This morning I’m going to show you how I’ve made Keto chicken thighs two ways, for two days in a row now. I may or may not have wanted to show off my cooking skills to my brother who is staying with us for a few days. 😉
First day was Monday, I found a recipe from KetoGasm for “fried” chicken that’s really baked! It was so easy and turned out delicious!
The breading is crushed and spiced pork rinds, yet the result tastes just like regular fried chicken (for those of you who may be thinking, ewww!) I happen to like pork rinds, yet I still didn’t think the breading tasted like them.
I already had some pork rinds in a gallon ziplock bag, so I just added the spices and threw all of it in my food processer and returned it to the bag. In a shallow bowl I mixed up the egg, mayo, and spicy mustard-this made up the wet ingredients.
I rinsed each piece of chicken, dipped it in the egg mixture and dropped it in the bag of crushed rinds. then I laid them on a rack over a large baking sheet.
In hindsight, I should have put parchment paper on the baking sheet, would have made clean-up so much easier.
You could also use a mixture of almond flour and pork rinds if you like.
My result wasn’t as pretty as hers, yet the taste was wonderful, the meat was juicy, and it was nice to have that crunch I’ve been missing for a long time.
Then yesterday, I cooked the remaining chicken thighs in the oven following a different recipe, one I got from WholesomeYum for crispy baked chicken thighs.
This time I brined the thighs first, in a bowl of warm, salted water for around 10 minutes. Next I brushed them with melted ghee, spiced them with salt, pepper, and Slap Ya Mama spice mix (lightly) and put them in a 450 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
The result was juicy, delicious, and had a slight kick which paired well with salad and seasoned broccoli. Brining and basting the chicken with ghee really adds a lot of flavor, plus your much-needed good fat.
Had just been my husband and I eating for the week, all of this chicken would’ve lasted us the whole week-which makes for easy put together meals each night, however it won’t stretch as far with three of us eating every night.
When my brother got here, he ate chicken, salad, finished off the broccoli, and ate the Zucchini with Mozzerella I had made earlier. He agreed everything was tasty.
Click the links for the recipes to get the ingredients and all of the nutrition information. I have not been tracking my macros as much lately, since I have a good idea what to eat every meal. As long as I don’t cheat, I stay pretty much on track.
Dessert was what I’m calling Keto Crack Pudding lol, because it’s so addicting!! It is also so easy and comes together in ten minutes! It’s really meant to be a fat bomb replacement and is simply any sugar free pudding mixed with 1C of heavy whipping cream, 1C of water, and 1 8oz pkg. of softened cream cheese. A little goes a long way, I usually eat two TBS in a small bowl and I’m satisfied. 🙂
On a personal note, I started my knee therapy yesterday and really thought I would be working hard. What happened was 5 minutes of adjustments to my back, followed by some intense vibrating of my knee to break up scar tissue.
I thought, “That’s it? I got off easy today!” The idea is to break up the scar tissue and get better blood flow through the knee to allow the stem cells to start working.
I go back Thursday and we’ll see what’s in store for me then. 🙂
I hope y’all try these recipes, they make for an easy keto dinner when paired with a non-starchy vegetable and a salad. Let me know what you think, or if you have questions. Happy hump day!