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Paleo Coconut Chicken Fingers

Paleo Coconut Chicken Fingers

I applaud those of you that have kids. I got to thinking today how in the world would I have time to do everything in my day AND take care of kids. They are some needy little people. Way needier than our kitties.

My point is that I appreciate an easy meal, especially a paleo one. I wanted to share a paleo recipe that makes it’s way into our oven frequently.

The recipe is basic for chicken fingers, you can customize the flavor by swapping garlic powder, curry powder, ground ginger or dry mustard for the chili powder.

If you are new to coconut flour, it is super absorbing of liquids therefore I recommend some kind of dipping sauce or topping for these because the coconut flour tends to be on the dryer side. You can even top these with some tomato sauce too. There are tons of dipping sauces out there depending on your taste…ranch dressing, sweet chili sauce (my favorite), ketchup, honey, tahini, honey mustard, etc.

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Paleo Coconut Chicken Fingers
 
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Recipe type: Paleo
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless/skinless chicken breast cut into strips
  • ⅛ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I found it in the bulk section at whole foods)
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • **optional: sweetened coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a medium bowl whisk egg whites
  3. In a medium bowl combine coconut flour, unsweetened coconut flakes, chili powder, salt and pepper
  4. Dip chicken finger in egg whites and completely cover
  5. Press both sides of the chicken into dry mixture, making sure they are completely covered
  6. Lay on baking sheet covered in foil or use a non-stick baking mat
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
  8. Flip after 20 minutes and top with sweetened coconut flakes if that is your preference
  9. Bake for final 5 minutes or put oven on broil for 2 or 3 minutes to get a little crispy.
  10. ***If you do end up broiling for the last few minutes, keep an eye if you used sweetened coconut flakes because the sugar can burn easy.

 

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Paleo Diet Basics

PALEO DIET BASICS

With all of the diets out there, it’s hard to know which one has the qualities you are looking for or can live by.  Over the past few years I’ve heard paleo this – paleo that.  I wanted to share a brief summary that might help you understand this particular diet.  I’ll be sharing paleo recipes in upcoming posts for you to try out.

Dr. Loren Cordain, Ph.D., the word’s leading expert on paleolithic diets and founder of the paleo movement explains the paleo diet as the following:

The paleo diet is based upon eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during the Paleolithic era, the time period from about 2.6 million years ago to the beginning of the agricultural revolution, about 10,000 years ago. These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game meat, if you can get it), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed). Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu.

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Decades of research by Dr. Loren Cordain and his scientific colleagues demonstrate that hunter-gatherers typically were free from the chronic illnesses and diseases that are epidemic in Western populations, including:

  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Acne
  • Myopia (nearsightedness), macular degeneration, glaucoma
  • Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, gastric reflux
  • Gout

The paleo diet premise includes the following:

  • Higher protein intake
  • Lower carbohydrate intake and lower glycemic index
  • Higher fiber intake
  • Moderate to higher fat intake dominated by monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with balanced Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats
  • Higher potassium and lower sodium intake
  • Net dietary alkaline load that balances dietary acid
  • Higher intake of, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and plant phytochemicals

For a more in depth explanation, go here.

While I don’t endorse or deny any claims made in regards to the paleo diet.  It’s definitely worth looking into.  Information is power.

Look for upcoming paleo recipes.

 

 

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