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Keto Chicken Fried Steak

5 Stars (5 Reviews)
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Steak coaked 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!

Keto Chicken Fried Steak Ingredients

Keto Chicken Fried Steak Directions

  • 1
    Season both sides of each cubed steak generously with salt and pepper.
    salt and pepper sprinkled over cube steak
  • 2
    Using three shallow bowls, add almond flour to one bowl. Whisk together eggs with 2 tablespoons water in the second bowl. In the third bowl, combine ground pork rinds with garlic powder.
    three white bowls containing almond flour, egg wash and pork rinds
  • 3
    First, dip a cubed steak in the almond flour to coat.
    steak coated in almond flour
  • 4
    Dip the almond flour coated cubed steak into the egg wash.
    cube steak dredged in egg wash
  • 5
    Next, place the cubed steak in the ground pork rinds to coat on both sides. Repeat with remaining cube steak and set aside.
    pork panko crust cubed steak
  • 6
    In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of butter and melt over medium high heat. Add 2-3 cube steaks to the skillet and fry over medium heat on both sides for 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to overcrowd the skillet or else your steaks will steam cook and not get crispy. Work in batches if needed.
    chicken fried steak frying in a skillet
  • 7
    Remove chicken fried steak from skillet. Whisk in heavy cream and chicken broth. Simmer until sauce reduces and thickens. For a thicker gravy, whisk in arrowroot powder.
    keto gravy simmering in a skillet

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Low Carb Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

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 delicous 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!

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

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

Crispy Coating

To acheive 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 delicous bite!

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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