below, to taste
  • 2 eggs

KFC seasoning:

  • 2/3 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/3 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard powder
  • 4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag lined with paper towel

For day of cooking:

  • 2 cups olive oil


Assembly instructions:

  • In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of the almond flour with 1 tsp. or more of the KFC seasoning.
  • Crack the eggs into a second bowl and whisk for 30 seconds.
  • Dredge the chicken through the almond flour mixture, then the eggs, then repeat through the almond flour.
  • You will need to do this in several batches as the almond flour gets wet and clumpy after a while (more so than regular flour).
  • Place the breaded chicken pieces on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Lay the cookie sheet down flat in the freezer.
  • When the chicken is completely frozen, transfer the chicken pieces into a large resealable freezer bag lined with a paper towel. If needed, place more paper towels in between layers.
  • Remove any excess air from the bag. Seal and freeze.

Cooking instructions:

  • Place the oil in a heavy pan or deep fryer.
  • Set heat to medium and allow to heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add 3 pieces of chicken at a time. Cook for 4-5 minutes each, until it is cooked through and golden brown, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with the remaining chicken.


Pro tip: if you have any extra KFC seasoning, you can place it in a medium freezer bag and keep it until the next time you make this recipe. It's easy to double the seasoning for this purpose as well.
If you don't want to make this as a freezer meal, just cook the chicken directly after breading. The chicken is best if served immediately after frying. 


Calories: 999kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 100g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 58g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1249mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg