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Eating the keto way doesn’t have to mean giving up foods you love. Simply find alternatives that are just as delicious, like these super moist and crunchy keto chicken tenders.
Keto Chicken Tenders
Yes, folks! You heard that correctly. Crunchy and moist chicken tenders…. allowed on the keto diet! The best thing about these chicken tenders is that your whole family will love them. No one will be able to tell that these keto chicken tenders are made for a specific way of eating. Honestly, my husband thought I added corn meal to the flour, that is all.
Shameless plug- I FINALLY found a maple syrup we CAN use on keto ! No after taste, no artificial sweeteners. Just absolutely delicious.
Now, for this particular recipe I did use a fryer. You don’t have to, but I will be completely and totally honest- I have NOT baked these and can not say how they will turn out. Please, if you try it , comment and let us know. We would love to hear if you were able to get them crisp.
Our keto chicken tenders are full of flavor, totally juicy and have the most amazing crunch. Kids love them. Adults love them. These chicken tendersalso make the perfect appetizer.
I won’t bore you with anymore ramblings… let’s jump to the recipe! Wait…. one more thing
Recipe variation idea-
Mix ins! Try adding different seasonings and even grated Parmesan to the flour. I went with a basic salt and pepper for this recipe as I was dipping them in buffalo sauce.
Here is how to make our
Keto chicken tenders
Serves 2 (About 3 tenders each) – Nutrition information listed below (please note– this is only an estimate. For example- you won’t actually be eating 1/2 cup of almond flour. Some is lost in preparation and cooking. Also, these macros do not include oil for frying)
Ingredients (full recipe card below) –
Prepare fryer per manufacturer instructions. We used peanut oil with a temperature of 375º for 6 minutes. Times will vary due to chicken tender sizes.
NOTE* If you are concerned about using peanut oil, here is a great resource on frying oils while on keto from MyKetoKitchen.
For the coating- whisk egg and cream in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Add almond flour to a shallow dish or pan, season with salt & pepper.
Coat both sides of chicken with flour.
Fry in small batches until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 160º.
Dip in your favorite keto friendly sauce.
Everyone will love them ! My daughter certainly does.
For another delicious and easy chicken keto recipe, try our
Keto Pizza– Grilled Chicken and Spinach with a creamy White Sauce
Serves 3 pieces
10 minPrep Time
6 minCook Time
16 minTotal Time
- 8 ounces chicken breast tenderloins (about 6 pieces)
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping
- 1 large egg
- For the coating- whisk egg and cream in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and let sit for about 10 minutes.
- Add almond flour to a shallow dish or pan, season with salt & pepper.
- Coat both sides of chicken with flour.
- Fry in small batches until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 160º.
- Dip in your favorite keto friendly sauce.