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Easy Chicken Drumsticks with Sweet Potato

I’ve posted a similar recipe HERE, before, using chicken thighs. I tend to buy drumsticks because, well, 1) they’re less expensive and 2) they include the skin and the bone, both of which are critical for optimal Vitamin D and glycine consumption. Glycine is an amino acid that we derive from skin, bones and cartilage of animals. You can also get glycine from legumes, but if you’re eating a Paleo diet, legumes are not part of your regimen.

This recipe is quick, has few ingredients and uses one pan and has very little prep time or steps. Because of this, it happens to be a meal that I make fairly often in the fall when sweet potatoes seem to be delicious with anything.

Ingredients
2-3 lbs chicken drumsticks (pastured)
2 medium sweet potatoes
A few leaves of fresh sage (adding fresh rosemary is also delicious)
2-3 Tbsp butter (I tend to use Kerrygold from the store or a butter from a local farm that is unpasturized)
1 tsp ground mustard
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Slice the sweet potatoes into thin slices. (Keep in mind that the thinner the slice, the fast they will cook.)
Line the sweet potatoes in a baking dish and top with fresh herbs, as pictured below

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Top the sweet potato slices with the drumsticks, as pictured below

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Sprinkle the ground mustard, black pepper and salt over the chicken
Bake at 400 for 35 minutes
Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes before serving

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Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

I have 2 nieces (ages 6 and 3) and a nephew (age 10.) Whenever they come over for dinner, they ask for pizza or pasta, sometimes “salad tacos” (tacos on Romaine lettuce leaves in lieu of corn taco shells, recipe HERE.)

On pizza nights, I usually make this Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Crust. On “pasta” nights, I throw together some spaghetti squash (recipe for Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce HERE) along with a good protein and vegetable on the side. I didn’t use cheese for this recipe, but I imagine it would be delicious; a gluten-free fried chicken recipe turned chicken parmesan!

Ingredients:
3-4 chicken thighs (can use bone-in thighs, drumsticks or breasts, too. Just adjust cooking times accordingly.) 
2 cups almond meal
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasonings (usually contains parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, etc.)
few pinches of dried rosemary
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Oil for frying (coconut oil recommended. I use THIS ONE.)

Steps:
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until melted
While oil is melting, mix almond meal, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper and dried rosemary together in a medium bowl

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Coat chicken in the mixture
(I hardly ever use an egg wash due to cooking for people with egg allergies, but feel free!) 
Place coated chicken in skillet (may splatter a bit, so be careful)  

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Cook over medium heat for approximately 10-12 minutes without flipping

Flip chicken and continue to cook for another 10-12 minutes (longer if using breasts or thicker cuts of chicken) 

 

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Serve fried chicken with pasta and sauce for a chicken parmesan-type meal, over a salad, with a side of vegetables and gluten-free carb source or simply enjoy with some Ranch dip (recipe HERE!)

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Enjoy!

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