Paleo Sweet and Spicy Chicken Breasts
Fun fact, I spent a pretty unreasonable amount of time trolling pinterest for cool things. This is beneficial for a couple of reasons. The first reason being that it helps me stay awake in the middle of the night when I’m feeding the Baby. She’s still not sleeping more than 2 hours at a time at night. She’s new though, so we’ll get there. The second benefit to trolling pinterest, of course, is that there is a whole lot of good stuff on there. I find tons of recipes and cool DIY projects there. That’s actually where I came across this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Paleo Chicken Fingers from the Endless Meal.
I found this recipe and decided to test it out that same day because it looked so tasty. Unfortunately, I was pretty hangry when I finished this recipe, so I completely forgot to take any pictures of it!! (I know, right??!!! Food blogger FAIL!) This picture is actually of the left over chicken that I heated up and ate for lunch the next day. It had been prettier the night before, I swear. The taste though, was just as good re-heated as it was the first time, which isn’t always the case with left-overs.
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What did I change?
In the original recipe, she calls for chicken tenders. I didn’t have any, but I had some thinly sliced chicken breasts, so I used those. They worked well in this recipe because they cook quickly. Also, at the beginning of the post, she mentions using almond meal, but in the recipe itself she calls for almond flour. As I mention in this post, they can be used pretty interchangeably in recipes. Almond meal though, because it still has its skin on, is a bit grittier, and may have actually been a better choice for this recipe. I used almond flour, which was still amazing, but I think that the almond meal might have been a tiny bit crunchier, and have been a better fit for this recipe. I also didn’t have my stuff together in time to allow the coated chicken to rest for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator before cooking. It’s an optional step in her recipe, so I just skipped it. I didn’t have any issues with the coating falling off the chicken either, but some people have mentioned that being an issue for them.
But is it family friendly?
Now, for the real question, how did the family like it? I loved it, and our middle child loves everything, so she loved it, too. My husband said that it was a bit spicier than he expected, but he liked it, and the super picky oldest daughter ate every bite of it. (Although, this week, she hates everything chicken). Toddlers, right?!
So, are you a pinterest troller like me? Do you try what you find on there? I’d love to hear about your adventures on pinterest in the comments section, and I’d love to have you join me on pinterest, too!
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