August 1, 2014   By Kelly Bejelly


paleo fried chicken

I’m not joking when I tell you that I grew up eating southern fried chicken once a week.

My mother is a magician when it comes to the kitchen and I was her willing apprentice.  With time, I soon learned the charms of taking plain boring chicken and transforming it into a dish that my father, who was born and raised in the south, would love.

However, it wasn’t until I met my father-in-law that I discovered the secrets to transforming the recipe from “I love this chicken” to “I want to marry this chicken.”

The thing is, when he told me his techniques, I didn’t write all of them down.   Sadly, he passed away four years ago and it was important to me to try to recreate his recipe.  This is patched together from the memories of his children, his ex-wife, and myself.

I decided to share this recipe as my first sneak peek from my cookbook, Paleo Eats.   This recipe is just small taste of what you will find inside.

I’m also really exited to partner with the following companies to bring you an amazing giveaway where you will win the ingredients and tools to recreate this recipe in your home.

Lodge: I use my Lodge cast-iron skillet to cook 80% of our meals.  Durable, easy to care for and it also makes for a great arm workout in the kitchen.

FatWorks: Based in Portland, Oregon, this company knows their way around delicious healthy fats.   They craft the finest premium traditional fats-tallow, lard and duck fat so visit them today to stock up!

Bob’s Red Mill: You know that I ONLY use Bob’s Red Mill’s tapioca flour.  Seriously. I cheated once and it turned out ugly.  Another Portland company that sells all the ingredients for your Paleo, gluten-free pantry and more.

Home Grown Cow:  Are you struggling to find quality meats, dairy, and seafood  in your area? You NEED to check out Home Grown Cow.  It’s an online market where a collection of independent farmers sell directly to buyers. Consumers can find farmers who raise their animals to standards acceptable to the consumer, be it Certified Organic, or simply “Grandpa’s Way” using humane techniques.



paleo eats southern fried chicken giveaway

Sneak Peak from Paleo Eats: Paleo Southern Fried Chicken + Giveaway

Prep Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving



  • 1 ounce can diced tomatoes 14½-, no added salt
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces
  • 4 cups bacon fat coconut oil, or lard



  1. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to evenly coat with the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, heat the bacon fat to 325 degrees. Try to keep the oil no higher than 325 degrees.
  4. Make the coating: Place the tapioca flour, salt, and pepper in a large paper sack and shake to combine. Drop the pieces of chicken into the bag and shake to coat the chicken on all sides.
  5. Place the chicken in the hot oil and cook until golden brown on both sides, roughly 10 to 15 minutes per side, and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove and set on a rack over a rimmed sheet pan. Note: If the chicken is golden brown on the outside but is not yet fully cooked on the inside, set it on a rack over a rimmed baking sheet and place it in the oven at 350 degrees to finish cooking, roughly 8 to 10 minutes.


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    August 1, 2014 at 2:28 am

    New to Paleo, so you’re blog is a big help!

  • Laurel
    August 1, 2014 at 7:06 am

    This looks incredible!

  • Sheri
    August 1, 2014 at 7:34 am

    sounds amazing!

  • Roxana S.
    August 1, 2014 at 7:51 am

    This was a beautiful story. Best fried chicken I’ve ever had was prepared by a grad student from Nigeria while I was still an undergraduate. He infused the oil with habaneros and he served it up with a warm meal mush that was native to his cuisine. He expressed a fondness for my yellow rice. I should have married that man….but that was long ago so I’ll have to settle for the chicken :O)

    August 1, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Sounds yummy!

  • Nancy
    August 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Sounds yummy & cool giveaway!

  • August 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

    We are (slowly) getting away from grains in our family. Not sure how far away from them our end-goal is, but a drastic reduction is definitely on the path! 🙂

  • August 1, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Liz
    August 1, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Looks great!

  • Steph
    August 1, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Glad I found your page…we are just learning paleo! What a wonderful chance at a great giveaway too!

  • Lisa miracle
    August 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Can’t wait to try this!! And give away is great to!!

  • RD
    August 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Great page. THANX for the chance to win.

  • Alicia
    August 1, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I love to cook with cast iron, this recipe looks delish ! I have not tried making fried chicken since going Paleo I will have to try this!

