These gluten-free chicken tenders are perfectly crispy, healthy, and one of my favorite dinner meals. The gluten-free and egg-free chicken tenders are served with an easy-to-make homemade honey mustard sauce. The gluten-free chicken tenders are encrusted with ground almonds, coconut, oats, and the perfect blend of herbs, then baked for a nutritious meal of healthy baked chicken tenders.
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Be sure to use oats that are 100 percent gluten-free if you are allergic to gluten, as oats are frequently contaminated with gluten in the processing and packaging of oats. You can also substitute the ground oat flour for coconut or almond flour, but I like blending all three.
These gluten-free and egg-free chicken tenders are devoid of eggs and gluten, which are common inflammatory foods that cause weight gain. Avoiding the seven most common inflammatory foods is crucial for reducing inflammation for weight loss.
I prefer baked chicken tenders over fried chicken tenders as they are lower in fats, especially the oxidized fried fats, which are detrimental to the body.
Enjoy these gluten-free oven-baked chicken tenders with one of these healthy salads for weight loss to make a healthy dinner meal!
I make my almond, coconut, and oat flour by blending them in a high-speed blender such as the Vitamix or optimum 9200. You can prebuy oat, almond, and coconut flour, but it is easy to make your own and cheaper. Nothing like fresh ground gluten-free flour. It does require an investment in a high-quality blender or coffee grinder for small batches.
Almonds, oats, and coconut flakes are staples in my kitchen, so making fresh flour in my blender is always convenient and easy.
Ingredients for Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders
- 500 grams free-range chicken breast
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/4 cup ground shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup ground oats
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
How to make gluten-free chicken tenders
*slice chicken breast into strips
*Place almond milk in a side bowl to use for dipping the chicken into
*Use a clean coffee grinder or high-speed blender to freshly grind the oats, almonds, and shredded coconut, then combine with the herbs mixing all in another bowl
*Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius
*One at a time, dip each chicken strip into the almond milk, then roll it in the crust mixture and coat well. Set on the baking tray
*When the homemade gluten-free chicken tenders are ready, place them in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pull them out, flip each chicken tender, and place them back in the oven for another 10 minutes to make sure each side gets crusty. While the paleo chicken tenders are cooking, prepare the homemade honey mustard sauce
Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
- 2 tbsp regular mustard
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp horseradish
Nutrition Tip ~ Commercial chicken tenders or chicken strips from restaurants are fried in cheap refined vegetable oils that are oxidized and are the unhealthy fats you do not want to consume. But by making these paleo-baked chicken tenders from whole foods that are baked instead of fried, you can enjoy both a delicious and nutritious satisfying meal that the entire family is bound to love.
Gluten-free Chicken Tenders with a Honey Mustard Sauce
- Baking tray
- high speed blender or nut and seed grinder
- 500 grams chicken breast
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ cup ground almonds
- ¼ cup ground oats (gluten-free)
- ¼ cup coconut
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cracked pepper
- Slice chicken breast into strips.
- Grind almonds, oats and coconut into flour using a high speed blender or nut and seed grinder.
- Combine spices with the flour mixture in a medium size bowl.
- Measure almond milk into a medium size bowl.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Dip each chicken breast into the almond milk to wet then roll in the flour and spice mixture before placing on the baking tray.
- Bake the chicken tenders for 25 minutes at 200° celcius. At 15 minutes flip each chicken breast to cook evenly.