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Keto/ Low Carb/ Gluten-Free Air Fried Spicy "Fried" Chicken legs

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Prep Time 10 mins
5 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 252 kcal


  • Air Fryer https://amzn.to/39DuJNa
  • baking tray with rack https://amzn.to/3nUeal4


  • 6 chicken legs
  • 2 tblsp avocado oil https://amzn.to/3qzH5wR

For the spice mix

  • 1 tsp onion powder https://amzn.to/2XR75qW
  • 1 tsp garlic powder https://amzn.to/2N59Dj6
  • 1/2 tsp paprika https://amzn.to/3isR5F9
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper use less for mild or more if you like spicy
  • 1 tsp thyme https://amzn.to/2KnOYpv
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard https://amzn.to/3sIxdCO
  • 1/4 tsp pepper https://amzn.to/39V0uSf
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt https://amzn.to/3iiG7lC

For the batter

  • 1/4 cup flavorless protein powder https://amzn.to/3oUVtiv
  • 1/4 cup lupin flour https://amzn.to/3qxQIft
  • 2 eggs


  • Whisk all the spice mix ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle some of the spice mix on the chicken legs and set aside. You can even marinate the chicken overnight but it is not necessary.
  • Whisk the eggs with about 1/4 teaspoon of the spice mix.
  • Mix the protein powder and lupin flour in a bowl. Add the rest of the spice mix and mix well. Use less spice mix if you prefer mild.
  • Coat the chicken in the flour, then egg and the the flour mix once again.
  • Arrange on a baking tray with a rack and rest 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, brush the chicken with the avocado oil.
  • Transfer the chicken in to the basket of an air fryer and cook at 370° F for 30 minutes, turning once mid way.  
  • Or bake the chicken at 350° for 45-50 minutes. 
  • You can also deep fry the chicken but that will make the calories go up.
  • Serve with sugar free ketchup and a nice green salad.


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Serving: 1pcCalories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 1.9gProtein: 28.8gFat: 13.6gFiber: 2.4g
Keyword air Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken, Keto Fried Chicken, Low Carb Fried Chicken, Spicy fried chicken
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