Grain-Free Chicken Tenders
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A whole foods approach to a kid favorite, these chicken tenders are an easy dinner for the whole family - whether you eat grains or not. Delicious with ketchup, BBQ sauce, homemade ranch, or as a salad topper!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1¼ pounds chicken tenders, cut diagonally in half or lengthwise)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then pour the olive oil on it and spread around with your fingers or a brush.
  2. You'll need 3 shallow bowls for the chicken prep. In one of them, crack and beat the eggs with 1 Tbsp water.
  3. Place the grated Parmesan cheese in the second bowl. In the third bowl, combine the almond flour, paprika, onion, garlic, salt and black pepper.
  4. Dip a chicken tender into the Parmesan cheese (just a quick dip - no need for it to be completely covered). Next dip into the egg bowl, then finally into the almond flour mixture, making sure to cover completely. Place on the baking sheet.
  5. Repeat this process with all the chicken pieces.
  6. Bake tenders for 8 minutes, then turn and bake another 7-8 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before serving.
  8. Serve with ketchup, BBQ sauce, ranch or alongside any cooked or raw veggies.
Recipe by Eating Made Easy at