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Paleo Chicken Tenders

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Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Renee’

Paleo Chicken Tenders - So delicious & healthy! You'll never want to feed your kids the nasty fast food nuggets again! www.thehealthnutmama.com

One of the things that my daughter misses since going on the Paleo diet is Chicken Tenders or Nuggets.  I was never that parent that always let her eat them whenever we went out.  Chicken nuggets/tenders were a treat, not a staple.

My rule was, “if we are at a seafood restaurant, you will eat seafood”. “If we are at a Mexican restaurant, you will eat Mexican”. “If we are at an Italian restaurant, you will eat something besides just pizza” etc… You get the idea.

This may be why she has always been such a good eater & likes to experiment with cooking. I’m sure it is also what helped her with the transition to Paleo from the SAD (Standard American Diet). Ever since we started the paleo diet, she wants to have pizza, pasta & chicken tenders. Imagine that! So the only way she can have them is to make it herself, & she does.

I have been so impressed with her ability & determination.

This week she decided to make Paleo Chicken Tenders so that she could make fried buffalo chicken tacos. Sounded yummy to me!

Chicken Tenders

It was a little messy. But so fun for the kids to help make! They were so delicious & knowing that she was eating healthy without all the nasty junk in them makes a mama feel good! This is what she did!

Ingredients:

  • 1 l/b Organic Chicken cut into strips or cubes (she used 6 thighs)
  • 1-2 organic pastured eggs (depending on how much chicken you have. We started with one & needed two.)
  • 1/2 c. Almond flour (start with 1/2 c.) may have to add more as needed.
  • 1/2 c. Tapioca flour (start with 1/2 c.) may have to add more as needed.
  • sea salt to taste
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • Fat of choice, duck fat, lard, Avocado Oil, (we used lard) enough to coat the bottom of the pan, probably 1/4-1/3 c. Add more as needed.

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Directions:

Paleo Chicken Tenders - So delicious & healthy! You'll never want to feed your kids the nasty fast food nuggets again! www.thehealthnutmama.com

  • Dip chicken in Tapioca flour, then in egg, then in Almond flour. After coating put on a plate.

Paleo Chicken Tenders - So delicious & healthy! You'll never want to feed your kids the nasty fast food nuggets again! www.thehealthnutmama.com

  • Preheat skillet with the fat of choice on med. to med-high heat. Do not let the grease come to a smoking point. You want it hot enough to sizzle when you add the chicken but not hot enough for the grease to smoke.
  • Add chicken. When chicken is brown on one side turn & brown on the other side. Probably 2-4 minutes on each side, depending on how thick the chicken is. She used a Black Iron Skillet with a splatter screen. Helps with the mess & also keeps her from getting splatted.

Paleo Chicken Tenders - So delicious & healthy! You'll never want to feed your kids the nasty fast food nuggets again! www.thehealthnutmama.com

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  • When brown on both sides, remove to a serving dish.

Paleo Chicken Tenders - So delicious & healthy! You'll never want to feed your kids the nasty fast food nuggets again! www.thehealthnutmama.com

If you like this recipe, check out her Easy Paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza. These Paleo Chicken Tenders would be awesome on it! 

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Paleo Chicken Tenders

Paleo Chicken Tenders - So delicious & healthy! You'll never want to feed your kids the nasty fast food nuggets again! www.thehealthnutmama.com

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with sea salt & garlic powder (optional).
  2. Beat egg & put in a shallow bowl.
  3. Put Almond flour & Tapioca flour in separate shallow bowls.
  4. Dip chicken in Tapioca flour, then in egg, then in Almond flour. After coating put on a plate.
  5. Preheat skillet with the fat of choice on med. to med-high heat. Do not let the grease come to a smoking point. You want it hot enough to sizzle when you add the chicken but not hot enough for the grease to smoke.
  6. Add chicken. When chicken is brown on one side turn & brown on the other side. Probably 2-4 minutes on each side, depending on how thick the chicken is. She used a black Iron skillet with a splatter screen. Helps with the mess & also keeps her from getting splatted.
  7. When brown on both sides, remove to a serving dish.
  8. Sprinkle chicken with sea salt & garlic powder (optional).
  9. Beat egg & put in a shallow bowl.
  10. Put Almond flour & Tapioca flour in separate shallow bowls.
  11. Dip chicken in Tapioca flour, then in egg, then in Almond flour. After coating put on a plate.
  12. Preheat skillet with the fat of choice on med. to med-high heat. Do not let the grease come to a smoking point. You want it hot enough to sizzle when you add the chicken but not hot enough for the grease to smoke.
  13. Add chicken. When chicken is brown on one side turn & brown on the other side. Probably 2-4 minutes on each side, depending on how thick the chicken is. She used a black Iron skillet with a splatter screen. Helps with the mess & also keeps her from getting splatted.
  14. When brown on both sides, remove to a serving dish.
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