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Baked Almond Chicken Strips

Try a healthy spin on chicken strips with this baked almond chicken strips recipe, paired with a clean honey mustard dipping sauce that's pure perfection.

Categories Appetizer, Clean, Healthy Recipe, Kid-Friendly, Snack
Difficulty Easy
Keyword almond chicken tenders, almond crusted chicken tenders, strips chicken
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 449 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For The Baked Almond Chicken Strips

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/4-inch thick strips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp olive oil

For The Clean Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


For The Baked Chicken Strips:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the almonds, garlic powder, paprika, ground black pepper, ground mustard, and cayenne pepper. Process this mixture until the almonds are crumbly and look like course breadcrumbs.

  3. Transfer the almond coating to a shallow dish and set aside.
  4. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and 1 tsp. olive oil.

  5. To prepare the strips, slice the chicken breasts into 1/4 inch slices.
  6. Starting with the egg mixture, dip the chicken slices until fully coated. Then give them a little shake to let any extra egg drip off.

  7. Transfer to the seasoned almond coating and gently toss until the chicken strip is completely covered.
  8. Remove and transfer the chicken strip to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken, allowing some space in between the chicken strips for even baking.
  9. Place in the oven and bake for about 18-22 minutes, turning once halfway through, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle and the tasty almond coating is golden.
  10. While the strips are cooling down from the oven, make the honey mustard sauce (recipe below).

For the Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the plain Greek yogurt, yellow mustard, honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

  2. Whisk until this is very smooth.

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Almond Chicken Strips
Amount Per Serving (3 strips)
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 3.1g16%
Cholesterol 179.7mg60%
Sodium 227.7mg9%
Carbohydrates 16.4g5%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 10.7g12%
Protein 38.1g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.