If you’re looking for a quick, healthy, and tasty chicken recipe that even the kids will love, then you need to try these keto almond crusted chicken fingers.
This low carb almond crusted chicken tenders recipe is quick and easy, which makes it perfect for an easy weeknight dinner when time is crunched. You only need a handful of ingredients, and you probably have them in your kitchen already. There is no special shopping trip needed!
Chicken is a great source of lean protein, but it’s packed full of other important nutrients like vitamins B3 and B6, iron, and phosphorus, too. It also contains fewer calories per portion than beef and pork. So, it’s a good kind of meat to choose if you’re watching your calorie intake.
You can buy chicken tenders at the store or slice a piece of chicken breast into thin cuts. Instead of coating your chicken in breadcrumbs, this recipe calls for a blend of almond flour and spices.
It’s gluten and dairy-free, which means it’s easier to digest than some keto recipes. You can make this dish a complete meal by serving it with a salad and low-carb dipping sauce.
Along with providing you with healthy fats, almond flour is a good source of fiber, which is often lacking in keto diets. Fiber is important because it increases healthy bacteria in the gut, boosts the immune system, and even helps protect against certain diseases (1, 2).
Nuts are also a good source of protein and vitamin E, which has antioxidant abilities in the body. One study even found that long-term intakes of vitamin E may reduce the risk of overall mortality (3). This is good news for low-carb dieters as nuts play a big role in replacing many foods that contain gluten, such as wheat flour.
I love cooking with almond flour because it blends in well with other ingredients. It can be used in sweet or savoury dishes. For this recipe, I’ll be channeling almond flour’s savory side by combining it with basil, onion powder, and garlic.
How to Make Low Carb Almond Chicken Fingers
Start by combining the onion and garlic powders, almond flour, basil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Crack the egg into a separate bowl and beat lightly. Set aside.
Cut the chicken into slices.
Dip each chicken slice into the egg mixture and then the almond flour (or crusted almonds). Make sure all sides of the chicken are coated.
Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken until lightly brown a crispy.
Make the dipping sauce by combining mayo with minced garlic. Serve with a salad.
Similar recipes you can try:
- Easy Fried Chicken Tenders
- Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders
- Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Tenders
- Keto chicken Parmesan recipe
Keto Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers
For sauce (optional):
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 1 clove garlic minced
- Combine the garlic and onion powders, almond flour, dried basil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
- In another bowl, crack the egg and beat it lightly. Reserve.
- Cut chicken breast into strips.
- Dip each strip of chicken in the egg bowl first then roll it in the flour bowl. Coat the strip entirely.
- Heat the oil in a hot frying pan. Crispy fry the coated chicken. Remove from the heat once all sides turn golden brown.
- Prepare the sauce (if using): In a small bowl mix mayo with minced garlic.
- Serve immediately with your favourite dipping sauce and some green salad if you like.