Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers Recipe

Looking for an easy Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers recipe? Learn how to make Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by epizano

Makes 4 servings



http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/almond_crusted_chicken_fingers.html From EatingWell: August/September 2005, The EatingWell Health in a Hurry Cookbook (2006) 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.

Recipe Ingredients for Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

1/2 teaspoon Canola oil
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/8 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
1 large egg
1 pound chicken tenders

Recipe Directions for Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

  1. Preheat oven to 475F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown, crispy and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 140.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.8g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
149mg
50%
Sodium
249mg
10%
Potassium
379mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
5.3g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
38.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 4% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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