Fried Chicken Strips

The idea for these strips came from this reddit post – no full recipe was provided with the post so I developed the detail below myself.

The original idea calls for golden flaxseed, but as I couldn’t find any of this is New Zealand I just used regular ground flaxseed. It sounds like regular flaxseed has a darker colour than the golden variety, which explains why my end result looked less appetising than the strips in the reddit post. However, the taste was still good. I would definitely recommend serving the strips with a dip or dipping sauce as this adds moisture and lightens up the heaviness of the flaxseed.

low carb fried chicken strips - suitable for keto, paleo, atkins diet


  • 400 g (1 lb) of chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) of almond flour
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) of ground flaxseed/linseed
  • Canola oil for shallow frying


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into strips, approximately 6 cm (2.3 in) long and 1 cm (0.4 in) wide.
  2. Dip each strip into the almond flour, followed by the egg, followed by the flaxseed.
  3. low carb fried chicken strips - suitable for keto, paleo, atkins diet

  4. Cover the bottom of a large frypan with oil and heat until hot.
  5. Fry the chicken strips (in batches if need be) until cooked – approximately 3 minutes on each side.
  6. Serve onto 2 plates and enjoy with your favourite sauce or dip.

Nutritional Info:

Calories Carbs Fibre Net Carbs Fat Protein
Chicken 440 0 0 0 5 92
Egg 77 0 0 0 5 7
Almond flour 614 4 0 4 54 26
Ground flaxseed 468 32 28 4 35 20
Total 1,599 36 28 8 99 145
Per serving (1/2) 800 18 14 4 50 73


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