HEALTHY BAKED CHICKEN FIN­GERS

MAKES 8 SERV­INGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MIN­UTES TO­TAL TIME 30 MIN­UTES

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2 900 g cup nat­u­ral (skin-on) al­monds tsp smoked pa­prika tsp gar­lic pow­der tsp each salt and pep­per cup shelled hemp seeds cup whole flaxseeds eggs bone­less skin­less chicken breasts, sliced length­wise to make about 16 strips

½ cup apri­cot jam

¼ cup Dijon mus­tard

Pre­heat oven to 400°F. Line bak­ing sheet with parch­ment pa­per.

In food pro­ces­sor, pulse to­gether al­monds, pa­prika, gar­lic pow­der, salt and pep­per un­til coarsely ground. Trans­fer to shal­low dish; stir in hemp seeds and flaxseeds.

In sep­a­rate shal­low dish, whisk to­gether eggs. Dip chicken in egg, let­ting ex­cess drip back into dish; dredge in al­mond mix­ture, turn­ing to coat. Place on pre­pared pan and bake, flip­ping once, un­til coat­ing is golden and chicken is no longer pink in­side, 15 to 20 min­utes.

Mean­while, stir to­gether apri­cot jam and mus­tard. Serve with chicken.

PER SERV­ING about 351 cal, 32 g pro, 17 g to­tal fat (2 g sat. fat), 19 g carb (4 g di­etary fi­bre, 14 g su­gar), 109 mg chol, 329 mg sodium, 568 mg potas­sium. % RDI: 8% cal­cium, 17% iron, 5% vit A, 5% vit C, 13% fo­late.

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