Saturday, January 8, 2011

"Breaded" Baked Chicken

This is a recipe adapted from the new Everyday Paleo cookbook by Sarah Fragoso. The book is full of family friendly meals, and this is no exception. The chicken here is very comforting and appeals to young and old alike. I served it with baked sweet potato fries and added a spicy honey ginger mustard dipping sauce, but plain mustard would be great if you are not doing honey. You can also use chicken breasts if you don't have thighs, but watch your cooking time so they don't dry out.

Adapted from Everyday Paleo, Sarah Fragoso.

Serves 4 - 5.

3 eggs
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
coconut oil
1/2 cup mustard
2 Tbsp organic raw honey
1 tsp grated fresh ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a shallow dish. In a separate dish, mix almond meal, coconut flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Dip chicken pieces, one at a time, into the egg. Dredge both sides of the chicken in the almond flour mixture.
  4. Place chicken in a single layer in a glass baking dish that has been lightly greased with coconut oil. You may need to used two dishes. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the chicken juices run clear.
  5. While chicken is baking, combine mustard, honey and ginger. Serve chicken with mustard sauce.


  1. YUM!!!!!! So delicious! thanks:)

  2. Thanks, Anon! Glad you liked it. I appreciate you letting me know!

  3. This looks amazing & just what I was looking for! I am pinning this to my "dinners" board to hopefully make tomorrow!

    1. Great, Heather--thanks for the pin! I hope you enjoy the chicken. I'd love to hear how it turns out for you. It's a simple way to get the less adventurous eaters on your list to eat healthy!

  4. Are all your recipes gluten free?

    1. Hi, Anon. Yes, all paleo recipes are gluten free since paleo does not include any grains.

  5. Thank you for the meal plans and recipees, it's been really a great help to start Paleo!!!

    1. You're welcome, Anon. I'm so glad to be able to help on your paleo journey!

  6. Yum!!! This was very easy and REALLY good!!

    1. So happy you liked it, Stephanie! Thanks for letting me know!