Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Austin Love and Cheesy Low Carb Chicken

Yum


Have I mentioned how much I love Austin?

No, really. I freaking love this place.

Most of the things I miss about Massachusetts can be summed up thusly: I miss friends, family, the beach, and autumn. Other than that, meh. I guess I could say I miss being surrounded by my same political party (#ReadyForHillary FTW! (don't hate me please)) but honestly... Austin at least is pretty forward-thinking. Otherwise... Austin is perfect.


I've just felt this awesome content-ness lately and a lot of it has to do with living here. Coupled with the magic that is lexapro it's really helped my depression a lot.

The heat has hit and people are beginning to hide away in their air conditioning. Meanwhile, I'm working on my freckly-as-feck suntan. As soon as I'm out of work I'm by the pool with a book. And probably not blogging as much as I should. I really need to get that content calendar back up and running...



Anyways. This involves turning on the oven, so maybe save it for a day under 100 degrees. But trust me, it's worth it. We've been making this at least once a week--it's the picky-eater fiancé's new favorite dinner! Plus it's relatively low carb, so it's sort-of diet friendly!




Cheesy Low Carb Chicken

  • 6 chicken thighs (bone in preferred)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or regular, your choice)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp jalapeno ranch dressing (or ranch with a jalapeno smooshed in)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix together the eggs and jalapeno ranch, set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour and cajun seasoning and set aside.

Roll each chicken thigh in flour. Then, dip in the egg mixture.

Sprinkle about a tablespoon of cheese on the chicken, then coat with the almond flour.

Place chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil. Bake for 30 minutes, until an internal temp of 165 degrees F is reached and juices run clear.

6 comments:

  1. Austin seriously seems like the coolest city! I would love to visit someday! and this chicken looks DELISH

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  2. I love Austin, such a cool city - great food, music - love it! And that chicken, oh that looks tasty, crispy too, YUM!

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  3. I may take a trip to Austin in Oct. Can't wait! Your chicken looks delish!

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  4. Austin is such a great food town I want to visit soon. Your recipe looks perfect for dinner yummy =)

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  5. I need to come visit you one day. I have a feeling I would love Austin and never want to come home!

    This looks utterly delicious. I love a good chicken recipe, can never get enough chicken recipes in my life.

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  6. First of all, Austin IS awesome! So much great stuff crammed into one town in this crazy state. I'm in San Antonio, and while the "political leanings" aren't near as similar to Austin, we have our growing pockets. Second, I would make this on a hot day or not! I'd just use my toaster oven instead so it didn't heat up the whole house. Problem solved, and dinner served! :o)

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