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We love chicken fingers but not the unhealthy calories that come with deep fried foods! Often the substitutes to deep-fried dishes are not that great. This recipe is the exception – it is delicious! You can get a nice deep-fried appearance through baking and the Panko’s breadcrumbs. I had the white breadcrumbs in our pantry but if you use the whole-wheat version you may have a more golden color. This is a wonderful recipe where there are a lot of opportunities to add other ingredients such as herbs or Parmesan cheese.

For the almonds, I used a food processor to pulse them to a coarsely chopped texture. Do not over process them or it can turn into almond butter. Yummy as that is – we do not want almond butter for our chicken fingers!

There are different options for the chicken fingers that include purchasing chicken tenders that are already formed like a chicken finger. A better option can be to purchase boneless, chicken breasts and cut into chicken fingers or nuggets that children might like or great as an appetizer.

Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Fingers 2

We had these Chicken Fingers as part of our SuperBowl Sunday meal along with Buffalo Style Meatballs and Buffalo Style Potatoes.
Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Fingers super bowl food

This yummy recipe was inspired from BeachBody.

Wet Ingredients:
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. water
1 pound uncooked chicken breast tenders, skinless

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup whole-wheat Panko’s bread crumbs
½ cup finely chopped raw almonds
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Dried Herbs, optional
Parmesan Cheese, optional

When ready to assemble the chicken fingers, preheat the oven to 425° F.

Mix the wet ingredients together and then add the chicken. Let it sit 30-minutes in the refrigerator turning at least once.

Combine dry ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag and shake to combine. Add a few pieces of chicken to the plastic bag and shake until coated. Remove and place on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until all chicken pieces are coated.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

10 thoughts on “Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Fingers

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! I really like the ground almonds in the breading.

  1. These look wonderful, Bernice. I can almost smell them. Saving this. My granddaughters love chicken fingers. Thank you. ❤ ❤ 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! They were really good! And you could add other ingredients like herbs and parmesan cheese. I made a honey mustard dipping sauce for them. But they would go well with a lot of different types of dipping sauces. 🙂

      1. Thank goodness I just had supper or I’d be salivating all over my laptop. 😛

      2. Bernice says:

        ha ha – the one problem with blogging. I always need to make sure I have first eaten before blogging. I always get hungry!

  2. Sophie33 says:

    I made these just yesterday with organic chicken pieces! Delicious from top till bottom! xxx
    It was fun making them in my kitchen! xxx

    1. Bernice says:

      I am glad you enjoyed them and thank you for letting me know! It is such a simple recipe – but yet yummy!

      1. Bernice says:

        So easy to make!

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