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Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

August/September 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart's content.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I made this last night for dinner, and love them. Even my 7 year old ate it up! Quick Tip: the batter doesn't need to combine with the oil, it just needs to be like bread crumbs, then the egg whites will make them stick to the chicken....
Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

35 Reviews for Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

04/20/2012
Anonymous
Great for picky eaters

My daughter is VERY picky, like she would rather not eat anything than eat a grilled cheese made with the "wrong" kind of cheese. She loved these! I plan to make a batch of the coating and put in a mason jar to keep on hand and use it to coat a variety of things. Kids love food that is coated and then dipped.

Easy to make
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03/27/2012
Whole Family Loves These!!

I have started a gluten-fee, soy-free, dairy free diet. Finding recipes that the whole family can eat and enjoy has been a challenge and a learning experience. Just substituting the whole wheat flour for a gluten-free one makes these perfect. And even my picky 6 year old gobbles these right up!!

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03/22/2012
Anonymous
YUM!

I pound out my chicken tenders so that they are all the same thickness to allow for consistent cooking time and 20-25 minutes is just far too long. Even after leaving them in for 15 minutes they were too dry. I didn't put the almonds in a blender but rather mashed it by hand which gave it a good crunch! Really like the flavor with the almonds, paprika, etc. Very tastey indeed.

Flavor
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02/18/2012
Anonymous
It sticks to the chicken!

I did not have almonds, so I used 1/4 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup wheat ritz crackers that I crushed with my fingers. It still came out crispy, and delicious. The best home made tenders I have made!!! Better than pan frying!!!! I think the best part is it actually sticks to the chicken, unlike other chicken tender recipies I got from foodnetwork.

Crispy
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 43 weeks ago

Ritz crackers contain trans

Ritz crackers contain trans fats.

02/08/2012
But I don't like Almonds.

My daughter claim not to like almonds but she couldn't get enough of these almond-crusted chicken fingers. What kids don't know won't stop them from eating a dish.

Tender, healty, easy to make.
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