Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders (Naturally Gluten Free)

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This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes.  The crunch is just perfect and no frying is necessary!  You can serve as a main dish or slice the strips into smaller chunks to throw on top of a salad.  I also use this same recipe with turkey strips and for making homemade chicken/turkey nuggets.

Ingredients:

2 pounds of organic chicken tenders
1-½ cup roasted almonds
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1-teaspoon organic garlic powder
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper, optional
2 eggs

Olive Oil Spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 475.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil

Wash tenders and pat dry with paper towel.

Place almonds, sea salt, garlic powder, and pepper into a food processor and process until almonds are very finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a plate or shallow dish.

Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl.

Dip each strip into egg mixture, then coat completely with almond mixture.  Place on prepared baking sheet.  Bake until golden brown, and crispy on each side.  I bake about 10-12 minutes per side, spraying each strip with my olive oil spray pump before turning.  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or try my favorite Honey Mustard dipping sauce.

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