Zaxby's is a chain restaurant from the Southern US specializing in crispy fried chicken tenders and sandwiches. With so many fried options, most keto dieters wonder what is keto friendly at Zaxby's?
What to eat at Zaxby's on keto will depend on your carb allowance but according to their official nutrition menu, there are 58 keto options on the menu at Zaxby's with less than 20g of net carbs. The most popular item at Zaxby's is the Chicken Fingers which are surprisingly low carb without sauce as they have 4g of net carbs per piece. Still, most of the sauces are not keto friendly so any large 5 piece or 10 piece order will kick you out of ketosis.
If one or two pieces of chicken is not enough to satisfy your appetite then you can order the Traditional Wings. 10 pieces of traditional wings contain only 6g of net carbs without sauce and 10-15g of net carbs with most sauces.
Another option is the salad substituting grilled chicken for fried chicken. According to the nutrition menu the salads with fried chicken contain upwards of 30g of net carbs; they don't have the exact macros for the grilled chicken substitution but it will drop the net carbs on the meal into an acceptable range. Unfortunately, there are not many keto friendly sides available at Zaxby's. The only option under 20g of carbs is the Coleslaw which contains 11g.