While snowed in last week, I was craving an appetizer-like snack that I could make with the organic chicken breasts I had in the fridge. I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve had chicken cutlets. My beautiful mom makes killer chicken cutlets.
She made them often growing up and then passed the recipe along to me years ago. You can bet those days were filled with some delicious chicken parm. Since those breadcrumbs are no longer in my diet, my task was set! Instead of the whole chicken cutlet thing, I went with bites (or nuggets), call it what you’d like. And I made them spicy. Amazing. They make the perfect appetizer when entertaining or just for your football Sunday get together.
Perfectly crispy. Your friends won’t even know they are healthy and gluten/grain-free!
Paleo Zesty Chicken Bites
- 1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp water
- 1/2 cup almond meal or almond flour (flax meal makes a great substitution)
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- Optional: 1 tbsp fresh parmesan cheese*