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Crispy and Healthy Almond Flour Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Crispy and Healthy Almond Flour Chicken Tenders Recipe

Almond flour chicken tenders are a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional breaded chicken tenders. Made with almond flour, these tenders are gluten-free, low-carb, and high in protein. The almond flour coating gives the chicken a crispy and crunchy texture while adding a nutty and flavorful taste.

These chicken tenders can be enjoyed as a snack, or appetizer, or served as a main dish alongside your favorite sides. Whether you’re looking for a nutritious and satisfying meal option or want to switch up your usual chicken recipe, almond flour chicken tenders are a great choice.

So why not try these delectable chicken tenders today and enjoy their crispy and nutty flavors?

These simple Gluten Free almond flour chicken tenders are made with almond flour instead of regular flour, a few different herbs, and juicy chicken breast. Almond Flour Chicken Tenders are an easy way to make a quick and tasty 30-minute dinner.

This easy almond flour chicken tenders Recipe is a hero when it comes to a healthy meal that is full of protein. I have made these gluten-free chicken fingers for dinner time and time again. And guess what, we aren’t even gluten intolerant.

My family just really loves these homemade chicken fingers. I mean who needs fast food when you know how to make these guys?

This is a super simple recipe that only requires a limited amount of ingredients and most of those are pantry staples that you probably already have laying around. All you need to do is mix up your egg toss in the oven and once they are done cooking, you will want to broil them to crisp them up.

Almond Flour Chicken Tenders Fixings

Crispy and Healthy Almond Flour Chicken Tenders Recipe

Here’s an overview of what you’ll need to make these almond flour chicken tenders. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below.

For The Dipping Sauce

Mayonnaise: I like to use avocado oil mayonnaise. But any mayonnaise will do.

Dijon mustard: Dijon is creamier and less vinegary than yellow mustard.

Unsweetened ketchup: Traditional ketchup is quite sugary. This ketchup is just as good! I find it at Whole Foods or on Amazon.

To season: Kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. I have also written an article on Is Almond Butter Keto & How to Make it?

For The Chicken

Avocado oil spray: I use it both for the pan and to spray the chicken pieces before I bake them.

Mayonnaise: Again, I use avocado oil mayonnaise. My favorite brand is Sir Kensington.

Dijon mustard: I use this creamy traditional French mustard to coat the chicken pieces before dredging them in an almond meal.

To season: Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme, and cayenne pepper.

Raw chicken tenders: 1 lb., which is about 8 pieces.

Coating: Almond meal and grated (not shredded) parmesan.


Making these almond flour chicken tenders is easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

Your first step is to mix the dipping sauce ingredients. Then set it aside.

Now, coat the chicken pieces in a mixture of mayonnaise, Dijon, and spices.

Your next step is to dredge the chicken pieces into a mixture of almond meat and parmesan.

Place them on a greased roasting rack on a rimmed broiler-safe baking sheet. Spray them with oil.

Bake the tenders for 15 minutes at 450°F, then briefly place them under the broiler to get them browned. You can read more about Almond Flour Crepes – The Best Recipe For You.

Almond Flour Chicken Tenders Tips

Make it spicy. Add some chipotle powder, or cayenne pepper to the almond flour mixture or just squeeze on a couple of drops of sriracha or your favorite hot sauce to the cooked chicken tenders.

Dry the chicken. Make sure to pat dry the chicken before starting the breading process. This will help the breading stick better.

No zip bags. Don’t try to coat the chicken slices in the almond flour in a zip bag. It works better to press each slice into the mixture and try to get an even coating.

Use a baking rack. Baking the chicken tenders on a baking rack (the one with the little squares) can make them a little crisper than cooking them on the baking sheet.

Short on time. Use chicken that has already been cut into strips.

Use almond flour. Make sure to use almond flour and not almond meal because it will not stick the same.

Dry spots on cooked chicken. If you check your chicken halfway through cooking time and notice dry spots, spritz on a little cooking spray to the spots and continue cooking.

Add cheese. Add 1/2 a cup of finely grated parmesan cheese to the almond flour mixture.

Broil the chicken. Broil the cooked chicken tenders for a few minutes to brown them.

Almond Flour Chicken Tenders Variations

I love this recipe as is and almost always make it as written. But in case you’d like to vary the basic recipe, here are a couple of ideas for you:

Make the dipping sauce spicy by replacing the ketchup with hot sauce.

Add more spices to the tenders. Try onion powder and a pinch of cumin. You can get more from this video.

Serving Suggestions

Since I bake them in a 450°F oven, I like to serve these chicken tenders with a side dish that I can cook in the same oven. So I often serve them with roasted green beans or with roasted bell peppers.

They’re also good with salads such as this Israeli salad or this cucumber salad.

How to Store Almond Flour Chicken Tenders?

You can keep the leftovers for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. The almond flour coating will lose its crispness. But you can get some of it back by reheating them in a 300F oven for about 15 minutes.


Have you made these almond flour chicken tenders? Share a comment or review below to share your feedback about this chicken recipe.

Can I use chicken breasts?

Yes, you could use chicken breasts or chicken cutlets. You just need to slice them into strips. See above for how to slice chicken breasts properly.

Should I wash off the chicken?

I think this is a personal choice. They are saying now that washing your chicken in your sink can cause more problems because it can contaminate everything around your sink. So it is completely up to you.

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