Pablo’s Chicken

(Gluten Free, Dairy Free | Paleo and Whole30-Friendly) For all my carnivore friends waiting for a meaty recipe, it’s here! This tasty chicken is a fantastic substitute for fried chicken. Hot or cold -you won’t be disappointed. I even threw in some other recipes for sides to accompany this finger-licking-good chicken, so enjoy!

Ingredients for the Chicken

  • 180 g (1 cup) ground almonds (I used gluten-free flour instead because I keep forgetting to buy ground almonds)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 pieces of chicken, skin on (I used a mix of drumsticks and thighs)
  • 1 tbsp ghee (I used butter)
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Ingredients for the Spice Mix

  • 3 tsp hot smoked paprika or 2½ tsp smoked sweet paprika with ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp onion powder (optional –but I used)
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder (optional –but I used)


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C (350F) and line a baking tray with baking parchment (if you have it).
  2. Mix the ingredients for the spice mix in a bowl. In a second bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Dip the chicken pieces, one at a time, in the egg, then coat in the mix of spices and lay on the baking tray.
  4. Gently heat the ghee (or butter) and use a spoon to drizzle it over the pieces.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes until golden and sprinkle with some sea salt and pepper.

Source | Hemsley Hemsley, ‘The Art of Eating Well’

Just look at this tasty summer meal you can cook up in no time at all with Pablo’s Chicken leading the way!

Pablos Chicken Meal

Here are the recipes for the sides in this meal, in case you want to be a copy cat:

Spinach Courgette Salad


Ingredients for Salad

  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • ½ grated courgette (zucchini)
  • Handful of sunflower seeds (or any seed you have chilling in your pantry)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Directions for Salad

  1. Wash courgette (zucchini), wipe it dry, hold onto the stalk end and grate into a pile on a plate.
  2. Top your spinach with the grated courgette (zucchini) and add your seeds.
  3. Drizzle over the extra virgin olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Sweet Potato Fries


Ingredients for Sweet Potato Fries

  • 3-4 sweet potatoes (depending on size), skin on, cut into slices or strips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Directions for Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Spread coconut oil on bottom of baking dish, pan or tray.
  3. Evenly spread cut sweet potatoes onto baking dish.
  4. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  5. Flip sweet potatoes every 15-20 minutes to evenly bake. Bake until sweet potatoes have reached desired crispiness (around