Almond Oat Chicken Tenders {Recipe}

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A few years ago, I decided to start training hardcore and eating clean to get my body into top shape. Eating clean has always been hard for me. Besides delicious fruits and veggies… I have a really hard time with some of the BLAND “clean” food out there — I typically prefer to stick with fast food and southern comfort types of food {Unhealthy? Yes, I know. Guilty as charged.}

One of my FAVORITE resources for fabulous fitness tips is Oxygen Magazine. I LOVE the great workouts, tips, and recipes that I can find in their magazine. In one edition – a few years ago – I ran across this baked chicken tender recipe that sounded pretty tasty.

I decided to try this recipe out on my family and my husband (he was just my boyfriend back then). Everyone LOVED it. I was particularly surprised at how much my husband loved it! I tore the recipe out of the magazine and put it in a “safe place”.

That safe place is now lost.

And {of course} since the recipe page I put in a safe place is now lost… my husband requests this meal ALL the time. SO — I have done ALOT of searching through the net and have had the hardest time finding the original recipe. I tried SO MANY recipes that were called the same thing — only to be extremely disappointed in the outcome. Today, I FINALLY found the original recipe.

SO – in order to actually put the recipe in a “safe spot” where it WILL NOT be lost, I am going to post it to Wee Share! Our posts don’t get lost, so I figured this would be a very safe place to store the recipe. And, all of you out there who want to have a deliciously clean meal will have access to this incredible recipe from Oxygen Magazine.

 

Almond & Oat Chicken Fingers

Ingredients:

  • 4 Fresh or Frozen Chicken Tenders
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
  • 1/4 Cup almonds
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Crush almonds and oats in a food processor {I use a food chopper}. Put the crushed oats, almonds, bread crumbs and salt & pepper in a gallon sized ziploc bag.
    • **Note: many of the recipes for almond oat chicken do NOT crush up the oats. However, I find it makes the chicken too “chewy”. SO, I always crush mine up to get crispier chicken tenders.**
  • Put the egg whites in a bowl.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg whites and then coat with the dry mixture. Place each tender on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

Serves 2 — 270 calories per serving.

Get the printable 8.5×11 recipe download HERE

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