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Chicken Tenders

Adulting + Healthy, Easy Dinner to Make – Gluten Free Chicken Tenders

Who loves the idea of being a master chef but isn’t quite there yet? Same. Matt and I love to cook together and cook fairly healthy. However some days I just really really really want chicken tenders. A couple of years ago I found a really great recipe for healthy chicken tenders and I was sold. I slowly made the recipe my own, and wanted to share it with you. It’s a staple in our apartment when we want healthy-ish comfort food!

Chicken Tenders





Gluten Free Chicken Tenders

Makes enough for 2-3 people, depending on how much you eat 😉


2 chicken breasts

1 Eggs

1/4 Cup of Almond Meal

1 teaspoon of Paprika

1/4 teaspoon  of Turmeric

1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon of Cumin

1 teaspoon of Salt

1 teaspoon of Pepper

Barbecue sauce


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees

2. Grease your baking sheet (I use a little bit of olive oil or canola spray)

3. Cut your chicken breasts into thin about 1/2 inch strips

4. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a bowl or glass pan

5. Whisk your eggs together in another glass pan

6. Pat your chicken tenders dry with a paper towel

7. Coat your chicken in egg

8. Coat your chicken in the dry ingredients

9. Repeat until all of the strips are covered and on your baking sheet

10. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes

11. Take out, let cool for 2-3 minutes.

12. Serve with your favorite condiment! We love Trader Joe’s Sriracha & Garlic BBQ or Kentucky Bourbon BBQ. But you can’t go wrong with Sweet Baby Ray’s.


If you’re looking for a really good side, try these super easy kale chips! What else do you like to cook? If you have an recipe posts, leave them in the comments below for me to try, and then I’ll let you know on Twitter/Instagram how it went!



PS This was my first real food post, so thanks for hanging in there with the photos. I hope the recipe is easy to follow!

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  • Rachel Ritlop

    Girl, those seriously sound so good! I love the spice combo you mixed with the sauce!

  • thesophiadiaries

    Oh, I definitely gotta do this!!! I love chicken tenders, but I don’t think I’d ever be able to eat it when other people prepare it xD

  • We love, love, love chicken tenders so we must try making these!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Danielle Randall

    I love easy dishes! I will have to try these soon.


  • This looks AMAZING! I am always looking for healthier comfort foods, so this is definitely going to go on my list! Do you have any idea if you can freeze these?!

    • I have no idea honestly, they heat up fairly well actually so maybe they can be frozen?

  • Anna Hubbard

    Oooh these look so good!

  • Mmm I’m a sucker for chicken tenders so a healthier version is necessary for me!

  • These look DELISH!!! I’m going to have to try these out!

  • Trecee Hutchinson

    This looks so good! I have to try it out!

  • Allison Ellzey

    I don’t think I’ve ever made chicken nuggets from scratch!

  • Sydney Power

    This totally looks good and fantastic! Yummy!

  • These look so tasty and a great alternative to fried chicken!

  • Seriously you had me at chicken tenders! I need to try this!