Looking for comfort food while on a paleo diet? I’ve got you covered. Today we’re serving up Paleo Baked Chicken Parmesan. It’s healthy and satisfying!
Today I’m hoping to offer a solution for those on a paleo or primal diet… Paleo Baked Chicken Parmesan.
Now before I get carried away with the detail of just how fabulous this recipe tastes, let me clarify a few things…
Generally speaking, the paleo diet eliminates the consumption of grains, dairy, and legumes to keep your gut in check. In paleo theology, a clean gut equals optimal health. The primal diet is similar, yet allows raw dairy.
As you can plainly see in the images, this is not a strict paleo recipe, because there is cheese involved. However you can prepare this Paleo Baked Chicken Parmesan without the cheese and it still tastes amazing. Or you can go primal and use raw mozzarella cheese.
Oh… I should probably mention as well, that this Paleo Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe does not include parmesan cheese. I find raw mozzarella easier to find than raw parmesan. Plus, mozzarella melts like a cozy blanket over the chicken satisfying any chicken parm craving you could possibly have.
Disclaimers aside, our Paleo Baked Chicken Parmesan is divine just the way it is. You will not miss the wheat pasta. You will not miss the wheat breading. You will certainly not miss the parmesan.
Serving this chicken parm with zucchini noodles (zoodles) provides a light balance to a traditionally heavy dish. I used organic chicken thighs to keep the chicken extra moist and flavorful, then coated it in almond flour to create a crispy crust.
Once the chicken has baked, slather it with a quick homemade marinara and top each piece with a slice of fresh raw mozzarella. Then it goes back in the oven for just a few minutes to melt the cheese.
Paleo, Primal, Gluten Free… Whatever you’re clean eating plan, you can enjoy a little bit of Italian comfort without a hefty side dish of guilt!
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