Real Healthy Fried Chicken

Fried chicken — the ultimate comfort food.

Excuse me, but who said that eating healthy meant only eating green things?

I, for one, oppose that idea.

Sure, salads are great…but not for every meal.

I believe in eating everything that we want – and with just a few modifications we can make it healthier.

For example…fried chicken. Who doesn’t enjoy the crispy, crunchy, satisfying morsels?

This recipe takes fried chicken to a happy, healthy place.

Real Healthy Fried Chicken
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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Serves 6

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons fruit-only apricot preserves
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless organic chicken tenders

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13″x9″ baking pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, apricot preserves, mustard, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  3. In another medium bowl combine the almond flour, almond meal, coconut flour, pepper, thyme, paprika and salt.
  4. Dip each chicken tender in the egg mixture, then dredge through the flour mixture. Place in the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes. Change oven to high broil for 2 minutes, flip each chicken tender and broil the other side for 2 minutes.
  6. Serve with a side of sugar-free BBQ sauce or organic honey mustard.

Calories: 256     Fat: 6 g     Carbohydrates: 5 g     Sodium: 376 mg     Fiber: 2 g     Protein: 39 g    


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  • jamie November 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Can there be a sub for the apricot preserves? Honey or unsweetened applesauce maybe?

    • Diana December 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Jamie
      Both of those options would work!

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