Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders

Almond crusted chicken tenders make a quick and delicious snack by dipping juicy chicken breast tenders and breading them in a combination of crunchy almond pieces, garlic, and cumin to make one addictingly satisfying gluten free, protein packed, and low carb dish that’s slightly sweet and oh so savory that everyone will love!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 385 kcal
Author J Trogstad


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into tenders
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 large egg beaten

Almond Breading

  • 4 TBSP butter or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup GF all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of cayenne pepper optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 400*F and line a baking sheet with tin foil.  Lightly spray the tin foil with cooking spray or a light coat of olive oil.  Set aside.

  2. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until finely ground.  In a small bowl, beat the egg.  And in another bowl place the flour.  Set aside.

  3. In a medium skillet heat the butter or oil over medium-low heat.  Add in the garlic powder, minced garlic, black pepper, paprika, cumin, and cayenne and mix well.  Add in the ground almonds and allow to brown for about 5 minutes.  Allow the breading mixture to cool for a few minutes before transferring to it's own small bowl so you don't burn your hands while breading the chicken pieces.

  4. Dip each chicken tender into the flour bowl making sure to get all sides coated.  Then dip each tender directly into the egg bowl, wipe off any excess egg, and then dip directly into the toasted almond breading bowl. Press the almond mixture into each chicken piece with your fingers.

  5. Place each tender on the greased baking sheet and cook for 14-16 minutes or until the tenders are golden brown and the chicken is cooked thoroughly.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 309mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.