Lately, my family has been loving on homemade chicken tenders. Honestly, I've been loving on homemade chicken tenders, so if Wren-Babe and BigDaddy want to eat, then it's chicken tenders. Eat up, Wren-babe. Mmmmmmm..... That being said, it's a super-easy, super-cheap, super-nutritious meal, especially when you add veggies as a side (no fries here, folks). In my Paleo transition, ie cutting out flours, breads, oatmeal, etc, I've struggled to find a replacement for those comfort foods. The recipes is simple. However, today I don't bring you regular 'breaded' chicken fingers. Today I bring you Smoked Chicken Fingers. Omitting the egg and flour brings a new twist to a classic.
2.5 lbs Chicken Breast3 Tbs. Smoked Paprika
3 Tbs. Powdered Garlic
2 Tbs. Coconut Oil
Preheat over to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix spices together and set on a plate.
Tenderize chicken and cut into strips. I use a fork and stab the chicken, as I don't have a tenderizer.
Rub coconut oil into baking sheet. If I get them just right, I can fit all the chicken on one sheet. Less dishes = happy me. Making food AND cleaning up bites.
'Roll' chicken in spices and place on oiled baking sheet, but make sure not pieces touch.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your strips, ie thickness. I always choose the biggest piece and cut it in half to check to make sure it's done.
Question of the Day: What's your favorite comfort food?