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The Keto Double Down

When Bread is replaced by Fried Chicken

As a younger foodie I was very impressed by ‘size’ and Epic Meal Time kind of dishes. I used to love watching videos of decadence like full hogs being roasted, pigs stuffed with turkeys and other such culinary monstrosities. Somewhere in the clamour of all this food I chanced upon the slightly less monstrous ‘Double Down’. It was apparently something that KFC introduced on their menu, it was a hamburger where fried chicken replaced the regular hamburger bun. I wasn’t even aware of Keto at that time but this was definitely a recipe for a foodgasm. I decided to cook this for a band called The Down Troddence on my show and name it ‘The Double Down Troddence’. You can watch that episode here.

Fast forward to my current Keto shenanigans and  it seemed to be the perfect recipe. It was all the sin without any of the guilt. Since I made Keto fried chicken previously i didn’t have to rely on bread crumbs. This recipe was now 100% Keto friendly. So go ahead and indulge yourself. Why? Because you’re worth it.

Where are those macros?

Normally I would take the trouble to calculate the macros but there are so many variables in this recipe and I’m also on vacation. Therefore I have decided to leave them out for the time being. Maybe when I return to regular life I will calculate them or perhaps if one of you folks is kind enough to do it, leave them in a comment. Right of the bat I’m going to tell you that this is going to be a fairly high calorie recipe and it will have a good amount of protein since we’ve used chicken breast meat. Most of the fat is coming from the mayo spread and the bacon. There will also be some from the deep frying but it’s rather hard to calculate how much.

I would say, don’t fret. Just eat this as your cheat meal and be done with it. You can alternatively use pork chops for the burger buns, you could use ground beef for the burger patty and so on. The options are limitless and you can let your imagination run wild.

The Keto Double Down

The Keto Double Down
The Keto Double Down
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A hamburger made using fried chicken for the buns
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
The Keto Double Down
The Keto Double Down
Yum
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
A hamburger made using fried chicken for the buns
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For the burger & bun
  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 4 Rashers of Bacon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Dried Herb Seasoning Mix
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Psyillium Husk
  • 1 Egg
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
For the Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp Keto Mayo
  • 20 grams Pickled Onions
  • 20 grams Black Olives
  • Paprika
  • Fresh Parsley
Servings: serving
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Instructions
  1. To make the special burger mayo chop the pickled onions and olives and mix them with the mayo. Also add in paprika and fresh parsley and give it a good mix. Set it aside for later.
  2. Beat the chicken breasts using a rolling pin and some cling flim and then using a cookie cutter, cut out 1 round piece from each breast and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining chicken along with 2 rashers of bacon, salt and pepper and the dried herbs to a food processor and blitz till you get a nice ground mixture.
  4. Shape the burger patties with the ground meat and set aside.
  5. Fry the remaining bacon in a pan and set aside once crispy
  6. In the same pan fry the chicken burger patties. Add cheese on top after flipping and once cooked, set aside.
  7. Season the round chicken breasts with a seasoning of your choice and set up a breading station with the egg, parmesan and psyllium husk.
  8. Dip the chicken in the egg, then the parmesan, then again in the egg and then in the husk. Deep fry these using bacon fat or coconut oil or lard or any fat of your choice.
  9. Now assembled the burger once the chicken breasts are deep fried and ready.
  10. Add some of the mayo on 1 breast, then some lettuce, the burger patty, tomato slices, bacon and then top with the 2nd chicken breast.
  11. Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Ton
    August 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Hi,
    I didn’t find the macros for this recipe. Please help.

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      August 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

      I wrote that I did not calculate it but someone just did it in the comments so check that.

  • Reply
    Jerry Brasel
    August 17, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Calories 618
    Fat 35.1
    Sodium 1194
    Potassium 255.9
    Carbs 11.1
    Fiber 9.1
    Protein 61.7

    Calculated with My Fitness Pal using local ingredients. Amounts adjusted to approximate actual amounts used in one sandwich.

    • mm
      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      August 20, 2018 at 10:33 am

      This is awesome!! Thank you So much!!!

  • Reply
    Jerome Griff
    August 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Love you delivery and recipes! If you ever find yourself in Toronto, you have a place to stay. Enough jibber jabber!

    • Reply
      Victoria Bastock
      August 23, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Agreed!

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    Stephanie Lodge
    September 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Beckie
    October 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    I love the way the sandwich renders you speechless with the happy food grin. Superb!

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