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Gluten Free Fried Chicken Recipe

How to go gluten free but still enjoy the best of junk food? Amaranth puff breaded chickens are here to help with that. It’s even better than the original!

Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-4-SunCakeMomThe worst of diets is to get rid of old habits we have picked up during the years. When we were to succeed to that almost impossible task, we were no longer dieting but we have changed lifestyle.

Actually, dieting is the worst thing one can do to its own self apart of taking sugars by the spoon of course. Constantly changing our diet for time to time only to go back to the normal careless habits right after a period of time is not only straining to our body but for our mind as well.

To be honest a bit of strain wouldn’t hurt the body as it is used to fasts and feasts during the centuries, we have left behind as a human race. This is the sole reason we accumulate fat so well during bountiful periods to live it off during the need.

What served us well to survive in the harsh fridgeless environment kills us today thus we need to regulate ourselves what nature did for us. The hardest part of regulation is to convince our mind that what perceives is good for us, it really isn’t.

Wrangling with our own mind about what to eat on a daily basis is not only time consuming but exhausting too. This is why we should invest that time and energy wisely and do it as infrequently as possible. Change lifestyle wisely, stick to it and live happily ever after.

But what about fried chicken? Or breaded pork,Wiener Schnitzel (not the hot dog company) or any other deep-fried breaded stuff that once was even disgusting like fish fingers but now in our new life trying to reach us from the dark depths of temptations and pull back by our ankles into the pit of “Later Regretted Worthless Deeds”.

Getting rid of an old life is the hardest bit when living in a new one. The good old memories when everything was so perfect, or at least we had Fried chicken and nothing else mattered, is sticking on the back of our mind like chewing gum in the hair.

Luckily, only the chewing gum needs to be cut out and not the memories. Being a creative species with kitchen and a myriad of sourced from all around the world we can call for various types of breading solutions for our deep-fried goodies.

Of course, we can go for all sort of ready-made gluten-free, keto, pale bread and flour mixes to get things done easily given that those are available locally. Let alone if we like the ingredients what they are made out of because some of these solutions contain more stuff than the recipe, we intend to make with it.

Not as having something made out of a lot of ingredient turns it bad but food shouldn’t be too complicated or at least not beyond our understanding.

This gluten free breaded chicken recipe uses a natural plant grain called amaranth as flour and breading component for the meat. It was widely used plant of the Aztecs before the Spaniards ruined all culture there but since the ’70, it is widely cultivated in Mexico and distributed to North America and Europe.

Amaranth is an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, and some minerals like magnesia, magnesium, iron, and selenium but we don’t like it because of how healthy it is. We like it because like Quinoa contains no gluten and we can bread the chicken with it.

In this recipe we used puffed amaranth to grind them to flour and the whole puffed part to coat the egged soaked meats. Although the look may be deceiving the results in taste and texture were surprisingly good breaded chicken or pork meat resembling completely the gluten filled variety without strange after tastes like for example quinoa would produce.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

  • 2lb / 1000g Chicken  (boneless)
  • Black pepper, paprika, parsley to taste (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 oz / 125g Puffed amaranth
  • 5 Eggs

 

How to make:

  1. Take the bones out of the chicken if present. This recipe uses chicken thighs.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  2. Slice them up if desired.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  3. Mix the selected spices and salt with the meat in a bowl.
  4. Grind 6 tablespoon amaranth into flour and pour it on a big plate.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom
  5. Crack the eggs and beat them up in a wide bowl or deep dish.
  6. Pour out some of the puffed amaranth into a large plate.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-9-SunCakeMom
  7. Place both side of the meat into the amaranth flour.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-12-SunCakeMom
  8. Dip the amaranth floured meat into the beaten eggs.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-10-SunCakeMom
  9. Fold the egg dipped meat into the puffed amaranth and set it aside.Don’t keep them stacked on each other long else the coating will stick together resulting unbreaded chicken parts.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-13-SunCakeMom
  10. Place the meats into medium hot oil and fry them ready in about 16 minutes. In case of using oil filled pan turn the pieces upside down after 8 minutes.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-17-SunCakeMom
  11. Take them out the to drip dry.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-18-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Fried Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
How to go gluten free but still enjoy the best of junk food? Amaranth puff breaded chickens are here to help with that. It's even better than the original!
Course: Low Crab Meal, Main Course, Meal
Cuisine: Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Thomas Brown
Ingredients
  • 2 lb / 1000g Chicken boneless
  • Black pepper paprika, parsley to taste (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 oz / 125g Puffed amaranth
  • 5 Eggs
Instructions
  1. Take the bones out of the chicken if present. This recipe uses chicken thighs.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  2. Slice them up if desired.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  3. Mix the selected spices and salt with the meat in a bowl.
  4. Grind 6 tablespoon amaranth into flour and pour it on a big plate.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom
  5. Crack the eggs and beat them up in a wide bowl or deep dish.
  6. Pour out some of the puffed amaranth into a large plate.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-9-SunCakeMom
  7. Place both side of the meat into the amaranth flour.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-12-SunCakeMom
  8. Dip the amaranth floured meat into the beaten eggs.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-10-SunCakeMom
  9. Fold the egg dipped meat into the puffed amaranth and set it aside.Don't keep them stacked on each other long else the coating will stick together resulting unbreaded chicken parts.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-13-SunCakeMom
  10. Place the meats into medium hot oil and fry them ready in about 16 minutes. In case of using oil filled pan turn the pieces upside down after 8 minutes.Gluten-free-fried-chicken-recipe-Process-17-SunCakeMom
  11. Take them out the to drip dry.

Thomas Brown

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