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.

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Protein Yum was born from a desire to help the modern athlete enjoy the foods they would normally have to miss out on while training. Whatever you fancy we can help you make it, through this site you will be able to browse our delicious menus, download our cook books or watch some of our video tutorials and cook along with our Protein Yum Chefs.
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