The other night, my husband, Frank, and I were chatting about what our favourite foods were growing up. He started going on and on about chicken balls. So, I decided to create a super tasty and healthy version, Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken Balls.
They turned out insanely good. I’m surprised he didn’t eat all 16 of them.
These Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken Balls would be super crazy good as an appetizer with my Rosemary Garlic Aioli as a dip. You could also pair them with my Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries for a quick, healthy dinner.
Have you ever used almond flour before? It’s pretty darn tasty. Not only does it add a boost of protein, but also a boost of some super good fats. Since it’s just ground almonds, it’s naturally gluten and grain free. So for those following a paleo diet, almond flour will be a staple in your pantry. I love the crunch and flavour it gives to these Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken Balls. Try baking with it, too! My Super Chewy Paleo Cookies are crazy good.
I grew up in the ’90s so that was totally a Spice Girl reference.
But, let’s talk spices! They add such an incredible flavour to dishes and provide some awesome health benefits too. I’m a BIG fan of rosemary. I put it in most of our weekly meals. So these Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken Balls were no exception.
Did you know the rosemary plant was regarded as sacred by many civilizations? Rosemary is antibacterial and anti-fungal so it’s no surprised they used it to help drive away evil spirits and protect against plague and infectious illness.
I used doTERRA’s Rosemary essential oil to provide the craziest, most pure rosemary flavour ever. If you don’t have some on hand, 1 tbsp of dried herb will do the trick!
Not a fan of rosemary and garlic? Try any one of these combinations:
Delicious and flavourful chicken balls breaded with almond flour.
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
Yields 16 chicken balls
I like to set up a breading assembly line to make it easy on myself. In a row I have the egg mixture, then the breading mixture, then the tray. I use one hand to dip the egg and the other hand to roll in the breading.