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Almond Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

These Almond Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders are the BEST homemade chicken tenders. Tender chicken, flavorful crispy coating.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 243kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $15


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups ground almonds or almond meal
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Place ground almonds, Parmesan, salt and pepper into a shallow dish, stirring to combine.  (If you have whole almonds on hand like we did, you can grind them in a powerful blender.  We used our Blendtec.)
  • Place coated chicken strips into hot saute pan. Cook each side for about 3 minutes, until cooked through and browned. Remove strips from skillet and let cool on a baking rack or paper towel lined plate. Serve warm with your favorite chicken strip dips. My boys enjoy ketchup, yogurt Ranch, mustard and honey.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg