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Whole30 Spicy Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders satisfy that craving while being both keto and Whole30! They are spicy, crispy and perfectly juicy on the inside.
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, dairy free, gluten free, keto, paleo, whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 423kcal
Author Sara


  • 1.5 lbs Chicken Tenders
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1.5 cups Pork Rind Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbls Hot Sauce
  • 2 tsp Salt divided
  • 2 Tbls Chili Powder divided
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • Avocado Oil Spray


  • Preheat oven to 425' and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Get 3 dishes out
    In the first dish add the almond flour with 1 tsp of the salt and 1 Tbls of the chili powder (mix to combine)
    In the second dish, whisk the eggs with the hot sauce
    In the third dish, add the pork rind bread crumbs, remaining 1 tsp of salt, remaining 1 Tbls of chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder and paprika (mix to combine)
  • You will then dip each chicken tender in the almond flour mixture (shake off excess)
    Then it will get dipped in the egg mixture and finally coated in the pork rind breadcrumb mixture
    Once the chicken tender is coated, lay it on the prepared baking sheet
    Continue until all the chicken tenders are coated and lined on the baking sheet
  • Spray the avocado oil spray over the top and bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through


You can also cook these on the stove top. 
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbls of avocado oil 
Cook a few chicken tenders at a time (don't overcrowd the pan) for 5 minutes a side or until chicken is completely cooked through 
To Reheat- these don't stay crispy if you heat them in the microwave, but you can crisp them back up in the oven at 375' for 3-5 minutes 


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 1822mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1687IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3mg