Keto Chicken Fried Steak


This chicken fried steak with gravy checks all of the deliciousness boxes!

4.9 Stars (14 Reviews) 15 Comments

Steak cooked in a gluten-free, low carb crust and fried to a perfect crispy golden brown. This keto chicken fried steak is juicy, tender and can be made in less than 30 minutes, including the gravy!

thick, crispy fried steak on a plate

Keto chicken fried steak is my husband’s favorite keto meal.

He could eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but I usually only make it for dinner. It’s the ideal recipe for when you get off work and want to make a homecooked meal that doesn’t require a lot of time and effort. In fact, this easy keto dinner can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Juicy and tender cubed steak is coated in a gluten-free, low carb breading and fried in butter to create a thick, crispy crust that is perfect for soaking up that delicious easy keto gravy you can make with the leftover brown bits and butter in the skillet.

Serve with my famous mashed cauliflower recipe and steamed green beans for an easy homecooked keto dinner everyone will enjoy!

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Keto Chicken Fried Steak Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cubed steaks
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ground pork rinds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder, optional

Keto Chicken Fried Steak Directions

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a plate of keto chicken fried steak with a side of mashed cauliflower and green beans

What kind of steak is chicken fried steak?

Cubed Steak

Cubed steak comes from the lean, boneless areas of the chuck or round region of the cow.

It is mechanically tenderized using a cubing machine that has two sharp discs which cut and shape irregular cuts of meat. It also makes the meat that would normally be pretty tough to eat without slow roasting into tender cuts that are ideal for quick cooking.

a package of cube steak

How to get a crispy coating on chicken fried steak?

To achieve a thick crispy coating on this low carb chicken fried steak, we dip the cubed steak twice in a special coating.

The first coating is a light dusting of almond flour. The steak is then dredged in an egg wash and then coated with a thicken coating of ground pork rinds that are seasoned with garlic powder.

crispy coated chicken fried steak in a skillet frying

Easy Keto Gravy

You have to have gravy along with your chicken fried steak.

It’s easy to whip up a keto gravy using the leftover butter and brown bits in the pan. Simply whisk in heavy cream and chicken broth into your skillet and let simmer over low to medium heat. Cook until the liquid reduces and the sauce thickened.

If you find that the gravy isn’t as thick as you would like, whisk in 1 teaspoon of arrowroot powder. This is my favorite keto thickener to work with when trying to add some viscosity to a liquid.

pouring brown gravy on chicken fried steak and mashed cauliflower

Reheating Leftover Keto Chicken Fried Steak

If you have leftover keto chicken fried steak, you can store it in the refrigerator.

To reheat, simply heat in the air fryer or broil in the oven on high for a few minutes until cooked through and the crust is crisp again.

Want another way to repurpose this recipe if you don’t like leftovers? Try a keto chicken fried steak chaffle sandwich. Make some low carb sandwich bread using your waffle maker. Spread on butter and pour on leftover gravy for a delicious bite!

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Chicken Fried Steak

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 421
Fat 25.4g
Protein 43.6g
Total Carbs 3.2g
Net Carbs 1.7g

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  1. Wow! This was amazing. I used Montreal Steak Seasoning on the meat and in the gravy. Definitely will be a repeat for us!

  2. Loved it. Still trying to perfect cauliflower as a mashed potato replacement. Always seems to watery and loose but the steak was great.

  3. Love this! But I made mine without the eggs and flour, just pressed with Mayo and then covered in crushed pork rinds. I do season the meat first, i add paprika and garlic to the rinds before i cook, major Yum! BTW down 60 pounds AND best of all, VeRY aware of what I eat and how I serve it! Thanks for yet another good recipe idea.

  4. My husband loves chicken fried steak too! We also made your bread rolls to compliment and love them as well.

  5. PLEASE!!!!!! write a cookbook. It would be a BEST SELLER, I would buy several to give to friends and family. What a gift, great recipes and good health !!!!

  6. This was fantastic! Definitely a keeper!
    One question, does the nutrition include the gravy or was it just for the steak?

  7. Wow, this is excellent! I didn’t have any heavy cream or arrowroot for thickening, and it was still great! (I’m not home with my normal “stuff” for cooking.) I used half and half and the broth, but definitely would make this again with heavy cream and arrowroot. I will make this dish again and often! (I served it with sauteed fresh spinach in olive oil and some salt and garlic powder. It was great!)

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