Chicken Tenders Recipe from Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods

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Have you heard of the Paleo movement? Millions of people have found health benefits and lost weight with Paleo plans that eliminate gluten, legumes and dairy from their diets. Authors Julie and Charles Mayfield began living a Paleo lifestyle in 2009 and haven’t looked back since, and now have a new book, Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods, with 100 quick, healthy and delicious recipes and yummy gluten-free versions of some of your favorite foods.

Are you ready to try Paleo? Here’s a recipe you can try for dinner tonight, and pick up a copy of the cookbook for more easy and tasty foods.

Chicken Tenders

chicken tenders_PALEOFried chicken was one of our most popular recipes from Paleo Comfort Foods. Here we make things even faster by using chicken tender strips, and change up the coating by using pork rinds, which add an even more flavorful, crunchier crust!

Ingredients

1 egg
2 pounds chicken breast, cut into ½-inch strips
2 cups pork rinds
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
1/2 cup coconut oil

Instructions

1. Beat egg in a medium bowl, and place chicken pieces in the egg to soak.

2. Place pork rinds and all seasonings into food processor and pulse until no large pieces remain. Pour this mixture onto a large plate, spreading it out evenly.

3. Using a fork, dip chicken strips in flour mixture one at a time, coating well. Set aside onto another plate.

4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coconut oil to the pan once hot. Without overcrowding the pan, carefully place strips in oil and fry each side 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown. (Cook in batches if your pan is small.) Remove strips to a plate lined with a paper towel or parchment paper to soak up excess oil. Serve hot!

8–10 Active hands-on time

20–25 Total time

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

About the Book

paleo comfort foodsJulie and Charles Mayfield, authors of the breakout success Paleo Comfort Foods, bring fans another serving of 100 Paleo recipes that are quick, easy, healthy and irresistibly delicious.

The Paleo movement is wildly popular and continues to gain momentum as millions of people discover the undeniable health benefits and effortless weight loss that come with eliminating gluten, legumes and dairy from their diets. This gorgeous four-color cookbook provides an impressive selection of Paleo recipes that are not only healthy and delicious but quick and easy. The tips and recipes in this book will help readers learn the basics of quick cooking and easy meal assembly, as well as teach them how to transform their favorite dishes and go-to comfort foods into healthy, gluten-free meals that they can enjoy even on weeknights!

With this indispensable cookbook, anyone can whip up amazing and healthy meals in 45, 30 or even 15 minutes!

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