Recipe by cole2585
"Cheesy chicken strips that come out tender and are grain-free!"
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finely grated Parmesan cheese
dried basil, or to taste
dried thyme, or to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
I had a package of almond flour in my cupboard just waiting for the perfect dinner recipe to try it on. Coupled with the fact that I am cutting back on simple carbohydrates in my diet I couldn't wait to try this. Noting LilSnoo's review of the chicken not browning in the oven I chose to add pan fry this in a little olive oil and butter. Doing it that way certainly does not take a full 1/2 cup of butter and allowed it to turn the perfect golden brown I like to see in my chicken. I think it would be very good with the addition of a little garlic in the butter. I didn't have fresh Parmesan cheese so I used Romano in it's place. I served this alongside a simple garden salad topped with toasted slivered almonds and freshly grated cheese. This is very tasty recipe that I will be sure to make again.
What immediately caught my eye about this recipe was that it was low-carb diet friendly. I totally LOVE that almond flour is used instead of traditional breading or flour. I used a little less parmesan than called for, only because I ran out, but I thought the flavor was perfect, as were the other seasonings. I did find that they don't brown up much in the oven. They stay pretty pale-looking. I made up a second batch and stuck them under the broiler for about 15 mins, and flipped them halfway through, and those browned up nicely. I think next time I will cut back a bit on the butter, and use half egg/half butter mixture to cut back on calories. I will also set them on a grilling rack so they aren't sitting in the butter while they cook. That will help them crisp up nicely. Overall, a great recipe that I will make again and again!
This recipe is delicious! I agree with KGora and LilSnoo that is comes out a bit pale and pasty as is. I cut back 1/4 cup on the parmesan, dipped the chicken in egg instead of butter, rolled it in the mix and sautéed with butter and olive oil. I also like LilSnoo's idea of dipping it in a mix of egg and melted butter and broiling it. When it's crispy it is heavenly. Enjoy! 5 stars on flavor, 4 stars on original recipe.
I pan fried these after reading the other reviews. My boys really liked them and I have made them several times by request. Our family has become GF and finding a breading for chicken strips was rather challenging, but we really like this recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grain-Free Chicken Tenders
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 228
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