Almond Crusted Pork Tenders are crispy, packed with flavor, and the perfect Paleo, Whole30, low carb, and healthy meal.
Almond Crusted Pork Tenders with a delicious baked crunchy almond coating make the perfect healthy alternative to your favorite fried fingers, plus they are Paleo, Whole30, and low carb friendly. Have pork chops in the fridge? Try these Crispy Almond Pork Chops. And for those who don't eat pork, try these Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders.
I don't know if I have ever met a chicken finger I didn't like. Maybe it's the crunchy coating, maybe its the fact that I love to dip just about anything, but they are just one of those foods that will always be up there on my favorites. However, I don't love the fat, calories, and unhealthy ingredients. Luckily chicken tenders are easy to make at home in a much healthier way and since we eat way too much chicken around here, today I decide to make a version using the other white meat - pork tenderloin. I promise that it is just as delicious and a great alternative if your family is anything like mine and survives on way too much chicken breast.
To add even more flavor to these tenders, I decided to coat them in a combination of almond flour and chopped almonds. Not only does it add crunch, I love the nutty flavor you get from using almond meal instead of regular flour. Now you could definitely use regular flour instead, but I highly recommend the almond flour. It adds protein, healthy fats, and it really does add something special to these tenders.
Now the last thing to talk about is dipping sauce options. With these Almond Crusted Pork Tenders there are so many delicious options:
When it comes to Whole30, chicken or pork tenders fall into a gray area since they are trigger foods for some people. If you don't fall in that camp, then these absolutely work for Whole30. They are also a great option for a low carb "chicken finger" for anyone on a low carb or keto diet since they have just 5 grams of carbs and a whopping 38 grams of protein.
If you aren't a huge fan of pork or find yourself staring at a fridge full of chicken breast, this recipe is still for you. This works great using sliced chicken breast. Just slice the chicken into tenders or rounds and follow the directions as written. They will come out amazing and are a healthier way to serve chicken fingers. These are especially great for kids since they pack in extra protein and healthy fats with the almonds.
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This recipe was original posted in July 2017 but has een updated with new photos, sauce ideas, and info.
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