Sunday, January 30, 2011

Paleo Chicken (Non) Parmesano

What a great conditioning week we've had at CrossFit! And I'm sorry for the lack of posts (which is directly related to the awesome week at CrossFit)! It's not that I haven't been cooking Paleo Meals... (I have a couple good ones in reserve)... it's just that I have been exhausted. When I finish dinner and weigh my next evening task: 1. Blog or 2. go to bed.
Bed has been the winning option all week! :-)
Hope you all have had a restful yet productive week, and I hope you enjoy one of our all-time favorite Paleo dinners... chicken parmesano!
Buon Appetito.

4 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts, pounded thin (about 1/4-1/12 inch)
1 C almond meal
1 T Italian seasoning
1 T garlic powder
pinch sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 eggs
2 T olive oil

2 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato paste
12 oz red wine
1/4 C water
1 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
a generous 2+ T fresh chopped rosemary
1 T Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
pinch sea salt

I like to make the sauce early in the day and let it simmer. As it thickens, I add a bit more water if needed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim and pound chicken breast to desired thickness (I prefer these on the thinner side). Whisk eggs together in a shallow bowl. Combine almond meal, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt in another shallow bowl (mix well). Heat olive oil in a large skillet (you may have to brown the chicken in batches). Dredge chicken in egg and lightly coat with almond meal seasoning. Immediately brown in olive oil. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove to baking dish. Repeat with all chicken pieces. Pour sauce (about a ladle full per chicken piece). Bake, uncovered for 10 minutes. I had leftover sauce (which I put in a freezer-safe bag for another meal). :-)
Hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

randomosity said...

I made this tonight for dinner! It was so good! I didn't have any almond flour on hand so I pounded some up from some sliced ones I had on hand and added some coconut flour I had to help it out. I wouldn't have thought to slice the chicken and then pound it out. It was so tender! I did put some (no hormone/antibiotic/organic)cheese on top because we are more primal than paleo - but thank you for this recipe!

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