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Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken - Paleo Friendly

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 359kcal
This simple oven fried shake and bake chicken recipe is gluten free and low carb. The preparation time is less than five minutes and clean up is a breeze.
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  • 4 pounds chicken drumsticks or a mix of chicken pieces
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper optional
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • In large zipper storage bag, combine all ingredients except chicken and oil.
  • Line 2 13x9-inch pans with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  • Drizzle olive oil over each pan.
  • Place a couple pieces of chicken in the seasoning bag and shake until coated.
  • Place coated chicken on lined pans.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Turn over and bake 15-20 minutes longer.



Other suitable spices are thyme, marjoram, and rosemary.
8 servings (2 drumsticks)
1.3g net carbs
As one commenter pointed out, it's much more environmentally friendly to use a washable dish or baking pan instead of a plastic bag to for coating the chicken. And, parchment paper is a much better choice to line the baking sheet than aluminum foil


Serving: 2drumsticks | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 1 g | % Carbs: 1.2 % | % Protein: 42.7 % | % Fat: 56.1 %

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