Spicy "Fried" Chicken Strips with Spicy Avacado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Here is a healthy twist on chicken strips. They are gluten free and full of good fats. They have a slight kick with a Mexican twist that will leave you wanting more.

Spicy “Fried” Chicken Strips

(serves 4)

1 1b chicken breasts (pastured boneless skinless)
2 TBS diary kefir or 1 large egg beaten (pastured)
1 cup almond flour (or almond pulp)
1 tsp salt (Redmond’s or Celtic)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
4 TBS coconut oil

Thinly slice the chicken breasts. Dip in the dairy kefir or beaten egg. In a separate bowl mix together the almond flour, salt, cumin, black pepper and paprika. Dredge the strips in the dry mixture and place in a greased glass baking dish. Place a few dollops of coconut oil on top of the chicken strips. Bake a 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Plate your chicken strips and serve with small ramekins of Spicy Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce and a big spoonful of cortido.

Spicy Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

3 medium avocados
1 jalepeno
1/2 cup water
1/2 coconut milk (full fat)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup packed cilantro
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt (Redmond’s or Celtic)

Cut the avocados in half, removing the pits. Scrap the avocado into a blender. Add liquids and dry ingredients. Blend on high until smooth.

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Anonymous says:

    These look delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

  2. What a wonderful, healthy treat! I really like that these are baked instead of fried, and you have used just the right amount of spices for a kick without it being too spicy. Your Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce sounds lovely too.

  3. These look delicious!


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