Spicy Almond Chicken Fingers

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A simple solution for real life!! 

Spicy Almond Chicken Fingers

Spicy Almond Chicken Fingers 

One of the hardest parts of healthy living can be finding meal options that everyone in your family will love. I won’t sugar coat it – it just plain stinks having to cook separate meals for people sitting at your table. I can’t even imagine how you moms do it.

It isn’t a secret that a three-year-old would probably rather have a piece of candy than a kale chip. But alas, these chicken tenders are here to save your family, one almond-breaded, protein packed, bite at a time! Total exaggeration, but these things are pretty dang good. Like, so good that they’ve been on the lunch menu two weeks in a row.


Whole30 Almond Crusted Chicken

The spice level here is very mild, I personally find that it just adds a hint of needed flavor, but feel free to dial down on the cayenne and red pepper sauce if you REALLY want to. It took me a few tries to get these right; J had the perfect solution (as per usual) to take them to the next level. Once we finish baking these, we’ll broil them quickly for that perfectly-crisp tender I’m sure you’re searching for. The man loves to broil things. Seriously. But here, it was the perfect solution.

This would be a fun meal to make as a family; I bet those little hands would love dipping and getting a little messy.  Just make sure to sanitize hands and counters afterward as you will be working with raw chicken and eggs.

Pair with some sautéed green beans and roasted potatoes and you’ve got yourself a meal made simple! I won’t tell if you don’t use a fork!

Whole30 Chicken Fingers with a Kick!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Boneless, skinless chicken tenders

Eggs

Hot pepper sauce – I like Tobasco

Almond meal – make your own with my method

Coconut Flour

Cayenne pepper powder

Garlic powder

Parchment paper

Whole30 Chicken Fingers

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Get out your chicken tenders – I like to let meat rise to room temperature before cooking to ensure a more even bake. If you want, grab your eggs and let them sit out for a while, too. I think a half hour is a good amount of time.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Gather all of your additional ingredients and set out 2 small – medium sized bowls, a baking sheet, and parchment paper. In one small bowl, crack in the eggs and shake in the hot pepper sauce. Whisk this vigorously until the eggs are all combined. In the other bowl, measure out the almond meal, coconut flour, cayenne, salt and garlic powder. Mix that well.

Almond Coconut Chicken Fingers

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. I like to set up an assembly line. Place your chicken tenders, followed by the egg mixture, with the almond meal mix following that. I place this all next to the baking sheet.

Dip each tender in the egg and let the excess drip off. Next roll them in the almond mixture, covering them completely and shaking them off after each “dunk”. Place on the baking sheet. When all of the tenders have been dipped and rolled, place the sheet into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes flipping them at 10 minutes. You want them to be golden but not brown because we still have to broil them. Put the oven on low broil and bake for 2 additional minutes. Flip again and broil on the other side for 2 minutes to create a nice, crispy crust.

Almond Coconut Whole30 Chicken

I bet you $100 you won’t ever buy frozen chicken tenders again.

xoxx,

Miss AK

Favorite Chicken Fingers for a Whole30 Meal!

Spicy Almond Chicken Fingers
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 dashes of hot pepper sauce - I like Tobasco
  • ½ cup of almond meal - make your own with my method
  • ¼ cup of coconut flour
  • ½ tsp of cayenne pepper powder
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • 2 mixing bowls
Instructions
  1. Get out your chicken tenders - I like to let meat rise to room temperature before cooking to ensure a more even bake. If you want, grab your eggs and let them sit out for a while, too. I think a half hour is a good amount of time.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Gather all of your additional ingredients and set out 2 small - medium sized bowls, a baking sheet, and parchment paper.
  4. In one small bowl, crack in the eggs and shake in the hot pepper sauce. Whisk this vigorously until the eggs are all combined.
  5. In the other bowl, measure out the almond meal, coconut flour, cayenne, salt and garlic powder. Mix that well.
  6. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. I like to set up an assembly line. Place your chicken tenders, followed by the egg mixture, with the almond meal mix following that. I place this all next to the baking sheet.
  8. Dip each tender in the egg and let the excess drip off. Next roll them in the almond mixture, covering them completely and shaking them off after each "dunk". Place on the baking sheet. When all of the tenders have been dipped and rolled, place the sheet into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes flipping them at 10 minutes.
  9. You want them to be golden but not brown because we still have to broil.
  10. Put the oven on low broil and bake for 2 additional minutes. Flip again and broil on the other side for 2 minutes to create a nice, crispy crust.

OTHER WHOLE30 COMPLIANT RECIPIES #ONTHEBLOG:

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas Lettuce Tacos 

Beanless White Kale Chicken Slow Cooker Chili 

Apple Walnut Stuffed Tenderloin

Venison Shepherd’s Pie (please use ghee – not butter)

Sausage and Peppers in Acorn Squash 

Mini Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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Whole30 Spicy Almond Chicken Tenders - a comfort food classic the whole family will love!

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