Lucca’s Supercharged Chicken Tenders with Turmeric & Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

Lucca’s Supercharged Chicken Tenders with Turmeric & Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

This is the way to my son‘s heart and stomach, with a dense crust that makes me feel like I’ve done good work as a mom, versus the “food products” you find in the frozen food aisle. Let no one be the wiser.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup egg whites 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut amino acids or tamari 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper 
  • 12 boneless chicken tenders 

CRUST

  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut flour 
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons raw hulled pumpkin seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 
  • Nonstick olive or coconut oil cooking spray 

Turmeric & Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce 

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites, coconut amino‘s or tamari, salt, and white pepper.
  3. Spray the chicken tenders with our Seafood & Pultry Wash Spray, let sit for 2 minutes & rinse off. Pat tenders dry with a paper towel. 
  4. Add the chicken to the egg white mix and let marinate for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  5. MAKE THE CRUST: Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the flour, flaxseed, pumpkin seed, sunflower seeds, salt, paprika, and onion powder. Pulse until the mixture forms of bread crumb-like consistency. Transfer the mixture to a gallon size resealable plastic bag.
  6. Remove the chicken from the egg mixture and transfer them to the bag with the crust mixture. Seal the bag and shake to coat chicken thoroughly. 
  7. Place the coated chicken tenders on the prepared baking sheet and missed with cooking spray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. 
  8. MAKE THE DIPPING SAUCE: Meanwhile, and a small bowl, whisk together all the dipping sauce ingredients.
  9. Serve the chicken tenders with a dipping sauce and maybe low-sugar ketchup on the side. 

Enjoy!

Xx - Mareya