Food was one of the first things that I transitioned to healthier when I started changing my lifestyle. I really didn’t know much about healthy eating as my parents never taught me and we live in the deep South where fried foods and casseroles rule! As I’ve grown in my cooking, I’ve found new ways to incorporate old favorites. Fried chicken is definitely a BIG part of that. It’s not as hard as I thought it would be to make my comfort foods into healthier versions of themselves. I also like to share that progress is better than perfection and this isn’t something I’ve just up and changed overnight.
My husband is actually the one that came up with this recipe and it’s one of the weekly meals that he takes charge of. I am so thankful for his help, especially in the kitchen and when I am to tired to move by the end of the day, he swoops in and cooks us his fried chicken nuggets. You can also make these into chicken fingers if you’d rather. They are so good you can eat them on their own or with a little ketchup or honey mustard. My children all love ketchup with a passion so we always go that route. I hope you try this recipe and see for yourself why we love it and eat it so often!
4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
1 cup coconut flour
Himalayan pink salt + pepper
1. heat coconut oil over medium high heat. Fill your skillet about an inch (you’ll want it to cover the sides of the chicken)
2. mix the flour and salt and pepper together well
3. dip chicken pieces into egg then coconut flour
4. gently set the pieces in the oil. let them cook 3-4 minutes per side.
5. take out with tongs and set on a paper towel for a minute before transferring to a paper towel.