Air Fryer Low Carb Keto Fried Chicken

Air-frying keto chicken is a great way to reduce carbs! This recipe makes keto fried chicken crispy and delicious. It’s also juicy and flavorful!

crispy low carb air fryer keto fried chicken, cut open to show juicy and delicious inside

The air fryer is much more than a useful appliance. In our home it is a necessity. It’s a great tool that makes it so easy to prepare meals.

You probably love your air fryer as much as I do. Now you can take your chicken game to the next step with keto fried chicken from your air fryer!

Low carb breaded chicken is delicious, but I also love to cook non-breaded wings with my air fryer. This delicious Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings recipe will make you savoury, spicy and have a Caribbean flavor!

For another great keto-friendly dish, make sure you check out my Cheesy Salsa Chicken Skillet!

What ingredients are needed to make keto air-fried chicken?

Chicken – I prefer chicken thighs. They are fattier, juicier, and more flavorful that chicken breasts. They are also often much cheaper than chicken breasts. You can substitute whatever you like based on what you have available, but I recommend chicken thighs. Seasoning of your choice – Some prefer salt and pepper. Some prefer to use a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and other seasonings. I love to season this keto fried chicken with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning. The White Pepper Blend is my favorite. This blend is seriously delicious. This recipe requires cooking spray. It keeps the batter from drying out on the chicken’s skin when the fan blows on it. Also, it gives you that crispy, golden texture you want. Eggs – This recipe calls for two large eggs. Heavy whipping cream – You can also use Half and Half or Buttermilk. Almond flour – I prefer to use a blanched, finely milled almond flour such as Blue Diamond. For a while, this has been my favorite brand. Grated Parmesan cheese – This is the stuff you’ll find in the green plastic container at the grocery store. It’s great for keto breading!

pieces of crispy low carb air fryer keto fried chicken thighs on a white plate

Information about Crispy Low Carb Chicken

This recipe yields one pound of delicious chicken legs. You’re getting a rough estimate for a one-serving (1/4 pound) of chicken thighs.

Calories: 442 Calories Total Carbs: 6.1 grams Fiber: 3 grams Net Carbs: 3.1 grams Protein: 36.1 grams Fat: 31.6 grams

Here’s a breakdown of nutrition based on what ingredients I used.
Yield: 4 servings
Fried Chicken from ir Fryer Keto

Air Fryer Keto Fried Chicken


Air-frying keto chicken is a great way to reduce carbs! This recipe makes keto fried chicken crispy and delicious. It’s also juicy and delicious!

Prep Time10 minCook Time20 minTotal Time30 minute



1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 tbsp seasoning of your choice Cooking Spray

Egg Mixture

2 eggs 1 cup heavy whipping Cream


1 cup almond flour 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp seasoning


Place chicken thighs in a large bowl and rub with the seasonings of your choice. If you have the time, this step is optional. After breading chicken thighs, spray them with your preferred cooking spray before placing in an air fryer basket. As many batches as you need. Set the oven to 350°F. Let the chicken cool on a rack.


My experience has taught me that cooking spray is essential. This helps to keep the batter from sticking to the chicken’s skin when the fan blows on it. It also helps create the crispy, golden texture you want. The batter should be allowed to dry in the fridge. This is another tip I discovered while making this recipe. To get a crisper skin, you can place your breaded chicken on an oven-proof plate for at least one hour before air-frying.

Nutrition Information:


4 portions

Serving Size:

1/4 of Chicken Amount Per Serving:Calories 442Total Fat 31.6gCarbohydrates 6.1gNet Carbohydrates 3.1gFiber : 3gProtein : 36.1g(c). Hey Keto MamaCategory : Main Dishes

Air Fryer Low Carb Keto Fried Chicken

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