Rather than a heavy coating, these chicken fingers are lightly covered in a spicy ground almond and whole-wheat flour mixture that'll have the kids forgetting about fast food and begging for this dinnertime treat.
|Prep Time:||20 minutes|
|Ready in:||40 minutes|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|Canola oil cooking spray|
|1/2 cup sliced almonds|
|1/4 cup whole-wheat flour|
|1 1/2 teaspoons paprika|
|1/2 teaspoon garlic powder|
|1/2 teaspoon dry mustard|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
|1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper|
|1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil|
|4 egg whites (see Ingredient note)|
|1 pound chicken tenders|
- Preheat oven to 475°F. Set a wire rack on a foil-lined baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.
- Place almonds, flour, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout, about 1 minute. With the motor running, drizzle in oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
- Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish. Add chicken tenders and turn to coat. Transfer each tender to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining egg white and almond mixture.) Place the tenders on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.
- Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown, crispy and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
Ingredient Note: Dried egg whites are convenient in recipes like this one because you don't have to figure out what to do with 4 egg yolks. Look for powdered brands like Just Whites in the baking aisle or natural-foods section or fresh pasteurized whites in the dairy case of most supermarkets.
Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, low sat fat, low sodium, heart healthy, diabetes appropriate, healthy weight.
|Servings Per Recipe: 4|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||147 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||0|
|Carbohydrates:||4 g||Dietary Fiber:||1 g||Cholesterol:||49 mg|
|Fat:||4 g||Sodium:||214 mg||Saturated Fat:||1 g|
|Protein:||21 g||Potassium:||79 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||3 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Selenium (28% daily value).|
|Exchanges:||3 very lean meat, 1/2 fat|