Best Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Best Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

If Paleo or Whole30 has you missing crispy fried chicken, this is the best oven fried chicken recipe I have found. It is gluten and dairy-free and amazing!
Easy Paleo Fried Chicken

I have been wanting to try this recipe ever since I started eating Paleo-style.  I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to it, but MAN, have I been missing out!

Paleo Comfort Foods is one of my top two favorite Paleo cookbooks.  And when I think of comfort foods, I think about fried chicken.  My grandma used to make the most amazing fried chicken, and I was sure that this recipe could not possibly stand up to hers.  Well, guess what?  It totally stands up.

The recipe is VERY easy… and the result is fantastic!  My husband raved about it at dinner last night, and we ate the leftovers for breakfast this morning… we just could not wait for lunch.

My favorite part is the little hint of chipotle spice.  It is PERFECT!  I cannot wait to make this again…  Doesn’t it look great!  I promise that it tastes even better!


Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil

2 large eggs

1 cup almond flour (I used almond meal)

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp thyme

1 tsp chipotle powder (optional – but AMAZING!)

2 pounds chicken (I used breasts, quartered… but use whatever you like)


Cooking Directions:

Heat oil in a large frying pan to 350 degrees.

Whisk eggs in a medium bowl.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.

Dip chicken in whisked eggs, and then coat/cover chicken with dry mixture, and place in hot oil.  Allow both sides to brown.

Place drying rack on a sheet pan and assemple chicken on the rack so there is space between all pieces.

Place in 400-degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

Isn’t this the Best Oven Fried Chicken Recipe EVER?

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Easy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe – Gluten and Dairy-free, Whole30, Paleo

Mashed Cauliflower Recipe - Gluten-free * Dairy-free * Whole 30 * Paleo

Who knew mashed cauliflower could taste so good?  A perfect alternative to potatoes for anyone looking for a little variety or trying to avoid nightshades.

Guess what?  I sometimes miss mashed potatoes.

Let me re-phrase that… I used to miss mashed potatoes.

A few months ago, I discovered the magic of mashed CAULIFLOWER!!  Have you ever tried it?  It is amazing!

I actually prefer the light creaminess of this recipe to regular mashed potatoes.

Cauliflower MashWhy Choose Cauliflower over Potatoes?

There are a few reasons to try this substitute over your regular white potatoes like:

  • According to some doctors like Mercola, cauliflower should be considered a superfood it has so many benefits for your heart, your brain and your digestion.
  • It is an anti-inflammatory food.  Many people choose the Paleo diet to fight inflammation and leaky gut so this food will help!
  • It is AIP-compliant.  So even on one of the strictest versions of the Paleo diet, you can LOVE cauliflower mash!


Easy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe Instructions:

Easy Paleo Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

  • Chop cauliflower florets off the base of the vegetable (I use two heads of cauliflower so we’ll have some leftovers).
  • Place in a steamer over boiling water, and steam until the cauliflower is soft (around 7 minutes).
  • Drain, and dump florets into a high-powered blender (you can do this with a hand mixer, food processor, etc., but I really believe that the secret to the smooth results I get (see picture above) is my Vita-Mix Blender).
  • Add about 4 TBS of grass-fed butter or ghee per head of cauliflower, a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper.  (Skip the butter or ghee and add  a little coconut cream if you want it AIP-friendly!)
  • Blend until smooth.

If you want a little more variety, try adding additional gluten-free, dairy-free spices like garlic powder, onion powder and maybe even a little fresh parsley.  It will make a tasty new side dish for some of you favorite proteins.


Easy Paleo Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

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Super EASY Paleo Dinner of Spice-Rubbed Sirloin Roast

Easy Paleo Dinner Roast

Here’s a look at what’s in store for our easy paleo dinner tonight.  It’s one of the easiest meals to make, but it tastes gourmet, which is why I love it!  In fact, it is currently taking care of itself in the kitchen while I type this post.

Spice-Rubbed Sirloin Roast – This is one of our favorite recipes of all time.  We have probably made it over a dozen times already this year, and my husband asks me to make it more often.  To keep things simple, I pre-mix the spices and keep them in a glass jar.  When it’s time to get ready for dinner, I dump some in a bowl (just eyeball it), mix in the oil, and then rub on the roast.  Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of your roast.  Recipe here.

While that’s in the oven, I get out my pressure cooker, and make Robb Wolf’s Butternut Squash. It’s not actually a recipe, but a method.  Check out this video to learn how to cook butternut squash in the pressure cooker.  When it’s finished, I stir in a little coconut milk for creaminess, and season with salt and pepper.

And finally, Easy Broccoli, which cooks in the microwave.  Tonight I’m using frozen broccoli, and I just dumped a bag in my Pampered Chef Micro-Cooker with a little water, and let it cook for 5 minutes.  Then strain, add a hunk of grass-fed butter, and season.

Tonight I’ll probably have some watermelon on the side.  Happy Summer!


So when dinner is ready (the roast still has about 15 minutes to cook, and 15 minutes to rest), I will have spent less than 15 minutes in the kitchen, but I will have a beautiful meal for my husband and myself!

Just wanted to share… hope this gives you some ideas on how to keep things simple.

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Chocolate Dipped Clementines –

Chocolate Dipped Clementines -

I have been DYING to make these for a few weeks now. I already eat clementines for dessert pretty regularly because they are (in my opinion) one of the most delicious fruits ever! So I thought dipping them in dark chocolate would really take them to the next level. I sprinkled pistachios on some, sea salt on some, and shredded coconut on some. I think they’d also be good with chia seeds, almonds, or ginger.

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They taste so good its hard to believe that they’re actually healthy too, but I find that to be the case with a lot of Paleo food. Clementines are loaded with vitamin c, rich in calcium and potassium, and can help maintain healthy digestion because of their fiber content.



So, here’s the recipe:

7-8 clementines

4 oz. dark chocolate

Toppings of choice (sea salt, pistachios or other nuts, finely shredded coconut, ginger, chia seeds, etc.)

Directions: Peel and separate the clementines and set them aside. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler, then dip each clementine segment into the dark chocolate and sprinkle with desired topping before the chocolate sets. Place on wax paper, and once all pieces are dipped, refrigerate for 10 minutes to harden. They will store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes about 50 pieces.

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This recipe was adapted from  The Food Network.

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