Gluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken

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Crispy Gluten-free Southern Fried Chicken. Many of us love fried chicken, especially when coated in a tasty, crispy coating? This gluten-free fried chicken is coated in a light egg-free buttermilk batter seasoned with spices in this Southern recipe. The chicken is so so good!

 

flaxseeds on a plate

 

I added flaxseed to the batter to give the chicken that extra crispy coating without using eggs. Flaxseed is a healthy, nutrient-packed seed, making this fried chicken slightly healthier.

healthier gluten-free fried chicken,

To keep this chicken recipe on the healthier side, the chicken is first flash-fried and then baked, allowing most of the oil to drain. 

My favourites to serve with chicken is Upside-Down Mac & Cheese Pie With Bacon or Vegan German Potato Salad. Your family will never know that this tasty, crispy fried chicken is gluten-free. For delicious gluten-free chicken recipes, click here->

 

 

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces of skinless chicken (thighs, drumstick or chicken breast strips)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tsp. GF baking powder (preferably aluminum-free)
  • 1 tsp. GF baking soda
  • 1 tsp. GF garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. GF paprika
  • 1 tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. GF dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups coconut oil or grape seed oil
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    Instructions

  • Mix flax seed and water in a small bowl and set aside for 30 minutes
  • In a medium size bowl whisk together flax mixture, buttermilk, baking powder and baking soda until smooth
  • In separate bowl combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, oregano and salt
  • Dip chicken into buttermilk batter, drip off excess batter and roll in the flour mixture and repeat it one more time. Place on a tray until you are ready to cook the chicken
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Using a non-stick frying pan preheat the oil to medium heat, add chicken and cook 3 minutes per side. The coating of the chicken should be golden. Once this is done carefully transfer the chicken to a prepared baking tray and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 F
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    One Response to Gluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken

    • kiki October 21, 2020

      Delicious! My family loved it, thank you.

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