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Air fryer fried chicken pieces on a white tray with lemon wedges ready to serve
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Keto Air Fryer Fried Chicken

This Easy Air Fryer Fried Chicken is keto!  Made with pork crumbs, hot sauce, and seasoned salt, this low-carb recipe is crispy, juicy and irresistible! 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 146kcal


  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp worchestershire
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cup unseasoned pork panko crumbs
  • seasoned salt to taste (remember that the panko crumbs have some salt depending on what brand you use)- start at 1 tsp and mix in and taste the flour mixture and keep adjusting until you get to the desired amount

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper up to 1/2 tsp or more if you want more spice
  • 1 lb bone in chicken legs and wings or boneless chicken tenders
  • non stick cooking spray
  • lemon wedges for garnish and serving optional


  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, hot sauce and worcestershire and set aside.
  • Next add flour, unseasoned pork panko crumbs, seasoned salt to taste, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper to a paper bag and shake to mix well.
  • Dip each chicken piece into flour mixture and then egg wash coating both sides then dip back into seasoned flour thoroughly coating each piece. Then add piece to a parchment lined baking sheet to rest.
  • Finish coating all chicken and let sit for 10-15 minutes until coating has set.
  • While coating sets, set the air fryer to 400 degrees. Add floured chicken to a non stick sprayed parchment lined tray in the air fryer and liberally spray the tops of chicken with non stick spray.
  • Airfry for 20-25 minutes turning as needed or until chicken is cooked throughout. Serve with lemon wedges and sprinkle lemon on chicken if you wish.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg