The Best Healthy Gluten Free Fried Chicken Recipe EVER!


The best healthy gluten free fried chicken recipe is made with gluten-free breadcrumbs and a yummy garlic spread.

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You are going to love this paleo, gluten-free fried chicken recipe that is easy to prepare with my homemade garlic spread and gluten-free breadcrumbs!

a plate of gluten free fried chicken drumsticks

To point out, this meal is quick to make and a healthy meal the whole family will love.

Unfortunately, these days many people are so busy that they sometimes settle for fast-food fried chicken. I can’t remember the last time I ate fast food.

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Ugh. My stomach swirls just thinking about eating that food every day.

For this reason, I’m glad I get to share this recipe with you so you won’t have to settle for fast-food fried chicken.


  • Gluten-free breadcrumbs- My homemade breadcrumbs are made of 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup coconut flour, 2 tsp oregano,  2 tsp basil, 2 tsp rosemary, 2 tsp basil, 1 tbsp salt.
  • Gluten-free flour- Using either gluten-free flour blend or arrowroot flour
  • 2 eggs- This helps bind the flour to the chicken
  • Garlic paste- Check out my from scratch garlic paste that gives this chicken great flavor.
  • 9-12 pieces of bone Chicken- I use a lot of drum sticks but you can use all parts of the chicken.
  • Olive oil- Either use olive oil or avocado oil to fry the chicken in a frying pan.

Equipment you might need

How to make gluten-free fried chicken

raw chicken in a bowl marinating in garlic seasoning
  1. Spread garlic paste on the outside of the chicken and set it aside.
  2. Start heating your frying pan with oil
  3. Mix the egg up in a bowl.
  4. In another bowl mix together gluten-free breadcrumbs
  5. The 3rd dish should have gluten-free flour.
  6. Dip the chicken in the egg and then slightly in the gluten-free flour.
  7. Last dip chicken in the gluten-free breadcrumbs.
  8. Add the chicken to a pan of oil. Flip it halfway through cooking. Keep cooking and flipping chicken until chicken is cooked through or when it reaches a temp of about 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
raw chicken breaded in a bowl

Tips for making Gluten-free fried Chicken

  • Be sure to use big enough dishes to fit the chicken when dipping it in egg and gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Use 2 forks to help you spread the flour and gluten-free breadcrumbs on the chicken.
  • Now If not enough gluten-free flour sticks on the chicken; place the chicken in the egg mix again to make the breadcrumb stick more.

Can I Avoid The Breading Falling Off The Chicken? 

Tongs are handy to move the chicken around, letting the chicken get crispy on one side before flipping it to the other side.

Do not shake the chicken after you have breaded them. Make sure you stick the chicken in breadcrumbs as much as possible.

What Kind Of Oil Is Best For Frying?

Olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil are great healthy options for frying your gluten-free chicken.

To learn more on how why or which oils are healthiest to use check the article that has tons of information about this topic.

chicken breaded in gluten free breadcrumbs

How Long Is Fried Chicken Good For?

According to the USDA, fully cooked chicken should be eaten by at least the 4th day and should be frozen for up to 4 months.

Always remember to place cooked chicken in a container and stored it in a refrigerator if not being eaten.

What To Serve With Gluten-Free Fried Chicken?

Side dishes that pair well with fried chicken:

  • Mac-n-cheese
  • Potato fries
  • Sweet potato fries
  •  Corn on the cobb
  • Mashed potato
  • Coleslaw
  • Cauliflower mash
  • Fried beans
  • Any type of Salad
  • Baked Veggies
  • Stir fry veggies
  • Potato salad
chicken breaded in gluten free breadcrumbs

Gluten Free Fried Chicken

You are going to love this gluten-free fried Chicken! This deliesious chicken is made with garlic seasoning ans my gluten-free breadcrumb recipe instead of traditional breadcrumbs.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • frying pan
  • 2 forks
  • 3 bowls


  • 1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs 1/2 cup of almond flour, 1/2 cup of coconut flour, 2 tsp each of: oregano, parsley, rosemary, basil, ! tbsp salt
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste add more if needed
  • 9-12 pieces chicken
  • 4 cups olive oil add more if needed


  • Spread garlic paste on theoutside of the chicken and set it aside.
  • Start heating your fryingpan with oil
  • Mix the egg up in and bowl  
  • In another bowl mixtogether gluten-free breadcrumb
  • The 3rd dish should havegluten-free flour.
  • Dip the chicken in the eggand then the gluten-free flour. 
  • Last dip chicken in thegluten-free breadcrumbs
  • Add the chicken to a pan ofoil. Flip it halfway through cooking. Keeping cooking and flipping chickenuntil chicken is cooked through reaching a temp of about 165 degreesFahrenheit.


  1. Be sure to use those that are big enough to fit the chicken when dipping the chicken.
  2. Use 2 forks to help you spread the flour and gluten-free breadcrumbs on the chicken.
Keyword chicken, fried chicken, gluten free, gluten free meals
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