Easy Chicken Tenders

Store bought or fast food chicken tenders or “nuggets” never appealed to me. They are loaded with artificial flavors, colors, carcinogenic ‘defoamers’ (why do fast food nuggets need defoamers? Why are they foaming in the first place?) and usually the chicken is so processed  that is doesn’t even resemble chicken anymore. To make matters worse they are then fried in trans fats. Not good. 

These are my Easy Chicken Tenders. Nothing processed or artificial here! And they literally take less than 5 minutes to prep and less than 10 minutes to cook. Now that is fast food!

Easy Chicken Tenders from The Organic Kitchen

 

How to: The Organic Kitchen Easy Chicken Tenders:

Simply buy organic chicken precut into ‘tenders’ or make your own by slicing a chicken breast into 1/4″ strips. I buy my organic chicken tenders at Trader Joe’s.

Easy Chicken Tenders from The Organic KitchenSprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and garlic powder….

Easy Chicken Tenders from The Organic Kitchen

Then dredge in any flour you wish. My GF friends can use a gluten free flour, my Paleo friends can use almond  or Otto’s Cassava Flour (affiliate link). Cassava flour tastes, behaves and bakes the most like all purpose flour of any gluten/grain free flour I have used. 

Easy Chicken Tenders from The Organic Kitchen

Next: place a pan on medium/high heat. (I use a panini pan) Melt enough butter, ghee or coconut oil to coat the bottom of a pan, when oil or butter is really hot add tenders to pan and turn heat to medium.

Easy Chicken Tenders from The Organic Kitchen

Cook 4-5 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and then turn over.

Easy Chicken Tenders from The Organic Kitchen

Cook second side till golden brown. Then remove from heat. Serve with a beautiful salad and you have a quick and easy dinner everyone will love. You can also use these tenders in sandwiches or put the leftovers in your kids lunches!

Easy Chicken Tenders from The Organic Kitchen

 

The Recipe: Easy Chicken Tenders 

If you need a good quality, naturally non stick, non-toxic ceramic pan I recommend Xtrema Ceramic !

Easy Chicken Tenders

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Yield 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup flour of your choice (all purpose, gluten free, grain free)
  • butter, ghee or coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle chicken tenders with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour.
  3. Place a pan on med/high heat, allow pan time to get hot. Add butter, ghee or coconut oil to pan.
  4. Use enough to cover bottom of pan generously.
  5. When pan and butter is hot, add chicken to pan. Cook for 4 minutes or so, until chicken is crispy and golden. Turn chicken and cook other side until golden brown 4-5 minutes.
  6. Serve.

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