Keto-Paleo-Whole30 Easy Chicken Tenders!

Welp, it happened. My doctor told me to go low carb/keto. She’s hoping having steady blood sugar will help my chronic insomnia as well as manage inflammation. Oddly, the transition was not nearly as difficult as I thought it would. I usually eat 80/20 Paleo anyway, so cutting out a few carbohydrates was no big deal thanks to recipes like this one: Keto-Paleo-Whole30 Easy Chicken Tenders!
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The Tenders:

“Tenders” are a small piece of meat attached to the under side of the chicken breast. Most super markets carry them already packaged as tenders, but you prefer to you can always remove the tenders from the underside of chicken breasts as you use them, freezing them until you have enough to make a batch of these beauties!

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How I keep Them Low Carb/Keto:

Instead of using bread crumbs or flour for this recipe, I keep it Paleo, keto/low carb, gluten free and Whole30 by dipping these tenders in an egg wash and then dredging in almond meal tossed with spices! Almond meal gives a nice crispy coating to this recipe, trust me, you’ll never miss the bread crumbs. Then I cook in olive oil until crispy and golden. Super easy, and very quick, less than 15 minutes start to finish!

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What to Dip Them In:

You can serve these tenders as is, or dip in my homemade Paleo/Keto/Whole30 ranch dressingIf you prefer not to make homemade, buy Tessamae’s Ranch Dressing Variety Pack<—here’s a link!

The Recipe: Keto-Paleo-Whole30 Easy Chicken Tenders!

What you need: almond meal and a good non stick frying pan.

Keto-Paleo-Whole30 Easy Chicken Tenders
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

Quick and easy chicken tenders that are Paleo, Low Crab, Gluten Free and Whole30 Friendly!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tenders, keto, low carb quiche, Paleo, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on how much of a kick you like)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Pat chicken tenders with a paper towel, set aside

  2. Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl, set aside

  3. Using a fork toss almond meal and spices together until well blended

  4. Dip each chicken tender in egg, then dredge in almond meal being sure to coat evenly. Set on a plate

  5. Heat a large frying pan on medium high heat for one minute. Add olive oil and wait until hot but not smoking then carefully add chicken breasts (you may have to work in batches)

  6. Cook each side until golden (usually 3-5 minutes a side), check to make sure the chicken is cooked through before removing from pan. If you need to work in batches, wipe pan clean with a paper towel, add more olive oil and repeat with remaining breasts

  7. Season with more sea salt and pepper if desired and serve with my homemade ranch or your favorite dipping sauce!

 

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Almond Pesto Zucchini Noodles

If you are trying to keep it low carb, honestly, zoodles are a life saver. But plain zoodles can be…well…plain. These Almond Pesto Zucchini Noodles on the other hand are anything but plain. In fact they are loaded with flavor as well is protein and healthy fats!
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The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook!

This recipe is generously shared with us today by my friend and fellow food blogger Maya, who just published The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook. For some, the idea of embarking on the Ketogenic diet can seem daunting but Maya makes it seem effortless, sustainable, and incredibly delicious! Her book contains over 100 simple (less than 10 ingredients!) low carb recipes that are so yummy you will find it hard to believe they are Keto. Even if you aren’t living a low carb lifestyle, this book is a must have….just saying you might want to use it as a stocking stuffer this year 😉

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The Recipe: Low Carb, Keto and Vegetarian!

Before ‘going low carb’ Maya often enjoyed a bowl of pasta with pesto sauce. She found this version to be a great substitute and I completely agree! This vegetarian side dish can be served alone or as a side dish to fish, roasted chicken or a nice steak.

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The Almond Pesto:

This recipe calls for a homemade pesto that uses almonds instead of pine nuts. Almonds are less expensive and easier to find so it’s a win/win! These zoodles have an excellent fat to protein ratio for a low carb/keto lifestyle and makes this meal filling enough to be a complete vegetarian meal!

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HOW To Make Zucchini Noodles:

If you are lucky you can find pre-spiralized zoodles in your local grocery store. But if you want or need to make your own, no worries, it’s easy! You can use a hand crank spiralizer, which works very well for soft zucchini and also very budget friendly.

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Or, if you want an even easier method, or if you plan on spiralizing harder veggies like sweet potatoes, you may want to invest in the attachment for the Kitchen Aid mixer, it’s a dream tool! You can just walk away and let the machine do the work!

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The Recipe: Almond Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Tips and what you need: either a hand crank spiralizer or the attachment for the Kitchen Aid mixer. For more delicious recipes you can order The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook here.

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Almond Pesto Zucchini Noodles

A delicious, easy vegetarian meal or side dish, this recipe from The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook is sure to be a low carb favorite!

Servings: 4 cups
Author: Maya Krampf
Ingredients
  • 4 medium zucchini, (1 1/4 pound total) spiralized
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds (1.7 ounces)
  • 2 cups fresh basil, packed (4 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (1.3 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut into a few pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
Instructions
  1. In a colander set in the sink, toss zucchini noodles with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Let sit for 30 minutes to drain. Then squeeze to release more water. You don't have to get every last drop out, just most of it. Pat dry.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  3. Arrange almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in oven for 6-8 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Watch them carefully so they don't burn.

  4. Transfer almonds to a food processor. Pulse a few times until the almonds are broken up into course pieces -don't overmix.

  5. Add the basil, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pulse off and on, scraping sides occasionally, until you get a pesto consistency. Adjust sea salt and pepper to taste- it should be a little on the salty side, as this will be diluted when you add the zucchini noodles.

  6. In a large sauté pan, heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini noodles and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until al dente.

  7. Add the pesto and toss to coat. Cook for one more minute until hot. Serve immediately.

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Italian Egg Drop Soup (Stracciatella)

Meals don’t have to fancy or expensive to be delicious and nutritious.Take this Italian Egg Drop Soup (Stracciatella) for instance. It’s simple and lovely and makes the perfect easy lunch, side dish, or light main course for two!
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So Simple…

Usually egg drop soup is a simple bone broth with an whisked egg dropped in. Bone broth is  mineral rich and naturally raised eggs are high in protein and healthy fats. You can use your own homemade chicken broth, BUT if you would prefer to use store bought I recommend using  Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth because it is made with top notch ingredients and has incredible flavor.

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Italians… I Love Them!

Leave it to the Italians take this simple  two ingredient soup up a notch by adding rich flavorful Parmesan cheese. I love Italians. And quick meals. This thick, rich, filling soup takes about five minutes to make!

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Variations:

If you wish to make this light soup a little more substantial you could add rotisserie chicken, cooked pasta or croutons. We like to garnish ours with chives from the garden and toasted pine nuts. If you would like to see more variations of egg drop soup, click here.

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The Recipe: Italian Egg Drop Soup for Two!

What you need: a good quality pot and sea salt.

Italian Egg Drop Soup ( Stracciatella)
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
4 mins
 

A simple, quick, and budget-friendly meal

Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, egg drop soup, soup, vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • For garnish: chopped chives and toasted pine nuts if desired
Instructions
  1. In a small pot bring chicken broth to a boil, add whisked eggs and stir. Allow to simmer for 1 minute

  2. Take off heat and pour into two bowls, add half the cheese to each bowl and stir

  3. Garnish with chives and pine nuts if desired

 

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