Average: 3 (2 votes)
Active time
20 minutes
Total time
20 minutes
8-10 large chicken fingers

2 pounds (1 kg) skinless chicken tenders or skinless boneless breasts thinly sliced into 1-inch thick strips

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon paprika

2 egg whites

1 ½ cups (280g) cooked red or white quinoa

½ cup (25g) whole wheat breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Spread out the quinoa on a piece of wax paper or aluminum foil. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the quinoa.
  2. Place the egg whites in a shallow bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Dip the chicken into the egg and then press into quinoa mixture. Place the chicken onto a plate.
  5. Warm a large skillet over high heat. Add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken in batches and reduce the heat to medium.
  6. Cook each side 4-5 minutes, turning once, until the crust begins to brown and the chicken is not longer translucent in the center. Transfer fingers to a plate and serve immediately.

Chef Jennifer Iserloh is founder and president of Skinny Chef Culinary Services, where healthy living means happy living.


Calories: 780
Total Fat: 44 g
(Saturated Fat: 8 g)
Sodium: 1330 mg
Carbohydrate: 56 g
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 38 g

Yield: 8-10 large chicken fingers

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The only reason I rated this 2stars is not the taste but the fact it was listed in a gluten free article. Step 1 has you sprinkling whole wheat bread crumbs on the quinoa. But no mention of the bread being gluten free or not?
Hi Pam, We agree that this is not a gluten-free recipe; it's not tagged GF on our site. If you want to tell us what article you linked from, perhaps we can educate that source about what constitutes gluten-free.
You can substitute almond meal, ground flax seeds, or chia seeds in place of the whole wheat bread crumbs.

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