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Keto Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak was a childhood favorite of mine, and I love this low carb version just as much as the kind my mom used to make. This recipe is always a winner.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern Food
Servings: 6
Calories: 543.62kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi



  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 24 ounces cube steaks
  • ¼ cup ghee or avocado oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • In a shallow bowl, combine almond flour, Parmesan cheese, smoked paprika, sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • In a separate bowl beat together eggs.
  • Tenderize the meat with a meat hammer, pounding until it is about ¼ inch thick.
  • Dip the meat into the eggs, and then coat with the almond flour mixture. Press the mixture into the meat.
  • Heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. The oil should be between 320 degrees and 340 degrees. A drop of almond flour should sizzle when it touches the oil, but not burn.
  • Add the steaks, and cook for about 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Remove from the pan and put on a rack over a baking sheet. Tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add beef broth, cream, garlic powder, and xanthan gum. Whisk to combine.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, and stir in sour cream.
  • Serve the chicken fried steak with the gravy on top.


Calories: 543.62kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 34.51g | Fat: 43.03g | Saturated Fat: 19.46g | Cholesterol: 203.54mg | Sodium: 843.59mg | Potassium: 492.81mg | Fiber: 1.78g | Sugar: 1.29g | Vitamin A: 797.14IU | Vitamin C: 0.17mg | Calcium: 238.7mg | Iron: 2.92mg