Classic Fried Chicken

A healthier crispy fried chicken recipe made with a grain-free coating and deep fried in avocado oil.

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free

Prep Time:

Serves: 8

Ingredients

Marinade

Batter

Frying Ingredients

  • 1 liter avocado oil (smoke point 500) or palm oil (smoke point of 445) or safflower oil (smoke point of 500)

Instructions

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Drop chicken pieces in marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. After chicken has marinated, remove from fridge and set aside.
  3. Combine batter ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. Add your choice of oil (various smoke points listed) to a medium saucepan an until at least 2-inches of oil are at the bottom of the pan. Heat on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. To test the temperature, you can throw in a thinly shaved vegetable (I used a slice of raw sweet potato). The potato should lightly brown and crisp in 2 minutes. The oil should be about 375F.
  5. One by one, lightly shake the marinade off of one piece of chicken. Drench it in the batter, then transfer to the hot oil. Cook for 8-10 minutes per side, depending on size. The internal temperature of the chicken has to reach 165F to be safe.
  6. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces. Depending on the size of your pot, you can cook multiple pieces at the same time.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 497
  • Calories from Fat: 187
  • Total Fat: 20.8
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 96> mg
  • Sodium: 680 mg
  • Carbs: 35.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11 g
  • Net Carbs: 24.6 g
  • Sugars: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 44 g