Paleo Chicken Tenders

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There have been some frozen chicken breasts sitting in my freezer since we moved in. I can't tell you how many times I almost thawed them for dinner, but I kept changing my mind. Chicken is boring, right?

Wrong. CHICKEN TENDYS. I miss them. But, I'm not interested in breaking paleo for them, because it makes me cranky when I break my own rules. So, what's a girl to do?

Well, after these popcorn shrimp and another experiment making fish and chips, I finally got the hang of paleo-ifying fried, breaded yumminess. It's really not even that hard, yet the result was so insanely satisfying. So good, so filling, and so good for you. 

I'm not going to bore you with some philosophical mumbo jumbo because your time is running out and you seriously need to make these.



Paleo Chicken Tenders

Adapted from: Generation Y Foodie

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • cooking spray (i used coconut oil)


  1. Preheat oven to 365
  2. Cut chicken breasts into chicken tender sizes. I cut each one in half length wise so they were each about  1-1.5 inches wide. 
  3. Mix together all remaining ingredients except egg and cooking spray. 
  4. Coat the chicken in egg and then with almond meal/spices.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for another 10 (25 total).

  • Any other junk/comfort food you'd like to see paleo-ified?
  • What's your favorite fast food chain, and your favorite thing on their menu?

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