Crispy Gluten-Free Pork Rind Coated Chicken

Crispy Gluten-Free Pork Rind Coated Chicken

Did we say pork rind coated chicken? Yes, we did! The saltiness of the pork rinds help to lock in the juices to make a crispy, delicious coating. This recipe is a must try that the fam will love!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American, carnivore, gluten free, keto


  • 1 Air Fryer
  • 1 Blender


  • 2 bags Regular Pork Rinds
  • 6-8 Chicken Thighs (skin on)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Duck Fat
  • 2 eggs Beaten
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Blend the pork rinds for about 30 seconds, until they are a dry powder consistency.
  • Dump the powdered pork rinds into a medium size bowl. Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and parmesan and mix together lightly.
  • In a separate, small bowl, beat the eggs with a fork.
  • Dip the chicken thighs into the egg and then into the pork rind mixture until fully coated. *For extra crispy chicken, dip the chicken into the egg and pork rind mixture twice.
  • Place the coated chicken into the air fryer and add the duck fat.
  • Set the air fryer to the air fry setting at 400° and cook for 35 minutes.
  • After the 35 minutes is up, check the chicken to see if it is cooked through. Add increments of 5 minutes until cooked completely and crispy.


RECIPE NOTE: Add additional seasonings to flavor as desired. The pork rinds are already salty, so it is not recommended to add salt.
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