Baked Turkey Tenders
Not being able to eat chicken, eggs, gluten, or dairy makes it pretty tough to enjoy a dippable chicken tender or chicken nugget these days. I used to make really yummy chicken tenders using panko, eggs, milk, and seasoning. Since all of those ingredients are a no-go for me these days, I wanted to try making something similar, and wow – they taste 95% the same! The turkey tenders are kid-friendly, and safe for so many different diets (Paleo, SCD, Candida, Low Carb, etc). I actually couldn’t even tell the difference between the turkey and chicken. I guess that could be because I haven’t had chicken in over a year, but regardless, the turkey tenders are good. Plus they turned out crispy, which makes them even better!
This recipes makes a large baking sheet full of tenders.
2lbs turkey (I used turkey breasts.)
3 cups blanched almond flour
3/4 cup almond milk
3 flax eggs (3 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 9 tablespoons water, or just use 3 eggs.)
3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons black pepper
3 tablespoons ground mustard
3 tablespoons parsley
Let me preface the directions by giving some quick tips. I had my cut up turkey tenders on one plate. I had my milk and flax eggs in a bowl. And, I divided my almond flour and seasoning mixture into 3 batches. I put one batch onto a plate at a time because I couldn’t fit all of that almond flour onto one plate.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Slice the turkey into strips and set aside.
- In a bowl, make the flax eggs, and once the mixture has thickened, add in the almond milk.
- On a plate or bowl, or whatever else you would like to use, mix the almond flour and seasoning.
- Dip each turkey slice into the milk/flax mixture, making sure that it’s fully coated. Then dip it into the almond flour mixture, once again making sure that it’s fully coated.
- Shake off any excess, then place it on the baking sheet. Continue this process until you are done with the turkey.
- Bake for about 25 minutes (or until cooked through), then broil for about 10 minutes (or until golden brown).
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