Paleo Drunk Food- Spicy Chicken Finger Friday!

So my husband knocked dinner out of the park two nights ago. I was crossfitting as usual in the evening, and when I came home exhausted and gross, I walked into a house full of wonderful smells and music was playing. Is this heaven? Had I shuffled off this mortal coil post WOD? I didn’t do a THING related to dinner except eat it. (I did help clean up, I’m not a total diva). I promptly decreed that Rob have at least one night a week where he does it all, because he’s dang good at it! Original Recipe can be sourced here!

Here is what he did:

  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 cup almond meal (almond flour)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • olive oil cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Mix together almond meal, paprika, garlic, cumin, cayenne, pepper, and salt
  3. Dredge each piece of chicken in egg and then coat with almond spice mixture
  4. Place on a broiler pan/wire rack perched on top of a cookie sheet
  5. Repeat with all chicken pieces
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden, flipping half way through the process
  7. Broil for 2-3 minutes near the end for extra crispness!
  8. Gobble

He decided to throw together a spinach salad to serve the chicken on. Tossed in some pecans and whipped up a home made Mustard Bacon Vinaigrette…I mean REALLY. Can this be my life always!?

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Even though we decided to ritz it up healthy, these would be the PERFECT drunk food/”cheat” meal that you could pair with some sweet potato fries or even something naughtier (Mac and Cheese?) Nope, won’t even go there.

Happy Friday!

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