Air Fryer Keto Chicken Strip Tenders

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The crispiest, juiciest keto chicken strips are made in an air fryer. Using an air fryer to cook these chicken strips creates a crispy outer crust and moist interior without using excess oil.

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Air Fryer Keto Chicken Strip Tenders Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenders or thigh meat, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup ground pork rindss
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic salt
  • 1 onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg

Air Fryer Keto Chicken Strip Tenders Directions

Air Fryer Chicken Strips

The crispiest, juiciest keto chicken strips are made in an air fryer. Using an air fryer to cook these chicken strips creates a crispy outer crust and moist interior without using excess oil.I usually fry keto chicken strips in a skillet in avocado oil. They are amazing! Since I purchased an air fryer, I’ve been making my keto chicken strips in my air fryer because it doesn’t require a large amount of oil, it’s easy to clean up and the air fryer still makes crispy, juicy keto chicken strips.

Benefits Of Using An Air Fryer

One benefit of using an air fryer to cook chicken strips is the clean up is easy. Frying keto chicken strips in a skillet requires lots of oil which leads to oil splatter everywhere. Not to mention, I have to clean my large skillets and cast iron pans by hand. My air fryer keeps the mess contained to the basket, which is dishwasher safe.Philips Air Fryer for Keto Chicken StripsAir fryers retain moisture in the food and creates a crisp breading while cooking without requiring excess oil. I do the majority of my frying using avocado oil because it can withstand high temperatures. The smoke point of avocado oil 520 degrees F. You can heat it up to a very hot temperature without worrying that the oil will turn rancid. Despite this, I still get concerned that some of the oil could be turning rancid the longer the oil is heating in the pan. Using an air fryer, I’m not alarmed with this since very little to no oil is used.

Sauces For Dipping Keto Chicken Strip

  • Ranch
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Sugar Free BBQ sauce
  • Ketchup – Look for sugar free or low sugar ketchup. Primal Kitchen makes my favorite.
  • Mustard

Spicy Keto Chicken Strips

Ingredients for Spicy Keto Chicken StripsFor a spicy version of keto chicken strips, add the following to your breading mixture:
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or blackened seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne

Storing Chicken Tenders

Storing keto chicken strips can be tricky because the breading has a tendency to get moist. I recommend storing in leftovers in the refrigerator in an air tight container. To reheat, put back in the air fryer and bake at 350 for 5-8 minutes.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Facts

Air Fryer Keto Chicken Strip Tenders

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 371
Fat 21g
Protein 39.1g
Total Carbs 8.1g
Net Carbs 4.3g

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3 Comments

  1. Finally, a keto chicken strip breading that actually works! We scarfed these down tonight – thank you! Just found your website and can’t wait to try more recipes!

  2. These are so good!! They didn’t last long at all. We just had a little sugar free ketchup with them. Thank you!

  3. These were really good, definitely no leftovers! I did spray them with some olive oil because they weren’t browning at all when I turned them.

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