Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more Game Changing Snacks, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Blue Diamond sent me complimentary almonds in exchange for a recipe and post. I was not compensated in any other way. As always, all opinions are my own.
Happy Thursday! With life whizzing by me at every opportunity, I am super excited this weekend to chill out and watch some football with friends! My beloved Packers aren’t playing, but I’m ready for one more dose of football until its gone for spring and summer.
Whenever I host a get-together for the big game, I think the food is just as important as the football! It’s easiest to have finger-foods, but finding healthy and quality finger foods can be a challenge. So I created these almond-coated chicken bites in a pinch, which would be perfect with any dipping sauce for the big game! Quick preparation, easy to eat, minimal clean up, and lots of time left to focus on the football. The smokehouse almond adds a nice little kick of flavor to the bites, definitely a game changer from your typical frozen chicken nuggets (that have added preservatives, etc).
So without further ado, here is the easy recipe!
Smokehouse Almond Chicken Bites
2 chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces.
1 small container of Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place almonds in a food processor (I used a smaller 2 cup food processor) and process for 2-3 min, until almonds are a little thicker than bread crumbs. Be careful not to blend too long, or you’ll have almond butter!
Dip chicken bites into egg (so the almonds stick) and then coat in almonds.
Place onto a baking sheet w/ foil (much easier clean up). No need to grease the foil, as that leads to soggy chicken bites! Bake bites for 15 minutes, then flip over with tongs/spatula, and bake for 10 more minutes or until crispy. Let cool for 4-5 minutes and enjoy!
Thanks again to Blue Diamond for opportunity to try out their products for the big game!