  • Sarah
    August 1, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Looks amazing!

  • Tegan
    August 1, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Ashley C
    August 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I really want to try this recipe, I’m always looking for a good southern fried chicken recipe 🙂


  • August 1, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Great giveaway – I would love to win!!

  • Chad
    August 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it.

  • Linda L Williams
    August 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Happy to find this site!!
    recipe sounds great! I will be trying it!!

  • Mary J
    August 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    just started looking into paleo. I have multiple allergies and I already eat many paleo dishes and am looking for more.

  • Samantha
    August 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve always loved the taste of Fried Chicken however have been hesitant to make it due to so much oil wasted, do you just toss the fat out after? I save my bacon fat since going paleo but I don’t know what the norm is with left over frying fat.

    • August 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      I reuse the oil. I strain it and place it in a closed container and store it in a cool place. You can reuse it until it smells funny but I usually chuck mine after 3 or 4 times. I only use tallow, bacon fat or coconut oil due to the high smoke point and how saturated the fats are.

  • Laura
    August 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Wondering if this can be done to the same effect with only breast meat, I have a very large aversion to bone in any type of meat. I’ll have to give it a try since the rest sounds delicious!

    • August 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      I’m sure you could do that but just change the cook time

  • Lindsey beech
    August 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Recipe looks good!

  • Jim
    August 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Kelly has some of the best recipes

  • Paula
    August 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious.

  • Corina
    August 1, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Great recipe and awesome giveaway!

  • joanna
    August 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    this looks great! i cook chicken all the time but have never made my own fried chicken.

  • belinda
    August 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Being from Louisiana originally, I appreciate the Southern recipes! Look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for your great recipes!

  • penny
    August 1, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    plan to start my first whole30 next week and your recipes will be extremely helpful! Many thanks!!

  • Cathy
    August 2, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Looks great

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    August 2, 2014 at 4:30 am

    What a fabulous prize package!

  • cat
    August 2, 2014 at 8:56 am

    fried chicken, YUM!


  • Kelly Hughes
    August 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I’ve always been scared to try to fry a chicken, paleo or not! But I would love to take this opportunity to try! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cathy Wingo
    August 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Recipe sounds delicious!!

  • Stephanie KL
    August 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I love everything about this giveaway! The chicken recipe sounds great and I’ll be making it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lacy
    August 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I’ve been looking for a pale fried chicken recipe…thanks 🙂

  • Patsy Coats
    August 2, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Love fried chicken.

  • Alli
    August 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Looks delish!!!

  • Mary
    August 2, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for the recipe and ready to buy the product!

  • KD
    August 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I have not tried tapioca starch for fried chicken. I have to try this!

  • Kerry V
    August 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Fried Chicken and all of the wonderful tools to make it… including the chicken!!! Yum!!!!

  • Jordi
    August 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Sounds delicious and I love a giveaway.

  • Dionne
    August 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you for the review. Very excited to try these fats!

  • Kristen
    August 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Wow — that sounds delicious!

  • Sharon J
    August 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I just found your website looking for ice pop recipes. I then joined and saw this giveaway. Thank you for the website and the giveaway. I would love to have a cast iron skillet. I haven’t had one in over 15 years. It was a handy-me-down that I didn’t know what to do with back then, so I got rid of it. I have yet to get another. Thanks again.

  • Brian
    August 3, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I’ll have to try working with tapioca flour…never thought of it

  • Francine Anchondo
    August 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Looks good and thanks for the chance.

  • Bettie
    August 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Kelly Bejellie’s site is the answer to my entry into the Paleo world! I am thoroughly enjoying all the wonderful recipes.for this ” Change of Lifestlyle,

  • Elizabeth G.
    August 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Fatworks!

  • Stephanie
    August 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Sounds delicious!!

  • Nancy
    August 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Hi! I have to eat grain free,so I’m looking forward to trying some of your tapioca recipes. Hanks!

    • Nancy
      August 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      I meant Thanks! 🙂

  • August 4, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Our family does eat grains, but we don’t introduce them to our children till they’re toddlers, and I have a sister and several friends who do eat paleo. So finding good recipes that paleo and non-paleo eaters can all enjoy together is great!

  • Caitlyn
    August 4, 2014 at 7:43 am

    That chicken looks nice and crispy and delicious!

    • Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy
      August 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Your paleo cinnamon toast crunch cereal, saved. My. Brain! I went Paleo after having twins and i missed cereal dreadfully. Your recipe is my home!

      • August 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

        Aw, yeah! Thank you for sharing that Anna 🙂

  • Debra Little
    August 4, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Wow I can’t wait to try this recipe love fried chicken and love finding different recipes

  • Virginia
    August 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

    This is great!

  • Pu Ye
    August 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • August 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I am so excited to read your book! I also would love to win the giveaway. I seriously need some tallow if nothing else.

  • Laura butts
    August 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    your recipe sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheila
    August 4, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try this…looks so yummy!!!!
    So glad I found your site and look forward to receiving your emails and recipes.

  • Lucy
    August 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I recently saw Fatwork’s lard at my favorite grocery store (I live near Portland), so now that I know you love it, I’ll give it a try!

  • Annie
    August 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    A dear woman who helped raise me always made the best fried chicken. She would marinade it in milk or buttermilk and spices, shake it in a grocery bag of seasoned flour, then fry in a mix of bacon fat and oil. Seeing your recipe made me think of Lee! Thanks! I will give your version a try soon.

  • Marvel
    August 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I susbscribe to your weekly emails. I received a new one today and your description of your cookbook totally hooked me “comfort and for busy people.” Thank you.

  • Tera
    August 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    ooohhh… this recipe looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Suzy Winter
    August 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Still learning about paleo — these goodies would help!!

  • Roger Beck
    August 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    your recipes bring back a lot of favorites and they’re very easy to use thanks for all the effort you put in the kitchen

  • Xenia Salazar
    August 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    OMG I needed this recipe. I have been looking for a Fried
    Chicken recipe forever ! TY

  • Linda Kish
    August 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

  • Melissa m
    August 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I am so excited for your book! Thanks for the sneak peek!

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    August 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love your recipes and resources!

  • Amy
    August 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    This looks awesome! I will have to try it soon.

  • Tanna
    August 4, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Yummy recipe and great giveaway. …great combo. Thanks, Kelly.

  • eirn
    August 4, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Fried chicken is one of my favorite foods. Thanks, Kelly!

  • Jen
    August 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Would love to win this awesome package!

  • Keisha F.
    August 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Sounds yummy! I love fried chicken. Thanks for sharing.

  • Dawn
    August 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I’m new to all this, and I’ve found your recipes on Pinetrest so helpful. Thank you.

  • Marjorie
    August 4, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.

  • August 4, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    That chicken looks amazing! I love cooking in cast iron, some things just taste better cooked in a cast iron pan.

  • angie
    August 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    This looks delicious. I would love to try these.

  • Jenna
    August 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you for your recipes and for this giveaway!

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    August 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I love it when you talk about great things from your childhood.

  • Carleigh
    August 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Looks yummy

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    August 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Wow!!! Another amazing recipe!!! You keep them coming! Very much appreciated as I have Celiac and other allergies. Looking forward to your wonderful book!!! Thank you for all of your time and energy that you put into this blog and into the books!!!

  • nickie
    August 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • Barb
    August 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Love your recipes

  • Becky
    August 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Looks good! I miss my Grandma’s fried chicken, mine is never as good as hers was!

  • kelly
    August 5, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Ummmm, YUM!

  • Katherine
    August 5, 2014 at 5:30 am

    My husband is from Tennessee and LOVES fried chicken. I can’t wait to try this!

  • Amy H
    August 5, 2014 at 5:37 am

    This recipe looks great. I plan on using it as soon as I pick up all the ingredients.

  • Amelia w
    August 5, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I’m pretty sure a new cast iron frying pan with a lid would be the best thing ever right now!

  • tiff
    August 5, 2014 at 6:47 am

    looks yummy!

  • Amy Pratt
    August 5, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I love my Lodge cast iron. This looks delicious!

  • Kelly D
    August 5, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Cast iron is the best for cooking.

  • Deb C
    August 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I love a good fried chicken but it is seldom done well anymore. THIS recipe sounds wonderful and I’ll be trying it.

  • jules m.
    August 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

    my mom used to use a cast iron pan for cooking everything! i was just thinking how much i need one too!

