Grain Free Boneless Chicken Strips

These boneless chicken strips really taste like traditional wings. And that’s a good thing!  Really – who doesn’t like hot wings? What’s also nice is this recipe is grain free; can’t even tell that the breading is almond meal; and if making for kids (they’ll love them too!), you can swap the hot sauce for a low sugar BBQ sauce. So make these for your next afternoon of watching TV and use the leftovers for lunch the next day! Servings: 4


Here’s what you need:

4 x 3 oz raw chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 cup almond meal (ground up raw almonds)
1 tsp garlic powder (not garlic salt)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce (original)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a shallow bowl, mix together almond meal, garlic powder and pepper.
  2. Place raw chicken in mixture to coat.
  3. Place in oven proof dish or cookie sheet.  I lined mine with parchment so it didn’t stick.
  4. Mist ‘breaded’ chicken with oil or cooking spray. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes until golden (turning halfway through).
  5. Meanwhile, place hot sauce in larger bowl. Remove chicken strips from oven.
  6. While still hot, lightly dunk in hot sauce using tongs.
  7. Try serving with a spinach salad and a side of light ranch dressing (not included in nutrition).

Nutritional Analysis: (per serving)   Calories: 179   Fat: 8.4 g   Carbs: 3.7 g   Sugars: 0.7 g   Fiber: 1.6 g   Sodium: 590 mg   Protein: 23 g