Chicken nuggets missing from your life? Satisfy your cravings with these chicken tenders, minus all the fillers, wheat breadcrumbs, preservatives and bad oils. Of course, it’s still a meal with baked almond flour, which can be suboptimal if consumed frequently, but it doesn’t hurt as a treat if you tolerate nuts well.
The freshness and tanginess of the avocado-cilantro dipping sauce contrast really well with the zestiness of the tenders. The dipping sauce is also excellent with fajitas or tacos. In fact, it’s probably a good idea to make double and enjoy it with something completely different in the following day or two.
Chicken Tenders With Avocado-Cilantro Dip Recipe
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken tenders, cut in half lengthwise
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp homemade Sriracha sauce (optional)
- 3⁄4 cups almond flour
- 3⁄4 cups coconut flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1⁄2 tsp onion powder
- 1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 large avocado
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, packed
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1 garlic clove
- Juice of 1 or 2 limes
- Sea salt to taste
- Preheat your oven to 220 C.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk the eggs and Sriracha sauce together in a small bowl until well incorporated.
- In a shallow bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, cayenne
- pepper, salt and pepper.
- Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, then transfer to the flour mixture and coat well.
- Shake off any excess flour and arrange a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining chicken tenders.
- Once all of the chicken tenders are on the baking sheet season with salt and place in the oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, flipping the tenders once in-between.
- While the chicken is in the oven, place all of the ingredients for the dipping sauce into a food processor. Start with the juice of 1 lime.
- Blend until smooth and all ingredients are blended, stopping to scrape the sides with a spatula as needed.
- Taste and adjust with more lime juice if needed.
- Transfer to a bowl and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- The dip will stay good stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Recipe courtesy of paleoleap.com