Is it really possible?
May 14, 2009 11:50 AM Subscribe
Is fried chicken a low-carb food?
posted by jbickers to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
File this under Wishful Thinking, but ... I was re-reading the first Atkins diet book, and at one point he makes the comment that when you're hungry, he "wants you to go for that leftover fried chicken in the fridge" rather than something carby.
Now, obviously, something with a heavy breading is carby. But it got me thinking, for instance, about Kroger fried chicken (which is twenty different kinds of awesome) - I've seen them make it, and it's just chicken, dredged in seasoned flour, most of which falls off, then fried. So is it in fact possible that it's a reasonably low-carb source of crunchy, delicious protein?
(Please, no comments about the validity of low-carb itself. I know people are divided on that.)