Paleo Chicken Tenders


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Paleo Chicken Tenders
I always loved chicken tenders as a kid, who doesn't? As a late teen I never ate them because I thought they would make me fat. In my early twenties I didn't eat them because I never thought you could make them gluten free. My love for them never dissolved, I just didn't ever know how to make them healthy. NOW I DO. This recipe has completely reawakened my love for chicken tenders. Yeah, they're not as good as being breaded and deep fried, but they totally satisfied my craving for some good 'ole chicken tenders. Enjoy! I used chicken thighs because my diet is pretty high in fat, and I love fatty chicken thighs but if you're a breast fan, use that! (Gluten Free, Grain Free)
Prep Time 15
Cook Time 20
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken (I used thighs)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
Prep Time 15
Cook Time 20
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken (I used thighs)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine almond meal, coconut, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne in a bowl.
  3. Crack eggs into a shallow bowl
  4. Rinse and cut chicken into strips
  5. Dunk each chicken strip in the egg mixture. Cover entire strip and then roll in the almond meal mixture until completely covered.
  6. Place tenders on a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you have one, place tenders on a wire rack that fits on top of the baking sheet. Tenders will come out crispier this way.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes, then take out and flip strips over. Cook for another 10 minutes
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