Whole30 Fried Chicken and Mashed Potato Bowl with Gravy
The ultimate Whole30 comfort food dinner! Creamy mashed potatoes topped with tender and crispy fried chicken bites, all smothered in a savory gravy. With a side of garlicky green beans, Whole30 never tasted so good.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt ghee then add green beans and sauté one minute. Cover and cook 4 minutes. Remove cover and continue to sauté until browned in spots and quite tender, approximately 1-5 minutes.
Add garlic, salt, and pepper, and sauté 30 seconds. Transfer to plate. Wipe out skillet and return for fried chicken.
For the Fried Chicken
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl or gallon bag. Beat egg and coat chicken.
Toss egg-coated chicken in dry ingredients to fully coat.
Heat coconut oil or ghee in skillet over medium-high heat.
Fry chicken nuggets in batches until golden brown and cooked through, approximately 5-6 minutes, flipping when necessary. Remove chicken from skillet and drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
For the Mashed Potatoes
Cover potatoes in medium saucepan with water. Bring to boil. Cook 10 minutes or until easily pierced with fork.
Drain water and add ghee, salt, and coconut milk. Mash to desired consistency, add coconut milk as desired. Transfer mashed potatoes to bowl. Return saucepan to heat.
For the Gravy
Heat fat in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Sprinkle arrowroot powder over fat and whisk vigorously until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Mixture should be golden and bubbling.
Slowly pour in stock, whisking constantly. Mixture will become clumpy and grainy. Keep whisking until very smooth.
Cook until thickened, whisking regularly. Add fish sauce and poultry seasoning. If necessary, season gravy with salt and pepper to taste.
For the Bowl
Assemble bowl using mashed potatoes as base. Top with chicken nuggets and green beans, then ladle gravy over all.
This recipe has 4 elements, but uses only 1 skillet and 1 medium saucepan. Make the green beans first in the skillet, then the fried chicken. At the same time, make the mashed potatoes in the saucepan, then use the saucepan to make the gravy.