Baked Crispy Paleo Chicken Tenders

I realized this morning that my blog is exactly 4 months old today! I can’t believe it’s been that long already! I feel like I’m still so new at this thing (which, I am). I just want to take a minute and say THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed to and reads this blog. Everyone’s encouragement, emails, comments, and support has been more helpful than you know. You guys have really inspired me and helped shaped this blog into what it is! So, thank you!

With that being said, I would still love to hear your feedback about the recipes and content on this blog. I need to hear what you guys want more of or less of. What do you want me to write about? What kind of recipes do you want more of? Do you want more explanations or tips? What would be helpful for you in your journey to better health? All of these things are important to me to make sure I’m continually improving as a cook and blogger!

Looking back at the blog so far and now moving forward, I want to continue to challenge myself to write about things I’m passionate about, get better at paleo/gluten free/dairy free baking, and writing more health tips for y’all.

Are we on the same page? If you have any other recommendations, please email me at Kitchenspired @ gmail.com


As a child, my staple meal was chicken tenders. Anyone else out there know what I’m talking about? All day every day I ate chicken tenders. I’m surprised I never turned into an actual chicken. I think especially when you have kids, it’s important to make child-friendly foods that they will love while not sacrificing their health! There are a lot of paleo-friendly chicken tender recipes out there, but this is my favorite because of it’s crunch and flavor.

I also highly recommend checking out this page on Stupid Easy Paleo (http://stupideasypaleo.com/tag/ketchup/) for some delicious dipping sauce ideas that you can make easily at home! Ketchup, barbecue sauce, honey mustard, and other store-bought sauces have lots of questionable ingredients, including lots more SUGAR than you would think…so it’s important to read what’s in a condiment before you buy. Or you can just check out the list above and make something delicious on your own!

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Crispy Paleo Chicken Tenders
Makes about 3-4 servings
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • pork rinds- enough to fit in a 1-quart ziploc bag
  • 1/3 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pork rinds in the ziploc bag and start crushing them with something heavy. Crush them for about 5 minutes, until they are ground up into small pieces.
  2. In a bowl with a wide rim, mix crushed pork rinds, almond meal, chili powder, paprika, and pepper until all ingredients are mixed up well.
  3. In a separate bowl with a wide rim, whisk together egg and garlic powder.
  4. One by one take a chicken strip and soak it in the egg mixture, then dip it in the pork rind almond meal mixture, using a fork to make sure it’s thoroughly coated.
  5. Place coated chicken strip on the baking sheet. Repeat for all the chicken strips.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 14-16 minutes, until chicken strips are cooked through and outside is crunchy,
  7. Remove and let cool. Whip up a delicious dipping sauce and enjoy!

Be inspired,

Alexa

 

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