Chicken fingers are a kid (and adult) favorite, at least at our house. As with all of our favorite foods, I’ve found healthier alternatives 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 tender that tastes even better than “regular” versions (at least in my opinion). If you cannot have nuts, you can use any flour combination you’d like.
My kids love to dip these in homemade honey mustard sauce. It is a simple addition loaded with brain healthy good fats.
These chicken fingers are great on their own, but can also be used for topping a salad with some strawberries, pecans, and goat cheese, using the honey mustard for the dressing (my favorite; here’s the recipe).
If your family likes chicken fingers, give this healthier recipe a try!
Easy Chicken Fingers Recipe
Yield 4 +
Delicious chicken fingers made with healthy almond flour for a grain-free, gluten-free healthy meal that kids and adults both love.
- Cut the chicken into strips or nugget size.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs with 1 teaspoon of water.
- Add the chicken strips and toss well.
- In another bowl, mix together the almond flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Heat the tallow or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, remove the chicken from the egg mixture and then dredge in almond flour mixture.
- Place the chicken in the heated pan.
- Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from pan and keep in the oven to keep warm while additional batches are cooking.
- Once all are cooked through, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper and serve with honey mustard sauce.
If you don’t like to fry foods (or just don’t want the mess), you can modify the recipe by breading the chicken as you would to fry, and just placing on a well-oiled baking sheet and drizzling with olive oil before baking. Bake at 400°F for about 25 minutes.
Serving Size 3 chicken fingers
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20.3 g
Saturated Fat 7.9 g
Cholesterol 145 mg
Sodium 365 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 0.3 g
Protein 23.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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