Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers

These healthy, kid-friendly Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Lightly breaded and pan fried in coconut oil to a golden brown. These healthy, kid-friendly Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Lightly breaded and pan fried to a golden brown. I’m super excited about this little recipe I’m sharing with you today.  If your family is anything like ours, you are busy. Running to soccer practices, cross country practices, ballet, piano…by the time dinner comes and it’s nearing time to plop down at the table, I like something fast. And healthy. And easy. And tasty… my dinner has to be good! What makes a dinnertime recipe really standout is when I see smiles on my kids’ faces (and my hubby’s, too!) and statements of “Now THIS is GOOD!”. These Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers hit every single one of those requirements. These healthy, kid-friendly Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Lightly breaded and pan fried to a golden brown. Fast: These savory chicken strips start with Tyson® Fresh Chicken. To make these quick to cook, I used the chicken breast tenderloins that are already trimmed and ready. I know I’m not the only one out there that isn’t a huge fan of handling raw chicken.  The fact that this comes trimmed and ready to cook is genius!
Healthy: Did you know Tyson Fresh Chicken is all-natural* with no added hormones or steroids**? It’s super fresh, delivered to your store within days of leaving the farm. This recipe has real ingredients that make it grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. A perfect kid-friendly choice for those who try to eat Paleo style.
Easy: To make this, you’ll dip each chicken tenderloin in egg first, and then in a mixture of almond flour, tapioca starch, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. Then you place it in hot coconut oil and let them pan fry for about 5-6 minutes on each side. This is so easy, friends. There’s no real way you can mess this one up. These healthy, kid-friendly Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Lightly breaded and pan fried to a golden brown. The flavor you end up with?  Out of this world, finger-lickin’ good. I served this to my family two days in a row.  Once we ate the Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers on their own. The kids dipped theirs in honey mustard or buffalo sauce.  The second day we served it with spaghetti sauce over spaghetti squash: it’s your very own paleo chicken parmigiana!  These healthy, kid-friendly Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Lightly breaded and pan fried to a golden brown. I loved how crispy this chicken turned out. The key to getting this chicken crispy is to heat the coconut oil for about 5 minutes before placing the chicken in.  Gently place the chicken in and let it sizzle.  You’ll get a beautiful golden brown color. Because these chicken fingers have a light, gluten free “breading”, that crispy coating may come off if you are not careful. We used a spatula (instead of a fork) to turn the chicken fingers and remove them from the pan when they were done. Our crispy coating stayed perfectly on the chicken. These healthy, kid-friendly Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Lightly breaded and pan fried to a golden brown. Tyson Fresh Chicken has helpful tools and resources to make your meal planning easy for you. You can find more information and recipes at PickTysonFresh.com.

Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers

2 lbs Tyson Fresh Chicken Tenderloins
1 cup almond flour
3 tablespoons tapioca starch
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, whisked
1/4 cup coconut oil, for frying
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Heat 1/4 cup coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes. While the oil is heating, prepare the chicken. Place almond flour, tapioca starch, garlic salt, salt, Italian seasoning and pepper in a bowl and mix. Put the whisked eggs in a separate bowl. Dip each chicken tenderloin into the egg and then coat each with the almond flour mixture. Place the prepared chicken into the hot oil and fry it for 5 minutes. Once the first side is browned, turn the chicken and fry the other side for another 5 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and shows no pink in the middle. During the last minute of frying, sprinkle paprika over the chicken. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or with spaghetti sauce over spaghetti squash.  

Note: Chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees for boneless products and 180 degrees for bone in chicken products.

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These healthy, kid-friendly Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers are grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Lightly breaded and pan fried to a golden brown.

Comments

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Oh my gosh! Those chicken fingers look PERFECT! I can almost taste this (wish I really was!! :))

  2. says

    Ladies, this looks FABULOUS! I’m always looking for chicken recipes (especially crispy chicken) and I love how healthy this is. Also, now I know what to serve with the spaghetti squash hanging out on my counter :)

    • Lizzy T says

      Thanks, Amy! We have a spaghetti squash hanging out on our counter, too. We’ll be making these to go with it!

  3. Charlotte Moore says

    I made some that sounds almost like these. Mine were baked. The coating was good when it was forst made but got soggy later. These look more crispy. I may gove these a try.

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  4. Janet says

    I do not eat paleo but my favorite chicken is chicken parm or bbq chicken. I like the new look of the blog. Have a good night!

    • Lizzy T says

      It isn’t easy, especially at the beginning, but make just one small change at a time and it will get easier. It has helped us with health issues and made us feel better all around! :)

  5. Margot C says

    I make a paleo Thai Chicken and Mango Fried Rice that I got off of the net somewhere all the time, it’s pretty great.

  6. Anne says

    Stir fries are a favorite meal in our house, and a Paleo chicken stir fry with broccoli and ginger in coconut oil is always a hit.

    • Lizzy T says

      Thanks, Kerry! We’ve served this recipe to family who doesn’t eat a paleo diet, and they loved them! Enjoy!

  7. Annette says

    My favorite paleo chicken recipe is Indian Butter Chicken. I serve it with spaghetti squash instead of rice or pasta.

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