Low Carb Southern Fried Chicken

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 3 to 6 cups vegetable oil (more or less depending on pot used)
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces, or 3 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or water
  • Breading:
  • 2 1/3 cups soy flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place a heavy pot over medium-high heat with at least 1-inch of vegetable oil for boneless chicken and 2 inches for whole pieces. Heat oil to 350 degrees F; it is important to monitor and maintain the temperature, or the soy flour breading and your oil will burn. (Portable deep fryers at home are great for this.)

In a medium bowl, mix the eggs and cream to make an egg wash. In a separate larger bowl, mix all the breading ingredients together.

Season the chicken well with salt and pepper. Dip it first in the breading, then in the egg wash, and then back in the breading again, making sure to coat well on all sides. Pat off any excess breading and then carefully place into hot oil and fry until golden brown and crisp, just a few minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Boneless chicken breasts, if thinly cut, may cook all the way by frying alone, but whole chicken will not because of how fast soy flour browns. It is best to place any chicken you fry with soy flour on a sheet pan and finish by baking at 350 degrees F for an additional 10 minutes for boneless chicken and 20 to 25 minutes more for cut up chicken pieces that have bones. The internal temperature of the chicken should register 165 degrees F. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note: Soy flour is made from toasted soybeans and has already been "cooked." Therefore it has a tendency to brown faster than plain flour when frying. Try this same breading for onion rings, baked pork chops, okra, mozzarella sticks, mushrooms, onion rings and eggplant.


