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Crispy Fried Chicken (grain free)

What’s not to love about fried chicken? It’s crunchy, juicy, flavorful & perfect for dipping in sauce!

While I often bake my chicken, last night I decided on a flash fry with an oven finish. This way all of the chicken was very crunchy & toasty.
I usually use almond meal for my breading, after perusing The Primal Low Carb Kitchen I was inspired to try ground pork rinds! It’s rather genius!


Ok, let’s make some fried chicken!

Yields Serves 2-3

Crispy Fried Chicken (grain free)

8 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

23 minTotal Time

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  • 5-7 pieces skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup crispy pork rinds
  • 2 cups hazelnut meal
  • 1 tsp Flavor God pink peppercorn & Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp Flavor God garlic lovers
  • 2 eggs, beat
  • 3 cups coconut oil
  • Heavy bottom pot (I used my Lodge Cast Iron dutch oven)
  • Sheet pan


  • Heat oil in pot on medium high to aprx 375F.
  • Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  • In the meant time, pulse pork rids, hazelnut meal & seasoning in a food processor to combine. Pour out on to a large plate.
  • In a bowl beat eggs.
  • Dredge chicken in eggs then in breading mix and place on a clean plate until ready to fry.
  • You only need to coat the thighs once, just make sure they are evenly coated.
  • Once inserting a wooden spoon in the oil makes it sizzle you're ready to start frying.
  • Fry 3 pieces of chicken at a time, about 30-60 seconds per side.
  • Then grab with tongs, tap out oil and place on sheet pan.
  • Put the sheet pan in the oven. Cook another 3 pieces of chicken, repeat and place on sheet pan.
  • Once all your chicken is in the oven let it bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then turn off heat.
  • If your'e not ready to serve yet let the chicken stay in the hot oven without opening it until ready.
  • Serve with wing sauce or honey mustard! and lots of veggies


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One thought on “Crispy Fried Chicken (grain free)

  1. great. i also try this at home today..

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