Think summertime fun … a picnic under a leafy green tree on a sunny day and a yummy dinner arranged on a checked tablecloth. Picture this amazing fried chicken and maybe some coleslaw, mock potato salad and strawberries with a balsalmic vinegar glaze for dessert.
This fried chicken is not just “make do” or “almost as good as” or “sigh, I really miss the food I ate before starting the AIP”. It is the BEST FRIED CHICKEN ever. Sorry for yelling but I am excited. All your friends and family are going to love this amazing fried chicken even if they don’t eat AIP or Paleo (honestly they won’t know that it is AIP).
The coating for this amazing fried chicken uses cassava flour:
You can buy a good commercial cassava flour: cassava flour USD or cassava flour CAD or you can make your own which saves you money and doesn’t require much hands on time. See my recipe for cassava flour.
If you do make your own cassava flour please follow the instructions for soaking the root for 24 hours in order to remove the cyanide like compounds (similar to those found in apricot pits, almonds and apples).
Mix in the onion powder and coconut flour with the cassava flour and add some salt and you have the makings of the best fried chicken coating ever.
I plan to experiment with this coating for chicken wings so stay tuned.
Do you have an AIP or paleo recipe for fried chicken? I would love to hear all about it so leave a comment.
Food to Heal Ourselves
Delicious crisp golden coating for the best fried chicken ever.
5 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
two chicken breasts (or thighs) bone-in or boneless
1/3 cup cassava flour USD or cassava flour CAD
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
I use this avocado oil USD or avocado oil CAD to cover the bottom of a frying pan to a depth of 1/4"
Combine coating ingredients on a plate or in a large zip lock bag.
Thoroughly coat both sides of the chicken breasts (or thighs).
Add avocado oil to the skillet and turn heat on low (low on gas and maybe low/medium on electric).
Coat chicken again for a second time.
Fry ten minutes on each side.
Cover and cook 5 minutes more on each side.
Bake at 350 degree F oven for a further 20 minutes.
This recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled (the coating doesn't need to be increased by quite the same amount just make sure to keep the proportions consistent).
See this recipe at Phoenix Helix Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable #131.