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Quinoa Crusted Chicken Fingers

  • Author: Robin Barrie


Want a family friendly gluten free, kid approved, healthy dinner? Then try my quinoa crusted chicken fingers! Quinoa is high in fiber protein and antioxidants as well as a good source of magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus: minerals needed for strong bones. Not to mention, the crispy texture is great! I served them with broccoli and brown rice for our family dinner.


  •  lb chicken breast tenders, or breast sliced into 1-inch thick pieces
  •  Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • (Place above all together in a bowl and mix well. Allow chicken to marinate, or at least sit while oven is preheated and coating is prepped.)
  • 1 large egg scrambled, set aside in small bowl
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Red chili flakes to taste (if desired!)
  • (Place above 4 ingredients in a separate bowl.)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Dip each chicken piece in the egg then in the quinoa mixture.
  3. Place on parchment-paper-lined baking pan.
  4. Cook in oven for about 8 minutes then flip each piece over.
  5. Cook for an additional 6-8 minutes (depending on your oven and chicken thickness). Feel free to cut into a piece and make sure chicken is completely white and not pink.
  6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.