Chicken Tenders

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The perfect chicken tender. These are the reason Nut Crumbs was created!

This recipe was made with our Everything Nut Crumbs, but every Nut Crumbs flavor is just perfect on these! Nut Crumbs are gluten-free, paleo, Keto-friendly, vegan, and delicious! To purchase a bag click here.


1 c. Everything Nut Crumbs
1 lb chicken tenders
1/2 c. almond milk
1 egg

Start by using your favorite cut of chicken, trim, and pound with meat tenderizer until desired thickness. Chicken tenders are the perfect snackable option. You can also use breasts and just slice them into tenders :)

Whisk eggs and almond milk (or regular milk) together in large bowl. If you want to make them extra special, you can add BBQ sauce (using the BBQ Nut Crumbs) pr hot sauce (if you are using Spicy Nut Crumbs) to the egg mixture to your liking!

Place chicken in the egg mixture. Pour out Nut Crumbs on a plate…dredge the chicken until thoroughly coated. We find it works best to use a fork to flip the chicken.

Stove/Oven Cooking:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a skillet add the EVOO and grass-fed butter. Heat to medium/hot temp and add chicken. Cook 2-3 minutes on one side and flip, cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and place on baking sheet. Place in hot oven for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

If you want to skip the butter and oil you can just bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. They will be crispier if fried :)

Air Fryer:

370 degrees for 12-17 minutes depending on tender thickness

Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy!

A great idea is to make a bunch of chicken tenders on a weekend, so that you have them all week to add and heat up. It's a GREAT menu item for the kiddos too :)

Serve up so many different ways...

As a BBQ chicken sandwich for the kiddos :)

 With some homemade ranch on the side :)


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  • We used the Spicy Nut Crumbs with this recipe and OMG…the best chicken tenders EVER! Followed the skillet to oven recipe and the chicken was tender and delicious. Can’t wait to use all the flavors of Nut Crumbs! Thank you!

    Lisa on

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