Crispy Paleo Smoked Paprika Chicken


Sometimes you have to recreate a childhood classic, this is my favourite recipe to make for when children come to dinner because who doesn’t like crispy chicken!  This might also be the recipe to convert some of family members that aren’t quite Paleo yet.  My daughter loves dipping her chicken in the homemade ketchup too.
This is great recipe to make with children too because you can get a little messy dipping the chicken in the egg and coconut flour.

We don’t eat a lot of meat these days, when we do I choose to buy organically and free-range.  This is kinder to the animal but also to the chickens who have to be outside for a % of time and therefore they can roam in the sunlight and peck at the grass, leaves and bugs eating them.  This means that you are naturally providing your body with the essential fatty acid Omega 3 in a more balanced ratio to Omega 6 than in conventional chicken.  Conventional chickens are usually fed what is cheap and available so usually GMO corn and soy, they can be caged their entire miserable lives without sunlight too.

If organic seems expensive, we balance our budget by making sure our plate is full of beautiful organic vegetables like the spiralized ones here.







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Crispy Paleo Smoked Paprika Chicken
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Serves: 4
  • 1 egg
  • 2 free range organic chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup of coconut flour (buy here)
  • ¼ cup of almond flour (buy here)
  • ½ cup of desiccated coconut without additives(buy here)
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  1. Put the coconut flour in a bowl
  2. Beat the egg in another bowl
  3. Add the final ingredients to a third bowl
  4. Cut the chicken breasts into strips and dip into the flour, then beaten egg and then roll in the coconut mixture
  5. Place onto a pan covered with grease-proof paper and cook on 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes
  6. Serve with a huge salad and homemade ketchup or make up some sweet potato wedges, enjoy!


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  1. Oh, I love the addition of coconut and paprika to these chicken tenders! Such a simple yet delicious looking recipe.

  2. Cristina Curp says:

    Yum! Love smoked paprika! Wish I could still eat it. These look amazing.

  3. What is it that makes chicken nuggets so enticing for little kiddos. These paleo, real foodified version is much better than what most kids eat.

  4. There’s nothing like a little smoked paprika to make a recipe awesome, can’t wait to try it on these chicken fingers/healthy nuggets!

  5. Love these crispy paleo chicken nuggets ! The flavorful combo with smoked paprika adds another great dimension to the yummy nuggets. Love it !!

  6. This chicken looks delicious! I love the addition of coconut- yum!

  7. I can’t resist crispy chicken, and smoked paprika is my favorite spice! Clearly I’m meant to make this.

  8. These look amazing! I love smoked paprika!

  9. Smoked paprika is the best! These look so tasty. Can’t wait to give them a go.

  10. Oh I haven’t had any crispy chicken since I went paleo. I can’t wait to try these!

  11. I wish this was our dinner tonight. This sounds so good and exactly what I’m craving right now. Love that smoked paprika!

  12. This looks like a weeknight dinner of champions and something I need to include in my weeknight dinner rotation

  13. You had me at paprika! Can’t get over that super cute little hand creeping in for some crispy chicken 😉

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