Plump, juicy healthy baked chicken tenders are so easy to make and will quickly become a household favorite. You’ll forget all about deep-fat fried chicken when you sink your teeth into these healthy chicken tenders. They are Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low Carb, Keto, and THM S!
In a food processor puree the pork rinds until they are finely crushed.
In a shallow pan combine pork rinds, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
In a separate shallow pan combine the beaten egg and the heavy whipping cream, mix well.
Place chicken tenders one at a time first in the egg mixture and then the pork rind breading mixture. Be sure to coat chicken completely. A good tip is to press down firmly on each side of the chicken when you are coating it with the breading. You want the breading to really stick! Continue this process until all of the chicken is breaded.
Place chicken on a baking sheet greased with avocado oil. Use an oil sprayer to spray the tops of the breaded chicken with the avocado oil.
Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the tenders over. Bake for 10 more minutes or until your chicken tenders reach an internal temperature of 160°.
To Reheat: bake the chicken tenders at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes, heat in a skillet, or microwave until hot. Baking or pan-frying helps to crisp the breading again.To Freeze: flash freeze the baked chicken tenders on a baking sheet, then toss them in a freezer bag. Then you can easily grab out what you need for a quick lunch or dinner idea.Substitutions: you can use any variety or flavor of pork rinds as long as they are low carb. It’s fun to play with the various flavor options.Prep Time: if you are batch cooking, make up a couple of batches ahead of time and freeze the rest (after they have baked). Then reheat them as needed for an easy dinner.