Now you can dig into a healthy, finger-lickin’ good fried chicken dinner without going to KFC to buy a bucketful of the bad stuff…
This past weekend, hubby and I were reminiscing about the pre-paleo days when we could enjoy good-old-fashioned fried chicken. You know the kind I’m talking about, cooked just right with a nice crispy texture – mmm!
Well my paleo and gluten-free friends, here’s something I think you’re really going to like.
It’s a simple and delicious recipe using healthy coconut oil that will give you savory homemade fried chicken with a yummy crunchy-textured crust. You can use this paleo recipe to make chicken fingers (your kids will love those!) or fry these up as larger pieces if you want a more knife and fork kind of dinner.
I combined crushed macadamia nuts with shredded organic coconut to make the chicken’s awesome crunchy crust. Then I added our honey-mustard sauce for dipping, and wow! We enjoyed this nut-crusted chicken with a side of sweet potato fries. All I can say is: Winner winner chicken dinner!
I used organic boneless chicken breasts that I pounded with a meat tenderizer to make the chicken just a little bit thinner. Then I cut each one one of those into about 4 pieces – each about the size of a large chicken tender. The key here is to make the pieces small enough so that it only takes about 3 minutes per side to cook through without burning.
I’m gonna warn ya, you might want to make a little extra chicken with this recipe because we enjoyed our leftover nut-crusted chicken the second day in a salad (recipe to come!) and used the remaining honey-mustard sauce as a salad dressing. It rocked! This just might be my new favorite go-to meal!
Speaking of leftovers, I’m always trying to help you all out with recipes that make good use of your leftovers without making you eat the exact same thing the next day. This recipe passes the leftover test with flying colors!
Hope you give this paleo nut-crusted chicken with dipping sauce a try. Healthy chicken fingers for the kids, and a delicious gluten-free chicken meal for us bigger kids who still love finger-lickin’ good fried chicken!