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Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders Recipe

Crispy Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders Recipe makes a great tailgating and game day football watching snack. They are healthy, easy to prepare and tastes amazing.
Course any meal
Cuisine American/Southern, Healthy
Keyword almonds, chicken, healthy
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 295kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 8 to 10 chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup almonds ground fine in a food processor
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk.
  • In another bowl, mix ground almonds, panko, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken tenders in a zip top bag and pound to 1/4 inch thickness with a mallet.
  • Remove from bag and dip first in egg mixture allowing it to drain slightly before dredging in almond mixture.
  • Place on wire rack.
  • Cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, sriracha, honey and vinegar until smooth.
  • Refrigerate sauce for up to one week.


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Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg