Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Paleo Fried Chicken

The Paleo diet definitely has its perks, fried chicken being one of them.  The magic ingredient in this recipe is almond flour, while it is expensive it is so much better than regular old white flour.  It adds a rich and filling flavor to any recipe and is the perfect ingredient to bread anything, including chicken nuggets.  In other news Spring has finally come to Portland we had almost two full weeks of sunshine and now we are onto the manic rain showers.  The other weekend it was even sunny enough for us to go enjoy our first Portland Pilots baseball game which was ridiculously fun, can't wait for soccer to start up!  In addition to the Spring time activities we have begun prepping our garden, this is our first Spring at this home so hopefully the soil gives our veggies lots of good nutrients.  Onto the recipe, created by yours truly.

Serves 2

6 chicken legs
1 cup pickle juice
1 cup almond flour
2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 pepper
1 egg, whisked
Spray Oil
Hot Sauce (optional)

The Process
1.  Marinate chicken legs in pickle juice for at least three hours and pat dry when done marinating.  Then preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.  Whisk egg in bowl and set aside.  Next in medium bowl mix together almond flour, Old Bay, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

3.  Individually dip chicken legs in egg and then almond flour mixture.  Make sure each leg is fully breaded.  Then place on oiled baking sheet.  Next take spray oil and lightly coat each leg.

4. Put chicken in oven and bake for 30 minutes.  Then flip chicken and bake for about 15-20 more minutes or until cooked through.

5.  Serve with hot sauce!

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