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These gluten-free and dairy-free Chicken Tenders with Maple-Mustard Dipping Sauce are the best paleo chicken tenders recipe you will find! You won’t be able to tell these are gluten-free!
I am seriously excited to share this recipe with you all. These are the best paleo chicken tenders I have had yet! I almost couldn’t believe these were gluten-free, and I made them! These gluten-free and dairy-free Chicken Tenders with Maple-Mustard Dipping Sauce are the best paleo chicken tenders recipe that tastes just like the classic version!
I used to make fried chicken all the time before I went paleo. So yummy, yet so harsh on my stomach. After I transitioned to a more paleo way of eating and eliminated gluten from my diet I gave up on the classic dish. I did try a gluten-free recipe made with almond flour and coconut flour, but it just wasn’t the same. Earlier in the week, I had some leftover Cassava flour from my last Thrive Market haul that I wanted to use, and decided that since cassava flour proved to be such a perfect gluten-free alternative in my Strawberry Waffles, I wanted to see if it would perform the same way for fried chicken tenders.
Guys, these were so great! They tasted just like the ones I used to make, only these are much healthier! No processed white flour or industrial oils here, just pure cassava flour and avocado oil. But I swear, these taste just like your classic chicken tenders! These are definitely the best paleo chicken tenders I have had yet, and my husband agreed 100%!
My husband and I couldn’t stop commenting on how yummy these were, and he told me “You need to post this!” Cassava flour keeps proving itself to be my favorite gluten-free flour and I absolutely love cooking with it. It’s the best! We both couldn’t believe by the taste that these were gluten-free.
The Maple-Mustard Dipping Sauce was the perfect finish to these gluten free chicken tenders. Although these tasted great on their own, the maple mustard added a nice sweet and tangy finish that complemented the chicken tenders nicely. I can’t tell you enough how delicious these paleo chicken tenders were and how excited I am to share these with you!
No one would ever be able to tell that these delicious chicken tenders are gluten-free!
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
Add the eggs to a bowl and whisk. In a separate bowl, add the cassava flour, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne and mix well.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Dip each chicken strip into the eggs and coat evenly, then coat with the flour mixture.
Place the coated tenders into the skillet and fry for 5 minutes on each side, until they are a golden-brown and there is no pink. Drain on paper towels.
Add the ingredients for the sauce into a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
Serve the chicken tenders with the maple-mustard dipping sauce and enjoy!