Almond-Crusted Chicken Strips


Give these oven "fried" chicken strips a try, and you may just find the perfect healthy swap for restaurant chicken fingers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
5 servings


  • 1 egg white

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • cup almond flour

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • 1 ¼ pounds chicken tenders (10 tenders)

  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar or cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  2. Combine egg white and water in a shallow dish. Place flour in a second shallow dish. Combine panko, almond meal, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne in a third shallow dish. One piece at a time, dip chicken in the flour, then in the egg, then in the crumb mixture to coat. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake the chicken, flipping the pieces halfway through, until golden brown and registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, 18 to 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, honey, mustard and vinegar in a small bowl. Serve the chicken with the sauce, sprinkled with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 2 strips
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 342mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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