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Low Carb Baked "Breaded" Chicken

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Low carb diets seem to be all the rage these days. And for a good reason! They have definitely helped a lot of people to lose weight. And they have other health benefits too.

 But…

They aren't the magic bullet that many people claim. They may not work for everyone, and can even be difficult to maintain. (How much do you love your carbs???)

Check out my previous blog post where I define what low carb actually means, as well as the theory behind it. And I touch on some of the recent research that has tested the true effectiveness of this diet.

Recipe

Serves 4

2 pounds chicken drumsticks
½ cup almond flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika

1 tsp rosemary or thyme
½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450F.

  • Cover a large baking dish with parchment paper.

  • In large food storage bag, combine all ingredients except chicken.

  • Place a couple of pieces of chicken in the bag and shake until coated.

  • Repeat with the rest of the chicken.

  • Place chicken on a lined dish and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

  • Turn over and bake 15 minutes longer.

  • Ensure internal temperature of chicken reaches 165F.

Serve & enjoy!

Tip: You can roast veggies in another pan at the same time. Just chop, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. They might not need to cook as long as the chicken, so check them periodically.