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Almond-Crusted Chicken Strips

Not only do these chicken strips look good – they taste amazing!  
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, chicken, chicken strips
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 266kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 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 large egg whites
  • 1 pound chicken tenders


  • Preheat oven to 475°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.
  • Place almonds, flour, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout.
  • With the motor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil; process until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
  • Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish.
  • Coat chicken tenders and transfer each tender to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly.
  • 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.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.4mg