Parmesan Fried Chicken (grain-free : gluten-free : paleo)

Updated: Jul 9, 2019


I am very excited to share this recipe for Parmesan Fried Chicken. With a crispy crust and juicy meat, this amazing recipe has quickly become a family favorite in our house. The ingredients are simple and nutritious: the chicken is coated with a grain-free mixture of Parmesan and arrowroot, and fried to perfection in a combination of butter and coconut oil. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!


Parmesan Fried Chicken

Serves 5

  1. Debone the chicken thighs. There is a simple tutorial here that shows how to remove the bones. (I save and freeze the chicken thigh bones until I have accumulated enough of them to make a pot of homemade chicken bone broth.)

  2. Grate the Parmesan cheese. I like to use the small holes on a box grater to grate the Parmesan.

  3. In a pie plate (or other wide-bottomed dish), combine the Parmesan, arrowroot, salt, pepper, and paprika. Stir to combine with a fork.

  4. Break the egg into a medium bowl. Add 1 Tb milk, and beat with a fork until well-combined.

  5. Set up the work-line with chicken, followed by the bowl of egg, followed by the Parmesan mixture.