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Monday, May 21, 2012

Slow Carb Chicken Strips

Being on a slow carb diet doesn't necessarily mean that you have to give up some of your favorite comfort foods!  Sometimes, we have craving for sweets or deep-fried goodness that don't at all feel like they deserve a place in any diet plan.  But, that doesn't have to be the case!  With a few smart tweaks to conventional recipes, you can prepare dishes that will still be within the rules of your diet and will satisfy your craving.  As a bonus, this recipe will even be loved by your kids, so you can stick to your diet and satisfy them at the same time!  This recipe for slow carb chicken strips that I have here I found on the Slow Carb Foodie website.  The crunch of these chicken tenders will totally hit the spot, and when paired with other slow carb diet foods, such as black beans and broccoli, or this low calorie edamame and carrot salad, you'll have a wonderful meal that you won't feel guilty about eating!

  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, cut into strips
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • your preferred seasoning (e.g. chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin... whatever you like!)
  1. Preheat your oven's broiler on it's high setting.
  2. Cut the large chicken breasts into appropriately sized fingers / strips.
  3. Add and mix the almond flour, sea salt, black pepper, and other seasonings (use as much or as little as you like!) to a large dish or Ziplock bag.  Use something that has enough room to shake / move things around.  Don't use a small bowl or you will make a mess!
  4. Break the egg into a bowl and beat it.
  5. Dip the chicken strips into the beaten egg to coat it well.
  6. Transfer the chicken to the seasoning bag or container, and shake or mix to coat it well with the seasoning mixture.
  7. Place the chicken on a pan, and then put the pan in the oven beneath the broiler.
  8. Broil for 10 minutes, then remove the pan, flip the chicken, and broil for another 5 minutes or so.  The chicken is done when the coating begins to brown nicely.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite dipping sauces or condiments (slow carb friendly, of course!)
Options and Recommendations:
Almond flour works well for this recipe, but feel free to try any other nut flour to replace the regular flour or cornstarch that you would normally use.

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