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Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Chicken – Keto

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Low Carb Chicken Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


This quick and easy low carb Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Chicken recipe is a delicious and healthy way to get your family together! Keto and Atkins friendly.



For the chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken tenderloins (or breast) cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1 packet Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix (or 2 Tbsp homemade Ranch Seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup sugar free maple flavored pancake syrup


To make the chicken:

  1. Combine the almond flour, cheese, and Ranch Seasoning Mix in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and chicken pieces in another medium bowl – stir well.
  3. Dip the mayo coated chicken pieces in the seasoning mixture and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake the chicken at 400 degrees (F) for 15 – 18 minutes (depending on size of pieces) until golden brown and cooked through.

For the dipping sauce:

  1. Combine the ingredients and whisk until smooth. Adjust for your preference by adding a little more mustard or a little more syrup if necessary.


Approximate nutrition information per serving:

1 serving (5 oz) chicken: 351 calories, 20g fat, 4g net carbs, 40g protein

2 Tbsp sauce: 110 calories, 12g fat, 0g net carbs, 0g protein