Almond-Crusted Chicken Strips (Paleo)

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 pound chicken breasts or thighs (I’ve used both!)
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: paprika, cayenne, turmeric, garlic powder, salt, pepper


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix together the almond meal and spices. In another bowl, whisk the egg.
  2. Prep the chicken by removing any bones or excess fat, and slicing it into strips (or nuggets).
  3. Dip each strip (or a few at a time) in the egg mixture and then dredge in the almond meal mixture. Feel free to smash extra almond meal on there – it tastes good!
  4. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet (or use a rack for optimal crispiness), and bake on 375ºF for 16-18 minutes.
  5. Note: I’ve made nut-crusted strips with crushed almonds and pistachios as well, so if you don’t have almond meal, just coat the chicken with crushed nuts!

  • Category: Appetizer, Entree, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
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