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.

"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

34 Reviews for Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers


This looks great! My only question is, would battered tenders freeze well, and how long would they keep? I'm looking for a healthier alternative to the frozen chicken nuggets I can get at the store.


Very delicious. Loved it!


Easy and delicious. A hit with my 5 year old.


These are great...simple to make, very tasty and definitely healthier for the kids than fast food at the drive thru. I placed the mixture in a cookie sheet and spread it out kind of thin so it didn't get gooey or thick. Will definitely make these again. The almonds give it a great flavor.


This recipe tasted great! I used two bowls instead of the bag, and I also put alittle bit of salt and pepper in my egg mixture. The batter covered great on about 6 or 7 chicken tenders before it became gooey. The chicken came out tender and juicy when cooked for about 25 minuets,My family loved them. A light honey mustard or bbq sauce will go great for dipping.This will go in my favorites!
K.Brand, Lakeland ,Florida


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