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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Atkins Crispy Fried Chicken
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 210 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 12 oz Chicken Wing with bone and skin
  • 12 oz Chicken Drumstick, bone in, with skin
  • 1/4 cup 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 6 tbsp Canola Vegetable Oil
  • 2 5/24 serving Atkins Flour Mix


Use the Atkins recipe to make Atkins Flour Mix for this recipe.  You will need 3/4 cup.  Please also note that thw calories and fat content of this recipe are high due to the heavy cream in the marinade.  You can subtract out about 200 calories or 22g of fat for more accurate nutritional values.
  1. In a large bowl, combine cream and lemon juice. Add chicken; cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Drain chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Combine 3/4 cup baking mix, pastry flour, salt, pepper and cayenne in a resealable plastic bag. In two batches, add chicken and shake to coat. Place chicken on a wire rack and let stand 15 minutes to set.
  3. Heat 1/2 inch oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken in batches and fry until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Place chicken on a baking sheet with a rim fitted with a wire rack and bake until chicken is cooked through and an instant-read meat thermometer registers 155°F when inserted in chicken without touching the bone, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cooking Tip

Whether you're feeding a family or cooking for one, you can update the serving settings above to reveal the required amount of ingredients.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)