  • suzanne
    August 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

    That looks like my mom’s fried chicken. I’m sure it is delicious. I’ve never heard of using tapioca flour though. My grandmother always used cast iron and I really want to get me some to cook with. And FatWorks, mmm, an entire company devoted to fat, that’s the life!

  • Trisha Burgess
    August 5, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  • Holly Guerrio
    August 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Great giveaway!

  • August 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

    My mother-in-law has always cooked in a cast iron skillet and her food is so good. Your recipes look wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Ann Fantom
    August 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

    This chicken sounds very good. I’m going to give it a try

  • Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    August 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Lodge is the best and oh the flavor that comes from cooking in them.
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  • Ann Marie
    August 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I believe your cookbook is going to do awesome! I think comfort food is so important in life…I mean we are living the paleo lifestyle in search of some kind of comfort i.e. allergy relief….so I believe you should not worry about the “Paleo Police” they will be too busy reading all of our awesome picture posts of us cooking your recipes when we receive your cookbook! It’s going to be amazing! I’m so excited for you! Hugs!! xoxox Cheers!!

  • Caroline
    August 5, 2014 at 11:30 am


  • August 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! I love your recipes and I can’t wait for your book!

  • August 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Looks delicious! Can’t go wrong with some comfort food 🙂

  • Teresa
    August 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I recently started cooking with a 12″ Lodge cast iron skillet and your comment about a workout made me laugh. It’s true! But I also love it and am going to get a smaller one for when I cook for just myself so that my muscles don’t get too big. 🙂

    • Tricia Hoff
      August 6, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Teresa, my SIL has a huge Lodge Dutch Oven that I can barely lift but it makes the most amazing pot roast ever.

  • Amy Ayers
    August 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Fried chicken? This sounds divine! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait for your book.

    August 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Chicken looks so good. cast iron does a great job cooking it.

  • Stephanie Shipley
    August 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Your Paleo Southern Fried Chicken looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Mary Beth Elderton
    August 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    This looks delicious! We are new to paleo and have lots to learn!

  • Alice F
    August 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    The best fried chicken is always cooked in a cast iron pan! Would love to win this giveaway.

  • Monique Rizzo
    August 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    This recipe sounds fantastic!!

  • crystal
    August 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    The chicken looks yummy

  • alena svetelska
    August 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    looks amazing

  • Sally Casner
    August 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I really enjoy your site, I find your recipes very user friendly. Going to your site is like having a good friend walking along side me in my journey to a healthier and pain free free. Thank You

  • Kitty Iecvan
    August 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    The chicken and the prizes look great!

  • carol clark
    August 5, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    im going to give this a try cause it looks awesome

  • Elizabeth
    August 6, 2014 at 12:55 am

    This sounds so delicious! Thanks for the giveaway, and have a great day!

  • Pameula Henson
    August 6, 2014 at 5:03 am

    This looks amazing. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Phyllis
    August 6, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Love your blog and recipes. What a giveaway. I’d love to win that.

  • Gwen
    August 6, 2014 at 6:47 am

    I love fried chicken! Your recipe looks delicious.

  • Elizabeth
    August 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. My kids love country fried chicken. Thank you for the tips of where to find Paleo approved fats in Portland. I live in Happy Valley and have been buying approved fats online. Also I have been bugging all of my friends and co-workers for the best places to buy meat in the area. The Paleo journey has been great for me so far and that is because people like you post such wonderful recipes that make the transition much easier on me and my family. Thanks for ALL you do for us!

    • August 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

      You can also find tallow and lard at New Seasons hun!

  • Sybil
    August 6, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Awesome recipe ad awesome give-away!!! Thanks forall your great recipes and posts!

  • Wehaf
    August 6, 2014 at 7:52 am

    This looks really tasty; I love that it’s gluten-free.

  • Lilia Kharabora
    August 6, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I am new to your site. Enjoying it and thank you for the generous giveaway. 🙂

  • Joan
    August 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Looking forward to your book!

  • Tricia Hoff
    August 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I need to try this. I’ve never seen a marinade like this for fried chicken using tomato. Is this a regional specialty?

    • August 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

      My FIL was from Florida and he was the one that taught me about marinating it in tomato 🙂

  • Daisy
    August 6, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Oh, yum! I just may have to add fried chicken to next week’s menu!

