Pan Fried Chicken (Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free)

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Can you have fried chicken if you are eating gluten free or paleo?  Some will say you can’t, but you can!  You can do this with almond flour or almond meal!  This Paleo Fried Chicken recipe is delicious and actually quite easy to make.

I’m so glad I was able to make this by the way, because fried chicken is one of my favorite foods EVAR.  It’s always difficult to completely give something up you love so much if you are on a strict paleo diet.  Just keep in mind that just because it’s paleo doesn’t mean you should eat this none stop (even if you want to!)

Paleo Fried Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients:

Paleo Fried Chicken Instructions

1.  Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk.

Whisk the eggs...
Whisk the eggs…

2.  In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together (almond flour/meal, paprika, garlic powder, salt/pepper and cayenne pepper if you want a kick!).

Dry Ingredients
Dry Ingredients

3.  Dip the chicken thigh in to the bowl of eggs, then in to the flour mixture.

First, Egg Mixture
First, Egg Mixture
Then, the flour mixture!
Then, the flour mixture!

4.  Heat up  your cooking oil (I used a mixture of coconut oil and butter , but if you are going for dairy free option, skip the butter and use coconut oil or olive oil instead.) in a pan.

Melting my butter
Melting my butter

5.  Once your oil is heated and ready, place your chicken pieces in to the pan slowly.  Be careful here as the oil is hot and you don’t want to get burned!

Pan Frying the Chicken!
Pan Frying the Chicken!

6.  Cook the chicken thoroughly (about 10-12 minutes on each side) on medium high heat or until juices run clear.  I used tongs for this as it makes it easier.

Pan frying my chicken
Pan frying my chicken

And that’s it!  When complete, put aside on some paper towels if you want to make it a little bit less greasy, but when I make this, I don’t even do that as they don’t usually turn out too greasy for me.


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Paleo Fried Chicken (Pan Fried)

Paleo Fried Chicken (Pan Fried)

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, as desired
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk.

In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together (almond flour/meal, paprika, garlic powder, salt/pepper and cayenne pepper if you want a kick!).

Dip the chicken thigh in to the bowl of eggs, then in to the flour mixture.

Heat up your cooking oil (I used a mixture of coconut oil and butter , but if you are going for dairy free option, skip the butter and use coconut oil or olive oil instead.) in a pan.

Once your oil is heated and ready, place your chicken pieces in to the pan slowly. Be careful here as the oil is hot and you don’t want to get burned!

Cook the chicken thoroughly (about 10-12 minutes on each side) on medium high heat or until juices run clear. I used tongs for this as it makes it easier.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 483 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Cholesterol: 259mg Sodium: 337mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 1g Protein: 40g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

55 comments

  1. I made this and fried in coconut oil. Unfortunately the almond flour breading didn’t stay on the chicken very well, and also doesn’t go crispy.

  2. Oh yum!! I just made this! I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
    Perfect flavor, and crust! The chicken was tender, juicy, and fully cooked. My guests loved it!! I will use this recipe from now on!!
    Thank you for this!!!!

  3. I just made this with organic chicken breast sliced to make large “nuggets.” It only took a few minutes on each side and came out perfect!

  4. I made this today and it was perfect cooked 12 minutes per side. Of course, I used drumsticks, my fave. I believe I will use the breading in many recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Hello, i’m on a Ketogenic diet and was craving for some fried chicken and decided to try this. I boiled my chicken and dried them off with paper towels. I then coated them with almond flour, dipped them in eggs, and recoated them with flour. It was pretty good however, they weren’t crispy, rather soggy.

  6. Just made this.. Sooo yummy! I used skinless chicken thigh fillets and the coating stayed on no problem. I added salt though, and used smoked paprika with the cayenne, which worked brilliantly, thank you!

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