Easy Paleo Firecracker Chicken Recipe: Whole 30 baked fire cracker chicken with a crispy crust and spicy sticky-sweet glaze! A family favorite made with clean ingredients!
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Paleo Firecracker Chicken

Paleo Firecracker Chicken Recipe: Whole 30 baked fire cracker chicken with a crispy crust and spicy sticky-sweet glaze! A family favorite made with clean ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 8
Calories: 468kcal
Author: Sommer Collier

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Set out a 3-quart baking dish. Pour in the hot sauce, honey, vinegar, crushed red pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir to mix.
  • Cut the chicken thighs into 3/4 inch chunks. Pour arrowroot powder, coconut flour, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a gallon zip bag. Add the chicken, zip the bag, and shake to thoroughly coat the chicken. 
  • Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Whisk well. Then set a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add 1/4 inch oil. Set a plate near the stove lined with paper towels. 
  • Working in small batches, add a handful of the chicken to the eggs. Toss, shake off the extra egg, and gently place each piece of chicken in the hot oil. Fry for one minute, flip the chicken with tongs, and fry one more minute.
  • Move the chicken to the holding plate to drain and repeat in several more small batches. 
  • Once all the chicken is fried, place it in the baking dish with the sauce. Toss to coat the chicken in the sauce.  
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Toss the chicken and bake another 10 minutes. Toss one more time and bake another 10 minutes, thirty minutes total. 
  • The sauce should be thick and sticky. Serve warm. 

Nutrition

Serving: 6oz | Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 1506mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.7mg