  • Beckie Bergeron
    August 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I love fried chicken and your recipe looks wonderful!

  • August 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Yum fried chicken!

  • suzanne
    August 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Would love to have a cast iron skillet to cook with.

  • Angela Cardon
    August 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Can’t wait to try this fried chicken. I’ve tried many of your recipe remakes (paleo style) and love them!

  • Janet
    August 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Would love to be able to scratch and sniff the photo of the fried chicken! Looks delicious!

  • Jan Hammersmith
    August 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm


  • Wilmari Eckerson
    August 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I will be making this for my husband. He is very picky at eating and loves chicken… Do you think I can use boneless, skinless chicken breast? That is all he will eat.

    I have use a lot of the recipe on your site, I am on my 3rd week of Paleo, I made the change for my husband he was having a lot of issues and finding food that he will eat is very hard.

    Thank you,

    • August 9, 2014 at 6:38 am

      Yes, that should work but you would have to cut the cook time.

  • Mary Casper
    August 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day

  • Tia
    August 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Mmmmmmmm….Fried Chicken…this is why I <3 Paleo

  • Janis Gibel
    August 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Love the items in this giveaway. Cast iron skillets make terrific fried foods.

  • ashlie fitzsimmons
    August 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I absolutely love your blog and am dying to get a cast iron skillet to show my kids what real southern fried chicken tastes like!

  • Lyndy
    August 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks for all the work and love you put into your recipes!

  • Sheila M
    August 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    thanks so much for the great recipe and the chance to win terrific prizes!

  • August 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for helping me change my diet! Getting food reactions has been a dramatic change for me. I appreciate your making it easier!

  • Cassandra a
    August 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Cannot wait to make this!

  • Megan Parsons
    August 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  • Heather H
    August 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I love me some fried chicken! Thank you for sharing this recipe! 🙂

  • August 7, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I love fried chicken, too. My husband is the fried-chickentender-maker in our house. He uses coconut oil with it and I don’t know how he does it but they are the BEST chicken tenders EVER!

  • Diana
    August 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I need that cast iron skillet desperately!

  • Kamla L.
    August 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve only recently started to exploring Paleo cooking and have never tried tapioca flour. Your fried chicken recipe sounds delicious and I’m wowed by your results with the tapioca flour.

  • August 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    The chicken looks really great. I’m hungry now!!

  • wen budro
    August 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Oh man….paleo southern fried chicken sounds delicious. I’m going to try that recipe.

  • velder dixon
    August 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    awesome contest

  • Sherrie lee nelson
    August 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm


    I also have to follow a low carb diet. Do you think almond flour will work instead of the tapioca flour? Great contest!

    Thank you,

    Sherrie Lee

    • August 10, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Sherrie, I’m not sure. You would need to think of a way to get the flour to stick to the meal and you would not also get the nice crunch that you get from the tapioca flour.

  • leslie
    August 7, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Beth Cole
    August 7, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    That chicken looks so delicious. I’m hungry now!

  • Carla S
    August 8, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Thanks for the great recipe.

  • August 8, 2014 at 7:34 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I could use more cast iron, I cook with it most of the time. And thank you for sharing a source for good fats. It’s something I need to start cooking with.

  • Donna
    August 8, 2014 at 7:55 am

    New to this style of eating, this blog is great!

  • Nikki C.
    August 8, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Angi Welsh
    August 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Sounds good. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Tammy Schweitzer
    August 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I will have too try the recipe thanks . I just love cast iron items great for cooking

  • Birdiebee
    August 8, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I have never owned a cast iron skillet before and would sure love to have one as everyone I know loves to cook in them.

  • Julie Murphy
    August 9, 2014 at 4:25 am

    I love cast iron but I don’t have one with a lid.

  • August 9, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I never thought of frying chicken in coconut oil or bacon fat. Looks delicious.

  • Lauren S.
    August 9, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love your blog.

  • Christine Summers
    August 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • August 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    This is FABULOUS! Do you have any idea how difficult it is to live paleo in a classic middle class Georgia home? Now I can have Sunday chixken again! (Aside: thank you for having a ridiculously mibile-friendly site!)

  • August 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Awesome Giveaway~thanks so much!

