Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sara: Recipe - Baked Chicken Tenders

One of our previous staples that is now a "no no" food is chicken nuggets.  Of course, we still do Ian's now and then, but they're a far cry from paleo.

I decided to try my hand at baked chicken tenders, "breaded" with almond meal.

  • ~2lbs chicken breast (or tenders)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2tbsp water
  • 1.5 c almond meal (or almond flour, if you prefer)
  • 2tsp Mrs. Dash (I used the Italian)
  • 1tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 350.

Lay your chicken out on a cutting board and cover with plastic wrap.  Beat with a mallet (or, as you see here, an 8lb dumbbell!) until chicken is approx 1/2" thick.  Cut chicken into strips (or nuggets!).

In one bowl, combine the egg whites and water to make an egg wash.
In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (add more seasoning, if you prefer!).

Dip each piece of chicken in the egg wash, then coat with the dry ingredients. As you go, place chicken strips/pieces on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake chicken strips for approximately 25-35 minutes, turning halfway through.
You'll know they're done when they're a gorgeous golden brown!

Gorgeous golden brown!! Light crunch on the outside, juicy chicken inside!

Served ours with collard greens, sweet potato fries and homemade "honey mustard" (literally honey and mustard whipped together!!)

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