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210
Calories 
4g
Carbs 
9g
Fat 
30g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Chicken tenders are one of those foods I don't really want to admit how much I love. And I can't even blame it on childhood memories because I don't think we ever even ate chicken fingers or nuggets as kids. I guess I would have to blame it on late night college eating and my love for dipping anything and everything.

So normally to lighten up traditional chicken tenders, I would reach for breadcrumbs and bake them instead of the traditional deep frying. Easy peasy. However on a Paleo, low carb diet, or gluten free diet, you need to find a good substitute for the breadcrumbs. My person favorite? Almond meal. It provides a great crunch and I actually prefer the nutty flavor and texture to breadcrumbs. It also adds some extra protein and is a healthier alternative to breadcrumbs.

Prep Time

Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders

13
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (store bought or made in a food processor)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 U egg
  • 1 U egg white

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 102mg
34%
Sodium 368mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
  2. Mix together the almond meal, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cumin. Whisk together the egg and egg white in a shallow dish.
  3. Dip the chicken into the egg wash and press into the almond meal. Place on wire rack. Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
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