Having safe Grain-Free Allergy Friendly options for my favorite foods has made it possible to avoid grains and allergens for more than a decade!

When I was diagnosed with allergies, whole courses of food seem to sprout wings and just fly out of my life! I was left with an impossible and unsafe choice…eat unsafe foods or watch others eat and wallow in sadness…

Fried Chicken (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

I had enough of sitting on the sidelines and watching others eat fried food. It has been more than 8 years since I’ve had fried chicken. Which is why when I was gifted an old Wesson Cookbook, the very first recipe I decided to break was Fried Chicken.

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My name is Nina Blake, I’m The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach. I’ve been cooking without Grains and allergens since 2012.

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Whenever I tell people I cook without grains, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, or sesame, they’re always astounded!

Whenever I tell people I cook without grains, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, or sesame, they’re always astounded!

They often ask, What’s left to cook with?

And they’re always surprised when I answer, “Unicorn Farts, of course!”

The truth is that I use simple ingredients to create the foods I’m craving. I’m so excited to share this recipe for Grain-Free Fried Chicken with you today!

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Your Grain-Free Lifestyle!

I remember how much I struggled when I was new to the Grain-Free Lifestyle in 2012. I also remember how wonderful it was to have Grain-Free cookies that Christmas. Those cookies made me feel normal.

To help you simplify and organize your Grain—Free Lifestyle, I’d like to give you a copy of my cookbook 7 Simple Grain-Free Recipes.

Inside you’ll find recipes for fast mac’n cheese, pizza, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies that get rave reviews! While the recipes are simple, they give you the feeling that you aren’t missing out. They’re some of my favorite recipes for sharing.

I couldn’t find a publication date on the inner flap, but it’s safe to say some of the best recipes in the world can be found within a cookbook of this age.

Do I know how to fry? No! I am skilled at many techniques, but frying is not one of them. However, as my Grandma Annie used to say, “If you can read, you can cook!” So I got to reading and cooking.

This recipe went from traditional to allergen safe by swapping the flour for my Grain Free Flour Blend, swapping out the vegetable oil, for sunflower oil, adding garlic powder, onion powder, and lemon & dill seasonings.

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Fried Chicken (Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free, Grain-Free)

Quick and delicious fried chicken everyone can enjoy! No grain, no dairy, no egg, no soy, no gluten! Kid Friendly chicken tenders. Fingerfood!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • skillet


  • 4-6 chicken tenderloins
  • ½ cup grain free flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon & dill seasoning or any other mild spice
  • sunflower oil


  • Wash chicken and set aside.  In a skillet, pour enough oil to measure 1 inch deep.  Heat oil to 350°F
  • Mix grain free flour with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and lemon & dill seasoning. 
  • Coat chicken with flour.  Gently place floured chicken in oil. 
  • Cover skillet. Fry chicken 10 minutes on one side.  Turn chicken when golden brown.  Fry an additional 5 minutes. 
  • Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Enjoy crispy delicious fried chicken! 


We used a fairly large skillet to fry in and found it took about 20 ounces of sunflower oil to measure 1 inch.  
We found that too much moisture collected on the lid of the skillet when we kept it covered the whole time. So we did the famous “lid tilt” where the lid remains on the pan but is placed askew to allow moisture to escape. 
Be ready for the oil to sizzle and turn slightly white when you first place the chicken in the skillet.  
Update: Sunflower can be inflammatory.  How do I know?  I started reacting to it!  I now make this recipe with refined coconut oil.  
Keyword allergen free, comfort food, dairy free, egg-free, fingerfood, gluten free comfort food, gluten-free, grain free comfort food, grain-free, soy-free

The results spoke for themselves! We got a crispy, juicy, delicious chicken, that disappeared from out plates. While I usually wait and try recipes multiple times, it was requested that I post this immediately because it is “perfection”.

Here’s the recipe for the Grain-Free Flour blend I use in this recipe and in all my baking.

If you’re wondering what else I make from this flour, take a look at my Instagram to see what I’ve been cooking lately.

So here’s the important question: After you pin this, will you make it as it is or will you break the recipe?

Keep scrolling and tell me what you think! I’d love to hear who you’re going to make this for or how you’re going to break the recipe.

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I’m on a mission to help you pack your Grain-Free Lifestyle with flavor and variety!

Breaking Recipes, teaching cooking classes and helping Grain-Free VIPs simplify and organize their Grain-Free Lifestyle is my passion!

My Grain-Free VIPs learn to Break Their Family Recipes so that they can once again enjoy them without grains and other allergens!

When we start working together, I teach them about Grain-Free Ingredients and how they work together to create recipes with the appearance flavor, and texture of the foods they’re craving! I’m always impressed with how my VIPs break their favorite family recipes so that they can enjoy them safely!

If you’re ready to add flavor and variety back to your table, use the link below so that we can connect.

If you’re ready to save time, become a confident Grain-Free Cook, and ease the anxiety of transitioning to the Grain-Free Lifestyle, then I would love to connect with you!

Thank you again for reading this blog post. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

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Wishing You Safe & Delicious Foods,

❤️ Nina Blake, The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach