keto chicken tender recipes

8 Irresistibly Delicious Keto Chicken Tender Recipes

Think you can’t enjoy your favorite fast food? Think again! With this compilation of keto chicken tender recipes, you can munch on delicious chicken tenders without jeopardizing your diet.

Chicken tenders are super versatile as these delicate strips of meat absorb all the flavors of whatever they’re cooked with. And these incredible keto chicken tender recipes prove that! With this list, you won’t be bored with your keto menu anytime soon!

1. Crunchy Baked Keto Chicken Tenders

These crunchy chicken tenders come together in four simple steps — perfect for beginners who are not so confident in the kitchen yet. The key is to dredge well-seasoned chicken tenders in an egg mixture followed by an almond flour-based mixture to give them a lovely crunch. Enjoy them hot with your favorite dip!

2. Keto Bacon Chicken Tenders with Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

Chicken tenders wrapped in bacon? You can’t go wrong with that! These crispy bacon chicken tenders are incredible on their own, but when you pair them with a homemade dipping sauce, they become something divine. Pair them with a large bowl of garden salad for a filling meal.

3. Keto Chicken Tenders

At just 1 g net carb per serving, these juicy, crunchy chicken tenders can be made in three ways — in the oven, in an air-fryer, or on the stovetop. Be sure to coat them with pork panko to make them perfectly crispy. Serve them alongside BBQ sauce or your favorite dipping sauce to enjoy comfort food at its finest.

4. Keto Fried Chicken Tenders

Deliciously crispy, wonderfully tender, and at just 4.5 g net carb per serving, these chicken tenders allow you to enjoy your comfort food and still meet the macros. They are marinated in apple cider vinegar, heavy cream, hot sauce, and seasonings before being breaded and cooked in refined coconut oil or avocado oil. Serve with sugar-free BBQ sauce for dipping.

5. Parmesan Ranch Baked Chicken Tenders

This chicken tenders recipe is a creative twist on the traditional version. So, instead of flour and breadcrumbs, you’ll be using parmesan cheese, ranch seasoning mix, and dried parsley leaves to coat the chicken tenders to get them nice and crispy. Bake until the tops are browned and add a sprinkle of parsley to serve.

6. Sweet and Spicy Keto Chicken Tenders

In this recipe, chicken tenders are breaded with egg wash and a mixture of almond flour, coconut flour, parmesan, and seasonings. Once baked, they’re doused in a sweet and spicy sauce that’ll have you drooling at every bite! Plus, they’re only 3 g net carbs per serving! Dig in!

7. The Original Keto Chicken Tenders

This six-ingredient recipe delivers a simple but super flavorful dish that’s also very easy to put together. The chicken tenders are juicy and tender and full of protein and very low in carbs, making them a perfect keto meal. You can also serve them with a keto-friendly Caesar salad or cauliflower hash browns to enjoy a satisfying meal!

8. Tender and Moist Fried Chicken Tenders

These nutritious chicken tenders are a keto-friendly snack you can enjoy any time of the day. Thanks to the heavy whipping cream and yogurt-based breading, they turn out incredibly tender and juicy! Pair them with a simple mayonnaise and sour cream dip, and serve!

Must read: 22 Flavorful and Nutritious Keto Chicken Recipes

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.