These keto chicken tenders have a flavorful crispy outer coating and are juicy and savory inside. This is the perfect fun gluten-free and AIP recipe to enjoy with the whole family!
If using the oven, pre-heat it to 425°F. If using an air fryer that requires pre-heating, pre-heat it to 400°F. Start by cutting the chicken breast into even strips that are about 2 inches thick and roughly similar sizes.
In a shallow bowl add the flours and spices including the coconut flour, arrowroot (or almond flour), shredded coconut, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, sage, thyme, marjoram. Mix together evenly.
Put the avocado oil (or other cooking oil) into a shallow bowl. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper (if using the oven) or a plate (if using air fryer).
Drag the sliced chicken through the oil, shake off excess oil, then drag through the bowl with the flour mixture to fully coat it then place on a baking sheet or plate. Repeat with all the chicken pieces until they are all coated.
If using an air fryer, transfer the chicken tenders into the air fryer basket and be sure they are spaced apart so they’re not crowded and can cook evenly (depending on the size of your air fryer, it may be necessary to do multiple batches). Cook at 400°F for 10-15 minutes.
If using the oven, place the baking sheet with the chicken tenders on it into the oven and bake at 425°F for 7 minutes, then flip the tenders over and bake for another 7 minutes, for a total of about 14 minutes.
Once they are done cooking, remove from the oven or air fryer and allow to cool for a few minutes on a paper towel to maintain crispness. Enjoy with ketchup, aioli or a dip of your choice!
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