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Eating the keto way doesn’t have to mean giving up foods you love. Simply find alternatives that are just as delicious, like these super moist and crunchy keto chicken tenders.

Yes, folks!  You heard that correctly.  Crunchy and moist chicken tenders….  allowed on the keto diet!  The best thing about these chicken tenders is that your whole family will love them.  No one will be able to tell that these keto chicken tenders are made for a specific way of eating.  Honestly, my husband thought I added corn meal to the flour, that is all.

Now, for this particular recipe I did use a fryer. You don’t have to, but I will be completely and totally honest-  I have NOT baked these and can not say how they will turn out.  Please, if you try it , comment and let us know.  We would love to hear if you were able to get them crisp.

Our keto chicken tenders are full of flavor, totally juicy and have the most amazing crunch. Kids love them. Adults love them. These chicken tendersalso  make the perfect appetizer.

I won’t bore you with anymore ramblings… let’s jump to the recipe!   Wait…. one more thing

Recipe variation idea-

Mix ins!  Try adding different seasonings and even grated Parmesan to the flour.  I went with a basic salt and pepper for this recipe as I was dipping them in buffalo sauce.

Keto Chicken Tenders


  • 8 ounces chicken breast tenderloins about 6 pieces
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping
  • 1 large egg


  1. For the coating- whisk egg and cream in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and let sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add almond flour to a shallow dish or pan, season with salt & pepper.
  3. Coat both sides of chicken with flour.
  4. Fry in small batches until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 160º.
  5. Dip in your favorite keto friendly sauce.

Recipe Notes

Serves 2

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