This ketofied chicken recipe features pickle juice as the brine, and protein powder as the low-carb breading alternative. The result? Juicy and golden tenders that are a perfect dupe.  Brining and frying are the secrets to cooking flavorful chicken breasts.  Using pickle juice for the brine infuses these chicken tenders with their dill flavor, plus leads to perfectly seasoned meat. Try serving these up with a side of our buffalo coleslaw, and our fire and ice pickles. These chicken strips ...
It’s very exciting to see how easy it is to make a classic dish like chicken cacciatore into something that’s keto friendly. With simple substitutions and cooking it in the instant pot, this will quickly be a meal you’ll add to your weekly rotation. The sauce is so hearty and chunky with juicy chicken that simply breaks apart because it’s so tender! Serve over spaghetti squash or vegetable noodle and enjoy!  
The somewhat sweet roasted pumpkin combined with salty cheese is an amazing experience. This salad is somewhat higher in carbs than we would normally post, so keep in mind that it’s better for those of you who are eating within a shorter time period each day. You can lessen the carbs by reducing the amount of pumpkin used and replace it with a lower-carb vegetable like cauliflower or zucchini. Every time we post a recipe with halloumi, we get a lot of questions about it. Look, halloumi is ...
Scallops are very low in calorific value and are packed with antioxidants, making them the perfect meat to enjoy if you are trying to watch your weight. They come in different sizes, so if you prefer bite-size foods just buy baby ones – you can often find them frozen which is so handy. The meaty texture is set off in this dish by the soft and juicy peach and the freshness of the salad leaves.
Hi Danielle, The bread will not rise without the baking powder, but you could try it if you don’t mind that. Some people make homemade baking powder with baking soda, cream of tartar, and arrowroot powder. But, arrowroot is still a very small amount of starch. Divided among the slices, it’s actually fewer carbs than some of the other ingredients (e.g. almond flour has a small amount of carbs also).
I tried this recipe and it is not at all easy to incorporate 1/2 the egg whites in the food processor. When attempting to pulse just 2-3 times, only part of the egg whites incorporated, leaving 1/2 the whipped egg whites still sitting at the top of the mixture. I then had to use a spatula to force it down and pulsed 3 more times and ended up with a heavy batter because the egg whites completely fell. Then trying to fold the mixture into the rest of the egg whites was like trying to fold in cookie dough. The result was a loaf of baked eggs whites that had clumps of batter in the middle.
However, if you would rather have something a little more cheesy instead, then use the ingredients for the Extra Cheesy keto breadsticks instead. Not only will you get the health benefits of the extra cheese, but you will also give your body a good dose of allicin — a plant compound that is found in garlic powder and onion powder. Studies have found that allicin can helps decrease the risk of heart disease and boost brain healing from traumatic injury.

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If you’re not a fan of baking but you’re a fan of eating bread, there are places to get keto friendly bread these days. If you’re lucky, you may be able to find a loaf of “Paleo Bread” in the freezer section at Whole Foods Market. This bread is going to cost you over $10 per loaf, but it is made of good ingredients and is a few grams of carbs per slice. There’s also rumors of ALDI carrying a new Zero-Carb bread, but it sells out fast and we haven’t been able to review it. Hopefully in the near future there will be more local buying options for low carb bread, but for now, those are your only options.

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Here is a recipe that is so impressive to the eye as well as the mouth! Firm, meaty burgers, but with a hidden secret inside – soft and creamy guacamole with bacon. Just imagine your guest’s surprise when they bite into the burger and are hit with a delicious filling. Other ground meats or sausage can be used, but if you want to change things up a bit try ground turkey as it goes so well with the bacon.

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Hi Jen, It sounds like it needed to bake for longer – this is why it sunk and was still moist. The timing varies by ovens and even different pans. I hope you’ll try it again and just keep it in there for longer. You can cover the top if it starts to brown too much. For the one you made, depending on how moist it was in the middle, you may be able to salvage it somewhat by pan frying the slices.

