Chicken Bites {grain free} {paleo}

I had a crazy busy week at work. I love being busy but holy moly, I’m exhausted. But all is well. I wasn’t all that sore from the race so I’ve been having a solid week of workouts: CrossFit-ing, running and resting – not a fan of the last one. I finallyyyyy met the lovely Liz for lunch – she’s even cooler in person and I love how much we can relate. Also, I have my first exam on Monday and my study skills have seriously been lacking. I even went to the library to try to focus better but who can focus with screaming children? And who allows screaming children in a library? Kids these days…

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I should tell you that I barely cooked this week. I ate Passover leftovers and ground beef with veggies like everyday. And chopped liver, aka liver pâté. Yes I eat liver. I loved it as a kid and I love it again. It’s delicious. And sooo good for you: iron, vitamin A, B vitamins and selenium. I’m still obsessed with salsa. I put that shit on everything – like these chicken bites. Salsa is the new ketchup.

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And something pretty exciting happened this week. My amazing sister with a “horseshoe up her ass” won a trip for two to London and guess who she’s taking?! ME! Cue hyper ventilation. I seriously cannot believe it. Lesley entered (possibly a thousand times) a contest though the Hudson’s Bay Company for a trip to to the Kate Moss for TopShop launch. Um, so, she won. Say what?! We are leaving on Thursday for five days – oh. em. gee.

So what do I wear? What snacks to pack? I love London. It’s such a great city with alwayssss more to see and do. Oh and I have a meet-up planned with Lauren! Anyone else in the London area who wants to say hi?! Better yet, anyone want to come to CrossFit London with me on Monday April 28 at 7am?! Pretty please? I’m nervous! But I’m already registered so I’m going.

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I’ll still keep up with blogging while I am there because I have a few posts planned – yay! But if I disappear randomly, that is why.

Okay I have totally rambled and neglected talking about this recipe – the one you guys voted on for today! But here it is. Chicken bites. The word nuggets reminds me of poop (or Easter egg hunting, long story, so we can pretend these are festive) so that’s why I called them bites – bites are cute. And delicious. Grain free via almond flour or flaxseed meal… your welcome.

Don’t worry, you salmon lovers… it’s coming your way next week. But until then, enjoy these simple and scrumptious bites. For dinner. Tonight.

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Chicken Bites

Ingredients (Makes approx. 20 bites – 1-2 servings or lots of appetizers)

  • 2 organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approx. 14 ounces)
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (plus more to grease baking sheet)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour or flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. chilli powder



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and brush with olive oil (approx. a teaspoon) – set aside.

3. Cut chicken breasts into bites and place in a bowl.

4. Pour 2 tbsp. olive oil onto chicken pieces and mix to coat.

5. Combine almond flour OR flaxseed meal and all the spices in a small bowl.

6. Dip in mixture and place on baking sheet.

7. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and flip.

8. Continue baking for another 15 minutes.

9. Serve and enjoy!

Photos taken with almond flour coating – to see photo with flaxseed meal coating click here


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42 thoughts on “Chicken Bites {grain free} {paleo}

  1. Who wins a trip?!? I always assume big contests like that secretly have no winner (not that it stops me from trying). That is seriously soooo cool. I’m so jealous, I want to go!!

    Also I agree, salsa IS the new ketchup.

  2. Sooo exciting – can’t wait to actually meet you in person!
    Crossfit… it scares the hell out of me – I have the upper body strength of a sparrow…ha
    These bites look buff – healthy chicken nuggets – I am there!

  3. Amy- I am reading this and absolutely freaking out! How EXCITING! What are the chances? But hey!, all those entries show dedication. I hope if my sister wins big one day, she’ll think of me :) haha I know you will have the best time, traveling is oh so fun!

    As for this past week, I am on vacation in Florida so I’ve just been soaking up the sun. However, working on stuff for school has been woven in to keep up with homework before the semester ends. I only have a few days left here to enjoy, and then back into the swing of things. It’s nice to get a break once in a while. What do you love to do when taking a break from your busy schedule?

    1. Haha I know – what are the chances?! I thought she was kidding at first! Sounds like such a lovely vacation and I am definitely jealous of all the vitamin D you are getting from the glorious sunshine. I love to read outside when I have the time – like on a beach in Florida sounds prettyyy great right about now :) hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

    1. Yup, yup, you got it! I can’t believe she won either… craziness. Hope you arrived safe and sound and you enjoy the wonderfulness of the Bean :)

    1. I wish we could take you with us! I was going to mention that I’d be curious if this mixture would work on tofu or seitan? I’m thinking it might! Hope you have a great weekend and happy Easter :)

    1. I never win either… just glad I am associated with someone who wins haha if you want the salmon recipe earlier, feel free to shoot me an email but it’s coming your way on Wednesday! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

  4. That’s so awesome that your sister won a trip to London and that she is taking you! Y’all are going to have so much fun! I went to London for two weeks a couple of summers ago on a mission trip, and it was a great city! And those chicken nuggets look fantastic! I’m also fairly positive the Hubs is going to love this! I can’t wait to make them!

  5. Feeeeed meeee. These look so good- I am going to make them tonight because I am also a 7 year old at heart and want to enjoy chicken nuggets (ahem, bites!). I can’t believe you ARE GOING TO LONDON!! Ahh!! I wish Lesley had won three spots….. then you would have taken me, right?! Have a blast and enjoy the Topshop opening! So crazy.

    1. Duh, of course! No but seriously, that would have been so much fun. And I hope your 7-year-old self has a lovely nugget/bite filled dinner tonight xo

  6. Holy cow so so awesome that your sister won that trip! Amazing! I almost never here of people winning those competitions where it is an international trip for the prize, so I love that the first time I hear of it, is you going to London!!

    These chicken bites look seriously easy and delicious! Do they freeze ok? (I’m all about my freezer friendly food prep right now!).

  7. Another amazing recipe! I think you might be the one to help me survive this Paleo challenge without getting bored. And LONDON?! I so wish I could come with you to go to CrossFit – that is amazing.

  8. Just made these for tea, perfect! :D

    I used some ground chicken I had leftover instead of chicken breasts and they worked just as well. Absolutely making them again, thank you!

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