Gluten-Free Fried Chicken


This recipe is as good or better than my 'gluten-full' recipe. Even my pickiest child ate this fried chicken. Tastes great with mashed potatoes and salad. You can use chicken breasts or chicken tenders.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups oil

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons powdered buttermilk (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon celery salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, or more to taste


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine flour, powdered buttermilk, paprika, celery salt, white pepper, xanthan gum, baking soda, and cayenne pepper together in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag; shake to mix well. Place chicken in bag, seal the bag, and shake until each piece is coated in flour mixture.

  3. Working in batches, drop coated chicken into preheated oil and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer cooked chicken to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
12g Fat
2g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.