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Hi Anita, I double checked my carton egg whites. 3/4 cup of egg whites is equivalent to 4 large whole eggs, not 4 large egg whites. Mine has a chart for converting whole eggs, and the conversion for egg whites only is below the chart. It says 2 tablespoons of liquid egg whites are equivalent to the egg white of 1 whole egg. So, 12 large egg whites would be 24 tablespoons, or 1 1/2 cups as written in the recipe. Hope this helps!
Deb, Thank you so much for leaving a comment – we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the bread! Yes, the yeast in this recipe is for aroma/flavor. Unfortunately we aren’t at high altitude so we don’t have experience baking in that way. We’ve read that it can be helpful to slightly decrease baking powder, slightly increase liquids, and increase oven temperature by 25F. Please let us know how it goes if you try the recipe with any of these changes, and sorry we couldn’t be more help with this!
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I made this for Sunday breakfast. Not EXACTLY like bread, but had excellent texture, structural integrity, and not eggy. I used a glass Pyrex and digital thermometer to verify a center temp of 205 degrees F. It did cook through and expanded no more than 10%. After completely cool it settle by about 25% and reminded me of how angelfood cake will sink if not cooled upside down. Next time I will use my angelfood cake pan, skip the parchment, and cool inverted for a taller bread and cook for an additional 10 mins for a drier bread to improve toasting. This is the first keto bread I ever made, and was pleased with the overall results. I did make croutons in a fry pan with butter,salt and garlic powder for a salad topper. I also plan on making some crostini for snacking and soups.
Hi Melissa, Are you beating the whole eggs? It needs to be egg whites only. Whole eggs will never form peaks. Adding a little cream of tartar helps, as well as making sure you start with a very clean bowl (preferably not plastic if you’re having issues). Having the egg whites at room temperature can be a little easier, too, though I usually don’t need to. Hope this answers your question!

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Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried making this recipe into a lemon blueberry bread, but what you’d want to do is add a bit more sweetener (a few tablespoons? depending on how sweet you want it), lemon zest (not lemon juice to avoid too much liquid), and fold in blueberries carefully to avoid breaking down the whites. As for the other recipe you tried, it shouldn’t be gritty (though this one you’re looking at is definitely more fluffy) – did you use a super finely ground blanched almond flour?

Because of the golden brown color on this chicken dish, it looks so yummy before you even try it! Then when you cut into it and are greeted with mouthfuls of tender meat with soft and flavorsome stuffing, you will put this recipe down in your favorites section! If you don’t have a meat mallet you can use a rolling pin or even a pan to pound the chicken flat ready for rolling.

Here is another great idea for a healthy and satisfying meal for the whole family! The creamy tomato sauce helps to boost the flavors of the meatballs and the fried cabbage is a good alternative as a side dish. This recipe would also work using other ground meats such as pork or turkey, so it can accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have to cater for.

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Great Low Carb Bread Company Plain Bread. Great Low Carb Bread Company makes their plain bread loaf from a handful of wheat-based ingredients, so it mimics the texture of wheat flour-based bread a bit better than other keto-friendly bread options. Each slice has 1 gram of net carbs. However, it should be avoided if you are gluten intolerant in any way. You can order it from Amazon by clicking this link.

Anyone who has gone without sugar whether on keto or low carb, knows the pains – yes, sometimes hunger pains. But seriously, that sugar craving struggle is REAL. As we mention often here on Keto Dirty, our goal is to help you find ways to create a keto lifestyle. We blur the lines of traditional keto where you may not use certain ingredients or may not drink diet drinks. 
Hello!! Went grain free about two months ago to reverse a chronic illness. Am feeling great but was jonesing for a piece of bread!! Big time!! And that’s what you gave me! I wish I could share the photos I have of this loaf which baked up beautifully!! It is light and airy and tastes mild and yummy. Interestingly, when I toasted it up, a hint of coconut came out (obviously from the coconut flour). Thank you so much for sharing this… sandwich here I come!!

