Whole30 Chicken Tenders

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2015-07-29 18.37.50

Whole30 Chicken Tenders

By November 30, 2015

I decided to try some crispy chicken tenders while on the Whole30.  The recipe was a huge hit with my kids (naturally).  Though my kids have never had a chicken nugget of any kind, they've certainly seen them on t.v. and recognized my new dish.  I've made similar recipes before, but none quite as simple and tasty as this one. To round out the meal, I roasted cabbage steaks and made sweet potato "fries." (I also made a spicy cashew cream dipping sauce, not pictured, but I'll save that recipe for another day).  Let's focus on the chicken and sides so that you, too, can impress those you love the most.  Please note that we had extra chicken for leftovers the next day.  I usually do that on purpose.  The sweet potatoes and cabbage, however, were gobbled up by my family of five. 2015-07-29 18.38.25 2015-04-29 13.50.51

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 60 minutes
  • Rating 4 stars - based on 2 review(s)
  • Yield : 4-6

Instructions

  1.   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a silpat or parchment paper with coconut oil cooking spray.  Place on a large baking sheet.
  2.  Using kitchen shears, cut the chicken into cubes, or tender-sized strips.
  3.  In a medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut shreds, garlic powder and salt.
  4.   Dip one piece of chicken into the dry mixture, then into the egg, followed by the dry mixture again.  Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  5.   Place the chicken on your prepared baking sheet.
  6.   Bake for 18-20 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
TO PREPARE THE CABBAGE:
  1.   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2.   Place the "steaks" on a nonstick baking sheet.  Spray both sides generously with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the garlic slices over the tops. Bake for 20 minutes on the top rack.  Remove and flip (or simply toss if they've come apart).
  3.   Place back into the oven on a lower rack and bake an additional 30-40 minutes or until they're browned and some edges are slightly crispy.
TO PREPARE THE SWEET POTATOES:
  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Peel the potatoes.  Slice them into French fry wedges.
  2.   Lay onto a silpat or nonstick baking sheet. Coat generously with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, if you like.
  3.   Bake for 12 minutes.  Flip each potato wedge.  Cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
   
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