Easy Chicken Fingers

Easy Grain Free Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Easy Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers are a kid (and adult) favorite, at least at our house. As with all of our favorite foods, I’ve found healthier alternative to the traditional versions as we’ve adopted a healthier diet.

This particular recipe uses almond flour to create a grain-free, gluten-free chicken finger that tastes even better than “regular” versions (at least in my opinion). The honey mustard sauce is a simple addition loaded with brain healthy good fats. These are great on their own or topping a salad with some pecans and goat cheese (my favorite).

If chicken fingers are a favorite at your house, give this healthier recipe a try!

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Easy Chicken Fingers
 
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Delicious chicken fingers made with healthy almond flour for a grain-free, gluten-free healthy meal that kids and adults both love.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4+
Ingredients
  • 3 medium chicken breasts (free range)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups tallow or coconut oil for cooking
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken in to strips or nugget size.
  2. Beat eggs with 1 teaspoon of water in a medium bowl.
  3. Add chicken strips and toss well.
  4. In another bowl, mix almond flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Heat tallow or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Once oil is hot, coat chicken in egg mixture and then dredge in almond flour mixture and place in pan. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and keep in oven to keep warm while additional batches are cooking.
  7. Once all are cooked through, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper and serve with (optional) honey mustard sauce.

And here is the recipe for healthy honey mustard sauce:
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Simple Honey Mustard Sauce
 
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A simple and healthy homemade honey mustard sauce.
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Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Homemade Mayo (recipe here)
  • ¼ cup mustard or dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients with a whisk or in a blender until smooth.

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Reader Comments

  1. natalie says

    2 Cups??? That seems like a lot of very expensive oil. I’m sure it can be done with much less. Otherwise, sounds delish! I make a great honey mustard dressing for my family w/ organic olive oil, mustard, honey, red wine vinegar and s&p. I just shake it up in a container and it turns out great!

  2. Jana says

    @Natalie I think the 2 cups are so the oil comes up high enough to fry the chicken. I’m sure if you use a narrower pan you could get away with using less.

  3. Krista says

    Made these tonight. They were so good! I also made the honey mustard dressing without the salt and pepper and loved it. Re: oil – I just poured enough to fill the pan up to about 1/4″ and fried the chicken that way. It did result in some of the later pieces having the burnt remains of the prior pieces on them but the flavor of the “breading” was strong enough to overtake the burnt taste. :-)

    • Jenn says

      I know this is an older post but I am wondering if there is an alternative also. I do not have either of these allergies or sensitivities but it seems you have to choose between nut-free and grain free. Is there anything that isn’t one or the other?

  4. Mary J says

    My fiance and I made fried chicken legs using coconut flour! We did it the same way and it was so good!

  5. Sarah says

    Unfortunately my favorite food is fettuccine alfredo: grains and butter and cheese and milk. Not exactly the healthiest meal…

  6. Kristie Fogarty says

    Is there a substitution for almond flour? My son also has nut allergies, almond being one of them. The recipe looks delicious! Thanks for your hard work:-) I’m going to try your beef cabbage stir fry soon. It looks amazing;)

  7. Connie Wilson says

    Made these tonight and they were SO good! I had to make something really good for my hubby because I did the beef and zucchini dish last night and he is NOT a vegetable lover. I figured I should go easy on him today:)

  8. Amanda says

    This is amazing! I’ve used it in several different recipes, including chicken Parmesan and it was so good :)

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