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Oven baked chicken tenders in a paper cup.
Course Appetizer, Main Course

Almond Coconut Chicken Tenders

By: Elysia
Servings 4 servings
These baked Almond Coconut Chicken Tenders are delicious, healthy and fun for the whole family! Serve them up with baked sweet potato fries, on a salad or in a wrap for a quick and easy weeknight meal! {Paleo & gluten-free}
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders (can also use boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In one shallow bowl, whisk an egg until mixture is smooth. In another shallow bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut, paprika, garlic powder, dried parsley and salt.
  • One at a time, dip the chicken strips into the egg mixture and flip until well coated.
  • Next, transfer the egg-coated chicken strip to the dry mixture. Flip until both sides are well coated with the almond, coconut and spice mixture. Continue until all of the chicken strips have been completed.
  • Place chicken fingers on the prepared sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Serve warm.

Notes

  • One of my favourite ways to save time with these chicken tenders is to make up a batch of the batter in advance. I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe for the breading and storing it in an air-tight container in the cupboard. That way, when you go to make these chicken fingers, the majority of work is already done!
  • Another strategy I like to use if I'm tight on time is to buy the pre-cut chicken tenders. If the breading is already made and the chicken breasts are already cut into strips, all that you have to do is dip the chicken strips in the egg and breading and bake. So easy!
  • If you want the breading to be extra browned and crispy, place under the broiler for a minute or so in the last couple of minutes of baking. You may also wish to lightly spray the breaded chicken fingers with a bit of oil before placing in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 32gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 396mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 700IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mg
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