Image I used to live right near a Trader Joe's, my favorite grocery store.  I have been mourning the loss of my beloved store ever since I moved away.  They have so many yummy items that are their brand name and made only for their stores.  One of my family's favorite items was their breaded chicken.  So easy and delicious.   A couple times a month we would have chicken caesar salad and it was just so delicious.  Although I'm sure it wasn't the most healthy option to buy prepared, frozen meat, but like I said, it was so easy and so delicious.  Well, I finally decided to make my own breaded chicken.  I made this one gluten free, just for fun, to see how my family liked it.  It was a hit!  Here is the recipe...

Gluten Free "Breaded" Chicken

2 lbs chicken

1 small egg

1/4 cup buttermilk

1 2/3 cup almond flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp thyme

Lightly beat the egg and combine it with the buttermilk in a small bowl or pan. (I use my pyrex pie pans when doing stuff like this).  In a separate bowl mix the almond flour, salt and thyme.  Rinse your chicken and cut into little pieces.  Drudge your chicken first in the flour mixture, then in the egg mixture, then again in the flour mixture.  Place the breaded chicken then in a pyrex glass dish.  Broil for 10 mins at a level 3, flip the chicken, then return it to broil for 10 more mins.  I like the broil option because it really crisps up the breading nicely.  If you want to just half the recipe, start with 1 cup almond flour and 1 tsp salt.  I still use the same amount of wet ingredients even when just cooking 1 pound of chicken.  You can use the chicken a top a salad like I did, or you could add some parmesan cheese to the flour mixture and use it for chicken parmesan, over noodles and marinara sauce.  You cook the chicken like normal, then once cooked put a little marinara sauce and cheese on top and return back to broil until the cheese is melted.  (Try my marinara sauce recipe! :)) This really is a delicious chicken!  Give it a try!!

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