Crunchy Keto Almond-Crusted Chicken Delight


Indulge in the crunchy goodness of our Crunchy Keto Almond-Crusted Chicken Delight. A delectable twist to your regular chicken recipes, this dish features succulent chicken breasts enveloped in a golden, almond-based crust, offering a perfect blend of nutty flavor and crispy texture. It's a keto-friendly masterpiece that's sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Crunchy Keto Almond-Crusted Chicken Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 345 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g


  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless: 4 (about 1.5 pounds or 680 grams)
  • Almond flour: 1 cup (96 grams)
  • Parmesan cheese, grated: ½ cup (50 grams)
  • Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon (3.1 grams)
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon (2.3 grams)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Olive oil or avocado oil for frying

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a shallow dish, mix together almond flour, grated Parmesan, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Egg Wash: In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
  4. Coat the Chicken: Dip each chicken breast first in the egg wash, then in the almond flour mixture, ensuring an even coat.
  5. Fry for Crunch: Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  6. Bake to Perfection: Transfer the fried chicken breasts to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Even Coating: Ensure each chicken breast is evenly coated with the almond mixture for consistent cooking and texture.
  • Don't Overcrowd the Pan: Fry the chicken in batches if necessary to prevent overcrowding, which can reduce crispiness.
  • Rest Before Serving: Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after baking for optimal juiciness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use regular flour instead of almond flour?

A: For a keto recipe, it's best to stick with almond flour. Regular flour is high in carbs and not keto-friendly.

Q: Can I bake the chicken instead of frying?

A: Yes, you can bake the chicken without frying, but frying provides a crisper crust.

Q: How long can I store the cooked chicken?

A: You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven for best results.

Savor every bite of this Crunchy Keto Almond-Crusted Chicken Delight, where health meets flavor in the most delicious way. It's a dish that not only fits your keto lifestyle but also brings a joyous crunch to your dining table. Share it with your loved ones and watch it become a new favorite!