Paleo Chicken Tenders

Delicious Paleo Chicken Tenders made with a mix of almond meal, egg and spices and baked to perfection. These easy chicken tenders are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner and over a salad for lunch the next day!

Paleo Chicken Tenders

These Paleo Chicken Tenders are easy to make and packed with flavor! A healthy version of a childhood favorite. Grain free, dairy free and low carb.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 tenders
Author lexiborr


  • 1 lb. organic skinless chicken breasts pounded and cut into strips
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.

  2. Place almond meal, sea salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Crack egg into another bowl and whisk with avocado oil and lemon juice.

  4. One by one, dredge each chicken tender in the egg bowl,  and then dip each into the dry mixture. 

  5. Place the coated tenders on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping the tenders half way through. When done, the chicken tenders will be golden brown and completely cooked through.
  6. Remove tenders from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

Keep chicken tenders stored in an airtight containers in the fridge for up to 4 days. I love prepping a big batch of these and adding them to salads and nourish bowls!

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