Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

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These easy oven baked chicken tenders are just as good as fried without using tons of oil. Enjoy crispy, golden, and juicy low carb chicken tenders that are ready in under 30 minutes.

baked chicken tenders

Being on a low carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss all your favorite foods. There are plenty of delicious recipes you can fit in this way of eating that are incredibly delicious and easy to make.

Keto Chicken tenders are my favorite recipe to cook because everyone in my family seems to love it.

Dipped in barbeque sauce, ranch dressing, and served with a side salad is the perfect meal to have.

Each bite bursts with flavor, and the keto baked chicken is so juicy and tender. It gets more points for being a breeze to make!

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders Ingredients

Breading the chicken with bread crumbs is not a keto-friendly at all.

Keeping this recipe gluten-free while preserving the taste and crisp is essential.

baked chicken tenders

To coat these chicken tenderloins without using wheat, we need almond flour. This flour is super low in carbs and crisps very well in the oven. The combination of seasonings is bomb and makes the chicken so tasty! Just take a look at all the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Chicken Tenders
  • Almond Flour
  • Eggs
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Spices: paprika, smoked paprika, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper
coating for oven baked chicken recipe and spices

How to Make Baked Chicken Tenders?

Tender chicken filets are coated in delicious almond flour and spices mix and baked to perfection. Best served hot with your favorite sauce.

This recipe is sincerely magical. They’re always a hit at parties. They’re healthy, low in calories because they aren’t fried and always a hit at parties

An essential thing to remember when baking chicken tenders is to cook them at an appropriate temperature and make sure not to overcook. Chicken breasts can get from juicy to dry quickly.

Chicken is cooked when the inner temperature of 165 degrees. You’ll need a meat thermometer for that.

For extra juicy baked chicken marinate them. Usually, chicken is marinated in buttermilk but to keep it keto, marinate the chicken into sour cream and vinegar mixture or kefir. It becomes so tender!

keto breading for chicken with almond flour and spices

To help the coating stick to the chicken, use fresh eggs. I think that egg mixture it’s the best at this job. Some recipes call for mayonnaise to help the bread crumbs stick to the meat.

chicken tenders ready to bake in a pan

Seasonings are what give flavor to this baked chicken. Add them into the almond flour and Parmesan mixture. Dip each chicken strip in egg mixture then make sure to coat with the seasoned almond flour fully.

spices for breading

Bake the chicken in the oven because that’s will instantly make the chicken crispy. When filliping the chicken on the other side, make sure to be as careful as possible. The coating can get stuck to the paper and slip off easily.

how to seve keto chicken tenders with salad and sugar-free barbeque sauce

Is Fried Chicken Good for Keto?

The answer here inclines to yes. Yes, if you’re fried chicken is homemade with the right keto ingredients and fried in the right oil. My keto fried chicken recipe is coated in almond flour and fried in coconut oil. To deep-fry chicken, use an oil that has a high smoke point such as lard, avocado oil, or palm oil.

oven baked crispy tenders

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Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

5 from 9 votes

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


These easy oven-baked chicken tenders are just as good as fried without using tons of oil. Enjoy crispy, golden and juicy low carb chicken tenders that are ready in under 30 minutes.
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  • Preheat the oven to 425°F/ 220°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a bowl combine the almond flour with the spices.
  • In a separate bowl crack the eggs and whisk well.
  • In a shallow dish, add the almond flour, grated parmesan cheese, and spices. Give it a good stir.
  • Rinse chicken tenders with cold water and pat dry with clean paper towels.
  • Place each chicken tender in the egg and then place them into the almond flour mix. Remove the excess and lay the chicken tenders onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray the chicken with cooking spray and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. The chicken is ready when the internal temperature is 165°F, and the tenders are golden brown and crispy.
  • Enjoy with your favorite sauce such as barbeque sauce, ranch dressing, etc.


*Use crushed pork rinds instead of the almond flour to make almomst zero carbs keto baked chicken tenders.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken tenders
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