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Hobbit’s Keto Tempura battered chicken
Time=30 min
1lb chicken breast, cubed
2 eggs
1 scoop (about 1/4 cup) unflavored whey isolate plus 2 tbsp for dusting
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum Powder
Preheat a skillet (use a cast iron if you have one for best results) on med-high heat. Brown the chicken on all sides. Remove
from skillet to a paper towel.
Heat up some oil to fry in of your choice in a deep fryer or small sauce pan to about 350F.
Put the two tbsp protein powder in a bowl, set aside.
Make the batter.
Whisk the eggs. Add the dry, whisk until well combined. Take a couple of cubes of chicken, toss around in the bowl of protein
powder (dry) so the batter will stick better. Drop them in the batter to coat all sides. Let excess drip off, then drop in hot oil.
Keep them moving so all sides get a nice light brown. Remove to plate, repeat.

Eat them like this, make a sauce like sweet and sour, do whatever you want. LOOK HOW FLUFFY THAT IS!!!
Nutritional information: Calories each 75 (per 15 pieces of batter-covered item, not including choice of meat), Fat:4g, Protein:
10, Carbs: less than 1

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  1. can you adapt this for fried zucchini?

    1. Definitely, I’ve used it for that, mushroom caps, shrimp, scallops, etc.

  2. Jennifer Marlowe

    Hi, thanks for the recipe. I see your steps include browning the chicken first. Does the whey batter cook too fast to completely cook the chicken, if it were battered raw? Thought I’d clarify before I winged it and ended up with half cooked nuggets!

  3. What is the purpose of the xanathan gum in the dry ingredients?

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  5. What kind of oil do you use for frying?

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