Almond-crusted Chicken Tenders

I have been slowly transferring my recipes from my previous site to this site, so please enjoy the steady stream of recipes coming your way! This is one from last year around this time. Hope you all enjoy!

I have been wanting to make a crusted chicken recipe in SO long, and I finally got around to it yesterday! My husband loves breaded chicken, but I stay away from it because I just find breaded chicken SO heavy. So, I decided to try to “bread” chicken with almond flour instead of panko bread crumbs and they turned out DELICIOUS! My husband was happy, I was happy, and our day was made! Here is my quick and easy Almond crusted chicken tender recipe!
Makes 3-4 servings (depending on how much y’all eat!)
1 pound chicken tenders
1/2 cup almond meal/almond flour
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 eggs
2 T olive oil
Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat with the olive oil. While that’s getting hot, mix the almond flour and spices in one bowl, and beat the two eggs in another bowl. Then, dip each chicken tender into the egg mixture, then the almond flour + spices mixture until it is completely coated!
Place each tender into the skillet and cook for about 10-12 minutes on each side. I wanted ours nice and crispy, and that’s how they turned out!

I served these up with some buffalo veggies, which were basically steamed veggies I had in the fridge, tossed with Frank’s buffalo hot sauce, and baked on 425 for about 15 minutes. I also made the hubby oven-baked fries! I sliced the potatoes nice and thin and spread them out on a lined baking sheet. Then tossed in 1 T olive oil and some salt and paprika. Baked for about 20 minutes, and viola! He was a happy, happy man!

And there you go! Such a quick and easy recipe to whip up, and we felt much healthier eating “breaded chicken” this way! I hope you get to try out the recipe! Let me know what you think! It’s a quick and delicious way to stay healthy during the holidays!


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