Hi Jen, It sounds like it needed to bake for longer – this is why it sunk and was still moist. The timing varies by ovens and even different pans. I hope you’ll try it again and just keep it in there for longer. You can cover the top if it starts to brown too much. For the one you made, depending on how moist it was in the middle, you may be able to salvage it somewhat by pan frying the slices.

Well… it turned out beautifully. It rose evenly, it was light, fluffy and baked through. It tasted very good, both plain and toasted with butter. I truthfully do not know if I would add the butter the next time I make a loaf because I was so pleased with this version. I will likely reduce the erythritol to 1 tablespoon or less for a more subtle sweetness in the future. This recipe has so many flavour possibilities and I look forward to trying out all of my ideas using this excellent base. It is also good to know that it can be made without the additional fat component. Don’t get me wrong, I am keto and a committed high fat enthusiast but slathering some fat on top of the bread… butter, pâté, nut butter… will work just fine for me.
Instead of all purpose flour or any other grain-based flour, you’ll be using fiber-rich coconut flour and flaxseed meal to make your very own keto bread. Each slice will have 8 grams of fiber that will feed the good bacteria in your gut and bolster gut health. As a result, your immune system, cognitive function, and emotional well-being will all be enhanced as well.
I have a serious problem with brussels sprouts and bacon. Every time my friend and I see them on the menu we must order them. I mean it happens every time, we love them so much. Brussel sprouts are a hearty vegetable and the rendered bacon is perfectly crispy and adds the right amount of saltiness to the sprouts. To be able to make perfect brussel sprouts in the instant pot is a keto lovers dream! So simple just set it and forget it!
Made this today using my muffin top baking pan. It is perfect for sandwiches and I don’t have to cut them. That is good because my slicing ability is bad. So one batch makes 2 muffin tops. First batch emptied my coconut supply so I did another batch with double almond flour. Found that the almond flour by itself makes for a good sandwich. The batch with coconut and almond flour is sweeter, reminds me a bit of french toast, still good but not what I would like to have for a roast beef sandwich. Think it will be good with some almond butter on it.

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Wanted to add to my last comment, forgot to give you the 5 stars it deserves! Don’t know why but cooking on the griddle gave a more eggy taste , like french toast and not as light.the micro gives best texture and gives the look of sliced bread. I’m a celiac who lived with a carboholic. This bread will be my new go to. Fresh bread in 2 minutes and great when it’s too hot to bake. Thank you, thank you

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Hi James, Thank you for sharing. Most likely this wasn’t fully cooked if it stuck to the parchment paper, as I never have to grease it, but I did add a note to the post that you could do that to be on the safe side. I think the previous recipe and post were not clear enough on how to make sure that it’s done, so I updated them and hope that will help. I’d love to know if that made a difference if you try it again. But, this bread is more similar to fluffy pre-sliced white bread than a crusty bread, so I still would not expect a crust. If you are looking for a crusty bread, try this almond flour bread instead.
The somewhat sweet roasted pumpkin combined with salty cheese is an amazing experience. This salad is somewhat higher in carbs than we would normally post, so keep in mind that it’s better for those of you who are eating within a shorter time period each day. You can lessen the carbs by reducing the amount of pumpkin used and replace it with a lower-carb vegetable like cauliflower or zucchini. Every time we post a recipe with halloumi, we get a lot of questions about it. Look, halloumi is ...

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For Keto, this bread is awesome! I have made it a few times, once with almond meal instead of blanched almond flour.. came out equally as good, just gives the look of a wheat bread. I slice it up once cool, and leave it on the counter for a few days. Then whatever is left goes into the fridge where it lasts for at least a week (if it actually lasts that long.) I like having bread around when doing Keto.. it helps with ease of a last-minute meal. Think Turkey sandwich, avocado toast, egg or chicken salad sandwich! Thank you!