  • Sarah C
    August 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    My mom cooked at least half of our dinners in a cast iron skillet. I would love to win this.

  • Misha Estrada
    August 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    The chicken looks delicious.

  • Gail Williams
    August 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    i have been eating paleo for 6 months but never thought to use tapioca flour on fried chicken…look at what I have been missing!

  • james
    August 10, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I love cast iron.

  • Sara Filler
    August 10, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Our family is starting to make changes in the foods we eat so I’m glad to have found your blog.

  • ChelseA
    August 10, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I love cooking on cast iron. Mine is so seasoned now. This chicken looks amazing!

  • Connie
    August 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I’m trying to eat paleo to lose weight!

  • Deborah Jackson
    August 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    It looks yummy. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Shellie
    August 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    This recipe looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Daraya
    August 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Mmm, I love fried chicken! I’ll definitely have to try out your recipe! 🙂

  • Melissa Mazzur
    August 11, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Sweet! Thanks for the chance!

  • Claire Y.
    August 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

    That looks so good. I don’t exactly eat Paleo, but am on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which is very similar. This looks totally doable and functional for my diet!

  • shawna
    August 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I love this and am going to make it for dinner tonight! thanks

  • Kara
    August 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Sounds yummy and thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • JenniferB
    August 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I love your blog- so many great recipes

  • Kelly H.
    August 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Great recipe! It sounds wonderful.

  • August 12, 2014 at 6:39 am

    The chicken looks absolutely delish; yum, yum, yum.

  • amanda whitley
    August 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    this sounds really yummy

  • Natalie Woodworth
    August 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!
    That’s really very generous of you!

  • Sara Sharp
    August 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I just ate three hours ago, and I am hungry again because of this!!!! mmmmmm mmmmm goood!

  • Kelly
    August 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Jennifer Rote
    August 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I have just started looking into Paleo. This looks like something i would try.

  • Jeanine
    August 12, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Your recipe looks delicious. I would love to try it.

  • Shannon F
    August 12, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    What a great giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes!!

  • michelle
    August 13, 2014 at 4:15 am

    looks good, i’m new to this but being a foodie i’m always open to try new food. 😀

  • Wendy m
    August 13, 2014 at 7:38 am

    This chicken looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  • April Owen
    August 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I told myself no more cookbooks until I came across yours and now another cookbook has been preordered. I like a lot of the recipes but I think the fried chicken and key lime pie is what helped make the decision. It’s also nice to support a fellow Oregonian.

  • Michelle Levine
    August 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I hope that I win!

  • Penny Snyder
    August 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I would love to try these – thanks so much for the giveaway!!!~

  • Jennifer
    August 13, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    this is amazing! with a woodstove i rely heavily on cast iron but its an expensive investment!

  • August 14, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Your fried chicken looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Lindsey L
    August 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

    New to your website! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  • Dawn Keenan
    August 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I appreciate all you post for your readers. The info is great! Love your recipes and the giveaways.

  • Deb G
    August 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I think I may have just died & gone to heaven…Fried chicken was my comfort food as a child & this recipe sends me way back! After leaning heavily in the Paleo direction & trying to eat healthier in general, I wouldn’t have considered ordering friend chicken even though it was calling to me. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us – I can’t wait to try it!

  • cAROLYN g
    August 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on your new book. How exciting.

  • Emily N.
    August 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I love eating pastured chicken.

  • karena
    August 14, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Omg. Haven’t had fried chicken in forever. Looks awesome.

  • Kasey H.
    August 14, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I would love to make this recipe and invite my mom over to dinner.She would really enjoy this!

  • Anita
    August 15, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I was looking at this giveaway when my son looks over my shoulder and said Mmmm that chicken looks yummy mommy. I knew right away this was something I had to enter because my son is a picky eater and I remember my growing up and seeing a Cast Iron Pan in my kitchen. Everything that was cooked in it was delicious.

  • August 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I am researching the Paleo diet and came across your site via pinterest. This looks delicious!!

  • lisa kay
    August 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Love this!
    Thanks for the Giveaway!

  • lisa
    August 16, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Just found you on Pinterest! Great site and contest!

  • Kristen
    August 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Sounds absolutely delicious! Especially with the addition of the bacon fat? Oh boy.

