How to Make Faux Fried Chicken

Best paleo fried chicken recipe

This recipe for Faux Fried Chicken is always a hit with the kiddos!

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.

And it’s easier than you’d think to throw this recipe together. Watch the video below and I’ll show you how.

BTW Monkey the puppy does make a flash appearance towards the end — the little stinker got his own piece of Faux Fried Chicken 🙂

Here’s the recipe for Faux Fried Chicken…

Faux Fried Chicken
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 1 reviews

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Serves 6


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13″x9″ baking pan with olive 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, flax 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.

Serving size: ⅙     Calories: 256     Fat: 6     Carbohydrates: 5     Sodium: 376     Fiber: 2     Protein: 39    


Fried Chicken…the ultimate comfort food.


  • Michelle March 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Video says flax meal, recipe says almond meal. Which one ? This looks great. Thanks for recipes!

  • ian March 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    new favorite recipe

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