Gluten Free Cooking

Paleo Chicken Tenders


Have you ever made something for dinner with ingredients that you know your husband doesn’t like? I have…..I actually do it all the time shhhh don’t tell him! I love my husband so much but he is very picky about food. No nuts, no coconut, very limited veggie, etc. I’ve been on a strict diet as I’ve been trying to lose weight and make sure my efforts at the gym are mirroring my efforts at home. As my trainer Lacey says “Abs are made in the kitchen!” So I came up with this healthy version of breaded chicken strips that my husband loves but he doesn’t know what’s even in it, ha win for me!  This recipe is very quick to make on a week night and multiple sides go well with it. Try it out let me know what you think. 

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Paleo Chicken Strips

Time Total: 35 minutes

Serves: 4



  1. Pre Heat Oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray Cookie Sheet with Olive Oil set aside
  3. If using chicken breast cut chicken into 3-6″ long pieces about 1.5-2″ wide.
  4. In swallow dish whisk egg till combined
  5. In another swallow dish combine almond flour, golden flax seed meal, salt, pepper and parsley and stir until combined.
  6. Drip chicken tenders in egg then in almond flour mix until chicken is coated with mixture place on greased cookie sheet and continue till all chicken tenders are breaded.
  7. Bake chicken tenders for 10 minutes then flip and bake for another 10 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees. To get the chicken tenders crispy I switch my oven to broil and broil each side for 1-2 minutes YOU HAVE TO WATCH THEM CLOSELY or they will burn. You do not have to do this step but I like the added crispyness.
  8. Serve hot with BBQ sauce or your favorite dip. 


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Gluten Free Cooking

Huckleberry Balsamic Honey Pork Chops


Today I want to share a huckleberry pork chop recipe. But first a little about huckleberries.

In Northwest Montana August and September brings Huckleberry season. The locals go crazy for Huckleberries and most pick to fill their freezers full for the winter.  Tourist are thrilled to try the delicious berries and buy anything huckleberry flavored. If you have never had a huckleberry they are similar to a blueberry but are not in the same family. Huckleberries can be different colors from purple red to a dark purple berries. The purple red berries tent to be tart and the dark purple are very sweet. My family enjoys picking huckleberries and the dogs even like them too!

Huckleberry Balsamic Honey Pork Chops


  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/2 cup huckleberries
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 1/4 white wine
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp arrow root powder with 2 tsp water (for a thicker reduction)


  1. Drizzle olive oil in pan and let warm. Season pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder and add to warm pan.
  2. Pan fry the pork chops approximately 5-6 minutes per side (this will depend on thickness of the cut). The pork chops need to reach an internal temperature of 150 to 160 degrees. Once cooked cover with tin foil and keep in a warm oven.
  3. Using the same pan add huckleberries, balsamic vinegar, wine, fresh thyme taken off the stems, ginger and honey. Simmer to reduce the volume to about half. Squeeze a half a lemon over reduction and add butter. Once butter melts add arrow root slurry to reduction if you like a thicker reduction.
  4. Spoon your sauce over your warm pork chops and serve immediately.


I love this for a quick recipe but feel like it’s something I’d find in a 5 star restaurant. Even better it’s gluten free.  My husband doesn’t like sweet with his meat but the kids and I love this recipe. Pair a fresh garden salad with this and you have a healthy option for dinner.