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Keto Fried Okra


TOTAL TIME: 45 min
PREP TIME: 15 min
SERVINGS: 6

This keto-fried okra is crispy and extra flavorful! This recipe is perfect for these days when craving some comfort food. This dish is gluten-free, low-carb, and made in the oven with more nutritious ingredients like almond flour instead of white flour, and it’s made without any oil.

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macro shot of crispy okra with chicken

What This Recipe Works

  • This recipe makes a whole meal, with chicken and okra making the perfect crispy comfort-food combination!
  • This fried okra is made healthy since it’s fried in the oven without any oil.
  • Okra is seasonal food, and once you get your hands on some, the rest of the ingredients are easy to find.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for make okra with chicken

  • Okra. You can get fresh okra at the grocery store when in season, or the farmer’s market would be the best option. The best seasons to get okra are late spring till fall. Fresh okra is very perishable; you have to store it in the fridge and use it in the next 2-3 days.
  • Chicken thighs. This recipe would work the best with chicken thighs to make sure the chicken bites in this dish are juicy and moist.
  • Almond flour. We’re using almond flour here instead of white flour to create the crispy low-carb coating.
  • Eggs. The eggs will help to create a sticky coating before dipping in the almond flour mixture. You’ll need two large eggs.
  • Smoked Paprika. The smoked paprika really busts the flavor.
  • Optional ingredients to try. Powdered garlic, chili powder, cajun seasoning would work great here as well.

How to Make It - Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven. Using kitchen scissors, slice chicken into bite-sized pieces. Prepare okra by slicing ends off and cutting half an inch size pieces. cubed chicken and cubed okra

Step 2. Prepare two mixing bowls. In the first bowl, whisk the eggs. In the second bowl, mix almond flour with smoked paprika and salt. bowls with almond flour and whisked egg for breading

Step 3. Add okra and chicken to the egg mixture and mix to coat well. mixing bowl with chicken, okra and egg

Step 4. Carefully dip okra and chicken pieces in the almond flour mixture and place them on the baking sheets making sure pieces don’t overlap. baking sheet with okra and chicken

Step 5. Bake in the oven and serve with your favorite sauce. crispy okra with chicken on the baking sheet

Recipe Tips

  • I recommend slicing okra evenly in about half an inch size.
  • Crispy texture. To create the real crispy coating, make sure that chicken and okra pieces spread evenly on the two sheet pans and don’t touch.
  • Serving tips. Serve with ketchup, or marinara source, or your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Storing tips. Store in the fridge. The coating won’t be crispy after storing, so it’s better enjoyed while freshly cooked.
  • This recipe would also work great cooked in a cast-iron skillet. The oven-baked method saves time and reduces the amount of used oil.

plate with fried okra and chicken

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Keto Fried Okra

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This keto-fried okra is crispy and extra flavorful! This recipe is perfect for these days when craving some fried food. This dish is gluten-free, low-carb, and made in the oven with nutritious ingredients like almond flour instead of white flour and no vegetable oil; it’s a win-win.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 412 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 cup okra sliced
  • 2 egg large-sized
  • 2 cup almond flour
  • 4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees, line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Rinse and pat dry the chicken, use kitchen scissors to cut bite-sized pieces trimming the fat away. Prepare okra by slicing ends off and cutting half an inch size pieces.
  • Prepare two mixing bowls. In the first bowl whisk eggs, in the second bowl mix almond flour with smoked paprika and salt.
  • Add okra and chicken to the egg mixture and mix to coat well.
  • Carefully dip okra and chicken pieces in the flour mixture, taking only several pieces at once. Arrange on two baking sheets making sure pieces don’t touch and don’t overlap.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then take baking sheets and switch their places in the oven. Bake for 15 more minutes till dry and crispy, no need to turn pieces over. Once cooked,  serve with your favorite sauce.

Notes

To make sure the chicken bites are soft and moist, I recommend using chicken thigh meat. 

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 23gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 1051mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1034IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 3mg
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