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Umami Chicken by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo https://nomnompaleo.com
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4.96 from 23 votes

Umami Chicken

Umami Roast Chicken is a super simple and delicious Whole30 dish that uses my Magic Mushroom Powder. It's a fool-proof weeknight chicken supper!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken, Dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, low carb, nomnompaleo, paleo, Primal, Whole30
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Michelle Tam


  • ⅔  cup plain coconut yogurt or use ½ cup full fat coconut milk + 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • teaspoons Magic Mushroom Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red Boat fish sauce
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 pounds bone-in skin-on chicken thighs


  • In a large bowl, combine the coconut yogurt, Magic Mushroom Powder, fish sauce, and garlic. Mix it all together.
  • Toss in the chicken thighs and mix until well coated. Marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to a day.
  • When you’re ready to cook the chicken, heat the oven to 400°F convection or 425°F conventional with the rack in the middle position. Shake off the excess marinade and arrange the chicken, skin-side down, on a stainless steel wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast the chicken for 45 minutes, rotating the tray and flipping the thighs skin-side up at the halfway point.
  • The thighs are done when the skin is browned and the internal temperature of the chicken in the thickest part is at least 165°F.



  • Note about the plain coconut yogurt: Some of the brands I like include Anita’s Coconut Yogurt, Living Cultures Super Food, and Coyo. No coconut yogurt? No prob! Just use full fat coconut milk + lemon juice!
  • If you use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, decrease the total cooking time to 30 minutes or cook until the final internal cooking temperature is 165°F.
  • If you're using chicken breasts, make sure you don't over cook them! Cook until the final cooking temperature is 150°F and not too much higher! 
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Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 38g | Fiber: 1g