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Crispy Keto Chicken Tenders

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, autoimmune protocol, crispy, paleo, whole30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 3 people
238kcal
Cost $7
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Equipment

  • Air fryer If you do not have an air fryer you can use a cookie rack in the oven over a sheetpan

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts Or tenderloins. Be sure to remove the tendon if you use the tenderloins. For the breasts be sure to slice them longways in half or thirds depending on the size.
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder this seems like a lot, but trust me it will make your chicken come out tasting so delicious!
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • oil spray of choice I like Trader Joe's olive oil spray.

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer or oven to 360 degrees F. For the air fryer-Add the pop up stainless steel grate to the air fryer so that the chicken can cook evenly. See the pictures above. If your air fryer has trays, do not worry about this step. For the oven-place a metal cooling rack on a baking sheet. Spray either the baking sheet or air fryer grate with the oil. Take the chicken out of the package and place on a cutting board or plate and pat dry. If you are using tenderloins remove the tendons, if you are using chicken breasts slice the breasts long ways in half.
  • Generously coat the side facing up with the olive oil spray or spray of choice. Now, mix up the garlic and the sea salt in a bowl. Take a spoon and generously coat the chicken in the seasoning mix (don't use it all, we will have to do this 3 times.) Lay the seasoned chicken face down on the stainless steel grate in the air fryer or baking sheet Now, evenly coat the top of the chicken with the EVOO and mixed seasonings (leave some seasoning because you are going to have to do this again.)
  • Cook for 6 minutes. Once the 6 minutes is up, flip the chicken and spray the other side again with a tiny bit of goal and distribute the remaining seasoning. Cook for an additional 6 minutes. The chicken should reach 165 degrees F when it is done. The best way to tell it is done is with a meat thermometer.
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Notes

Keep in mind that some of the sodium and garlic powder will blow off in the air fryer, so the sodium values may not be accurate. 
If you do not have an air fryer you can use a cooling rack over a baking sheet from the oven. Just be sure there is not a coating on top of it. It should be a metal rack. 
If you enjoyed this recipe it would mean the world to me if you rated it and left a comment below. It helps others find it on google.xoxo-Allianna
 
These quick and easy chicken tenders will become your new go to chicken recipe..
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Keto Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 575mg25%
Potassium 795mg23%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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