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Air Fryer Keto Chicken Strip Tenders

by KetoFocus.com
4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

4

Servings

371

Calories

21g

Fat

39.1g

Protein

4.3g

Net Carbs

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

Air Fryer Keto Chicken Strip Tenders Ingredients

Air Fryer Keto Chicken Strip Tenders Directions

  • 1
    Season chicken tenders with salt and set aside.
    Season the chicken
  • 2
    Combine almond flour, pork rinds, coconut flour and seasonings. Add to a paper bag.
    Combine ingredients
  • 3
    Whisk together the egg with 1 tablespoon of water.
    Whisk the egg
  • 4
    Add a couple of chicken tenders to the bag with the coating. Shake until evenly coated.
    Add chicken to the coating
  • 5
    Dip each tender in the egg wash, then put back into the back and shake to add more batter to the tender. Repeat with remaining tenders.
    dip chicken in egg wash
  • 6
    For extra, extra crispy chicken strips, do a final coating with egg wash and a dip in a bowl with ground pork rinds only.
    Want extra cripsy
  • 7
    Add in a single layer to a lightly greased air fryer tray. Bake at 350-360 for 10 minutes each side.
    add to air fryer

Air Fryer Chicken Strips

The crispiest, juiciest keto chicken strips are made in an airfryer. 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 airfryer keeps the mess contained to the basket, which is dishwasher safe.

Philips Air Fryer for Keto Chicken Strips Air 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 - Try these brands that both make keto friendly BBQ sauces - Primal Kitchen and Lillie’s Q.
  • Ketchup - Look for sugar free or low sugar ketchup. Primal Kitchen makes my favorite.
  • Mustard

Spicy Keto Chicken Strips

Ingredients for Spicy Keto Chicken Strips For 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.

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Annie Lampella

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