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Unfried Crispy Chicken Tenders

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Un-fried Crispy Chicken Tenders

This is your healthy answer to those days when nothing speaks to you except a big ole' plate of crispy, crunchy chicken tenders dipped in your favorite sauce.
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenderloins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a food processor, combine pecans, coconut flakes, sea salt, paprika and onion powder. Pulse until a fine crumble forms (it’s ok if there are some larger pieces left).
  • Empty crust mixture into a shallow dish and add whisked eggs to another. Assembled your tenderloin strips, then egg wash, then crust mixture side by side from left to right, respectively.
  • Dip each tenderloin in the egg wash, then in the crust mixture. Press firmly and ensure that the entire tenderloin is coated (I double-dipped each). Lay them on the baking sheet, leaving enough space between each that the edges can brown.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until no pink remains in the center.
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tender, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, grain free, healthy
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