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Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders

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These taco chicken tenders are so full of flavor! They're also low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly!

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders - gluten free and keto friendly recipe!

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This recipe is a combination of two of my go-to recipes: low carb chicken tenders and my Mexican seasoning blend.Mexican Seasoning Blend

I have the blend on hand at all times, but I've included the quantities that you'll need for this recipe. 

I've also added one of my new favorite low carb products – pork rind crumbs! The result is wonderfully crusted chicken tenders that are well spiced but not spicy. If you only have access to pork rinds, then you'll need about an ounce for this recipe, then crush them finely by placing them in a sealable plastic bag and bashing them with a meat tenderizer.

This recipe serves 3 people, but would be very easy to double if you need to feed more!

How to Make Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders

In a bowl, combine some seasoned pork rind crumbs and the Mexican seasoning blend (equal parts paprika, dried oregano and ground cumin). 

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders - gluten free and keto friendly recipe!

Brush some chicken tenderloins with oil, then coat in the coating.

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders - gluten free and keto friendly recipe!

Place the coated chicken pieces onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or foil. I don't find that I need to season with salt and pepper for this recipe – the pork rinds add saltiness and the spices add a full on flavor of their own!

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders - gluten free and keto friendly recipe!

Roast in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F. 

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders - gluten free and keto friendly recipe!

These tenders would be great served with loaded cauliflower mash, cucumber, tomato, and avocado salad, or low carb rice with cilantro and lime!

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders - gluten free and keto friendly recipe!

 

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders

Low Carb Taco Chicken Tenders

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These taco chicken tenders are so full of flavor! They're also low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pork rind crumbs
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins - about 9
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the pork rind crumbs, cumin, oregano and paprika. 
  3. Brush the chicken tenderloins with oil, then cover them in the coating.
  4. Place the coated chicken pieces onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or foil. 
  5. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F. 

Notes

1.4g net carbs per serving of approximately three tenders.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size Approx 3 tenderloins
Amount Per Serving Calories 291Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 134mgSodium 245mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 1.4gFiber 1.6gSugar 0gProtein 41g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Adapted from this recipe.

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Lisa

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Those look delicious!

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