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Gluten Free Macadamia Nut Chicken Thighs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Buttery Macadamia Nut Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Macadamia Nut Chicken Thighs are tender, meaty, and buttery rich in flavor. These will soon become a family favorite with their light crunch, and mildly tropical flavor.

Course: chicken, Main Course
Cuisine: American, keto diet
Keyword: easy chicken dinner recipe, macadamia nut chicken thighs
Servings: 6
Calories: 778 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 12 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup coconut flour, or all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Add the macadamia nuts and flour to a food processor and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Place the nut mixture in a shallow pan and season with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Set aside.

  3. In a second shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.

  4. Add the chicken thighs, 2 or 3 at a time, to the egg mixture, flipping to coat both sides.

  5. Add the egg-coated thighs to the macadamia nut mixture and press the crumbs onto each side of the chicken.

  6. Place the chicken in a baking dish that has been sprayed with baking spray.

  7. Sprinkle any remaining nuts evenly over the chicken in the pan.

  8. Drizzle the macadamia coated chicken with melted butter and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken juices run clear when pierced, or when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

food processor, 9 x 13 baking dish, cooking spray, 2 shallow dishes, fork, tongs, measuring cups, measuring spoons

Nutrition Facts
Buttery Macadamia Nut Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 778 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 942mg41%
Potassium 752mg21%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.