It’s very exciting to see how easy it is to make a classic dish like chicken cacciatore into something that’s keto friendly. With simple substitutions and cooking it in the instant pot, this will quickly be a meal you’ll add to your weekly rotation. The sauce is so hearty and chunky with juicy chicken that simply breaks apart because it’s so tender! Serve over spaghetti squash or vegetable noodle and enjoy!  

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I made this for Sunday breakfast. Not EXACTLY like bread, but had excellent texture, structural integrity, and not eggy. I used a glass Pyrex and digital thermometer to verify a center temp of 205 degrees F. It did cook through and expanded no more than 10%. After completely cool it settle by about 25% and reminded me of how angelfood cake will sink if not cooled upside down. Next time I will use my angelfood cake pan, skip the parchment, and cool inverted for a taller bread and cook for an additional 10 mins for a drier bread to improve toasting. This is the first keto bread I ever made, and was pleased with the overall results. I did make croutons in a fry pan with butter,salt and garlic powder for a salad topper. I also plan on making some crostini for snacking and soups.
Nice and firm. Baked it on the recommended temp, added 6 or 7 minutes. Pressed the middle and it was great. I let it cool. What was nice about it was obviously it’s low carb bread…hurray for that, but it cut well. Got 18 slices easily about 1/2 inch thick without breakage. Most importantly, it wasn’t greasy, or almond tasting overload, just delicious.

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Rarely a day goes by that I don’t have eggs. Packed with protein and incredibly versatile, eggs are my idea of a true superfood. But don’t take my word for it- this list of 35 Keto egg recipes shows how easy they are to include in almost every meal. Whether fried, poached, boiled, or scrambled, this list has a Keto-friendly egg recipe for any occasion.

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Great Low Carb Bread Company Plain Bread. Great Low Carb Bread Company makes their plain bread loaf from a handful of wheat-based ingredients, so it mimics the texture of wheat flour-based bread a bit better than other keto-friendly bread options. Each slice has 1 gram of net carbs. However, it should be avoided if you are gluten intolerant in any way. You can order it from Amazon by clicking this link.


Ketogenic diet bread is not low calorie – swapping gluten out for almond flour and whey isolate adds a lot of calories. If you are watching your caloric intake, always consult with a doctor about a keto diet. This bread is in no way meant to be a lower calorie option – but merely a different way to get a light, bread texture without using gluten or grains.
Just made this and as a normal bread lover, I am very impressed! But do have a question. Can you over cook this? Mine seems a bit light inside, like a teenie bit mooshy, and can’t see it holding up in a sandwich. The temp was at 200 inside but I had already had it in for like 50 minutes longer than the posted time and I could still hear a little squish but didn’t want to over cook.

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This keto shepherd's pie casserole is a recipe you’ll make again and again. It’s filling comfort food at it’s finest, and a great dish to prepare when you’re trying to make sure you have leftover. Well-seasoned ground lamb is topped with a creamy cauliflower mash, then baked in the oven until golden. This recipe is a great way to use up any ground meat that you have on hand. We’re using lamb but you could also do this with chicken or beef. Just make sure that the cooked cauliflower is ...

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Instead of all purpose flour or any other grain-based flour, you’ll be using fiber-rich coconut flour and flaxseed meal to make your very own keto bread. Each slice will have 8 grams of fiber that will feed the good bacteria in your gut and bolster gut health. As a result, your immune system, cognitive function, and emotional well-being will all be enhanced as well.

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Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried making this recipe into a lemon blueberry bread, but what you’d want to do is add a bit more sweetener (a few tablespoons? depending on how sweet you want it), lemon zest (not lemon juice to avoid too much liquid), and fold in blueberries carefully to avoid breaking down the whites. As for the other recipe you tried, it shouldn’t be gritty (though this one you’re looking at is definitely more fluffy) – did you use a super finely ground blanched almond flour?
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