Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Recipe Worth Sharing...

I try to cook.
I like to cook.
I'm not such a good cook.

With 2 small children, I am always looking for recipes that are Paleo/Zone -friendly but not too "out there". Oh and super easy.

Tonight I made these Almond-crusted Chicken Strips from the Caveman Food Blog (thanks Maggie!). Here is the post:

Sometimes you just want some nasty old fried chicken fingers, but as a rule they are flour-coated transfat-laden monstrosities. How to enjoy the crunch without all the badness? Almond flour!

serves 2

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into fingers
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1.5 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1/4 - 1/3 cup oil for frying (I used palm oil shortening, but I wouldn't hesitate to use olive oil or coconut oil either - or lard if I had it!)

Heat the oil a large pan over medium-high heat (but closer to medium than to high - you don't want the almond flour to burn).

Put the beaten egg in one bowl and the almond flour plus seasonings into another bowl. Dip each chicken finger in egg, then in the almond flour mixture.

Cook the chicken in two batches until it is golden on each side.

Here is what I changed:
I used slivered almonds that I threw in the food processor- instant almond "flour"
I used Montreal Steak Seasoning (has some bad stuff in it probably)
I didn't use mustard powder
I fried them in coconut oil

Super delicious and very popular at my house this evening. Enjoy!!


  1. You can also use pistachios...but you coat and sear in a pan and bake if you want less of a fried effect.

    I made a yummy chicken thing last night I will email it to you.
    Maybe we should do a recipe swap next time.

  2. sounds delicious can you cook some and bring some for me?

  3. Carey, I'll get right on that.... :)

    Nichole, pistachios sound great!

  4. Great recipe and wonderful alternative for those of us who have kids and want to give them something healthy. Thanks!