Paleo Fried Chicken


My love affair with Pinterest started about three years ago.  My sister in law was getting married and casually mentioned how she found some wedding ideas on this Pinterest website.  So I looked it up to see what it was all about and I was hooked! The first few months of me discovering Pinterest was pretty intense. I was seriously on Pinterest pinning stuff for at least an hour everyday.  I’d be so excited to get home from wherever I was only to take my ipad and start pinning in the comfort of my bedroom.  So far, I’ve accumulated a lot of how to make up ideas, how to hair style ideas and of course, hundreds of recipes that I’ve tried or will try in the future.  I have also discovered Pinterest’s humor section and spent a lot of time laughing out loud, literally, in my room on my own.  It’s a great stress reliever to go on the humor section.  Trust me, next time you have a bad day, scroll through Pinterest’s humor section and in thirty minutes, you’re frown will turn into a smile and into a maniacal laughter!  I love the fact that you can digitally file your ideas and be able to go back to them in no time. I heart Pinterest.  I really do.

So the other day, the husband and I were both craving fried chicken and so I went through my food board on my trusty Pinterest app and came across this recipe for paleo fried chicken.  Fried chicken is not the healthiest of dinners, but it is tasty.  So I thought if we try to do it paleo, it might be slightly healthier but we might lose out on the taste a bit.  Boy was I wrong.  Dead wrong.  This paleo fried chicken is so good! The coating is crispy and spicy, the chicken is still tender and its super easy to make.  To add more flavour, we decided to make a sriracha honey dipping sauce and let me tell you, it’s the best idea ever to mix these two! Sriracha and honey combo is mind blowingly good! Also, by using almond flour, you amp up your protein intake with this chicken dish and if you’re serving food for your gluten intolerant friends, this is a great option for them.  Another bonus is the fact that this recipe calls for coconut oil which not only has health benefits for your body, but also adds flavour! You likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry anyway, so why not try this recipe and see for yourself how good it really is.  Here’s the how to for you:

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Paleo Fried Chicken
Recipe type: Dinner
  • 1 C coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C almond flour (I used almond meal)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder or cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  3. Whisk eggs in a medium bowl.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
  5. Season your chicken with salt and pepper.
  6. Dip chicken in whisked eggs.
  7. Then coat/cover chicken with dry mixture, and place in hot oil.
  8. Allow both sides to brown.
  9. Place drying rack on a sheet pan and assemble chicken on the rack so there is space between all pieces.
  10. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
*we used chicken thighs but to make it even healthier, you can swap for chicken breasts.






11 thoughts on “Paleo Fried Chicken

  1. Ugh i can’t get enough of pinterest either – that website is seriously like a black hole, I get lost in it everytime! Glad you stumbled upon some delicious inspiration though.. so you could make this paleo fried chicken – it looks super delicious, golden and crispy!

    1. Hi Thalia! I’ve had my pinterest fails too, but it mostly has to do with my clumsy fingers and complicated “easy to do” hair dos:) hope you’re enjoying your week so far!

  2. Sriracha with honey! Why didn’t I think of this? That’s a great way to temper the heat from the sriracha. Thanks from another blogger who hearts Pinterest . . .

    1. Hi Chris. I’ve been using coconut oil for my hair all this time…until I discovered it’s great for cooking and baking too! Hope you’re having a good week and the weekend is almost here!

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