Paleo – rrific Chicken Parmesan

Paleo-rrific Chicken Parmesan
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Serves: 4
You won't believe what you're tasting!
  • 4 Chicken Breast Halves (tenderized)
  • ¾ c hazelnut meal/flour
  • ¾ c Almond Meal/flour
  • 2 T Italian Seasoning
  • 2 t Kosher Salt
  • 2 t Black Pepper
Paleo Marinara
  • 9 Medium Tomatoes (or 1 Can Whole Peeled San Marzano)
  • ½ c Chopped Yellow Onions
  • 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 T Minced Garlic
  • 1 T Italian Seasoning
  • ½ t Kosher Salt (add more if you need it)
  • ½ t Black Pepper
  • ½ c Red Wine
  • 5 Large Fresh Basil Leaves, Minced
  • 18 oz Jovial Diced Tomato
  1. Chicken
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F
  3. Tenderize chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap using a blunt object.
  4. Make sure they are all about the same size and thickness, you want about ¾ inch pieces.
  5. Mix the almond meal, hazelnut meal and seasonings together in a bag..
  6. Dip each piece of chicken in the the dry batter bag (both sides) this is shake and bake style
  7. Lay the battered chicken on the baking sheet and bake at 375 F for ~35 minutes. Add more time if they don’t look crispy.
  8. Let them cool for at least 5 minutes before you plate. Don’t fret if the bottom part of the batter sticks to the foil. Do your best to scrape it up with the chicken.
  9. If you want to avoid crispy batter stuck to the pan, you can bake them on a wire rack like I did on these chicken fingers.
  10. Paleo Marinara
  11. #1, prepping the tomatoes: (if you’re using canned, skip to #2)
  12. Fill a large pot halfway up with water and bring to a light boil.
  13. Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl ½ full with ice and some water.
  14. Gently score an “X” on the bottom of each tomato.
  15. Using a large slotted spoon, dip the tomatoes into the boiling water.
  16. Boil for about 1 minute then quickly remove and place in the ice bath.
  17. Let them cool completely.
  18. Dry then peel (skin should come off easily).
  19. cook onion in a little olive oil until translucent
  20. Place tomato in a food processor along with cooked onion and seasonings.
  21. Add Back into clean sauce pan and add wine, remaining seasonings and cook on low for 30 minutes
  22. Serve over Dr. Brown Bow-Tie Pasta.


Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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