Paleo for Kids: Tasty Chicken Tenders

Move over McDonald’s and Wendy’s…There’s a new chicken favorite in town. These tasty chicken tenders are healthy and easy enough that your kids can even help with some of the prep work. Best of all, if the adults aren’t in the mood for finger foods, extra tenders can be used in soups, salads, tacos and more.


1 lb of boneless skinless chicken tenders (typically 6 pieces)
Note: buy extra if you want to use the same recipe or just simple seasoned tenders in another meal
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 egg
1/2 C blanched almond flour
Olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a bowl, mix together parsley, garlic powder, sea salt and almond flour. Stir well.
Crack egg into another bowl and whisk
Use a paper towel to pat chicken tenders dry
Dip each tender in the egg until well coated
Roll tender in almond flour mixture until well coated, then place on baking sheet
Lightly spray with olive oil and place in oven
Cook 9-10 minutes
Remove from oven and flip over
Spray new side lightly with olive oil
Bake for another 9-10 minutes
Remove from oven and serve

These tenders will never become crispy because they are not fried, but the almond flour acts as breading that kids are usually more familiar with and enjoy.

This exact recipe could be used in salads or wraps. If you prefer to make yourself plain tenders without the almond flour, turn the oven down to 350. Sprinkle any spices you enjoy on the tenders and bake 8-9 minutes on each side.

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