I’m bringing you a paleo coconut chicken breast recipe because I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community, not to mention I’m trying to ditch the holiday 15. Sure enough, they bribed me with money as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I will never understand the distances people go to get me in the kitchen!
Let me just start out by saying the only type of chicken I consume is boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Period. End of story. Call me a snob if you must, but anything else makes me gaggy. The first and last time I sent Michael to the grocery store for chicken was an awful experience because he came home with some clearance, store brand hot mess of a chicken.
I know antibiotic-free meat is becoming more mainstream but it doesn’t stop me from cringing when I think about that dinner. He should just stick with Sam’s Club grub because then I will eat (and enjoy) what I slave in the kitchen over!
PALEO COCONUT CHICKEN BREAST RECIPE
To call a paleo lifestyle boring or bland would be a misnomer, which is why I am going to try my hardest to show all of the non-believers out there that paleo can give you that boom boom POW!
- 1/2t Pepper
- 1/2t Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2t Garlic Powder
- 1/4t Salt
- 1t Chili Powder
- 1c Almond Meal
- 1c Unsweetened Coconut
- 2 Eggs
- 4 Chicken Breasts (I used NatureRaised Farms for this recipe because their chicken breasts don’t contain preservatives, artificial colors, or fillers.)
Step 1: Pound the chicken breasts until they are even and cut them in half to form 2 ‘tender like’ sized chicken breasts.
Step 2: Cover the chicken breasts in egg to give the almond meal mixture something to stick to.
Step 3: Transfer the chicken breasts into the almond meal mixture and toss until you are satisfied with the coverage.
Step 4: I baked my chicken breasts at 350 for 15 minutes and the temperature of the meat came out to about 170 degrees. They were perfect!
Note: Be very careful not to overcook your chicken breasts because that is the quickest way to ruin a meal.
Did you know: NatureRaised Farms raise their chickens on independent farms.
So, how did my spicy coconut concoction turn out? Michael wen’t ga-ga and started thinking about ways to dress it up with the appropriate side dishes. Little Michael is a traditional chicken man and prefers his chicken sans breading. But…
Who cares what they think, the most important verdict is mine, of course!
Upon the first bite I noticed a nutty, coconut flavor that was inviting without giving off one of those textures that make me run for the zaa. About halfway through the bite I noticed the spice start to blend with the coconut flavor, giving me a delightful sugar and spice combination. I was then left with a pleasant punch that wasn’t too hot, but I absolutely knew something with a little va-va-voom tantalized my taste buds.
Two thumbs up, fo’ sho!
You can try NatureRaised Farms, 100% vegetarian fed, chicken breasts during in store demos at participating Sam’s Clubs on 1/4/14.