I’m basically on a roll these days when it comes to Paleo recipes. Sort of ironic, considering I’m not following Paleo. Anyway, I actually had this meal planned a few weeks back but my Trader Joe’s chicken ruined it for me (aka rotten..ew). This time around, I could’t find boneless, skinless chicken thighs so I just bought chicken breasts.
This recipe looked amazing and so simple, I love simple!
“Breaded” Baked Chicken
(from Everyday Paleo)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup almond meal (you actually can find almond meal at TJ’s, but if you don’t have that near you, you can just grind up almonds).
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- black pepper to taste
- 2 lbs. chicken breasts (or actually supposed to be boneless, skinless thighs)
- coconut oil (or any other oil)
Next, I dipped a piece of chicken in the eggs, then into the almond/coconut mix. I placed the “breaded” chicken in a greased pan and baked at 350 for about 45 minutes.
These turned out pretty good but never really browned the way I wanted them to. Maybe that’s because they aren’t really breaded..or maybe I should have cooked them longer. I’m always scared with chicken that it will come out dry but this actually wasn’t too bad. I did use some dijon mustard on the side so that always helps.
Yes, it’s from Trader Joe’s. I admit, TJ’s is good for sauces and other packaged goods…just not chicken..or produce..okay I’ll stop before I go on a tangent.
I served the chicken up with roasted broccoli, zucchini, and some watermelon.
I’ve never actually bought a whole watermelon. Usually, I buy the pre-cut watermelon because..well, I’m lazy. This time I bought a half watermelon. I’m not quite ready for the entire thing but I’m almost there!
Overall it was a pretty good dinner! Except for the serious burn I received when taking these babies out of the oven.
Yea, things get pretty crazy in my kitchen. No messin’ around here.
I think I burn myself everyday on something. I remember in middle school in home ec class, someone dropped a pan of boiling water and it landed on my ankle. It was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. My skin started bubbling, (I’m sure you guys enjoy this) it was awful!!
Have you ever been badly burned?