  • Janelle
    August 16, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I don’t know what I’m impressed by more, the simple coating, or the spice mix! The mix sounds so savory and amazing, I’ve bookmarked this to make for my family when they visit in 2 weeks!

  • Danielle D
    August 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    nice blog!

  • sarah c
    August 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    wow looks amazing! love your receipes

  • Jayme H.
    August 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Your fried chicken sounds delicious.

    Thanks for sharing it!

  • Lesley M
    August 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for all you do!!

  • Azreal Robertson
    August 18, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    So glad I stumbled across your blog!

  • Tami Lewis
    August 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I am so glad I found you.

  • latanya
    August 19, 2014 at 8:08 am

    great recipe

  • Dottie
    August 20, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Love The tapioca flour! Your recipe looks delish!

  • August 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Sounds and looks awesome!! Can’t wait to try it!
    thanks for sharing!

  • Mary
    August 20, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Wow, I’ll have to try this recipe. I never would have thought of marinating in tomatoes. I have tried buttermilk or a pickle-type brine before, so this is totally different. Sound good, though.

  • donna sicilia
    August 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

    NEed a recipe like this to get my son away from gluten!

  • Diana Moxcey
    August 20, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for this giveaway! Can’t wait to make this chicken too!

  • Andrea
    August 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This looks delicious! thanks for the great recipes 🙂

  • debbie
    August 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I’ve lived my entire life in the south so I love some fried chicken!

  • Michelle
    August 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I have been pinning a lot of your recipies to Pinterest…thanks for all the greatness

  • Nikko
    August 20, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I am looking forward to trying this. Your recipes are always very tasty!!!

  • maureen caballero
    August 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    looks delicious!

  • Michelle M
    August 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Ive heard a lot of good things about paleo recipes. This one looks so good, I will have to try it, Thank you!

  • Kim
    August 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Sounds like a good recipe to try

    August 21, 2014 at 7:22 am

    cast iron is the way to go. chicken looks sooo yummy, cant wait to try this weekend

  • Todd B
    August 21, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Yay chicken!! THanks for the recipe!!

  • Karen D
    August 21, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Love Lodge Cast Iron… It is the best for frying anything, and great for frying chicken!

  • Christopher Sorel
    August 21, 2014 at 7:48 am

    duck fat fried chicken is the best!!

  • Kim Kenny
    August 21, 2014 at 7:55 am

    That looks delicious! Now I’m hungry….

  • Ann Marie Odar
    August 21, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Looks like a good recipe. I’ve never soaked my chicken in tomato juice, but maybe the acid helps tenderize the chicken? Definitely will give it a try. Thanks

  • LYnne m
    August 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Let’s see how we can create real food.

  • lisa mcfarland
    August 21, 2014 at 8:52 am

    looks great

  • Tasha Latshaw
    August 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

    This chicken looks delicious! Definitely going to try it, I miss fried chicken 😉 Thank you!

  • David Bell
    August 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Can’t wait to try it

  • August 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Thank you for sharing such a great giveaway and an awesome-looking recipe!

  • shaunie
    August 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Would have to say that I heart all things Paleo Eats

  • Melissa D
    August 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I have yet to make fry chicken in my 9 in cast iron skillet but I do love my skillet!

  • August 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Yum! One of my favorite recipes!!

  • Tamara
    August 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Looks good. I love fried chicken. Would love more cast iron. I want to throw my Teflon pans away

  • lyra
    August 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

    This looks DEElish! And your giveaway is fab. I know cast iron is one of the missing ingredients on my road to health. Thanks Kelly Bejelly!

  • Anna K
    August 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Looks great!

  • Arliss
    August 21, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I love to cook with Cast Iron and eat some Paleo but not 100%

  • Dyanne Spease
    August 21, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Great giveaway!! Your recipes are wonderful. Can’t wait to make this new one in my new cast iron!!

  • heather eg kaufman
    August 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    This would be perfect for when we go camping!!!

  • August 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I love to cook in my cast iron skillets! Especially when camping with my (grown) kids.

  • Allison A
    August 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    This looks so good, I can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

  • Donna Langston
    August 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    thank you…good luck all

  • Kristin
    August 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks for being part of my journey

  • Terry Cross
    August 21, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious!

