ElizabethStreet.com: Start the Week Right – A Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers Recipe

Originally published on ElizabethStreet.com.

Gluten Free Chicken Fingers - Get the recipe at http://HeidiPowell.net/2093

Heidi Powell makes a kid-friendly favorite without the wheat.

We start every week right with a little bit of help from personal trainer Heidi Powell, and today, she’s sharing one of her favorite gluten-free dinner recipes. Whether or not you’re celiac, recent studies have suggested that it is beneficial for everyone to give up gluten (the reasoning is, we’re all slightly intolerant and just don’t know it). But we’re not all Gwyneth Paltrow—it’s hard to make kids eat super healthy foods regularly when they have their own, often picky tastes. Luckily, Heidi Powell’s chicken fingers recipe gives a healthy, gluten-free spin on a classic child favorite.

“A gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t mean boring!” Heidi tells us. “Your kids (and you) can still enjoy old-fashioned chicken strips, sans the gluten and the fat.” Sound unreal? It’s not! Get the recipe below.

Gluten-Free Chicken Strips, A Powell Pack Favorite!

1 ¼ pounds chicken tenderloins
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 cups gluten-free cornflakes, finely crushed
¼ teaspoon sea salt,
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
Chili powder to taste


  1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Prepare two cooking sheets with non-fat cooking spray.
  3. Combine egg and mustard in a small bowl.
  4. On a plate, mix cornflakes and spices.
  5. One at a time, dunk the tenderloins in the egg mixture, then fully coat with cornflake mixture. Place tenderloins immediately onto prepared cooking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375ºF for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Watch your kids devour these grease-free chicken strips!



  1. Susan - October 4, 2014

    Where do you get gluten free corn flakes?

  2. araceli - October 4, 2014

    Where do you suggest we purchase the chicken, should it be organic? Whole foods ????!!

    • Team Powell - October 4, 2014

      Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are great options, or wherever you usually purchase your chicken. Enjoy!

  3. Marta DJ - October 4, 2014

    Hi carb or low carb day? I am in need of variety and this is great. My husband loves home made chicken fingers.

    • Team Powell - October 4, 2014

      High carb day because of the corn flakes. Enjoy! 🙂

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