I made this delicious chicken piccata, last night, for dinner. As soon as Scott walked in the house, he said “Whatever you’re making, it smells delicious!” That’s a good sign. Because, this is the first time I made this dish without butter, flour, and eggs. (Even though eggs are ok on the Whole 30 & Paleo Diet.) Thankfully, this recipe turned out as good (if not better) than Scott and I thought!
Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly
Personally, I am not doing either diet 100%. I try to eat Paleo as much as possible, but I do endulge on the weekends. (Unless I feel it’s time to cut back and shed a few pounds, of course!) However, there is one trick I learned that seems to keep me at an average weight. Before I eat anything, I ask myself how healthy can I go?
For example, If I’m absolutely craving chocolate, I first negotiate with myself in eating something healthy with cocoa powder. If that’s not gonna do it, I go to the next step. Something healthy with chocolate chips? No? How about Something made with natural ingredients and chocolate chips? Etc. Scott even knows when all negotiating tactics won’t work! Life is too short, my friends.
I will say this, though. The Paleo and Whole 30 diets are, in my humble opinion, the BEST lifestyles to follow! Having autoimmune disorders, I have noticed such a great difference in my health after doing a rigid protocol. From time to time, I will do a rigid detox, if I feel that my symptoms are getting out of control.
So, this recipe is so easy to make! I’m actually surprised I made it this good on my first try! I simply substituted the flour coating with almond flour, nutritional yeast powder, and garlic powder. (I use almond flour all the time! I also love using nutritional yeast because it has a cheesy, nutty flavor. It’s also very good for you and serves as the perfect substitute for cheese and savory flavoring! I go through both of these ingredients like crazy!)
I used olive oil, in lieu of butter. I used a homemade chicken stock that was made from organic chicken. (Of course, I would have used store-bought if I didn’t have any on hand.) Last but not least, I thickened the liquid with almond flour! It was just enough to make it a little less watery. It also added a nice flavor!
I’m currently compiling my list of FAVORITE WHOLE 30 & PALEO RECIPES. I’m thinking this one made the cut! Tell me what you think! (Subscribe for additional FREE PALEO & WHOLE 30 Resources!)
Chicken Piccata – Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly