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Gluten-Free Shake and Bake Almond Chicken

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars
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"This is my go-to recipe when I'm in a hurry. It's so easy, and yet so good. Because of the coating, the chicken is always extra juicy. Kids can't tell they're nuts (looks like breading) and love it. It's healthy (and grain-free for those with allergies). Everyone asks me for the recipe...that's my cue to add it to Allrecipes!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 249
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine almond meal, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper together in a resealable bag. Put each chicken thigh into bag, 1 at a time; close bag and shake until evenly coated. Place chicken in a glass baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This can also be made with chicken breasts.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 249 calories; 14.5 4.7 24.8 71 505 Full nutrition

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Got a winner here folks! This recipe is perfect for everyone, not just those following specific diets. It is that wonderful. The paprika sets this apart. I used smoked paprika. The description i...

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We did not enjoy this recipe. I followed the recipie precisely. The texture was soggy and most unappetizing. I will not make this recipe again.

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Got a winner here folks! This recipe is perfect for everyone, not just those following specific diets. It is that wonderful. The paprika sets this apart. I used smoked paprika. The description i...

Such a tasty recipe and the whole family loved it! Including my picky 5 year old. I made the mixture exactly as written then used 4 chicken breasts each cut in half. It made just enough to cover...

Love it. Such great flavor and so easy to make. Love that you dont have to have a ton of ingredients.

Delicious! All my guys (hubby, 14 yo, and 11 yo) and I love this chicken. Such a simple, fast, and healthy recipe. This is one of my go-to recipes for throwing a meal together on busy days. ...

This was very good! Even my picky eater boyfriend loved it. Nice and crispy, not soggy at all like other reviewers said. However, I had to cook it twice as long. 30 minutes is nowhere near enoug...

We did not enjoy this recipe. I followed the recipie precisely. The texture was soggy and most unappetizing. I will not make this recipe again.

I used smoked paprika, for a bit more flavor, and doubled the recipe. I believe 8 thighs released too much liquid and made the dish a bit soggy. Next time, I'll try this on a rack over a foil-...

Too much paprika made it a little too spicy for my kids, but husband loved it and i loved it! I rolled my chicken breast in egg whites prior to dipping in the almond meal, thought it would stic...

I use boneless skinless thighs and triple the recipe. Because we are dieting, I trim off as much fat as possible. It turns out perfect and is enjoyed as written. I've not had the problems wit...