Crunchy Almond Chicken Fingers

Got a craving for some crunchy finger foods on your Paleo diet? Then you’ll love this crunchy almond chicken fingers recipe!

Covered in almond flour and then baked in the oven, these grain-free chicken fingers are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Serve this dish for lunch or dinner with a side of vegetables for a complete and nutritious meal. I love eating these with a side of Paleo Asian Cabbage Salad.

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Crunchy Almond Chicken Fingers

Servings 4

Total Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 333

carbohydrate 11g

protein 33g

fat 17g

saturated fat 2g

cholesterol 83mg

sodium 656mg

potassium 446mg

fiber 1g

sugar 1g


  • 1 pound(s) chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 3/4 cup(s) almond flour
  • 1/4 cup(s) arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) paprika
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper (or more if you like it spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 3 large egg white(s) lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil or lard for greasing wire rack


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Grease a wire rack with olive oil or lard, and place on top of a foil-lined baking sheet.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into long strips about 1-2 inches wide.
  4. Take out three different bowls or shallow plates.
  5. Place arrowroot into the first bowl, egg whites into the second bowl, and combine the almond flour, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, black pepper and salt into the third bowl.
  6. Dredge a piece of chicken first through the arrowroot, shaking off excess. Next, dip the chicken into the egg whites. Lastly, dredge it through the almond flour mixture and place onto the greased wire rack. Repeat for each piece of chicken.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown in color.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy.