Raise your hand if your kids love chicken tenders!
These crunchy keto chicken tenders are going to be a winner in your home – even with picky eaters! This deliciously CRUNCHY chicken tenders recipe uses an unexpected zero carb main ingredient for breading – PORK RINDS!?
Yes, I know… pork rinds might seem odd, but let me tell you – these have an excellent flavor and texture!
Just dip chicken tenders in the egg wash, coat them in the breading, and bake for a yummy, kid-approved meal idea! You could definitely season however you’d like, and you can even fry them on the stove if desired. YUM!
Note: I used a mix of both the spicy and regular variety of pork rinds for extra flavor, and they were not too spicy for the kids.
When baking crispy chicken tenders, I always stack a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup. This will help air circulate underneath for crispier results.
Skip the oven altogether and cook em’ in an air fryer! I love the air fryer method because the tenders are juicy on the inside and wonderfully crispy on the outside. Here’s how:
Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees. Prepare tenders as instructed for the oven method.
Coat the air fryer basket generously with cooking oil spray of choice, and place chicken tenders in the basket leaving a bit of space in between. Lightly coat each tender with additional cooking spray.
Fry for 10-15 minutes, flipping once midway through cooking.
Repeat with remaining chicken tenders. ENJOY!
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