Almond Crusted Chicken

Healthy, naturally gluten free Almond Crusted Chicken made with almonds, seasonings and eggs. This easy recipe uses ground almonds in place of breadcrumbs to create crispy chicken tenders.

Chicken breasts or tenderloins Ground almonds Garlic or onion powder Dried oregano or basil Salt Ground black pepper Eggs Cooking spray

Ingredients You Need

Preheat oven to 450°F. Line  baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, mix ground almonds, garlic (onion) powder, oregano (basil), salt and pepper. In another small bowl, whisk the eggs.


Wash chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towel. Cut into 1/2 inch thick strips lengthwise. Place a few on a cutting board, cover with a piece of plastic wrap and pound with meat tenderizer a few times. Repeat with remaining pieces.


Dip each strip into an egg mixture, coat completely in almond mixture and place on baking sheet. Try to hold meat by the ends to prevent almonds sticking to your fingers, or rinse your fingers after each piece in a bowl with cold water.


Bake for 15 minutes on one side, flip and bake for another 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Please note, when flipping the bottom might look under baked and soggy but it will get browned and crispy, trust me.


Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days covered.


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