PROTEIN YUM: Crispy Chicken Strip & Dips



1-pound boneless skinless chicken tenders

⅓ cup almond meal

⅓ cup shredded coconut

2 tablespoons coconut flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 egg

2 teaspoons Dr Zaks coconut oil

Nonstick cooking spray

8 tablespoons Walden Farms BBQ Sauce

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 green onion, chopped


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond meal, coconut, coconut flour, garlic powder, salt and paprika.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk the egg.
  4. Dip chicken pieces into the egg and then coat in coconut-almond mixture (you might have a little egg and coating left over; just discard).
  5. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Once hot, add chicken strips. Reduce heat after 2 minutes to low. Spray tops of chicken with cooking spray. Cook 1-2 more minutes, then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
  6. Sprinkle the dip with paprika and BBQ sauce and serve with chicken strips. Garnish with green onion.

Nutrition Info:

Yield: 4 servings

Servings Size: ¼ recipe

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 8-10 min

Total Time: 25 min


Calories 278
Total Fat 16g
Total Carbs 6g
Protein 30g

Erin Woodbury: Media Chef, Cookbook Author, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Blogger, Fitness Instructor, Mother of 3
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Recipes may vary depending upon ingredients and protein powders used. Some recipes might require slightly more or less liquid depending on your brands. Always adjust as needed.

About the Author

"I'm a happily married fitness freak and mom to three amazing, super-fit kids. My passion is creating original recipes and transforming unhealthy eats into healthy treats. I believe in balancing macro-nutrients as often as possible, and cooking to delight the ones I love in the cleanest, yummiest ways possible. As a nutrition coach, trainer and fitness instructor, I feel food is fuel, but it should also taste splendid, because after all, you only live once." Erin holds a B.A. in English and Master’s degree in Education, specializing Group X, children’s fitness and nutrition. She’s been a group exercise instructor for 14 years and was a Master Trainer for three years, traveling the country certifying hundreds of instructors and handling the nutrition portion of the company.
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