Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gluten Free Almond Chicken

I've been making this chicken dish for a while and it is one of Patrick and Sadie's favorite meals.  Patch spent a solid hour sitting at the table eating these drumsticks this afternoon, and I decided that it was finally time to type up the recipe.

For the first time today I added bacon, in an attempt to tempt Mae to try them, but the bacon wasn't quite obvious enough, so while it was delicious, it still didn't temp her to try it.  Maybe next time.


1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1 tbs minced garlic
1 cup almond meal
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt

7 chicken drumsticks

Optional Ingredients:
3 green onions, minced
4 pieces of bacon, crumbled

Mix all the ingredients together, until it's combined:

Line a baking dish with parchment paper.  Arrange the chicken on the dish:

Put a generous scoop of the almond past on each drumstick:

Spread the almond paste over the entire piece of chicken (sometimes I cover both sides, but today I only covered the top half and it worked really well):

Cover with foil.  Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.  Reduce the oven temperature to 350.  Uncover and bake an additional 10-30 minutes (or until the internal temp has reached 170.... or whatever temperature you usually bake you chicken to).

Remove the chicken from the oven, allow it to cool for about ten minutes and enjoy!  


  1. This seems right up our alley! Do they have almond meal at normal grocery stores, like Meijers?

    1. They do! We get ours at Meijer in the baking section of the store (usually with the other Bob's Red Mill stuff like rice flour and gluten free oats).

    2. Found the almond meal (on sale, score!) and made this tonight. I used a large chicken breast that my husband and I shared, and it came out perfectly. He couldn't figure out what the "sweet, nutty taste" was until I told him it was almonds, haha. Next time I'll probably cook it without the skin on, but definitely a new favorite at our house. Thanks for sharing!

    3. Yay! And now I totally want to try it with a chicken breast! I'd still have to make drumsticks (the kids adore drum sticks!) but while I've thought about doing it with one I've never actually tried it! And I'm so glad you told me that it turned out well!


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