I was going over my menu ideas one day, when I was reminiscing about meals that I used to make pre-allergies. Not that all of these meals were the healthiest, but they were convenient and they tasted great! One of those dinners would include shake and bake mixes. Throw the mixture into a bag, add your meat then shake it and bake it. Perfect! Right?
Well as those days are long gone between allergies and even knowing the chemical and sodium content of the pre-made mixes. I had also stopped uses those mixes a while before finding out about my food allergies. I just couldn’t use them anymore.
So as I said, I was reminiscing about meals and thought about making a nice healthy, grain free version of shake and bake. This crisps up nicely with chicken and pork chops.
Almond “Shake and Bake” Chicken (Grain Free/ Gluten Free)
10 chicken pieces (I use legs)
2 tsp. mustard powder
2 tsp. dried thyme or basil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. sea salt (optional)
2 Tbsp. almond flour/ meal or sesame seeds for nut free
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. This is option, but it does save on cleaning.
Place all the spices and almond flour into a large zip lock bag.
I remove the skin from my chicken, but that is up to you. Place chicken into bag and shake until chicken is completely coated.
Place chicken onto rack to reach desired crispness. Cook for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked with an internal temperature reaching 165 degrees.
Also works great on pork chops. Pictured with sesame seeds instead of almond flour.
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