Get a taste of fried chicken without deep frying with these crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken! They are Whole30-friendly and SO yummy dipped in “honey” mustard sauce.
Are you a fried chicken or chicken nuggets lover? If yes, I think you are going to love this recipe! This Paleo Coconut Chicken has all the crunchy crispiness of a fried chicken without the deep frying, and it’s made with all the healthy, good-for-you ingredients.
Crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken Recipe
Not only is this recipe paleo and gluten free, this recipe is Whole30-compliant and low carb, coated with healthy shredded coconut that gets so crunchy and delicious in the oven. And the best part? You can make it in under 30 minutes so it can be a quick and easy meal on a busy weeknight that even your kids will love!
Don’t Forget the “Honey” Mustard Sauce!
While the Paleo Coconut Chicken is delicious on its own, what make it really shine is the “Honey” Mustard Sauce. This sauce is made Whole30 by using medjool dates instead of honey but you’ll never notice the difference! It’s actually the same exact recipe as this one, and it’s one of those sauces that you’ll want to put on everything. Make it if you don’t believe me! It’s actually one of my favorite sauces to put on anything savory.
I guest posted this Crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken with “Honey” Mustard Sauce recipe on Cheryl Malik’s blog, 40 Aprons, so go check it out there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!:
This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
This paleo and Whole30-friendly Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon is ready in less than 30 minutes and you’ll love the crunchy crust packed with a ton of flavor!
I think I found a new favorite way to enjoy salmon! I’ve never had walnut crusted salmon before making this version, and I thought I would try something new in honor of Wild Alaska Salmon Day coming up on August 10th. I’m so glad I did because I’m in love with the crunchy topping in combination with the yummy salmon filet.
WATCH A QUICK VIDEO OF THIS MUSTARD DILL WALNUT CRUSTED ALASKA SALMON RECIPE
This recipe super easy to make, while being healthy and delicious. It’s paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly, and the combination of spices in the walnut crust gives the Alaska salmon a ton of flavor.
Chopped walnuts are combined with fresh dill, paprika, onion power, salt and pepper, and this delicious savory combo is pressed on top of Alaska salmon filets which have been spread thinly with dijon mustard. The whole thing is then baked to golden crispy perfection, and you have a fantastic meal to serve alongside your favorite veggies and sides.
Choosing the Best Quality Salmon
One of my top priorities when I cook anything is the quality of ingredients I’m using, and it’s no exception when it comes to salmon. The first thing I look for on the label is to always make sure that they are wild-caught over farm raised. Next, I like to choose Alaska salmon to ensure I’m eating the highest quality fish.
Why Alaska Salmon?
Seafood from Alaska is always sustainable and wild, and their high quality seafood is available all year round whether fresh or frozen.
The natural environment of Alaska produces salmon that is full of beneficial vitamins and minerals, with a high dose of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids.
Frozen Alaska salmon also contain those healthy nutrients and are just as tasty as fresh, because they are flash frozen at the time of harvest to maintain the utmost purity and freshness.
Alaska salmon is harvested by fishermen who follow the most sustainable practices to ensure the highest quality and best tasting seafood.
I found that it was relatively easy to find wild Alaska Salmon around me. You can find them at Whole Foods and Sprouts either fresh or frozen all throughout the year. But if you have trouble locating them at your grocery store, make sure to ask for it at the seafood counter. I even like to ask servers at restaurants before ordering any kind of seafood dish.
Want more recipes and cooking techniques with Alaska seafood? Make sure to visit Wild Alaska Seafood for hundreds of ways to create a delicious meal with high quality seafood, like this Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon!
There’s nothing better than this Whole30 Honey Mustard that goes great with any kind of protein dish or on salads. It’s paleo and vegan, and you won’t notice that it’s sweetened with fruit instead of honey!
Was anyone else obsessed with honey mustard growing up? I used that put that sh** on eeeverything. It started out innocently with some chicken nuggets or chicken tenders, and then it became a serious habit as I started putting it on everything savory.
Whole30 Honey Mustard Recipe
I still love it to this day, but I think this new version, Whole30 honey mustard, is the best I’ve tried yet. Even though there’s no honey, the sauce is still so dang delicious and sweetened with medjool dates. The subtle sweetness of the dates with the spiciness of the mustard is an incredible combo, and I’m kicking myself for not making this sooner in my life.
I’ve already been using it as a sauce, dip, and dressing on the daily and I haven’t gotten sick of it yet.
And the best part? It comes together SO fast and so easily. Everything is thrown into the blender and you just blend it. If you don’t count the whole part where you have to soak the dates to soften them, it’s literally done in a minute.
Definitely my kinda recipe.
With just 5 ingredients (4 if you don’t count water), you’ll love this creamy and dreamy sauce made with the cleanest real foods, so feel free to load it up on everything!
Ways to Enjoy this Whole30 Honey Mustard
There are so many ways to enjoy this Whole30 honey mustard, and these are just a few ideas:
As marinade for chicken or pork
As salad dressing – you can add some water to thin it out if you want to use it this way.
As dip for chips, veggies, and cooked meats
Drizzled over your favorite gluten free avocado toast or in sandwiches and lettuce wraps
In deviled eggs, instead of regular mustard
How do you like enjoy honey mustard? Tell me in the comments below!
Whole30 Honey Mustard
There's nothing better than this Whole30 Honey Mustard that goes great with any kind of protein dish or on salads. It's paleo and vegan, and you won't notice that it's sweetened with fruit instead of honey!
Soak medjool dates in warm water for 10 minutes until they soften.
Drain the medjool dates than place in a high powered blender with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve as dip, dressing, sauce, or any way you enjoy honey mustard!
Whole30 Honey Mustard
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 66Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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