Learn How To Make Keto Chicken Tenders, and you will be so glad that you did. They are crispy on the outside and have juicy tender chicken inside. The coconut chips take the chicken tenders to the next level and are the perfect combination with the seasonings too.
Ever since I was a kiddo, I have been eating chicken tenders. They are so comforting, and of course, they taste pretty awesome too. It’s no surprise that my son and daughter are both huge chicken strip fans as well. What can I say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… 🙂
While I don’t eat low carb for every single meal, I do try to limit my carbs on a regular basis. I just feel a lot less bogged down when I am eating low carb. Even if you never eat keto, I’m pretty sure you are going to love these chick strips. They are so delicious; it’s impossible not to. Of course, my kids will devour them like the world is ending, and they aren’t afraid to tell me when they don’t like something. So I know it’s excellent! If you are looking for more kid-friendly chicken, try out my Chicken Salad Wraps, they are irresistible.
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WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE KETO CHICKEN TENDERS?
It’s truly hard to imagine you can make something so good with just 7 wholesome ingredients. Nothing weird or difficult to work with either. Take a look:
- Chicken Breast Tenderloins
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Almond Flour
- Large Eggs
- Trader Joe’s Coconut Chips
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HOW DO I MAKE KETO CHICKEN TENDERS?
STEP 1: WARM THE OVEN AND SEASON THE CHICKEN
Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking rack on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the seasoning (garlic, onion powder, and salt) over both sides of the chicken, rub it in with your hands.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE SHALLOW DISHES AND COAT CHICKEN
In a shallow dish, place almond flour. Then, in another shallow dish, add the beaten eggs. The coconut chips will go in the third shallow dish. Coat chicken with flour; dip into the eggs, then coat with coconut chips. Place on the baking rack.
STEP 3: BAKE AND SERVE HOT
Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.
CAN I USE CHICKEN THIGHS TO MAKE CHICKEN TENDERS?
Yes, if you want to use boneless chicken thighs to make the tenders instead of breasts that is fine. I like the texture and flavor of the breast tenderloins, but if you prefer dark meat, then thighs are the way to go. It’s just important to make sure they are boneless and skinless for best results.
WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH KETO CHICKEN TENDERS?
If you are eating full-time low carb, you should for sure eat a side that’s low carb as well. Salads, fresh veggies, or berries would all be delightful options. Not all of these side dishes are low carb, but they are great with these chicken strips: The Best Instant Pot Carrots, Classic Creamy Coleslaw, Simple Oven Roasted Bell Pepper Strips And Onions and Zucchini Fries With Zesty Cilantro Dip are all awesome choices.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN KETO CHICKEN TENDERS ARE DONE?
There are a few ways you can tell if the chicken strips are done or not. First of all, they should never be red, bloody, or pink in the center. If they are, then they need to cook a little bit longer. Secondly, the temperature of the chicken should be 160 degrees F. or so when you remove them from the oven. Then you can let them res ton the baking sheet, so they finish heating to 165 degrees. Overcooking them will make them dry, so it’s best to use a meat thermometer so you can avoid this from happening.
SO TELL ME…
Do you eat keto all the time, or do you just limit your carbs? What’s your favorite dipping sauce for chicken tenders? Do you prefer chicken breasts or chicken thighs when cooking?
Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!
How to Make Keto Chicken Tenders
- 1 ¼ lb Chicken Breast Tenderloins 20 oz
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour
- 2 Large Eggs beaten
- 1/4 cup Trader Joe's Coconut Chips or unsweetned shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking rack on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the seasoning (garlic, onion powder and salt) over both sides of the chicken, rub it in with your hands.
- In a shallow dish, place almond flour. In another shallow dish, add the beaten eggs. In a third shallow dish, add the coconut chips.
- Coat chicken with flour; dip into the eggs, then coat with coconut chips. Place on the baking rack.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.