Almond Chicken Tenders

Almonds are considered one of the BEST brain foods. They contain nutrients (riboflavin and L-carnitine) that can positive effect neurological functions. Optimal brain function is ALWAYS a good thing. They’re high in fat, so be careful not to eat too many!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 c almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1 T fresh thyme or 1.5 t dried (optional)
  • ½ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper

Method: Preheat oven to 350˚ F and have a baking sheet ready. In one bowl, add chicken and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix to coat the chicken evenly. In a separate bowl, combine almond meal, thyme and salt and pepper. One at a time, dip the chicken tenders into the almond mix until covered and place on the baking sheet at least 1 inch apart. Repeat until finished. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until 165˚F.

Good for up to 5 days in the fridge, or freezer for 1 month.