These taco chicken tenders are so full of flavor! They're also low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly!
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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).
Brush some chicken tenderloins with oil, then coat in the coating.
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!
Roast in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
- In a bowl, combine the pork rind crumbs, cumin, oregano and paprika.
- Brush the chicken tenderloins with oil, then cover them in the coating.
- Place the coated chicken pieces onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or foil.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F.
1.4g net carbs per serving of approximately three tenders.
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Nutrition InformationYield 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.