Golden Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are kid friendly, paleo, Whole30, gluten free and grain free. Make this recipe for healthy baked chicken strips in an air fryer or oven.
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups blanched almond flour (an estimate – use more if not sure)
- 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt or seasoned salt blend of choice
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large egg, whisked
- Preheat air fryer to 370 F or oven to 400 F.
- In a wide bowl or shallow dish, combine the almond flour, salt, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk together with fork to combine the flavors. Set aside.
- Whisk the egg in a wide bowl and set aside.
- Coat one chicken tender at a time in the whisked egg bowl, and then dredge in the turmeric almond flour mixture.
- Place chicken strips in air fryer basket or on lined baking sheet (if using oven). Repeat until all chicken strips are coated in the almond flour mixture.
- AIR FRY in preheated air fryer at 370 F for 15 -17 minutes, gently flipping halfway through cooking. (See notes)
- OVEN option – Place breaded chicken on lined baking sheet then cook in preheated oven at 400 F for 20 -22 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time.
- Remove when internal temperature reaches 163 F. and place on hot plate to rest for 5 minutes. The chicken will continue to cook to a safe internal temperature of 165 F.
- Serve or cool and store for later. Can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Depending on what type of air fryer you have and the thickness of your chicken, you may need to adjust cooking times. I used Krups Air Fryer.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 16 minutes
- Category: Main
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 309
- Sugar: 1.1 g
- Sodium: 650.6 mg
- Fat: 15.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.4 g
- Fiber: 3.3 g
- Protein: 33.1 g
- Cholesterol: 128.6 mg
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