Food Friday: Nutty Almond Ranch Chicken Strips Gluten Free Recipe

Now that we're two month's into the new year, it’s estimated that nearly 29 percent of people have dropped their health and wellness resolutions.

This was discovered after a recent national Harris Interactive survey by Blue Diamond, maker of Almond Breeze and Nut Thins, that revealed nearly 75 percent of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions will focus on eating healthier and improving fitness

Nutty Almond Ranch Chicken Strips Recipe

But it's not to late. You can still break free of the traditional fatty snacks. Here is a healthy and gluten free recipe for Nutty Ranch Chicken Strips using Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins.

Nutty Ranch Chicken Strips
Courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds


1 (4.25-oz.) box Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins
1/4 cup Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds, finely chopped
1 (1-oz.) packet dry Ranch Dressing Mix
1/3 cup light ranch dressing
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 1/4 lbs. chicken tenders or 1 1/2-inch cubes boneless, skinless chicken breast
Olive oil cooking spray

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place Blue Diamond Nut Thins in a gallon-size bag and fold over the top. Crush with a rolling pin until chips are in tiny pieces.
  • Add Blue Diamond Almonds and dry ranch dressing mix to bag and shake well to mix.
  • Stir together ranch dressing and butter in another medium bowl. Dip each chicken tender in ranch dressing and shake off excess.
  • Roll in chip mixture, pressing into the surface to coat well; place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Coat with nonstick cooking spray and bake for 10 minutes. Coat with cooking spray again and cook for 10 minutes more.

Quick tip: Any of the coating mixture that falls off the chicken after cooking is great sprinkled over a tossed green salad or mashed potatos.

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