Paleo Chicken Fingers Recipe
There are a few things I miss since going gluten free. One is chicken fingers. I enjoy them. I like dipping sauce. So I decided to try my hand at making a gluten free and paleo chicken fingers recipe. I’d seen people using almond flour as a coating and thought it was worth checking out. Not only is this recipe gluten free, but it’s paleo approved too! I am so stoked on this paleo chicken fingers recipe and it’s become a staple lately. I’ve experimented with the spice mixture several times and come up with a combo that is just right. It has curry powder and turmeric in it. Don’t be afraid of turmeric – it has anti inflammatory properties and it does not taste bad!
Now it’s time to share my awesome paleo chicken fingers recipe!
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 pound chicken tenders (or boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch slices). Use 2 pounds of chicken if you want leftovers.
- 1 cup almond flour (use 1 cup per pound of chicken)
- 1 Tbsp Ground Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Curry Powder
- 1 Tsp Turmeric
- 1 Tsp Paprika
- 1 Egg (per 1 pound chicken)
And here are the kitchen ingredients you will need:
- 2 Small Bowls
- 1 cutting Board
- 1 cookie sheet
- Wax Paper (if desired)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash chicken and place on cutting board. If using chicken breast, cut into 1 inch strips.
Next, crack the egg and put it in one of the small bowls. In the second small bowl, mix together the almond flour, ground mustard, curry powder, turmeric, and paprika.
Line cookie sheet with wax paper. Note: This is optional. I do it to make less of a mess.
Set up your “assembly line” in the following order: chicken, egg, almond flour mix, cookie sheet.
Take a piece of chicken and dip it in the egg. Then coat evenly on both sides with the almond flour mixture. Place on cookie sheet.
Repeat until all pieces of chicken are coated and on the cookie sheet.
Cook at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. You can turn them halfway through if you’d like them crispy on both sides.
Take out of oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Eat and enjoy! I like to make these paleo chicken fingers with cauliflower mash (my recipe here) or even broccoli mash! I also like to dip these paleo chicken fingers in dijon mustard as a dipping sauce. So good that you won’t even missed the fried greasy kind.
I’ve been making these paleo chicken fingers for awhile now but just recently posted the recipe. I hope you enjoy!
What about you? Have you tried paleo chicken fingers? What did you think? Post in the comments and let me know!
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