Crispy Chicken Fingers (Gluten-Free, Paleo, RESTART)

A healthier take on southern fried chicken. This grain-free, paleo chicken finger recipe is kid-approved, allergy friendly and SO good.

Bella Grace
Crispy Chicken Fingers (Gluten-Free, Paleo, RESTART)

This is one of my favorite all time kid-friendly meals that the entire family can enjoy. Both Billy and Kent love these because they not only taste delicious, they don’t make them feel nasty. I can’t say I don’t enjoy these either.

When we put Billy on a gluten and dairy-free diet, it was a big change for the entire family. I was seven-years-old at the time and remember complaining how the new food we were eating was boring, bland and miserable. I would have loved something like this served at the dinner table. A dish which appears and tastes “normal” but is restricted diet friendly.

You can make huge batches of these, freeze them and then heat up in the oven whenever you need a quick snack or as part of dinner!

Chicken Strips


1 lb boneless and skinless organic chicken breasts, cut into strips or small pieces

1 cup almond flour

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 egg

3/4 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Lay out the chicken strips and season both sides with the paprika, cumin, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper.

3. In a small bowl whisk the egg.

4. In another bowl, combine the almond flour and the shredded coconut to make a mixture.

5. Take each piece of seasoned chicken; dip it in the egg, and then the coconut mixture, making sure all pieces are well coated.

6. Lay each piece on your parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 min

Note: these will not brown up like fried chicken strips. You could also fry these in coconut oil instead of baking for the desired image, but this is a less healthy option.

Note: These also taste amazing fried in coconut oil instead of baked and for fussy eaters, they look more like the junk filled option. I personally prefer the baked method as they are less greasy and less messy!

Bella Grace

Isabella Grace is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner focusing on toxin-free, natural living to its fullest extent. Her mission is to provide personalized integrative health solutions to create sustainable, lifelong change and enable you to live, love, and serve at your fullest health potential.

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