Paleo Keto Fried Chicken Tenders

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Paleo Keto Fried Chicken Tenders

35 minutes
Calories 770kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken thighs (or Chicken breasts with thigh meat cut into small tender strips)
  • 13 1/2 ounces full fat organic coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • coconut oil (or Chicken breasts with thigh meat cut into small tender strips)
  • 2 cups almond meal (or Chicken breasts with thigh meat cut into small tender strips)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (or Chicken breasts with thigh meat cut into small tender strips)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (or Chicken breasts with thigh meat cut into small tender strips)

Instructions

  • Prepare Chicken: In resealable plastic bag or sealable container, combine coconut milk and marinade spices until blended and smooth.
  • Coconut milk separates in the can so you’ll want to make sure it is mixed well to create a thick, rich milk.
  • Using fork, poke uncooked chicken tenders on all sides to allow greater permeability.
  • Place chicken in milk mixture, shaking sealed container to completely coat chicken.
  • Allow chicken to soak overnight or at least 6 hours before cooking.
  • Cooking Directions: In an 8”x8” pan with deep sides, combine dry coating ingredients with a whisk.
  • Using tongs or a fork so that you don’t wipe off the coconut milk coating, roll each coconut-milk coated tender in the flour mixture.
  • Fully coat and proceed with either skillet frying or baking directions.
  • *If frying in a cast iron skillet, heat 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil (enough to coat the skillet well) over medium heat.
  • Place tenders carefully in hot skillet, frying on each side until golden before flipping (about 5-8 minutes per side).
  • *If baking, preheat oven to 375f.
  • Lightly grease raised baking sheet (with rack for better crisping) with coconut oil.
  • Place coated tenders on pan and lightly mist the top of the tenders with coconut oil spray or other oil if extra crispiness is desired.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  • For a darker crust, turn oven to broil for a minute or two before taking out of oven (watch chicken carefully to avoid burning).
  • Enjoy plain or with your desired dipping sauce!

Nutrition

Calories: 770kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:52:39.

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