A Chicken Dinner Guaranteed to Please
Crunchy, crispy, familiar and yummy, these healthy, easy baked chicken tenders are an instant win. Crusted in coconut and almond flour and baked to golden perfection, healthy, homemade chicken tenders are just the kind of meal you need when you simply cannot hear another dinnertime complaint from the peanut gallery. A combination of almond flour and unsweetened coconut gives them loads of that satisfying crunchy crust that chicken strips absolutely must have, without the unhealthy deep frying. Pair them with a simple homemade honey-mustard sauce for dipping and you’ve got a truly amazing dinner on your hands that’s sure to disappear quick.
Are Chicken Strips and Chicken Tenders the Same Thing?
We call them chicken tenders, but some people call the small piece of chicken meat that’s attached underneath the breast ‘chicken fingers’ or even ‘chicken strips’, and the terms are pretty interchangeable. Every chicken breast has one chicken tender, and so each chicken has two chicken tenders, and you should be able to find chicken tenders easily at any grocery store.
Homemade Honey-Mustard: The Best Chicken Tender Dip Ever
Homemade honey-mustard sauce for dipping gives buttermilk ranch a run for its money. The sweet-sharp flavor of honey-mustard is a perfect foil for the juicy, tender, crispy chicken tenders. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make! The mustard seeds give a fun texture and a little extra dose of mustard seeds, but they’re optional so if you don’t have them, not to worry! All you do to make honey-mustard dressing is whisk together:
- Dijon mustard
- Brown mustard seeds
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Chicken Tenders From Scratch
This is such an easy baked chicken tenders recipe, and it’s always such a hit in our homes, it’s a regular member of our in our weekly recipe rotation. Here’s just how easy it is:
- Prep the chicken tender crust by whisking the eggs in one bowl, and whisking the almond flour, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic and pepper in another, and the coconut in another.
- Dip the raw chicken tenders in the eggs, then the flour mixture, then the coconut.
- Serve, with the honey-mustard sauce for dipping.