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Whole30 Garlic Chicken - Paleo, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free can be cooked in airfryer or oven. Easy and kid-friendly!

Another easy chicken recipe coming at you! Seven ingredients (not counting salt) and can be made in the oven or the airfryer. A nice moist chicken with enough flavor to be interesting but mild enough for my kids to love it too. Great by itself, chopped up in salads, or on top of zoodles with a marinara sauce like a chicken parmesean. Whole30 compliant and keto-friendly, this one is a winner!


Garlic Chicken

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1/4 cup melted ghee
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk or other dairy-free milk
  • 4 teaspoons dried parsley divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • 1 cup almond flour see note for modifications
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 large chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds) trimmed and cut into strips


  • If using oven, heat to 425. Place cooking sheet inside the oven as it preheats - this will help the chicken get crispier.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt on sliced chicken breasts. Set aside.
  • In a small shallow bowl, combine ghee, milk, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • In another small shallow bowl, mix almond flour, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 3 teaspoons (same as 1 tablespoon) parsley and paprika.
  • Dip chicken strips into milk mixture, then roll to coat lightly with the almond flour mixture. Place on cooking sheet (removed from oven and lined with parchment) or in air fryer basket. Repeat with all chicken strips. Spray generously with cooking oil.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven, flipping halfway through, or airfry at 375 for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.


SUBSTITUTIONS: You can use 3/4 cup cassava flour or arrowroot flour instead of the almond flour for a nut-free option. I don't recommend tapioca, as it gets tacky. Follow rest of recipe as written.
NOTE: The recipe as written creates a breading that melts in your mouth with a beautiful crumb. If you want a less crumbly option, you can whisk one egg into the ghee instead of the milk. 

Whole30 Garlic Chicken - Paleo, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free can be cooked in airfryer or oven. Easy and kid-friendly!


  1. 5 stars
    These are dangerously good, we couldn’t stop saying “mmmm” as we were eating them! Made some in the oven and some in the air fryer and next time will definitely be doing all in the fryer!! Thanks for another crowd pleaser

    • YESSS that these were such a family win! Happy to hear it, thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I did mine in the air fryer, but they are so flavorful! The whole family loved it!

    • Love an easy family win! Thank you!

  3. Do you think these could be modified and made with drumsticks?
    They’re a better price right now where I live and I’d like to find a good recipe to use them with. Thanks.

    • Great question! I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why not. Let me know if you try it!

  4. 5 stars
    I made these in the airfryer and they came out perfectly! Great taste.


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