Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Paleo Chicken Fingers and French Fry Meal Prepblog

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Meal prep fam, we’re doing our best. But it can’t be all kale and green juices and oat cakes around here. Sometimes you just want a soul-warming nostalgic meal, but maybe without going full crazy-town and undoing all the great work you’ve done at the gym this week, right? Well, we really did it. We made a chicken finger meal prep, complete with sweet potato oven fries and a dairy-free ranch style dip. YES, it’s an easy meal prep version of the delicious kid-friendly classic. But don’t think we let you down just because we had some cravings. This chicken finger meal prep is still gluten free, dairy free, and paleo. Yes, you read that correctly: paleo chicken fingers. Are we wizards? Maybe, let’s move on.

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep Nutrition

At only 600 calories and 46 grams of protein per serving, this easy meal prep is an insanely delicious and satisfying option for the kids, for a chilly winter week, or just because you feel like having chicken fingers! We’re not judging you, we’re joining you. We swapped traditional Russet potato fries for oven baked sweet potato fries, and they’re such a perfect complement to these crunchy chicken fingers, we bet you won’t even miss the other kind.

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

The secret dipping sauce

The secret to flavorful and moist chicken fingers is to let your chicken marinate in seasonings before adding a well-spiced breading. We used garlic, mustard, thyme, and cayenne- a super flavorful blend with just a touch of heat. This paleo chicken finger meal prep uses high protein almond flour and coconut flakes for extra crunch. And if you’re a ranch lover, don’t skip the dip – we’ve been told this dairy-free version is “better than ranch dressing.” Make some extra to have on hand throughout the week for last minute salads, sandwiches, or wraps. One taste and this easy meal prep is going to be a new favorite in your rotation!

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep Ingredients:

Chicken Fingers:

1 ½ lbs chicken breasts, cut into 12 thin strips

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon mustard powder

¼ teaspoon thyme

1 egg

½ cup almond flour

2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

2 tablespoons arrowroot

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon mustard powder

Pinch of cayenne, optional

Sweet Potato French Fries:

2 large sweet potatoes, cut into fries

1 tablespoon olive oil

Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Better-than-Ranch-Dressing:

¼ cup Primal Kitchens Avocado Mayo

2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk

2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon dill

¼ teaspoon onion powder

Pinch of sea salt & black pepper to taste

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Paleo Chicken Fingers and French Fry Meal Prepblog

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

Chicken Finger & French Fry Meal Prep

This paleo chicken finger recipe uses high protein almond flour and coconut flakes for extra crunch. If you’re a ranch lover, don’t skip the dip - we’ve been told this is “better than ranch dressing.”
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Meal Prep
Servings: 4 meals
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

Chicken Tenders

  • 1.5 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp seas salt
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbs unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbs arrowroot
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 2 large sweet potatoes cut into fries
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Better-Than-Ranch Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen Mayo or can sub Primal Kitchen pre-made ranch dressing
  • 2 tbs full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbs italian parsley chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • pinch salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Add chicken to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and then add sea salt, mustard powder, and thyme. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 30 minutes or longer. This step isn’t a requirement, but the longer, the more tender the chicken will be.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Add an egg to a bowl, and beat the egg.
  • Add almond flour, coconut flakes, arrowroot powder, and the rest of the seasonings to another bowl, and mix well.
  • Coat each piece of chicken first in egg, and then coat well with the almond flour mixture. Place on a cookie sheet, and then repeat with the rest of the chicken.
  • On another cookie sheet, lay out cut sweet potato fries, sprinkle or spray with olive oil, and season to taste with sea salt and vinegar. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove chicken fingers and flip each one carefully. The coating will seem soft at this stage, but as it continues to cook, it will firm up and brown.
  • Return the chicken to the oven, and continue cooking another 15 minutes.
  • Prepare the ranch dressing by whisking all the ingredients together. Serve chicken fingers and fries with ranch dressing or other favorite paleo dip.

Notes

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 servings:
46.4g Protein | 29.6g Carbs | 32.8g Fat | 5.5g Fiber | 603 Calories
Tried this recipe?Mention @mealpreponfleek or tag #mealpreponfleek!

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