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Paleo Popcorn Chicken (Whole30)

Easy and grain free paleo popcorn chicken! Lightly coated and pan fried in coconut oil, perfect for an appetizer, snack, or main course! Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30 approved.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Popcorn Chicken, Paleo Chicken Recipes, Paleo Popcorn Chicken, Popcorn Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 571kcal
Author Kelly



  • Season the chicken with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, remaining salt, and the paprika. Pour the beaten eggs into a shallow bowl.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg, letting the excess drip off, then roll into the flour mixture to coat. Set aside.
  • In a large cast iron or non stick skillet over medium heat, melt the coconut oil, working in batches, fry the chicken until the crust is a light golden brown and the meat is cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Once cooked, place the chicken onto a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  • Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!


nutrition is based on 3/4 cup coconut oil as there will be some leftover in the pan.


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.3mg