Almond Flour Fried Chicken

Many adore indulging in a plate of crispy fried chicken, but the guilt of consuming excessive carbs and unhealthy fats often dampens the enjoyment. However, what if there was a way to savor this beloved comfort food without compromising health? Enter almond flour fried chicken—a delicious alternative that promises all the crispy goodness of traditional fried chicken but with a healthier twist.

This recipe will guide you through creating succulent chicken strips coated in a flavorful almond flour mixture and fried to golden perfection in heart-healthy avocado oil. Thanks to the wholesome ingredients used, this recipe offers a gluten-free option and provides a boost of nutrition.

Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet, aiming to reduce your carb intake, or simply seeking a healthier version of fried chicken, this recipe will indeed become a staple in your kitchen. So, let’s dive in and discover how to whip up this crispy almond flour fried chicken, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings while nourishing your body.


  • Four boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips or chunks
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Avocado oil for frying


  1. Preheat Avocado Oil:
    • Heat enough avocado oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or frying pan to cover the bottom of the pan generously. You’ll want about 1/4 inch of oil.
  2. Prepare Chicken:
    • In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs until well beaten.
    • Mix the almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper in another shallow dish.
  3. Coat Chicken:
    • Dip each chicken piece into the beaten eggs, then coat it thoroughly in the almond flour mixture. Make sure each piece is evenly coated.
  4. Fry Chicken:
    • Once the oil is hot (you can test by dropping a small piece of almond flour into the oil; if it sizzles, it’s ready), carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the skillet, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan.
    • Fry the chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown is cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (75°C).
  5. Drain and Serve:
    • Once the chicken is cooked, please remove it from the skillet and place it on a paper towel plate to drain any excess oil.
    • Serve the almond flour fried chicken hot with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside some vegetables or salad.
  6. Enjoy!
    • Serve immediately and enjoy your crispy, delicious almond flour fried chicken!


  • Ensure the oil is hot before adding the chicken to ensure a crispy crust.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan; fry the chicken in batches if necessary to avoid lowering the oil temperature too much.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences. You can add more or less of the spices listed in the recipe.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For best results, reheat in the oven or toaster oven.
NFM Staff
Author: NFM Staff

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