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The Best Paleo Chicken Tenders with Maple-Mustard Dipping Sauce

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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!

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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.

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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%!

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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!

Perfect, Crispy Paleo Chicken Tenders

The Best Gluten-Free Chicken Tender
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

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!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paleo chicken tenders, the best gluten free chicken tenders
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil can also use coconut oil
For the Maple Mustard
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Add the eggs to a bowl and whisk.  In a separate bowl, add the cassava flour, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne and mix well.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.


  3. Dip each chicken strip into the eggs and coat evenly, then coat with the flour mixture. 

  4. 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.

  5. Add the ingredients for the sauce into a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.

  6. Serve the chicken tenders with the maple-mustard dipping sauce and enjoy!

The Best Paleo Chicken Tenders you will ever make!

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