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Damn Fine Chicken

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This chicken lives up to its name and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. So few ingredients and so much flavor and Whole 30 compliant.

It’s a Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo fame recipe.

Just mince up some shallots, slice some scallions, drizzle in some vinegar, oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, and pepper. 

Roll the chicken around in the marinade to completely coat it with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours. 
Then place in a baking pan skin side down and bake. Be sure and turn the chicken halfway through the baking time.

See I told you it was easy. You are more than welcome, happy to help. 

Damn Fine Chicken

Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:55 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 large shallots minced**
    3 Calçot onions or scallions thinly sliced**
    3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive or avocado oil, melted ghee, coconut oil, etc.
    1 tablespoon coconut aminos
    1 tablespoon Red Boat fish sauce
    Kosher salt
    Freshly ground pepper
    10 drumsticks or 8 chicken thighs

    **in place of all the alliums, you can sub in 3 tablespoons of Penzeys Spices Sunny Paris Seasoning


  1. Mix together the shallots, onions, vinegar, oil, coconut aminos, fish sauce, salt (2 large pinches), and pepper (several grinds) in a large bowl. Then, plop the chicken on top, and use your hands to make sure it's well-covered in the marinade.

    Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for a few hours. Personally, if I know I’m going to be short on time (which is almost always), I marinate this dish in the morning – that way, the chicken’ll be ready for me by the late afternoon, when I start preparing dinner.

    When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400°F on convection bake (or 425°F non-convection). Arrange the chicken (skin-side down) in an oven-safe baking dish and pop it in the hot oven.

    Bake the chicken for 40-45 minutes, flipping the pieces halfway through the cooking time. If you want to brown the skin some more, broil it for a minute or two.

    Arrange the drumsticks on a platter, and pour the cooking liquid over the chicken.

    Simple and ridiculously good!

    You can marinate the chicken for up to 24 hours before roasting it!

    Michelle Tam Nom Nom Paleo

And that's that!