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Hand holding a paleo baked chicken tender that's had a bite taken from it.

Paleo Chicken Tenders

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pound of chicken tenders 1x
  • Category: Lunch & Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders are super flavorful and both juicy and crispy with the use of an egg wash, spices and almond flour coating. Oven baked makes for easy clean up and the Honey Mustard dipping sauce adds a tangy sweetness into the mix. A great easy high protein, low carb recipe.



Chicken Tenders:

Dipping Sauce:


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line your baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Assemble your dredging station with two plates. One with the two whisked eggs and the other with almond flour, coconut flour, salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder and pepper. Mix the flours and spices together until evening incorporated.
  3. Keeping one hand wet and the other dry dip each chicken tender into the whisked egg and then into the breading mixture until completely coated. Lay breaded tenders on the lined baking dish.
  4. Once all the chicken is coated and your oven is preheated, bake for 10 minutes and then remove the chicken turn each over and continue baking on the other side for another 10 minutes. The chicken will bake for 20 minutes total.
  5. While the chicken cooks mix your simple 2 ingredient Honey Mustard Sauce. Simply stir together 1/4 cup of raw honey and 1/4 cup of yellow mustard over low heat in a small sauce pan.
  6. Once the cooking time is complete, remove the chicken from the oven and check to see that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Then allow to cool slightly and enjoy with the honey mustard dipping sauce or our favorite ranch dressing.


*Chicken Tenders may be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 6 months. (See details for freezing listed above the recipe card.)

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