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Almond flour chicken tenders

Almond flour chicken tenders

Almond flour chicken tenders are a great option when you want to keep things low carb and healthy. Fitting every diet from paleo, whole30 and keto using almond flour is a gluten free alternative. So, dive in these juicy chicken tenders spiced to perfection!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 236.6 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 large egg

Spice mix

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Combine the almond flour and all the ingredients under the spice mix together
  • In a small bowl beat the one egg. Add your now seasoned flour to a plate and place bowl and plate side by side
  • Dip the chicken tender in the egg the place it in the plate. Pat the flour on the chicken tender evenly on both sides then place the tender on a baking rack. Repeat until all the tenders are done.
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes then flip and bake for a remaing 10 minutes. Allow to cool a bit when you first remove them because almond flour is very fragile while piping hot.
  • Use the same cooking method and times if using an air fryer but you may need to add parchment paper if the plate is prone to sticking

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Marinate chicken strips. Make a marinade with olive or coconut oil about 2 TB with the spice mix. You'll need to make another for the breading so you'll have to double it.
  • For even coating, don't place in a bag and shake this isn't going to work very well with the lack of gluten and starches.
  • Blanched almond flour and not almond meal, almond meal has the husk and prevents proper bonding. To add, it's not as fine either and won't produce a good product.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Almond flour chicken tenders
Amount Per Serving (1 strip)
Calories 236.6 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Saturated Fat 1.9g12%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 114.4mg38%
Sodium 83.4mg4%
Carbohydrates 2.3g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 31.6g63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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