Oven-Fried Chicken & Kale-Carrot Slaw

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Simple Gluten Free Recipes: Oven-Fried Chicken with Kale-Carrot Slaw Amy Green

Picnic season is upon us! With the warm weather, there will be get-togethers. And, of course, there will be lots of delicious food. I have two healthy, simple gluten free recipes that you’ll be able to whip and share with all your friends.

Maybe it’s because I live in Texas, or maybe it’s because some folks just don’t cook, but at nearly every potluck-style picnic I’ve been to there’s at least one bucket of fried chicken and some kind of mayonnaise-drenched cole slaw. I always pass on those two dishes.

I’m not saying there’s anything at all wrong with fried chicken and cole slaw. When I was a kid, my Granny Jeanne sent my dad to pick up a bucket of fried chicken every Sunday we were at her house. I liked the mashed potatoes and gravy best, with biscuits and honey being a close second. That was a long time ago, and honestly, I can’t remember eating fried chicken since then.

I’d like to start healthier traditions with my family. But, I don’t want to be “that mom” who polices everything her kids put in their mouths. I want to instill a love of good healthy food in them so they’ll naturally make healthier choices-

which is exactly where oven fried chicken and kale-carrot slaw come in.

I have always loved food. Today, it’s evolved into a love of real food that’s healthier, but it has to taste good. Really good. I always say that healthier food only matters if people will eat it.

And, I’m sure that people will eat this meal. Joe’s grandma always says the best chicken is marinated in buttermilk. So, I decided to give it a go with my dairy-free ‘buttermilk.’  It was a home run. The chicken is moist and tender. And, the flavor and texture is very similar to real fried chicken because of the seasonings and Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Gluten-Free cereal.

As for the Kale-Carrot Slaw, well, I think even newbies to kale will love this dish. When you toss shredded kale in dressing, it stays crisp and soaks up flavor. The bitter bite you often get from fresh kale fades away and you’re left with one fabulous salad.

Now you’ve got healthy gluten-free recipes to take to the next picnic you attend.

What are your favorite summer dishes? Have you made them over to be healthier?

Oven-Fried Chicken with Kale-Carrot Slaw Amy Green  

 

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