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Keto Chicken Tenders

By Fitoru | 05 September 2018
keto chicken tenders

Looking for a keto friendly chicken nuggets or chicken tenders? Get ready for this Keto Chicken Tenders! Going keto doesn’t mean you have to give up all the guilty snacks you enjoyed before! These Chicken tenders are ‘breaded’ in pork panko – a flour, gluten and carb free alternative made from pork rinds. Find them on Amazon or from specialty gourmet grocers. 

2 Servings

Per Serving:

3,875 kj = 926.15 calorie

Net Carbs3.5g2.37%
Total Weight147.4g



4 Boneless Chicken Thighs

1 Egg

½ Cup Almond Flour

2 Cups Pork Panko

1 T Paprika

½ Cup Coconut Oil for frying

¼ Cup Mayo

1 Pickle

1 T Diced Red Onion

1 T Mustard

Optional: Cayenne Pepper


1. Take boneless chicken thigh cutlets and cut in half lengthways.

2. Marinade overnight in pickle brine overnight or make your own using the recipe below.

3. Mix Almond flour and 2 teaspoons of salt, pepper and smoked paprika.

4. Dip each tender in almond flour mix, then beaten egg and then pork panko.

5. In a high sided frying pan, heat coconut oil to approximately 325 degrees.

6. Drop breaded tenders into the coconut oil and fry until golden, about 5 minutes each side.

7. Place on paper towels. Coat in a little Cayenne pepper if spicy chicken is preferred.

8. In a small bowl, mix mayo, diced pickle, diced red onion and mustard.

9. Serve on the side.



    1. Hi Gail! Pork Panko are pork rinds that have been ground into a fine dust that resembles panko breadcrumbs.


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We’re putting the delicious back in dieting, so that, as your body kicks into ketosis, you don’t feel like you’re sacrificing anything…not taste, not enjoyment, and certainly not fulfillment.

  • 5-10% Carbs

  • 15-25% Protein

  • 65-75% Fat

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