Healthy Chicken Fingers Recipe

Easy Grain Free Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard

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 Grain Free Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard
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Easy Chicken Fingers Recipe

Delicious chicken fingers made with healthy almond flour for a grain-free, gluten-free healthy meal that kids and adults both love.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 +
Calories 289kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • 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: 3chicken fingers | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 23.1g | Fat: 20.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 365mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.3g

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