If you are new to a paleo diet, whole 30 diet, or even just a grain free diet you may be looking for more interesting ways to cook chicken! This is a fun recipe for the whole family. In my recipe you will see that I say to add the almonds to a food processor, but I am not that fancy so I actually put mine in a ziplock bag (double bag) and let my toddler stomp all over them until they were crushed enough for the recipe. Hey, sometimes you will do anything to keep them entertained. It worked. Don’t judge me 😉
So, I was pretty excited about this recipe because it turned out exactly how I wanted it. I prepared a pretty plate and set the table for my husband and daughter. And then my husband said, “can I put ketchup on this?” What?!? Why do you need ketchup? *I get offended if anyone needs to add anything to the food I cook* haha. But, he added ketchup… my daughter added ketchup… and they loved it. Apparently it tastes like fried chicken and it was really good with ketchup. That being said, if you like fried chicken, maybe this is the recipe for you!!
- 1 cup blanched almonds
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 small chicken breast halves
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until the pieces are fairly small. Add the garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper and pulse until mixed together.
- Pour the almond and seasoning mixture into a shallow bowl.
- Pour the beaten egg into a separate shallow bowl.
- One piece of chicken at a time, dip into egg mixture and be sure to thoroughly coat. Next, dip into the almond mixture and cover entirely.
- Place each piece of chicken onto a nonstick pan or on a pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 25-27 minutes, or until chicken is cooked throughout.
- Serve hot and enjoy!