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A gluten-free almond flour breaded chicken recipe that is topped in a maple lime sauce and is baked until crispy.

Almond flour breaded chicken with maple lime sauce in a pan.

This maple lime chicken is one of my all time favorite almond flour breaded chicken recipes. The chicken is cooked until crispy and it surrounded by the best maple lime sauce. The whole dish is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo.

If you love breading your chicken with almond flour, try my Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders with Shredded Coconut or Buffalo Chicken Strips with Whipped Goat Cheese Sauce recipes.

Maple lime chicken fresh out of the oven.

Why this recipe works

  • It is a crowd pleaser. I’ve had many friends and family love this recipe and request it.
  • It is made with almond flour instead of regular flour, which makes it gluten-free.
  • This baked chicken recipe is made with simple real food ingredients and is dairy-free and Paleo.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients used to maple maple lime almond flour breaded chicken.
  • chicken breast– you’ll need 4 chicken breasts for this recipe.
  • almond flour– blanched almond flour works best because it is more refined in texture.
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika– these spices are used to season the breading.
  • egg– this binds the almond flour coating to the chicken.
  • lime juice and lime zest– these season the sauce.
  • maple syrup– this also is used to make the sauce in this recipe.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of lime, you can use lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • If you do not like cinnamon or nutmeg, omit it.

Step by step instructions

Almond flour breading mixture in a bowl.
Step 1

Step 1: Mix together the almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, salt and pepper in a deep dish.

Mixed eggs in a bowl.
Step 2

Step 2: Then in another bowl/ deep dish, whisk the egg. 

Chicken breast dunked in egg.
Step 3

Step 3: Grab one chicken breast with a fork, and dunk it into the whisked egg. Flipp it and dunk it again.

Chicken breast dunked in egg then dunked in almond flour mixture.
Step 4

Step 4: Dunk that chicken breast in the almond flour mixture and flip it. Repeat step 3 and 4 with each chicken breast.

Breaded chicken breast in a pan.
Step 5

Step 5: Add the chicken breasts to a a frying pan and brown.

Breaded chicken breast in a pan and grilled.
Step 6

Step 6: Flip the chicken and brown the other side.

Maple lime sauce in a bowl.
Step 7

Step 7: Mix the maple syrup, lime juice and lime zest in a bowl.

Paleo baked chicken before baking.
Step 8

Step 8: Put the chicken breasts in a baking pan and cover the chicken in the maple lime sauce.

Almond flour maple lime chicken after cooking.
Step 9

Step 9: Bake until the chicken is cooked! Then broil to add a bit more crisp on top.

Expert tips

Almond flour breaded chicken with maple lime sauce on a plate.

Other healthy chicken recipes you’ll love:

This Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast from Cooktoria. This recipe is Keto and looks SO delicious.

This Keto Chicken Picatta from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations looks like picatta perfection! So crispy and made with healthier ingredients.

This Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken  is a great homemade healthier take-out option.

This Creamy Mustard Tomato Chicken Casserole has the most satisfying sauce!

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5 from 14 votes

Maple Lime Almond Flour Breaded Chicken

Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 48 minutes
Total: 58 minutes
Paleo Maple Lime Chicken (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A delicious gluten-free almond flour breaded chicken recipe that is topped in a maple lime sauce and is cooked until crispy.


  • 2.5 pounds  boneless skinless chicken breasts, (ideally 4 thick chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup  almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp  cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp  nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp  paprika
  • 1/2 tsp  salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup lime juice, ( this was from 3 limes for me)
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/3 cup  maple syrup
  • 3 tsp  olive oil
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, salt and pepper together.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg. 
  • Wash and then pat dry the chicken breasts. Dunk each chicken breast into the whisked egg, and then into the almond flour mixture. Make sure that the chicken breast is fully coated in the almond flour mixture.
  • Put about 3 teaspoons of olive oil into a large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Place the breaded chicken into the frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned (my chicken breasts were very large, if yours are smaller, cook them for less time).
  • Then, place the chicken breasts into a 13 x 9 inch baking pan that has elevated edges. ( I used a cake pan ).
  • In a medium bowl, mix 1/3 cup lime juice, 1 tsp lime zest and 1/3 cup of maple syrup together.
  • Cover the breaded chicken with the maple lime sauce, making sure each piece gets fully covered in it, and that the remaining juice surrounds the chicken.
  • Bake the chicken for 40 minutes. Remove it around the halfway mark ( 20 minutes), to spoon some of the excess sauce in the pan on top of the chicken and then put it back in the oven and continue cooking. Then broil for 1-2 minutes to get the top nice and crispy. Spoon some of the sauce from the pan on top of the chicken, then serve.


Calories: 767kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 74gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 586mgPotassium: 1143mgFiber: 7gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 308IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
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  1. LOVED this one!! Love the tangy and sweet combo. Tossing it under the broiler to finish it off was perfect!! Thinking of making a cubed version of this w/ broccoli & cauli rice or quinoa for a spin on Chinese orange chicken. Thank you!!5 stars

  2. omg this looks SO good!! I LOVE chicken with lime and I think it’s one of the simplest yet DELICIOUS marinate. With maple syrup this dish is top notch. Simply love it.5 stars

  3. This sounds like a fabulous flavor combo and looks perfectly cooked! I think I’ll be adding it to my weeknight dinner rotation!