Paleo Baked Chicken

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Looking for a new way to make chicken that fits the Paleo diet? This tender, Paleo Baked Chicken is covered with savory spices and drizzled with butter. You’ll never know it’s good for you!

Looking for a new way to make chicken that fits the Paleo diet? This tender, Paleo Baked Chicken is covered with savory spices and drizzled with butter.

Paleo Baked Chicken Recipe

A healthy, comforting, full-of-flavor chicken that is gluten free, grain free and sugar free. That’s what I’m sharing with you today! Yes, I’m stepping away from the rich holiday foods. I’m giving something to you all who have much more willpower than me and are craving something healthy. Or maybe you’re in the middle of a Whole30 and are desperate for a new recipe. This is a new Paleo Baked Chicken that I created from some of my favorite flavors of Thanksgiving. It’s heart-warming, it’s delicious and you’re going to love it!

November has been a terrible month for our desire to eat healthy, paleo style meals. It’s partly because of our schedule. We had a trip the beginning of the month so I never did a “big” grocery shopping trip to stock up on healthy food. We were training for a 15K and needed to up our carbs during that week. And let’s face it. It’s Thanksgiving week and I’d really rather be indulging in the soothing casseroles and pumpkin-laden desserts than eating a plate of veggies and meat.

Looking for a new way to make chicken that fits the Paleo diet? This tender, Paleo Baked Chicken is covered with savory spices and drizzled with butter.

That’s where this Paleo Baked Chicken can make it’s grand entrance.  One of my favorite side dishes at Thanksgiving is stuffing.  My grandma’s Thanksgiving turkey stuffing to be exact. I took the flavors that are in that mouth-watering, classic, Thanksgiving recipe, mixed it with some almond flour and tapioca starch, and used it as a breading for chicken breasts.

Looking for a new way to make chicken that fits the Paleo diet? This tender, Paleo Baked Chicken is covered with savory spices and drizzled with butter.

How to Make Gluten Free Baked Chicken

1. The chicken breasts I buy in the store are huge. In order make them cook faster, I cut the chicken breasts in half length-wise to make them thinner. Think of filleting the chicken breasts into two thick fillets. You can leave the chicken breasts whole if you’d like, but it will take longer to cook. I don’t want to risk my chicken drying out, which is another reason I fillet the chicken. For this recipe, I used about 2 ½ pounds of chicken.

2. Prepare a 9×13 pan by spraying it with cooking spray. Then take two bowls. Put the eggs in one bowl and whisk them together. In the other bowl mix together the almond flour, tapioca starch and seasonings. The poultry seasoning is key here. Just like my grandma’s stuffing, remember.

3. Dip the chicken in the egg, then coat it in the dry crumb mixture.

4. Place the coated chicken in the prepared baking pan. Drizzle the top of the chicken with melted butter (or ghee if you’d like). This is going to bake into the chicken making it so tender and juicy!

5. Bake the chicken at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. The exact cooking time will depend on how thick your chicken breasts are. If they are thin or if you use tenderloins, check them at 25 minutes. If they’re thicker, they may take 35-40 minutes.

6. Lastly, I placed my chicken under the broiler for about 3 minutes to give it just a little bit of a golden color. This is completely optional, but if your chicken isn’t as brown as you’d like, this is a little trick you can use. Just be careful as it will cook quickly under the broiler.

Looking for a new way to make chicken that fits the Paleo diet? This tender, Paleo Baked Chicken is covered with savory spices and drizzled with butter.

My family loved this chicken. And I love that it had all the flavors of my favorite stuffing. I didn’t even miss the bread. Enjoy this family-friendly, paleo chicken dinner!

chicken breast sliced in half
chicken breast sliced in half

Paleo Baked Chicken

4.93 from 13 votes
Looking for a new way to make chicken that fits the Paleo diet? This tender, Paleo Baked Chicken is covered with savory spices and drizzled with butter. You’ll never know it’s good for you!
Servings 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

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Ingredients
 

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Trim the chicken breasts and fillet them lengthwise so you have two thin pieces of chicken from each chicken breast.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the eggs in a bowl and whisk them together. Set aside
  • Place the dry ingredients and seasonings in another bowl and mix together.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg, then coat them in the dry crumb mixture. Place the chicken breasts in the prepared pan.
  • Drizzle the melted butter overtop the prepared chicken.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink inside.
  • If you'd like the chicken to be more golden brown, you can place it under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, watching it carefully so it doesn't burn.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 346
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Rebecca
8 years ago

I so going to try out this recipe on my children. Your pictures reminds me a recipe my mom used to make with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese but first she coated the chicken with honey dijon mustard. I think I’ll try that and I bet my kids will love that. Paired with some Paleo Mac & Cheese, it will make a complete meal.

Aimee
8 years ago

Yum looks delicious! I will be trying tonight with Arrowroot powder and Ghee as I’m following Whole30 this month (butter is dairy).

Thank you!

Jeanne
8 years ago

I am cooking your Paleo Baked chicken right now….this will me my go to for lunches and a quick dinner on class night. Thank you,!

Karen S
9 years ago

Hi:

Can you please tell me what poultry seasoning you use? Are you using a sage seasoning blend like what you would use for stuffing, like Bell’s?

Sonya
9 years ago

This was delicious! Have you ever tried it with chicken thighs? I have some boneless, skinless chicken thighs on hand and am just wondering how it would work. Thanks for posting!

Savannah Schamp
9 years ago

5 stars
I just made this recipe tonight and it was amazing! I only had one pound of tenderloins, so I halved the recipe and cooked it for 25 minutes, then broiled for 3 minutes, and it came out perfectly. It really did taste like stuffing. We are going to experiment with using turkey cutlets to see if we can make a Paleo Thanksgiving meal with this recipe. Thanks so much!

Debbie
9 years ago

I am going to try this baked chicken tonight. I was just wondering if you could tell me what is in the picture along with the chicken and greenbeans?

Mary
9 years ago

5 stars
I fixed this for dinner tonight and had to use arrowroot. This is so easy to make and really good. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jan Zimmerman
9 years ago

After years of working and eating lots of fast food, etc., I’m now retired and trying to cook healthier for my grandchildren’s sake. Your recipes will help me get there-thank you

michelle
9 years ago

Just wondering about your Paleo Baked Chicken recipe, I don’t have any tapioca starch is there something I can use to replace that ?

liz
9 years ago

So many lovely recipes. thanks so much.

Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
9 years ago

Sounds and looks amazing!! We eat a lot of chicken and I am always looking for new ways to cook it – thanks!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

We eat a lot of chicken – I’m always looking for new ways to fix it! love that this is easy and healthier for us!

Suzanne
9 years ago

I love how simple this seems!

Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
9 years ago

This looks like the perfect weekday meal.

Thalia @ butter and brioche
9 years ago

5 stars
Yum this chicken looks delicious! Definitely going to be perfect for dinner tonight – good thing I have all the ingredients on hand!