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Go Coconuts for Chia and Almond Chicken Strips

We love how healthy and yummy these chicken strips look.

May 8th, 2017

From: It All Begins With Food, by Leah Garrad-Cole, published by Penguin Random House Canada

Most kids love chicken strips, and I suspect parents secretly like it when they get to eat them from time to time too. Although you can now find more natural store-bought versions, there's nothing like going the extra nutritional mile with this healthier, grain-free and egg-free version that has a superfood coating.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
12-14 minutes
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/4 cups flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F and find a large baking tray. You might need two trays, depending on the size of your tray.

  2. Cut the chicken into long strips, then cut in half again so that they are approximately 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Lay the chicken in a deep fish.

  3. In a food processor fitted with the steel blade or a powerful blender, blitz the coconut, almonds, chia seed, garlic powder, salt, and turmeric until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs and there are no big pieces of almond. Then pour the mixture onto a plate or wide bowl.

  4. Pour the melted coconut oil into a shallow dish. One at a time, dredge each piece of chicken first in the coconut oil, then in the coconut-almond mixture until fully coated, using your fingers to pat coating onto any bare patches. Place each piece on the baking tray.

  5. Bake for 8 minutes, then flip the chicken and cook for another 4-6 minutes, until browned and baked through.

  6. You can freeze leftovers on a baking tray, then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag and keep up for up to 3 months.

  7. Enjoy!

Go Coconuts for Chia and Almond Chicken Strips
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