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Paleo chicken fingers breaded in almond flour on white plate.

Healthy Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers (Paleo Friendly!)

Paleo chicken fingers breaded in almond flour on white plate.

Healthy Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers

One of my all-time favourite foods is chicken fingers. There is something just so deliciously perfect about them. Slight crunch, a little salty, and yummy AF.

Chicken fingers aren’t usually synonymous with healthy food. Obviously, I had to make up a version that was. How else could I go on with my life if I didn’t?

“Are you vegan?”

This is the question I get asked most often. If the whole gluten-free chicken finger blog post didn’t make it obvious, I’m not a vegan. But we do eat mostly plant-based meals. Michael Pollan says it best,”Eat foodnot too muchmostly plants.” That is the motto I live by.

Remember, there is no one diet for everyone. Some people thrive on a vegan diet, while others do best as an omnivore. Just like many people do well eating a paleo style diet, while others need to include some healthy grain in their diet. I always tell people to eat that what makes their body and mind feel best. With that said, we do eat a lot less meat than the standard household.

Importance of Organic

When we do consume animal proteins, we only eat organic, pasture-raised, or sustainable options. Since we eat less meat, our grocery budget doesn’t increase by choosing these higher priced options. But is the label really worth the price? Organic or pasture-raised usually have more nutrients, lower exposure to chemicals and antibiotics, and have been treated humanely.

Pasture-raised, particularly, have much higher nutrients than their conventional counterpart. Since they eat grass and roam around foraging for food, they have much higher levels of omega-3s. The animals are usually leaner as well – same as we would be if we had ample space to roam around all day long. So for us, the label is definitely worth the price.

Dinner Time

My son, Jackson, absolutely loves these healthy gluten-free chicken fingers! His favourite part is dipping them in my Rosemary Garlic Aioli.  We usually serve it up with Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries for a healthy spin on chicken fingers and fries. Toss together my Strawberry Avocado Salad and you have yourself a pretty complete little dinner. Perfect for enjoying a warm weather meal on your patio.

PS. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram, @katiestewartwellness, so I can see your creations. You can even post your tasty pictures in my free Facebook group, Natural Healthy Home.

Healthy Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers

Nutrition

Calories

386 cal

Fat

35 g

Carbs

13 g

Protein

12 g
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Serves 2-4

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Healthy Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers (Paleo Friendly!)

A healthy spin on a classic comfort food.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Unrefined sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a medium-sized bowl, scramble the egg. Set aside.
  3. Using a separate medium-sized bowl, combine the almond flour, spices, and salt. Set beside the egg wash bowl.
  4. Create a workstation where you have your egg wash, almond flour mixture, and baking sheet close together.
  5. Slice chicken into desired strip size. I usually make them about an inch wide.
  6. Place in the egg wash bowl. Use ONE hand to thoroughly coat the chicken strips.
  7. One at a time, place each strip in the almond flour bowl. Using your non-eggy hand, cover the chicken strip in the almond mixture. Place on baking sheet. Repeat process for all remaining chicken strips.
  8. Drizzle with avocado oil and cook at 400F for 15-20 minutes (depending on the chicken strip size). Flip half-way through.
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