Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

A low carb and gluten free approach to a classic comfort food favorite.

Crispy oven fried chicken, homemade hot sauce, sandwiched between a keto almond flour biscuit. 

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders:

I have been promising this recipe post for a while… and now it’s finally here! After I made these Keto Almond Flour Biscuits (totally a game changer friends), the plot thickened and I knew I had to make a fried chicken and biscuit style sandwich.

That is exactly what I did. 

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

The biscuits come together quickly, the chicken is baked (no messy oil for frying), and the whole sandwich is super filling and tastes like a Southern inspired meal that hits all my comfort food buttons. 

Find the full recipe for these Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders below and read on for all the tips and tricks!

“School” Supplies:

  • Knife & Cutting Board
  • Food Processor or Rolling Pin (for crushing the pork rinds)
  • Baking Sheet & Baking Rack
  • Small Saucepan 
  • Tongs

“Class” Notes:

Keto Almond Flour Biscuits

If you haven’t already made my keto biscuit recipe, do so! They’re honestly really easy and the dough forms best in a food processor. Be sure to use cold butter and an already preheated oven prior to baking! You can read all about this easy to follow recipe that’s linked above!

The oven fried Nashville hot chicken is super easy to make and comes together easily. My first suggestion, is to butterfly each chicken breast to thin them out. I cover them with parchment paper and use a meat tenderizer (or heavy rolling pin) to pound them out, so they are thin and flat. This allows for a quicker baking time and a crispy chicken cutlet. 

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

The biscuits are not super wide, and I actually prefer to cut the chicken breast in half as well after I butterfly them. This makes them a perfect size to fit each slider. 

In order to keep the chicken zero carb and achieve a super crispy texture, I do bread them in seasoned pork rind crumbs. I find it much easier and cheaper to make my own.

I like to combine some spices (usually cayenne and smoky paprika) in a food processor and pulse until the crumbs are formed. Alternately, you can use a rolling pin and crush them in a plastic bag. 

If pork rinds are not your jam (I get it, they’re kinda weird if you think about eating fried pig skin), you can sub for almond flour. The trick to this is to not over bread. Over breading with almond flour can burn and it also tends to fall off the chicken, so use a light coating if you opt for this substitute. 

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

After dredging the chicken cutlets, I like to place them on a foil lined baking sheet. Keep the chicken elevated by using a cooling rack or other oven rack over the pan. This helps circulate the air across and under the chicken, ensuring a crispier outside. 

Bake the chicken until fully cooked. While the chicken is baking, I melt a little butter in a saucepan and use my favorite hot sauce. Add a little more spice by adding some of your favorite seasonings (limit the salt though, the pork rinds are salty enough). I personally love a little backdraft rub from code 3 spices!

Prep the biscuit and the hot chicken sandwich toppings prior to dipping. Slice the biscuits in half, add some pickles, lettuce, and tomato (mayo too if that’s you thang). Dip each chicken cutlet into the hot sauce and sandwich it between the biscuit halves! 

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

One last note in regards to the nutritional content. These are really high in fat. The almond flour in the biscuits and the pork rind breadcrumbs definitely elevate the fat content here, despite it being lower in carbs. Just because it’s low carb, doesn’t mean it can’t pack a lot of calories. See the full breakdown of nutritional information below for each sandwich. 

Keto Chorizo Biscuits & Gravy

If you’re a fan of this recipe, check out my savory keto chorizo biscuits and gravy and my popular Keto Chicken Fried Steak Nuggets. These are all perfect for brunch with friends or entertaining family! 

Bon Appeteach,

-L

Yield: 4

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

Low Carb Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

A low carb and gluten free approach to a classic comfort food favorite. Crispy oven fried chicken, homemade hot sauce, sandwiched between a keto almond flour biscuit. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Keto Almond Flour Biscuits
  • 1 Large chicken Breast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Pork Rinds (can sub with almond flour, see notes above)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Hot Sauce
  • 4 Tomato Slices
  • 4 Pickles
  • 4 Lettuce Leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil and add an elevated baking rack. Spray the rack with non-stick spray.
  2. In a bag or food processor, crush the pork rinds until they are fine. Place in a bowl and set aside. Add the egg to another bowl and beat with a fork and set aside.
  3. Butterfly the chicken breast in half, cover with parchment paper and pound it to 1/2" thick. Slice each half, in half again to form 4 thin chicken cutlets.
  4. Dredge each cutlet in egg and then in the pork rind crumbs. Place each chicken piece onto the elevated and greased baking rack. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, heat and melt the butter in a pan on low heat. Add the hot sauce (I used Frank's) to the pan and mix. Keep in on low heat.
  6. Slice each biscuit in half. When the chicken is cooked, coat each piece in the hot sauce and place on the bottom biscuit. Add lettuce, thin tomato slice and a pickle. Top with the other biscuit halve and serve.
Nutritional Information: Obtained using My Fitness Pal. I am not nor do I claim to be a nutritionist, so it is important to always verify the nutritional information as brands vary. I work hard to always provide the most accurate information as possible in hopes of making this easier for you, my readers!

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