What I love about cooking meats in the air fryer, is that you get a satisfying crisp factor, while also keeping your proteins super juicy and tender.
Plus, it’s all done super quickly.
Ingredients for Keto Chicken Tenders
The ingredients for these keto chicken tenders is pretty standard, minus the breading.
- 2 lbs chicken tenders – fat removed. You can also use two pounds of chicken breasts, and slice them into 1-in wide slices
- 5 ounces pork rinds, plain
- 1 tablespoon old bay
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- a pinch or two of salt
- 4 egg whites
- Olive oil cooking spray.
How to make crispy Keto Chicken Tenders
First, begin by trimming any fat off of your chicken and patting it dry.
In a small food processor, grind your pork rinds until they are the consistency of panko, or thick bread crumbs.
Crack your eggs and separate your yolks from your whites. Store the yolks in an airtight container to use for later.
Dip your chicken tenders in the egg whites, and then into the pork rind mixture.
Shake of excess mixture.
Spray with a light coating of olive oil cooking spray.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. The chicken is done when an inserted thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Why should I use an air fryer?
I love my air fryer and I use it for a couple of reasons.
First, it cuts down on the amount of oil I need to use for cooking. That is always a win.
Next, I really love that I can make most things in it with one pan. It’s really exciting to easily make meals without a ton of dishes.
Lastly, the crunch factor is amazing. I don’t think you get a better crunch or crisp without oil. Air Fryer chicken tenders are a delicious option overall.
What side dish can I serve with this?
These are great with a side of broccoli, I also love them with sweet potato fries.
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