Friday, November 13, 2009

Junk Food! Recipe: Fried Chicken Fingers

Decided to end a long, hot week with a luxurious plate of anything-but-guilty pleasures! Namely, junk food, paleo style!

Dinner: fried chicken fingers & spicy beefburger.

This is my second successful attempt at making fried chicken with paleo ingredients - utterly delicious! Here's how -

Recipe: Fried Chicken Fingers


500g chicken thigh, skin on or off
2 eggs, beaten in a bowl
50g almond flour
1t paprika
1t cumin
1t thyme
1t garlic powder
1t parsley
... or your preferred herbs and spices
Optional salt & pepper
1/2 cup coconut oil


1. Heat oil in a solid (ceramic or cast iron) frying pan over low heat.

2. Slice chicken into long strips, about 1/2" thick.

3. Place strips in bowl of beaten egg, and toss with hands until coated.

4. In a wide bowl or plate, mix almond flour, herbs and spices.

5. Dip chicken strips in coating mixture, individually.

6. Place strips in pan, being careful of splashing oil. Fry until browned, then flip and fry until chicken is cooked through.

The finished product:

Definitely keeping this one in rotation! Healthy fats, low carbs, and a psychological treat! :)


John said...

Looks amazing, must try this over the weekend. Ideal comfort food for a cold wet weekend here in the UK

Steve said...

I second that.

Anonymous said...

The fried chicken recipe looks great, but if you are nut allergic, what would you use instead of almond flour?
thanks Bruce

Jezwyn said...

Thanks guys, and thanks Mark Sisson for the link love!

Bruce, few people are allergic to coconut, so coconut flour would be my second choice. I haven't been able to find any available locally, so I haven't experimented with it, but from what I read online, it would go very nicely with chicken.

Freddy Mercury Poisining said...

Could I keep the left over coconut oil in the fridge for next time I make these?

Jezwyn said...

Pure coconut oil would keep, but any almond meal or egg remaining in the oil would go bad... If it;s a thrift thing, you could fry in olive oil or butter instead (I used butter tonight, just 'cos, and it was lovely!).

Cheryl said...

I love it when you experiment in the kitchen and then post the fabulous results in your blog. I copy the recipe into Word, and then save it to a "Jess's recipes" folder. I missed all the new recipes when you went to meat only. :-(

Keep them coming from time to time.

baby crib said...

When I have no money to buy ingredients I end up making this. Simple and the price is not that high.