Grain Free Buffalo Chicken Strips

December 27, 2011

in 5 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Low Carb, Recipes

I admit it. Wings are a weakness of mine. By far, they are my favorite pub food item. But like anyone else, I want the taste, without all the fat and calories.  The breading on many typical wings also bothers my stomach (thanks gluten!).  These boneless chicken strips really lend the flavor of traditional wings.  You can’t even tell the “breading” is almond meal. It tastes like regular breadcrumbs! Hubby really loved these.  I’ll warn you, they are spicy.  I’m a wimp when it comes to spice. You could tone it down by using less hot sauce or using your favorite not-so-spicy hot sauce.

Grain Free Buffalo Chicken Strips

Makes 4 servings

4 x 3 oz raw chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 cup almond meal (ground up raw almonds)
1 tsp garlic powder (not garlic salt)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce (original)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a shallow bowl, mix together almond meal, garlic powder and pepper. Place raw chicken in mixture to coat.  Place in oven proof dish or cookie sheet.  I lined mine with parchment so it didn’t stick.  Mist ‘breaded’ chicken with oil or cooking spray. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes until golden (turning halfway through).  Meanwhile, place hot sauce in larger bowl. Remove chicken strips from oven.  While still hot, lightly dunk in hot sauce using tongs.  I served with a spinach salad and a side of light ranch dressing (not included in nutrition).

Nutrition (per serving)   Calories: 179   Fat: 8.4 g   Carbs: 3.7 g   Sugars: 0.7 g   Fiber: 1.6 g   Sodium: 590 mg   Protein: 23 g

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  • Simon Louis Roshdy

    wow! these are one word….AMAZING! thanks!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Yay! Glad you love them as much as we do 😉

  • Randy

    Yup. Making these again for the kids on Sunday night! So awesome!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Nice! Enjoy them 😉

  • Brownnatalie16

    Your recipes are so awesome! My boyfriend had a fit over this! I’ve literally loved everything I’ve made so far! Thanks for taking the time to do this! 

    • Kristine Fretwell

      I’m so happy to hear that!! I appreciate the comments so much! It inspires me to continue doing it 🙂 Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy,

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