This paleo fried chicken recipe is for all those people who miss that lovely succulent, crispy chicken from the shop.
This recipe is just as good as the gluten variants, and you will find that even your non-paleo friends & family will love. Even if you’re not on the paleo diet, this recipe is still fantastic. For example, if you’re gluten intolerant or just looking to cut down the amount gluten in your diet.
One of the important things to getting that lovely crispy chicken is to make sure your oil is hot enough before putting the chicken in. The best way to check is by dropping a little bit of crumb in, and if it sizzles, then it is ready.
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Paleo Fried Chicken Recipe
- 250g (9 oz) chicken breasts
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ¼ tsp thyme (dried or fresh)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- Coconut oil or another paleo-friendly oil
- First cut the chicken into smaller pieces. (2cm/0.8in slices)
- Crack the eggs into a bowl.
- In another bowl, mix together the almond flour, thyme, salt & pepper.
- Dip the chicken first into the bowl of egg and then into the bowl of the almond flour mix.
- Repeat until all the pieces of chicken are coated.
- In a pan over medium heat, add the coconut oil.
- Once the oil has heated, add the coated chicken.
- Cook for 5-10 minutes on each side.
- Once golden brown and the chicken is cooked all the way through, remove from the pan.
- Serve & Enjoy
- If you find the coating of the chicken is starting brown too fast and burn, then turn down the heat of the pan.
- By itself, the chicken might not be enough so you can try having a side with it to help bulk out the meal a bit. For example, this paleo fried chicken goes amazing with some paleo friendly ketchup or even some tasty paleo-friendly BBQ sauce. I also find that some simple paleo sweet potato fries go amazing with the chicken if you have the extra time.
- If you like coconut, then I recommend adding some shredded coconut to the dry powder mix.
- Try not to play around with the chicken while it is in the pan too much. You will find that the crumbing will start to fall off. The best way is to wait till one side is golden brown before flipping to the other side.
- If you like a thick coating, simply dip back into the egg after the first crumb and then crumb it again. You can do this as many times as you want but keep in mind you don’t want to be too thick otherwise your chicken may not cook.
You can find all the nutritional information on this delicious fried chicken right below. Keep in mind this information may be slightly off because it’s an estimate but will hopefully give you a good idea of how this dish will impact your diet.It doesn’t take into account any sides or condiments that you may have with it.
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