Four years ago when I went Paleo, I shed some big unhappy tears when I waved goodbye to crispy chicken.
You know what I’m talking about, chicken that has that satisfying crunch sound after you take your first bite. I threw myself head first into making roasted chicken, grilled chicken, boiled chicken and the like. Yet, I was still haunted by memories of my family gathered around the table, joking about my plight of understanding the foreign language called algebra and eating crispy chicken.
Enter the recipe for Baked Crispy Chicken Drumsticks from NatureRaised Farms®.
NatureRaised Farms® is a brand that was new to me, but I was drawn to them because they are committed to high animal welfare standards. They’re also transparent about their farming methods.
From their website:
At NatureRaised Foods, we stand by our commitment to “Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start. ™” That’s why all of our products meet strict standards:
100% All Natural Ingredients (Minimally processed and no artificial ingredients.)
No Antibiotics, EVER!
Certified by Third-party Animal Welfare Agencies
100% Vegetarian Diet—no animal protein or bakery by-products (which could include eggs)
No Added Hormones or Steroids (Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones or steroids in chicken)
I don’t have to tell you food that is raised right, tastes better so I had to give their chicken a try.
This Gluten free Crispy Oven Baked Chicken recipe is pretty straightforward and I was excited to try it out for dinner. Of course, I had to make some changes to make it fit my diet.
6 NatureRaised Farms® brand Chicken Drumsticks
1 cup Tapioca flour
1 tablespoon of sea salt
½ teaspoon of black pepper
1 Tablespoon water
1 cup sweet potato chips, coarsely crushed
¼ cup Bacon grease or coconut oil
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat your baking sheet with the bacon grease or coconut oil.
Place flour, sea salt and black pepper in large resealable plastic bag. Blend eggs and water in small shallow dish.
Place the crushed sweet potato chips in a separate shallow dish.
Add drumsticks to flour in bag; shake to coat evenly. One at a time, dip drumsticks in egg mixture; coat evenly with potato chips and place on baking sheet.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is done (internal temp 180°F).
The recipe did not disappoint and best of all, I can have crispy chicken again!