Keto Golden Chicken Bacon Fritter Balls Recipe
Keto isn’t all salad and vegetables. You can make amazing recipes that everyone in your household will love like this keto golden chicken bacon fritter balls recipe.
How I Made Keto Fritters
If you’ve never made fritters before, rest assured, they are delicious! There are some modifications necessary to make this low carb and appropriate for your keto diet.
First off, the flour that normally coats fritters needs a makeover. Instead of carb-loaded white flour, I used almond flour.
This nut-based flour has a great taste that bakes up well without adding a ton of carbs and spiking your blood sugar.
Next, many recipes call for cheese. While cheese can be a perfectly keto option, I don’t recommend eating it.
Many people have sensitivities to cheese, so I left out the mozzarella that shows up in some varieties.
Other than those two swaps, the rest of the ingredients are pretty standard except for one – bacon.
The bacon in this recipe elevates these chicken balls to the next level. That salty, savory burst of flavor makes these fly off the plate.
How to Mince Chicken
Once we dive into the more expected ingredients in this recipe, you’ll notice you need minced chicken.
You might be wondering how you do that.
The easiest way to make this recipe is to buy ground chicken. The work is already done for you.
If you have a food processor (and it does come in handy for this recipe) you can use that to mince chicken.
Cut up a chicken breast into 2-inch cubes. Then, working in batches if necessary, place the cubes into your food processor and grind it down.
Boneless skinless breasts will be your best bet for mincing, but if you don’t mind a little extra work you can de-bone raw chicken yourself.
More Keto Chicken Recipes
Meat is pretty much a staple on a keto diet, and chicken definitely gets a lot of love.
It can be easy to fall into a pattern of plain, boring chicken day after day.
Don’t let endless stretches of dry baked chicken turn you off of this valuable source of protein and go-to ingredient on keto.
There are plenty of delicious chicken recipes out there so you can stay true to your ketogenic diet without getting bored.
Check out my very favorite keto chicken recipes. Try a new one each week to expand your recipe rotation and even enjoy your keto diet!
Make amazing recipes that everyone in your household will love like this keto golden chicken bacon fritter balls recipe.
- 1 chicken breast, minced (or 1/2 lb or 225 g ground chicken)
- 4 slices of bacon, diced
- 1 egg
- 2 green onions
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
- 1/2 cup (60 g) almond flour
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Food process the chicken, bacon, egg, green onions, and garlic together.
- Form 12 chicken bacon balls.
- Dip the balls into the olive oil then into the almond flour.
- Place on the lined baking tray and bake for 30 minutes until golden on the outside.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 1 g
- Calories: 287
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 26 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 13 g