If Paleo or Whole30 has you missing crispy fried chicken, this is the best oven fried chicken recipe I have found. It is gluten and dairy-free and amazing!
I have been wanting to try this recipe ever since I started eating Paleo-style. I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to it, but MAN, have I been missing out!
Paleo Comfort Foods is one of my top two favorite Paleo cookbooks. And when I think of comfort foods, I think about fried chicken. My grandma used to make the most amazing fried chicken, and I was sure that this recipe could not possibly stand up to hers. Well, guess what? It totally stands up.
The recipe is VERY easy… and the result is fantastic! My husband raved about it at dinner last night, and we ate the leftovers for breakfast this morning… we just could not wait for lunch.
My favorite part is the little hint of chipotle spice. It is PERFECT! I cannot wait to make this again… Doesn’t it look great! I promise that it tastes even better!
1 cup coconut oil
2 large eggs
1 cup almond flour (I used almond meal)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp chipotle powder (optional – but AMAZING!)
2 pounds chicken (I used breasts, quartered… but use whatever you like)
Heat oil in a large frying pan to 350 degrees.
Whisk eggs in a medium bowl.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
Dip chicken in whisked eggs, and then coat/cover chicken with dry mixture, and place in hot oil. Allow both sides to brown.
Place drying rack on a sheet pan and assemple chicken on the rack so there is space between all pieces.
Place in 400-degree oven for 10-15 minutes.