  • sharon thumann
    August 22, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Looking forward to you book!

  • kim v
    August 22, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I will make this recipe… love fried chicken with the healthy fat 🙂

  • Mary M.
    August 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Thank you!

  • Cheri hawkins
    August 22, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    This looks fantastic! My daughter and I just started eating paleo. Your blog will come in handy!

  • Katie
    August 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  • Becki
    August 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious! You make the recipe so easy to follow. Thank you for adding me to your giveaway.

  • Nancy
    August 23, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Nothing beats a great home cooked meal! This chicken looks fabulous!

  • linda w.
    August 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Love it! Thanks!

  • Christina Sparks
    August 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you for the recipe, can’t wait to try it out!

  • Erin
    August 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • Beverly
    August 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway! I sure hope to meet you next time I’m in Portland. Maybe we could even take in a visit to Cultured Caveman! Your blog is great. Please visit mine when you have a chance.

  • Deb Jackson
    August 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    This looks wonderful.

  • Stephanie K
    August 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Love cooking in an iron skillet

  • Dara Nix
    August 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Being a Southern girl too, I ALSO was raised on Fried Chicken …. but your recipe sounds SO much better! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Dawn Monroe
    August 25, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I think everyone should try using a cast iron skillet. I love them and can’t cook fried potatoes without one!

  • Heidi Daily
    August 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I’m going to have to try the fried chicken recipe, it looks great.

  • Crystal
    August 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

    That looks so delicious. 🙂 I have always wanted a cast iron skillet and making fried chicken with it would be perfect!

  • Cheryl Abdelnour
    August 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    What an awesome giveaway. Hope you have had a great summer.

  • Ger
    August 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Can I come over when you make this chicken again?!!!

  • deana c
    August 26, 2014 at 2:24 am

    The chicken looks great. Thanks for the chance!

  • Lindsey Kresta
    August 26, 2014 at 5:49 am

    I’ve got to try this recipe! Your recipes are some of my fiance’s favorites and they’re so easy to make!

  • Karen Drake
    August 26, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Thanks for the recipe, the chicken looks delicious.

  • Amber G.
    August 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the recipe and great giveaway!

  • Darlene Carbajal
    August 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Great recipe! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jamie
    August 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    This looks like a yummy recipe!

  • Teresa thompson
    August 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Great recipe. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Erin Madigan
    August 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I am definitely going to have to try that recipe; sounds delicious!

  • Paula Michele Hafner
    August 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    That chicken looks really good! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  • AMy M
    August 28, 2014 at 5:26 am

    My guy makes the world’s best fried chicken — I don’t really know what he does, because it would ruin the magic, but I’m sure a new skillet would make it even better. THanks for the chance!

  • Danielle
    August 28, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. My family will really enjoy them.

  • Chrissy H
    August 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm fried chicken!!

  • Erica B.
    August 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I would love to have this!

  • donna sicilia
    August 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    New to the recipes on here

  • Jackie
    August 28, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I absolutely love cast iron skillets! Also that recipe looks fantastic.

  • Michelle H.
    August 28, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    The recipe looks delicious and I want to try it.

  • Rita A
    August 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I am Gluten free and also enjoy using only the best from Bob’s Red Mill!

  • tina reynolds
    August 29, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize and for sharing a great recipe!

  • rust
    August 29, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Definitely going to try your recipe! Thanks for it and the giveaway. 🙂

  • Amanda G.
    August 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, and I like your blog! 🙂

  • liz l
    August 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Looks very good

  • Breanne
    August 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Looks good!

    August 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I’m going to slip this recipe under my wife’s pillow and see what happens!

  • August 29, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Everything sounds wonderful!

  • Lorena Keech
    August 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    This is literally the first time I’ve seen a fried chicken recipe with tomatoes in the marinade. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Robin
    August 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    The recipe looks delicious.

  • Brittney House
    August 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I would love a new iron skillet to make better dinners with.

  • Ashl Busse
    August 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I had never heard of Paleo until now! I’m looking forward to receiving my newsletter and learning more!!!

  • Stephanie Galbraith
    August 30, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Thank you so much for the sweepstakes! I’d love to get a new skillet.

  • Mihaela Day
    August 30, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Sounds so yummy!