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Keto Fried Chicken {Asiago & Parmesan Breading}

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Looking for an easy Keto Fried Chicken Recipe? You have to try this! It's got a Asiago and Parmesan breading with bacon on top! It is fabulous! 0 Carbs

This recipe is one of my favorites, and I was eating it before I ever started the keto diet. My husband fell in love with Asiago cheese when we lived in Cape Cod. He would visit Cape Cod bagel at least once a week and get the Asiago Bagle. I have to admit they were delicious. I would obviously never eat one today, but I do remember I enjoyed them a little more than I should.

When I made this recipe the first time, he said it reminded him of those bagels, and I knew that I had just hit the jackpot! For me cooking isn't about getting to eat a great meal, it's always been about how my food makes other people feel. I have been this way since I was a teen and cooked my first recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (Spinach Pinwheels for anyone who's wondering).

If I were single, I would probably never cook, and if I did I would probably eat a lot of lettuce wraps!

Looking for an easy Keto Fried Chicken Recipe? You have to try this! It's got a Asiago and Parmesan breading with bacon on top! It is fabulous! 0 Carbs

I do find it harder to eat chicken on keto because of the high protein but on days when I know I will have chicken for lunch or dinner I usually try to balance out my fat and protein with a fat bomb. It can be easy to look at high protein foods and think you should do away with them, but I wouldn't recommend it. 

It is often taught that eating too much protein can cause the protein to be broken down just like carbs would be and converted to sugar, therefore, kicking you out of ketosis and causing weight gain. This has not yet been proven. Proteins take longer to break down than carbs do so the rate alone would be one significant difference. From a scientific perspective. It is also hard to determine what "excessive protein" would look like for each person because there are so many variables. With that all of that said, I try to keep my diet at a moderate protein level because that seems to work well for me. I have energy, don't get hungry as quickly, and it works well in my meal planning and for my lifestyle. My husband, on the other hand, takes in a lot more protein than I do and would probably be considered on the higher side for protein even though we "plan" to keep his protein at a 20% range.

Keto Fried Chicken Parmesan

When it comes to what you choose to eat you have to figure out what works for you and what doesn't. If you are interested in learning more about how your body works, try experimenting. If you want to up your protein, try it for a week and see how you feel and if you gain weight. That's the only way you can know for sure.

Keto Fried Chicken {Asiago & Parmesan Breading:

Keto Fried Chicken With Bacon
Yield: 6 servings

Keto Fried Chicken

Keto Fried Chicken on cutting board with skillet in the background

Healthy fried chicken? That's right! Fried chicken without the skin is lower in calories and tastes just as amazing. Of course, this is a keto recipe so we are going to add some fat, but it's the kind you'll love to eat. Bacon!! Fried chicken breast with bacon and cheese will make your family beg to see this on the menu every week. If you don't like Asiago, we won't be offended! Try different cheeses to suit your taste.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.50 lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Asiago Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 lb Bacon Cooked and Crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix egg and water
  2. In a separate bowl mix asiago cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  3. Separate 1/4 cup of cheese mixture and place in a small bowl
  4. Heat oil over low heat in a thick skillet
  5. Dip chicken breasts in egg (both sides) then coat with cheese mixture (both sides)
  6. Fry chicken until golden brown (be careful not to let crust stick to the pan) turning every 3-5 minutes
  7. Fry chicken until temp reads 165
  8. Place chicken on broiler pan and cover with remaining cheese mixture
  9. Broil for 3-5 minutes (to melt cheese)

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 1042mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 54g

When you're cooking this, try to stay near the stove. This cheese breading will crumble and fall off if it gets too hot too fast. Fry this on the lowest setting possible (but keep it hot enough to fry). It also helps to use a spatula to lift the chicken every few minutes to keep the "breading" on the chicken and off the pan.

Nutrition Information for Keto Fried Chicken Asiago & Parmesan Breading:

This is for one 4oz serving (recipe makes 6)

Calories: 341
Total Fat: 17g
Cholesterol: 171mg
Sodium: 566mg
Potassium: 349mg
Carbohydrates: 0
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars: 0
Protein: 41g

* We strive to make all of our recipes according to our dietary standards. Our recipes have to meet the following criteria: Low Carb, High Fat, Moderate Protein, Sugar-Free (we only allow natural fruit, veggie, and dairy sugars in our diet, and very little stevia in the raw), and Gluten-Free. You can learn more about how we eat, and how to figure out the macronutrient amounts you need daily.

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