Flaxseed-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Orange-Ginger Sauce
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This has become a favorite comfort food in our house! Rather than create a heavy, high-carb bread crust, using ground golden flax seeds is a great way to achieve a much lighter yet no less tasty alternative.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Contains Egg
Serves: 4 servings
  • 20 chicken tenders, either store-bought, or cut chicken breast into thin, 1.5” wide strips
  • 2 cups ground golden (not brown!) flax seeds (may need a bit more). I grind my own using a coffee grinder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Juice of 2 large fresh oranges
  • Freshly grated 2” piece of ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
  • Green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • Some olive oil for the glass dish and to flash fry the tenders in a skillet
  1. Prepare the chicken tenders, dry them and arrange them on a cutting board.
  2. Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder and add to a flat bowl or large plate
  3. Crack the eggs, swirl and add to a second shallow bowl.
  4. Mix the spices into the egg mixture.
  5. Working in batches, cover each individual tender with the egg-spice mixture, allow any excess to drip off, then roll in the ground flaxseed mixture and place on another dry board.
  6. Heat oil in skillet, and again working in batches, flash fry each tender on 2 sides, about 2-3 minutes each, depending on thickness.
  7. Oil a glass casserole dish and place the fried tenders in a neat row, they can overlap.
  8. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  9. Mix the orange juice, tamari and ginger together and pour over all the tenders.
  10. Sprinkle the onions and sesame seeds on top, and bake uncovered for about 20 minutes.
  11. Serve with a large salad or a side of roasted cauliflower and asparagus.
  12. Great eaten cold for lunch the next day.
Recipe by Kirstin's Cancer Care at https://www.kirstinscancercare.com/flaxseed-crusted-chicken-tenders-with-orange-ginger-sauce/