No-Fried Chicken

These recipes are a great addition to your next BBQ or picnic. Not only are they healthy, but also very quick and easy to prepare! Serve with coleslaw or veggie-packed pasta salad and you’ve got a whole meal!

Ingredients

6 chicken drumsticks

Dry Ingredients

1 cup almonds (I used sliced, but whole almonds work fine as well)

1 tsp + pinch more to season drumsticks sea salt

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp onion powder

1/4 chipotle powder or smoked paprika

2 tsp dried chives (optional)

Wet Ingredients

1 egg

1 tbsp milk of choice (I used almond)

Method

1. Start by seasoning your chicken with a pinch of sea salt.

2. Preheat oven to 400 F

3. In a food processor, add all of your dry ingredients and pulse until desired consistency. Aim for an even crumble rather than a fine powder. Pour crumble onto a plate or shallow dish

4. In a bowl, mix egg and milk until combined.

5. One at a time, dip drumsticks into the egg wash and then roll in almond crumble. Try to cover as much of the meat as possible with crumble.

6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place crumble covered drumsticks on.

7. Bake for 45 mins, turning drumsticks after 20 minutes.

*This recipe could be made vegan by replacing drumsticks with firm tofu and omitting the egg wash!

*Serve with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


Anna Hennigs, Certified Nutritional Practitioner