Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers

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Celebrate your inner child with these Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders. Made with almond meal, egg and hot sauce, this is a simple recipe for chicken fingers that you can serve for weeknight dinners or for a healthy kids meal.


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips (or buy pre-sliced chicken tenders)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 1/2 tbsp hot sauce of choice (reserve 3 tbsp for sauce)
  • 2/3 cup almond meal (NOT almond flour)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter (or ghee)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Beat egg in a large bowl and combine with 1 1/2 tbsp hot sauce
  3. In a separate bowl combine almond meal and spices.
  4. Dip 1 strip into egg mixture with left hand and place into almond-spice mixture and mix to coat with right hand.
  5. Place onto a a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet.
  6. Repeat with remaining strips.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Let cool on tray for 20 minutes
  9. In a large shallow pan, combine butter and remained 3 tbsp of hot sauce until melted and combined.
  10. Using tongs or a fork, dip each chicken finger into sauce and flip to coat on both sides.
  11. Place back into tray to let soak in mixture for 10 minutes.

Keywords: Buffalo chicken fingers, buffalo chicken tenders, baked buffalo chicken fingers


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