Gluten Free Chicken Fingers Recipe

If your kids are gluten free you know it can be a challenge to allow them to indulge in the same kid treats that their friends enjoy. Our kids love chicken fingers and I created this gluten free version of a classic saltine crusted chicken tenders recipe. The original came to us by way of a classmate in the kids' recipe book. We cannot get enough of these chicken fingers and my gluten free version tastes just as delicious - crunchy and moist - as the original Saltine cracker version.

Here's what you need to make our Gluten Free Chicken Fingers Recipe

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Egg whites from 2 eggs
  • 1 package Gluten Free crackers, crushed. I used Glutino's Vegetable Crackers because they have herbs and spices in them already. These vegetable crackers are zesty and crunchy, which make them perfect for chicken finger breading.
  • 1/2 c Gluten Free all purpose flour
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1/2 c or more Vegetable Oil for frying

Quick Trick: to create your cracker breading, use your Nutribullet or coffee bean grinder for 10 to 15 seconds.

Here's how to make our Gluten Free Chicken Fingers Recipe

Start by cutting your chicken breasts into approximately 3/4" to 1" wide strips. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken and set aside.

Now create three dipping stations in this order: flour, egg whites, crushed crackers.

Pour oil into a large skillet and turn to medium high heat for frying.

Dredge chicken in flour, egg whites and crackers then gently lay in frying pan making sure to be careful of splashed oil.

Let fry for 3-4 minutes then turn with tongs and cook for another 4 minutes until cooked through. Pull one chicken finger out and cut in half to test done-ness.

That's it! Enjoy with honey mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, ranch, honey or the kids' other favorite sauce.





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