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this is a good recipe but if you replace the soy flour for coconut flour you have not carbs and it lowers you cholesterol. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the perfect fried chicken recipe. The only change it made with this... i substituted Carbalose Flour for the soy flour. I stay away from everything soy that has not been fermented. Carbalose is LC and is fantastic! Other than that, it is perfect! YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I loved this chicken. I wasn't sure about how the breading would taste because of the soy flour, but it was really quite good. One thing, be sure to follow the instructions about the breading/cooking so the breading does not fall off of the chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good alternative for people that cannot, or should not eat carbs. The soy flour gave it a little different taste and texture, but well worth it when you see how low the carbs are! Great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fast and Easy and Tasty too! We loved this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Because I'm diabetic I have to watch my refined carbs but because diabetics also are at higher risk for heart disease I also watch my saturated fat intake. 25 grams of fat per serving is ridiculous! Even the low carb gurus say that you should go crazy with fat. There's no way this recipe should be a regular part of your diet and I'd never feed it to my kids. I bet the cardiologists loved this episode. Job security, indeed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used my own deep fryer, cooked at 350 degrees for only about 3 or 4 minutes, then I cooked in the oven for 25 more minutes. I had large chicken pieces. Make sure your deep fryer screen is hot before putting in the chicken or it will stick. (Prior experience). It cooked so fast, it was easy to cook 2 pieces at a time before baking. Be careful removing from fryer to keep coating on. Everyone's reaction....."wow, this looks awesome" I served with my low carb coleslaw, green beans and diet tea! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! I was scared of the Soy Flour, but the trick is to not let it burn and also to serve immediately. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just did this recipe tonight and was very happy at how easy the recipe was and how great it tasted also. The Soy Flour works great. The chicken wasn't too rich but still extremely flavorful! Highly recommend for those of you who want to low carb diet but are having a problem with the limitations on what you can eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great!!! I had never cooked fried chicken before and I was trying to make the family eat healthy.I was watching the show and decided to try it. This tasted wonderful.I am so glad I tried it now I make it at least twice a month. Loved it keep coming up with great low carb recipes. Thanks George with you recipes I never feel deprived. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Crisp and juicy. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so good. It is truly a must for the low carb eater. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This what I use to get when I went out to eat before low carb, this is so easy to make and taste is what I remeber item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked chicken using this recipe tonight, and it was excellent. This was my first time using soy flower, and I was a little apprehensive thinking that maybe there would be something about the flavor that I wouldn't like. I couldn't tell the difference. I also cooked the onion rings and they were totally awsome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OUTSTANDING! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic tasting and soooo easy. It was great and I will do it many times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THis was exceptional!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Low carb southern fried chicken is delicious but healthy to eat I make this for my family all the time and I'm only 14 :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe, for those of us who don't like salty food. I will try more of your recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found the flavor a little bland and a little hard to maneuver between the dry and liquid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family. my brother has celiac's who can't wheat . I made chicken strips outta boneless skinless chicken tenders. The coating is a excellent idea and tastes just as good as the regular stuff does. In my opinion better. I have to control my carbs cause of diabetes/pcos so I will be trying some of George's other recipes in the future as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent - when the craving hits for Fried Chicken this definitely a great meal- everyone will enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the BEST chicken! Yes, it is a little messy. But the outcome was wonderful! To season the chicken PRIOR to the flour & egg, I used Paula's Seasoning (salt, peper & garlic powder) directly on the chicken, and then dusted and egged as per the directions. And for all you with spouses that are finicky, mine ate it all up! Didn't even know the difference. Thanks again George! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and excellent to taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple and wonderful. I served this to guests that were NOT low carbers and they raved about the lightness and the wonderful flavor of the coating. This is going in my permanent recipe file! Thanks George! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chicken was really tasty, but it got kind of burnt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really enjoyed this "fried chicken". It was tasty just as directed but we sprinkled a little Lawry's seasoning salt & it was even better. My only complaint is that it really doesn't look like the picture. I dipped it three times and still couldn't get it coated enough to look like the picture. It wasn't crunchy but the taste was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did as one person suggested and mixed in some almond flour and made chicken strips for our 4 & 8 year old grandaughters. They loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is wonderful! I'm diabetic and I have heart trouble so I can't have sugar or salt. With this recipe I couldn't tell it didn't have any salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even my kids liked it and Tyler who is 9 eat it. and he does not eat much besides mac n cheese item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did change the recipe' a bit because I was afraid of the soy flavor being to strong so I used 1/2 almond meal and 1/2 soy flour. It turned out awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was so delicious. i really did not like soy flour and this way of using it was absolutely fabulous. please keep up with the low carb recipies. i have never had variety and now it is really interesting to watch this show and i keep looking for more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally, a low-carb comfort food that actually tastes like a "comfort food". Even my high carb family members loved it! Thanks for making my low-carb life style a joy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very impressed with this dish. I did not expect it to be good. (I had a bad attitude going in.) But I was really impressed. I'll make this everytime I NEED fried chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this show is the best show on television beside Paula who is a hoot and there was a guy that was set in the mountain of ca that was a great show alos. do not remove this show low carb i stop doing whatever i am doing and watch his show. do not his name, but i think his a gem! thanks kat item not reviewed by moderator and published
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We all loved this recipe! I had request to make this recipe for the 4th of July. I think I will item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fried chicken is something I've truly missed since going low-carb. This recipe is great! The chicken has plenty of flavor and is so easy to put together. Thanks Mr. Stella!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Great recipe and easy to do!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The southern fried chicken was excellent. My husband loved and didn't even know it was low carb until I told him. He is already for me to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This fried chicken tasted every bit as good as the old-fashioned full caarb way. And of course much better for us. I will cook this again. These low carb recipes are great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy and good, nice to have good food when we are watching our carbs item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally a way to enjoy fried chicken on a low carb lifestyle!!!! Next time I make this dish, I'll add more seasoning to the soy flour and use chopped garlic & parsley to chicken before coating with flour. I also recommend pounding chicken thinner to cut down on cooking time and eliminate the baking. I LOVED THIS RECIPE AND AM ALSO REALLY DIGGING THIS SHOW!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I feel like I cheated big time, but I didn't woohoo. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband just cooked up a batch of Low Carb Fried chicken and I am impressed! He's a great cook anyway, but this was better than usual because it's low carb. The chicken tastes great, looks just like traditional southern fried chicken (in fact, it looked so good, we took a picture to email to my mother-in-law, who told us about George's show!). The whole family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is not watching his carb intake and has had no weight problem at all. I was tired of making 2 meals one for me and one for him. When I said the fried chicken recipe on the show I decied not to tell him it was a low cab recipe and told him I was going off the diet for a while not only did he eat the chicken and loved it he ate the onion rings! I think I'm on to something, not telling him they are low carb recipes he is eating the sssame thing I am and now we are Low Carb and lovin it together. Just nobody tell him! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family has been missing fried chicken since we went on our low carb diet. This recipe is even better than the old white floured chicken we used to cook. Great recipe.... Doug, Leann and McKaya Lucas item not reviewed by moderator and published
Who would have thought we could enjoy fried chicken on a low carb diet. This recipe is great and it was very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved it. I would cook this even if I weren't on the carb diet. The soy flour is great! The seasonings are the best I've ever used for fried chicken. So good and moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely what I have been looking for and just what I needed to find. Please thank your staff for such a wonderful easy idea and the soy flour was not a problem at all Thanks again Jerry item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great. Very crispy & extremely tasty. You cant tell the difference. I was reluctant to use Soy Flour but have to say that I am glad I gave it a whirl. Definitly a keeper for the Low Carb Lifestyle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made chicken fingers and The Kids loved them and had NO IDEA that I made them Low Carb! With George's recipes we never have to do without again!!! Thank you Food Network for bringing us this show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Coconut flour still has carbs item not reviewed by moderator and published
Soy flour is very unhealthy and coconut flour is going to be hundred per cent better and healthier item not reviewed by moderator and published
soy flour is very unhealthy and should be replaced by coconut flour just use a low carb coating mixture of crushed pork rinds, coconut flour mixed with parmesan cheese seasoned with garlic etc item not reviewed by moderator and published
Is this good for diabetics, the way you suggest? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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